Windows 8, one of the most anticipated Windows versions ever, has finally been launched. It boasts a lot of new amazing features, but the most talked about and exciting thing is definitely the Store.
Now you can ameliorate the usability of your PC by adding new and exciting apps such as games, multimedia, tools, productivity tools etc. Installing these apps is now made extremely easy and you can do it in a click or two – thanks to the Windows app store.
Windows Store boasts a thousands of apps, thus finding the ‘awesome’ ones is a very tough task. Thus in order to help you out, we are going to present a list of 10 Must Have Windows 8 Apps. So check them out!
Windows 8 allows easy integration with online services like Facebook etc, which is a really cool feature, but you also have to keep tabs on your security. This is where Norton Satellite can come in handy. It utilizes apps for scanning your Facebook links and Dropbox files and prompting you of any threats. Although it can’t be compared to a full-fledged antivirus program but can still offer some extra security for your PC.
Fractal Photographer is an amazing first guide which shows the fascinating infinity of beautiful fractal patterns. It is a great app for tablets as it allows multi-touch support allowing zooming in or rotating to get the perfect view or you can use the mouse to do the same. It utilizes multiple color schemes for creating new effects. You can save the patterns in HD versions and can easily share them with others.
If you are used to using the cool musiXmatch Lyrics app on your iDevice or Android device, then you would be happy to know that now you can get this app on your Windows 8 for free. This cool app lets you find the lyrics of almost anything in your music collection as it boasts lyrics for about 6 million songs.
When you are bored and got nothing to do, internet radio is always of help to keep you entertained! If you love radio, then you should definitely get this app. It features a large database with 70,000+ stations. You also have the option of browsing by music, sport, news, comedy, chat, language, country, or even just local station. You can also make a list of your favorite stations, or even pin them to your Start Screen.
Love fighting zombies? If so, then you would love this game! It is a popular game on iOS and Android platform, and is new on Windows 8. In this game you have to save Mega-City One from a zombie invasion. It has 30 levels of exciting combat. This game does let one down when it comes to mouse interface which is relatively poor, but on a touch interface it is an awesome and really fun game!
Reversi Free is the easier, light and more fun version of the popular strategy game named Othello. It is easy to play but is very interesting. It has three difficulty levels and you can choose to play against PC or a human opponent. Its interface is really attractive and looks as if it is pencil sketched.
If you are an avid reader and love reading, then Free Books app is a must have for you. Reading on your electronic device is really handy. It has a huge collection of 23,000 free books (usually classics), sorted in different categories and by author. It also has a section of “Featured”. You can simply download the book and enjoy it!
If you miss the presence of the classic Windows Media Centre, you should get the Multimedia 8 app. It allows easy browsing of your music, video and playlists etc. Assessing files on a media server, or the web is made really easy. Its other features are 3D video support, the option of converting videos to MP4 or WMV; creating playlists, DLNA media streaming, subtitle support (SRT/ WebVTT), video stabilization, video and audio capture etc.
Metro Commander is a really handy file manager for the Start Screen that offers a dual-pane interface on your files and folders, and allows accessing all the usual core functions such as Viewing, Renaming, Copying, New Folder, New File etc. It even boasts an integrated SkyDrive support. Explorer is the best one available out there, but Metro Commander is a more user-friendly and handier tool.
News Bento is an awesome app which presents a group of tiles displaying constantly-updated news, photos and headlines from top US websites. Others are also available through the “more news” link. It also boasts Google Reader support along with RSS search. Thus this app will keep you updated with all the latest news all the time no matter where you go!