What would be of our favorite software without plug-ins? Those additional components that add themselves to major programs in order to improve its capabilities have become essential for our daily computing activities. Almost every major application out there has some of these elements now, so Microsoft has decided that they want their software to be left behind. That’s why the Redmond company has released a website in which you’ll find add-ons for several of their Windows Live programs.
The new site has three different sections, each of them dedicated to a specific Microsoft program (email programs). Therefore, you’ll have the possibility to download plug-ins for Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer. In each of those categories you’ll encounter neatly arranged subcategories that will make your searches far easier.
In this way, you’ll be able to install add-ons such as Inkubook’s Photo Book Uploader for creating amazing photo albums or LiveUpload to YouTube, a plug-in that will help you load your Movie Maker creations on YouTube easily and effortlessly. Obviously, since this website is brand new, the add-on offer is still very limited.
However, Microsoft is encouraging developers to work on new plug-ins and the website itself incorporates a platform to upload all of these contents. Additionally, the company offers several resources to help programmers and developers with their work. In this way, there are several software development kits that can be downloaded from the site.
This launch seems to respond to the current trend of connecting every service available to facilitate their use. These plug-ins would be developed to provide Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer with the necessary tools for a better integration among services from the company itself as well from third-party developers.
Whether Microsoft will succeed with this website or not, is up to the users now. They will ultimately define if they’re going to use the service or not as well as they’ll determine if they’re going to develop solutions for the Microsoft update. Meanwhile, you can check out the available add-ons on the platform by clicking here.
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