Windows new application launcher is one of the most vibrant UI's we've ever seen. Its polished architecture eliminates cluttered real estate by organizing programs in a tiled grid format. Just like the Windows Phone 7 OS, tapping a tile instantly launches an app, and you can customize grids by adding or aligning apps in any specific order. Snap states let users dock and run apps right next to each other, or close them by dragging each towards the bottom edge of the screen. Metro also delivers real-time updates for emails, social media profiles, and calendar events without having to delve into the apps that handle those duties.