Thanks for your comments.
- metricrider is correct, the Windows Store apps do not have anything to do with the desktop. I know Windows 8 is going to be confusing until everyone gets used to this, but you can think of it as a (mostly) completely separate computer inside your PC, with its own set of apps, etc. So in most cases where an app is available in both desktop and Windows Store versions, you will have to install it twice.
- Modern-style/"Windows Store" apps are strictly sandboxed for security and stability reasons, and modern-style IE10 doesn't support plug-ins, so there is simply no way for us to link into it like we do on the desktop side. Yes, the desktop apps do show up as tiles on the Start screen,but that's pretty much the extent to which the modern and desktop environments are merged. (Also, as I found out a few days ago, even the Surface RT tablet has an almost identical desktop mode, except that you can't actually install your own desktop apps on it. Confusing!)
- This was our first try at a Windows Store app, and then again Windows 8 was still in testing as well at the time, so yeah, it may have been a bit rough. Our goal was to get into the store ahead of the Windows 8 release and start getting some customer feedback. Unfortunately there isn't a very easy way for customers to "beta-test" the apps before we release them to the store. (There definitely is a way, it's called side-loading, but it's not as simple as just downloading the app from our web site and running it.)
- Based on the initial feedback, we quickly made a lot of fixes and improvements to the app, and have been trying to get an updated version into the store for a few weeks, since well before the Windows 8 release. We were hoping it would be available by now, but unfortunately we had to resubmit a couple of times, so the new release is still pending approval. I would be happy to make the current build available if you know how to side-load Windows Store apps. Contact me at anatolyatlastpassdotcom.
- There is a bit of a learning curve to modern Windows 8 apps, and it's definitely easier to use with a touch screen. For example, swipe-up from the bottom on a touch screen shows the app bar (with the copy commands, etc.). With a mouse, you have to right-click in the empty space on the bottom. (We fixed this in the pending release, so that it automatically shows the app bar when you select an item in the list.) Some things just aren't as intuitive with a mouse, and there is very little we can do about that since much of it is standard behavior of those controls. (BTW, the "-" button activates the "semantic zoom", which shows the category view, so if you only have one category, that's what it will show.)
- We welcome constructive feedback. Saying that it is rough is fine, but if you include specific details on what you thought was rough about it, then we can focus on those areas instead of guessing what you mean. Just keep in mind that due to the restrictions I mentioned above, it's just not possible to do some of the things that we do on the desktop.