Pre-purchase information needs to be more clear

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jon_6
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Nowhere in the information on PickMeApp can I find a definitive statement that non-qualified applications CANNOT be transferred with PickMeApp.

Even the forum post that lists all the "qualified" apps does not state that, if an app is not on the list, it CANNOT be transferred.

The information is just vague enough that an unsuspecting--and hopeful--individual will be led to believe that the list is just a "known good" rather than a strict go/no-go list.

This is borderline deceptive marketing. I certainly would not have spent my time & money trying to use the app, but now that I'm the proud owner of a piece of software that is useless to me, I feel a burning need to educate others.

PickMeApp currently captures only Windows Installer base progra

admin
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PickMeApp currently captures only Windows Installer base progra

Dear Jon

while describing Qualifed and Non-Qualifed applications
we stayed

"All those programs are based on MSI technology. Usually those programs are good and expensive : MS Office , Photoshop , QuickBooks etc.... Most of Windows Certified programs are supported."

Also we summaraised in the comments that PickMeApp can currently capture and transfer Windows Installer base programs.

We are working to extend the support of capturing other installers as well.

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jon_6
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Given that Microsoft estimates that there are >35 million Windows apps in existence, PickMeApp is limited to less than 0.04% of available applications. Adding "qualified" apps one-by-one really isn't helpful; in order for PickMeApp to be truly useful, and worth even the $15 they're charging, the developer needs to come up with a clever way to automatically make a "best guess" attempt at gathering up all the pieces of a "non-qualified" app.

PickMeApp is currently limited to capture MSI applications

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PickMeApp is currently limited to capture MSI applications

It seems this number  35 million applications are comming from

"With Windows 10 alone we work to deliver quality to over 700 million monthly active Windows 10 devices, over 35 million application titles with greater than 175 million application versions, and 16 million unique hardware/driver combinations."

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/13/windows-10-qualit...