As the Windows Store is starting to shape up and build an app library there are some really cool Windows 8 apps that show up and we want to highlight them. Whether you are looking for news apps, photo apps, messenger apps or even movie apps, we have everything covered. This is the list with must have Windows 8 apps you should at least try.
The best Windows 8 apps
Let’s say you’re not quite the normal average person and your taste of music and news is “special” and you want to listen to a Chinese-republican-reggae radio station. Your chance of finding the best suited radio station in the world for you is TuneIn Radio app for Windows 8. This app will open a world of 60,000 radio stations that cover all music genres, news, languages, profiles etc. It also provides 2 million on-demand programs and lets you find your station effectively by filtering after: local radio, music, news, sports, talks, locations, language and podcasts.
Windows Store had to have its own iTunes and this is where 7digital app came in. With this app you can browse through more than 20 million tracks. Music has never been easier to buy, download and sync. You can transfer you music acquired through the 7digital app and transfer it to any of your other Windows 8 device wirelessly. You also have 30 seconds of preview on every song and all the tunes come in a HQ 320kps MP3 format that you can play directly in the app.
PRICE: FREE (the app)
The largest TV episodes and movies library is also available on Windows Store and if you are a film-fan than Netflix is a must have app for your Windows 8 device. For a monthly subscription you will be able to have unlimited access to a permanently increasing pool of thousands movie titles and TV shows. There are a lot of great features like instant play, rating systems, start watching on one device and resume on another etc. One great feature is that you can get a one month free of charge trial before you decide about paying the monthly subscription or not.
PRICE: FREE (the app + 1-month-free-trial)
As the title suggests this app will allow you to watch a large range of independent movies on demand for free. It’s not a hoax and there are no hidden costs so if you are a movie lover you will find a lot of hidden cinematographic gems in the SnagFilms app for Windows 8.
The biggest e-book library is here and it’s most comfortable to use. The Kindle app for Windows 8 brings you a huge pool of literature presented on a very friendly platform. You can store your books on the Kindle cloud and permanently get notifications about your favorite genres or writers. Read on!
PRICE: FREE (the app)
This is one of the coolest picture editor apps for Windows 8. You can play around with your photos and edit them any way you want using one of the many features: basic editing tools, brilliant visual effects, frames, 1-tap enhance, collage, text, tilt shift and raw converter.
If you want to reveal your artistic values and paint down your imagination in a modern manner than you must try the Fresh Paint app for Windows 8. Don’t think this is an app only for kids as it is a complex painting simulator but very easy to use nevertheless. This is a very cool app for free time and also for special graphic projects.
If you are a person that likes living in the present and stays connected to the events of the world than you cannot not have the News Bento app for Windows8. What’s described to be the most fluid and beautiful news reader app on Windows 8 rises to the description and delivers a great platform for customizing the sources of your news feed.
This is another great news feeder app that you can customize according to your own points of interest. Mark the sources of your news and create your favorites list so you can receive in real-time all the news that count to you.
Now you can manage all your chats and messaging platforms with one app. The IM+ for Windows 8 supports all of the important IM services: Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, Skype chat, Google Talk, AOL/AIM/iChat, Yahoo!, ICQ, Vkontakte, Mail.Ru Agent, Odnoklassniki, Yanex chat, Mamba.Ru, Mig33, Sina Weibo, Renren, Fetion, Gadu-Gadu, MeinVZ and Jabber. So why use several chat apps when you can stack them all in one? You can also use the photo and file sharing services.
Communication has improved dramatically since Skype came along and regardless the device you’re using at any moment it must have the Skype app installed. Free chat and free calls to and from any user in the world is now possible and free. Add to that immaculate video calls and fast file sharing and you have the most complete communication tool you could wish for.
One of the most popular Cloud apps is also on Windows Store. Dropbox creates a virtual space where you can upload your files, view your pictures and stream your videos in the simplest manner. Dropbox can be accessed from any device as long as there’s an internet connection.
Evernote for Windows 8 is the best app for organizing your notes. Here you can easily create a text and categorized it and automatically share it to all your devices. You can basically create a category for every kind of note and organize efficiently. Now whenever you feel like having a great idea or just remember something that has to be taken care of you can note it down in seconds.
Managing your money is now easy and efficient. With the Debt Tracker app you can keep track of your payments and debts, savings, payoff progress and calculate the mortgage/loan. This is a very powerful tool for administrating your debts and it’s very easy to use.
If you’re traveling or just work on a multi-language project than the Sidebar Dictionary app for Windows 8 is a must. The app can translate full sentences or individual words and also help with the pronunciation. Just copy, past and translate – that easy.
As on Windows 8 now you have to place your mouse/tap in a certain area to have access to the calendar and clock the Clock app comes to save the day and permanently show you the time and date. It’s pretty strange and sometimes frustrating not to be able to have a clock somewhere in the corner at all times, but you can fix this. You will also get a precision stopwatch, cooking timer and alarm clock.
If you are stranded on an island with nothing but your Windows 8 device or you just take a break on the toilet with some time to spend relaxing why not try the Jewel Fever app? It’s a classic and addictive game that will test your cognitive skills.
These are the best Windows 8 apps we gathered so far. Remember that the easiest way to find an app is by using the Windows 8 search, but if you have no results it means that the app is not yet available in your country.