Category Archives: Microsoft

Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Fall Update

If you are thinking (should you have the option that is) of letting your pc get the fall update for Windows 10 Creator’s edition, then try to delay it. At any rate, before you let it update your computer I would recommend taking a screenshot or photo of the start menu and taskbar first. Why? Because if it happens as it did on my pc, a large number of previously installed apps will disappear. And in my case, I really cannot remember what they were.

One noticeable app that has gone is MSN News. Not a game changer, but strange since it is a Microsoft app. So I added it back in using the store and it is still missing.

The taskbar link to OneNote also reverted to the free version that comes with Windows so I had to remove this and add my own back in again.

I am really unsure what else has gone missing. I guess time will tell as I discover other apps no longer there. I so wish I had a photo of the start screen.

Cloze – Email but with so much more

I have tried Cloze on a number of occasions and each time I have found it better than before. There are many things it doesn’t do, but what it does do is amazing.

What I have found great is that it works across all platforms, so I can use it on my Chromebook, my PC and as an app on my Android phone and tablet.

It doesn’t notify on received emails, you still need your regular email app for this, but the way it brings everything together is great.

You can have a two week free trial with all the features in place, it then reverts to a limited free version but is still amazingly useful. I would thoroughly recommend you give it a try.

Microsoft To Do

I have just installed the new todo app from Microsoft. It looks promising but time will tell. It is a quite basic but has some interesting twists. I would recommend that you give it a try.

I also use Asana which is very comprehensive, but it does take a while to start up which To Do doesn’t seem to, at least with only a few entries. On the other side, To Do is an app and is available for PCs, Macs, Android, iOS. There is also an online version which you can use to access from any device without the app.

I think that To Do might offer a useful quick way to record things that need doing, and the option to add tasks quickly to “Today” looks interesting as a way to get things organised. Time will tell I am sure.