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Ratings and reviews for apps
It finally dawned on Microsoft that ratings drive app-buying decisions. As a result, the ratings for each app are more prominent in the Windows 8.1 Store, with a summary table that lets you see at a glance how the 1-to-5 star ratings are distributed.
A “hit driven” approach
Everyone loves top 10 lists. In the Windows 8.1 Store redesign, the top paid and free apps get the spotlight.
Saving items to read later
In one of those “why wasn’t this there to begin with?” moments, Windows 8.1 gets a new app called Reading List. From a web page or an app that is set up to use the Share charm, you can save a link to the Reading List so you can return to it later without retracing your steps.