What's your favourite Store app

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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Now Windows 8 has been released fully into the wild the number of apps to be found in the store has risen considerably. There are now literally thousands to choose from with some being better than others.
    If you have a favourite or know of a particularly useful app, which is free, please post and let others know.


    I'll start the ball rolling with a few of my own:

    Games

    Radiant Defense: A tower type game which is maddeningly addictive. You do have to pay for the better towers but I had hours of fun without paying a bean.

    PinBall FX2: 3D Pinball. Cool to waste a few hours and graphics are crisp.

    Judge Dredd Vrs Zombies: Obviously made for the phone but is entertaining non the less.

    BackGammon Pro: A Backgammon game and it's free. Grab it while you can.

    Guns4Hire: Control 4 guy's with different weapons and earn extra money to buy better weapons. Graphics are a surprise

    Pirates love Daises: Another tower game but surprisingly good. Had many hours being driven crazy by this one..

    Entertainment

    NetFlix: Watch your favourite shows on your pc or device.

    Education

    NASA News: News from NASA

    Tools

    Bitmap Live Tile clock: Places a clock on the start screen. 5 Themes.
    These are just a few for now and I'll add some more as time progresses. Please post your favourites too.
     
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  2. lorenkjr1

    lorenkjr1 Honorable Member

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    kemical,
    some nice choices on your part if I may say so. However, I at least somewhat disappointed in at least how I see the Windows app store. Coming back from using Macs and the Apple store, at least I see the Windows app store as needing some more intensive work on it; to make it more user friendly and easier to get around and for that matter enjoy more as a user. Am I incorrect but, I find no way to search for what is looking for. I know it takes time and work to get things perfect. But, I miss the cleaner look and easier feel of the Mac app store. Hope things will get better in the future.
     
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    I don't use the apps at all. I continue to use all the same software I have always used. My system is always to busy to have a monitor hogged up by a full screen app. After all being able to have multiple windows open and sized any way you want them is what Windows has been. Naturally the app thing makes sense on a tablet, just not on a real computer. If they ever make them so they can be sized like any program I might mess with them.
     
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    I really like the kindle reader app and some of the games. Also, the Microsoft Reader application is very good
     
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    I found a new (well new to me) zombie shooter. It's called Zombie-Nator and even has a world ranking score. Anyway it kills a few minutes of tedium.. :)

    @ Lorenkjr1, hey good to see you around.. And yes i think the store apps will improve as time goes on. They already have quite a few to choose from albeit phone apps but now release is under way i'm sure the quality will rise.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome back. I am strictly pc these days as I replaced my MacBook Pro with a quad processor Sony laptop with Windows 8 on it. I like Windows 8 so far. Suits me very well. Don't have a touch screen but, that's something I live without. I will go back shortly to the Windows Store, and have another look around. Be well!!!
     
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    Well after re examining the content of the Windows store, I do know some apps that I would like to find but, did not. I have Microsoft 2010 but, without Access. And I don't really like using Onenote for a database. Suggestions? Also any suggestions om Wifi controlling software. I do not have a wifi extender for out on my patio, where I enjoy sitting and working with my computer. Lets see bet you know what the last one is? You know I love holiday graphics and icons, any suggestions for sprucing up the lap for the holidays?

    I did get Sisoft Sandra. No regrets there. Really gives me a lot of good info. I was also able to pick up Artsoft Companion 4, for use with my laptop Camera. Funny Sony does not include everything. I have no regrets being PC only now days. Thank goodness this fine establishment is still available for quality advice and good fun too. Plus a nice chiller pad for keeping my laptop cool. Thats how I suspect I lost my Macbook Pro, was from high heat.

    I like Windows 8, I seriously hope it does well eventually.
     
  8. kemical

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    Try open source software: Why Apache OpenOffice. It's compatible with microsoft office too..
    As for the WiFi stuff, not my strong point i'm afraid. I'd only use Google anyway. :)
     
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    Re: What's your favourite Store app and Windows 8

    Thanks a lot, as OpenOffice will do just fine for the database part for sure. The more I use Windowws 8 the more I like it. And it's not so memory heavy like Vista was, is it? Ok, I will also add that Windows 8 at least for me, is easier to use and more fun too!
    I like Windows 8, I seriously hope it does well eventually.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: What's your favourite Store app and Windows 8

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    Current version focuses on useful keyboard shortcuts using the Windows key available on most windows based systems. Future versions will incorporate more useful keyboard shortcuts and Windows 8 based tips, plus integrated Live tiles.

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    Re: What's your favourite Store app and Windows 8

    Education

    Win8 Dictionary
    This application provide access to the excellent dictionaries on WordReference.com in a format specifically adapted to Windows 8.
    FREE

    Win8 Dictionary app for Windows in the Windows Store
     
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    Re: What's your favourite Store app and Windows 8
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    Re: What's your favourite Store app and Windows 8

    My favourites are definitely Skype, Fruit Ninja, Xbox Music, Endomondo Sports Tracker and a plethora of news apps.
     
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    My Favorite App is !

    ABC Learning ! ***** because i developed it :)

    others:

    Skype

    WikiPedia

    Yahoo Mail !
     
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    Netflix
    4OD
    and TvCatchup

    By faves they're the only ones I use...
     
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    Neowin.net have an article showing the five must have apps for your new Surface or Windows 8 install. Check it out here:

    Here are five free, must-have Windows Applications for your new Surface/Windows 8 machine
     
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    The list look very good though some suggestions found on related forum , I dunno the link it might be (appsforwindows8) Quite good information there.
     
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    Well if you have any suggestions for apps you like then please post. A little game I've been recently burning an hour or two over is 3D Boat Race:

    boat race.

    So far I've played on over a 100 different maps with jumps, bumps and tight sections. Not bad for free and the graphics are pretty cool too especially if you like sunsets..
     
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    Weather, Calendar, Pinball, Backgammon, YouTube (Being able to download easily as MP3 music files is fantastic or videos), I've looked but, don't bother w/ many.
     
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    Re: What's your favourite Store app and Windows 8

    I would like to use evernote on Windows 8.
     

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