Microsoft Garage launches three new Windows 8.1 apps
On Wednesday, Microsoft Garage launched a bunch of new apps for Windows Phone and Android and even released a free game for the Xbox One. However, the division has also launched three new apps for Windows 8.1 as well.
One of the three apps is the Windows 8.1 version of Collaborate (opens in new tab), the white boarding app that was launched Wednesday for Windows Phone. The other two apps are exclusive to Windows 8.1. One is AutoTag 'n Search My Photos which uses photos tagged in a user's Facebook account to learn the face models of their friends so it can automatically tag pictures of those friends in places like the OneDrive camera roll. Here is the feature list:
- Automatically tags recent photos included in Pictures Library. Photos taken on your Windows phone can get automatically tagged and be searchable by including OneDrive photos in Pictures library!
- Automatically learns faces of strong connections in your Facebook graph. You can also selectively learn other friends.
- Provides a person centric view of all your photos including your local, OneDrive, and Facebook photos.
- Creates a uniquely managed identity for friends who are not on Facebook so that with some initial tagging, the app learns a face model and later automatically tags such "UserCreated" friends.
- Allows selective uploading of tagged photo(s) to Facebook.
- Provides unidentified photos view clustering faces with similar features for easy tagging.
- Allows existing tags generated by other apps to be leveraged by merging them with tags managed by AutoTag 'n Search My Photos.
- Gets more accurate as you interact with the app and fix mistags or confirm Autotags.
- Download AutoTag 'n Search My Photos from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
The other app is Student Planner, and as the title suggest it's been made to help students plan their daily lives. Here is a description:
- Download Student Planner from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
What do you think of these new apps from Microsoft Garage?
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It is a great app and by far better that Student Planner