Navigating Windows with your fingertips can be frustrating, especially if you haven’t tweaked your tablet’s settings to take into account that your fingers aren’t as refined as a mouse pointer. Enter FrontFace, a custom UI for Tablet PCs with touchscreens. Frontface comes with a few touch-friendly applications, including an RSS feed reader and notification center.
Our friend Brad Linder from Liliputing wrote up a quick review of a pre-release version of Frontface and it seems he has mixed feelings about it:
But the overall UI is clean and simple, and I can see how it would make the experience of using a Windows tablet a bit more iPad-like.
What I’m still unclear on is whether people want Windows tablets to be more iPad-like…But when you force all apps to launch in full-screen mode and replace the desktop, start menu, taskbar, and other Windows UI elements, it feels a bit like you’re losing some of the customizablity that makes Windows stand out.
A minute after I asked Sascha if he was going to publish a video about Frontface over at Netbooknews.com, I found this in my inbox:
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