Gone are the days when we could related the word App with Apple store only. Times have changed and so is the technology. In today’s competitive world you cannot imagine running short of opportunities. Apple though the pioneer of the concept of App store while offering SDKs to developers but it is not the only contender in the ring any more. After Google’s Android its the time of mighty Microsoft to venture in the business which is booming at unprecedented rate. Its’ been over two months since Microsoft had launched windows 8, the first windows that actually altered all the image of conventional Microsoft windows. It is fast, intuitive and has own app store with thousands of application mostly free. I won’t say every one of it is worthy of your consideration however, there are few windows 8 applications that are for everyone irrespective to his/her profession. I have enlisted such top 20 most useful windows 8 apps that should be used by every windows 8 users for smooth and efficient computer use.
If you are a keen reader of specific websites, newspapers or blogs and use numerous browsers to manage different tasks then you better check Xmarks out. It is a bookmark manager that is developed to keep all your favorite bookmarks stored at one place even though you have it on different browsers.
I find myself quite lost without a nice note writing apps. In previous windows the option of stickies was good but new windows mean new more improved Work Notes Pro which is far more professional note-taking app. It offers all the good options like saving your notes, photos, audio and video clips etc.
Type speed will remind you an old typing test softwares we used to have but this one is much more sophisticated and easy to help you in gaining type speed and offers quick tips to learn more accurate typing.
ToolBox for Windows 8 is quite handy app because it lets you do multiple tasks without switching the windows. It divides your windows in segments and allow you to run browser, weather, calculator, paint etc simultaneously.
Todo is your windows 8 reliable task manager that works like a perfect assistant by reminding you about the tasks, align and prioritize the tasks and much more task management tricks.
TeamViewer had been fascinating since it first came out, it has certainly revolutionize the concept of remote control task management. Now the new windows brings teamviewer touch that allows you to use Windows 8′s touch interface. You can use it without being worried about the security issues as it works through number of different firewalls with utmost ease.
Security is a big concern for any OS user however, SplashID gives a better more protective solution while addressing your password woes. It is easy, secure, and manageable. You can arrange your credentials in categories and types.
Search All windows 8 app allows you to search anything by using various different search engines at the same time. It is quite a novel idea and the execution is pretty neatly done in this app.
RainbowDrive is unlike a cloud storage app rather it allows you to connect your three main cloud storage services Google Drive, SkyDrive and DropBox together. It means you can allow different cloud services from single platform.
Now the list of cool windows 8 app would have been incomplete without adding an app that allows you online socialization. Yes! Line has been re-designed specially to cater Windows 8 users preferences, it is a free app that allows you to text or make video calls online. Apart from chatting you can a lot of other stuff on Line. As it is free app so do check it out.
iHeartRadio is perfect app for online radio junkies. It has more than fifteen hundred radio stations for you to choose from and various features to add more funk to it. A definitely must windows 8 app.
Goals as the name suggests is another task management app that make you more efficient with your tasks by managing them intelligently, keeping a track record and offer various encouragements to complete your goals in case you get demotivated towards a certain goal.
Format Converter X the name tells it all, this is a very useful app especially if you are in to converting different media files from one format in to another. It allows to convert multiple audio and video formats to other formats.
In the age of social media how can we forget to enlist a social media tracking app for windows 8. flow.timer is a social time tracking app that let you work in collaborations and in teams while working on a social media oriented project.
File Brick is a powerful file manager for the touch interface. It allows you to browse and access your files and folders through a beautiful interface. It also allows you to access your cloud storage accounts.
Fhotoroom is a perfect photo junkies app but it is much more professional photo-editing app that allows you to use it through touch interface. You can use all the basic features such as crop, brush, exposure, colors, resize, etc without any hassle.
Digital diary is your old text based diary that has been digitized and this had been done impeccably.
A small app that let you alter the start screen as per your choice by changing photos, backgrounds and various other patterns of win 8 start screen.
Bidefender Insight updates you about latest security and vulnerability news along with giving some tips on how to keep your system protected.
Bitcasa Infinite Storage provides infinite cloud storage for all of your data needs. You can sync your whole hard disk to their servers for free!