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FREE AND ESSENTIAL APPS FOR WINDOWS 8

Updated on April 12, 2014
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Introduction

Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft launched with a lot of Expectation. It is the first tablet based touch screen operating system from Microsoft which is significantly different from Windows 7 or Windows XP. The Windows 8 comes with fast, fluid and fun are a mishmash of multitasking capabilities with a crisp and intuitive user interface. In my another hub, i have written about How to use Windows 8 that will be helpful to use windows 8 operating system.

In the case of Windows 8 apps,Apps are key to the Windows 8 experience. There are plenty of built-in Windows 8-style ones, including Mail, Stocks and Sports, and you can choose from thousands more at the Windows Store. Lots of third-party developers have already produced apps for Windows 8, covering everything from recipes to music and video to Twitter.

Here i am writing about some free and essential windows 8 apps that you should familiarize while using Windows 8 OS

Take notes anywhere with OneNote
Take notes anywhere with OneNote

OneNote MX

Everyone uses their Windows computer for surfing the internet and more often than not, that involves planning your holidays and travels, finding new recipes and any kind of research. OneNote MX is an app version of the popular office tool, which lets you create huge notebooks full of ideas and findings from the web. You can copy and paste web pages in, type notes and then share them between devices. One Note MX isn't just limited to Windows PCs. It’s available on tablets and smartphones too, so you can have access to that bespoke recipe book, or awesome travel journal wherever you are in the world. What’s more, if your Windows tablet is compatible with a pen or stylus, as many are, you can write hand-drawn notes as fit was an old-fashioned pad.

Edit and share your photos and memories
Edit and share your photos and memories

FotoEditor

This nifty free app enables you to make quick edits to your photos so that they look their best when posting to social networking Sites. You can add filters and crop out the bits you don’t need before saving your image, ready to be shared and enjoyed.

Discover music you love in Windows 8
Discover music you love in Windows 8

Tuba. FM

Discover music you love in Windows 8 Music and entertainment is a huge part of Windows 8, so this app for discovering new tunes you’ll love is essential. Tuba.FM starts you off with an artist you like, then takes you on a journey of discovery through similar artists.

Mouth-watering photography
Mouth-watering photography

iCookbook

This recipe app by Bewise is the best We've yet seen for the Modern-UI style. Along with over 200,000 recipes, we’re also impressed by its food photography. In fact, we’re a bit too impressed with it, as it keeps making us rather hungry. Time has been taken to make sure it’s useful for following recipes and everything is presented in a nice large font.

Never miss your train home again
Never miss your train home again

National Rail

This smart app not only lets you find information about your train home, but also enables you to pin your local station to the Windows 8 Start screen. It puts an end to laborious searches on the internet, instead giving you access to the information you need straight from your Windows 8 screen.

Stylish picture-led layouts
Stylish picture-led layouts

Sky News

One of the finest news apps available for the Windows 8 interface, Sky News has gone for a picture-led layout. The top stories greet you as you enter the app and you can scroll right to see available videos and categories. UK News, World News, Business, Politics, Showbiz and Sport are the main ones, though there’s another called Strange for those quirky stories you might have missed. Clicking into a story shows you the text in a nice readable font that works well whether you have a touchscreen device or are just reading on a desktop PC. You can tap or click the right or left of the screen to switch between stories, so if you’re using a tablet you can use your thumbs to tap through all the stories in the app. It’s a really nice implementation for Windows 8.

Read the latest titles
Read the latest titles

Kindle

You’ll already know Amazon’s Kindle devices well, but did you know that the books that you've downloaded can be made available to read on other devices? This Windows 8 app will sync your Kindle books and you can start reading again from where you left off and enjoy any custom reading settings you've set up across devices.

One-stop-shop for amazing entertainment
One-stop-shop for amazing entertainment

Daily Motion

If you think of YouTube and strip out the annoying homemade videos made by one of the internet’s most vile communities, you have Daily Motion. It’s a world of great video entertainment and this app deserves to take pride of place on your Start screen.

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