Windows 8, one of the most anticipated releases of the famous operating system, is here. The abundance of new and amazing features is delightful, but what’s new is obviously the controversial Store. Now you can increase the use of Windows by constantly looking for and installing new multimedia applications, games etc. Their installation is now extremely easy and can be executed with a simple click.
Windows Store has an incredible number of apps, but finding the most interesting and useful is quite complicated. So, to give you a helping hand, here are applications that caught our attention in particular.
1. Norton Satellite
Windows 8 allows the integration (with great ease) of online services, for example Facebook, Twitter etc. which is very good but makes you think you need more security. Here is when Norton Satellite becomes useful. It scans links on Facebook and files in Dropbox. Although it cannot compare with a licensed antivirus, it will be a plus in the security chapter. Download here.
2. Fractal Photographer
Fractal Photographer is a guide that shows you a lot of fractal patterns. This is especially great on tablets that allows multi-touch zoom and rotate, but you can use the mouse in the same way. It uses several color schemes for creating effects and they can be saved in HD and shared easily. Download here.
3. musiXmatch Lyrics
If you’re accustomed to musiXmatch on your Apple or Android device, then surely you will enjoy to hear that you can install this application on Windows 8. For those who do not know it, this application enables you to find the lyrics to any song you have in the playlist, since its database contains over 6 million songs. Download here.
4. TuneIn Radio
When you’re bored and you don’t find anything to do, Internet radio will always get rid of mood of yours. This application has a database of over 70,000 stations. You have the option to search for specific stations for music, sports, news, comedy, chat, language, country and city. You can even make a list of your favorite stations. Download here.
5. Judge Dredd vs Zombies
Do you like to fight with zombies? If so, you will love this game. You must save Mega -City One from a zombie invasion. It has 30 levels. In terms of control, it’s not so great if you use a mouse, but with a touch- screen interface is great. Download here.
6. Isrever Twist Free
Isrever Twist Free is the light version of the popular strategy game Othello. It is easy to play, but also exciting. It has three levels of difficulty and can be played against the computer or against another person. Download here.
7. Free Books
If you’re a lover of literature and love reading, then the application Free Books is mandatory. Reading on an electronic device is very easy and convenient. The application has a collection of 23,000 free books (mostly classics), sorted by category and author. It also has a section of recommended books. You can download for free any book and enjoy it! Download here.
8. Multimedia 8
If you miss the classic Windows Media Center, then you should download the Multimedia application. It allows you to browse with ease through music, videos and playlists etc. It supports 3D videos, it converts videos from MP4 to WMV, you can create playlists. It has DLNA streaming, it support subtitles, video stabilization, capture video / audio etc. Download here.
9. Metro Commander
Metro Commander is a file manager useful for the home screen. It provides an interface with two panels when looking through your files and folders. It even supports SkyDrive. Download here.
10. News Bento
News Bento is a great application that always has the latest news in a manner pleasing to the eye. It supports searching with Google Reader RSS. Download here.
Are there any other apps you enjoy from the new Windows 8 Store?