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Tom's Guide: 25 Best Windows 8 Apps

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Check out Tom's Guide's newest article on Windows 8 apps.

Windows 8 has been out for a year now so we figured it was high time we updated our list of must-try Windows 8 apps. The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of the 25 best applications you can get from the Windows Store. Check out '25 Best Windows 8 Apps' for the full list.

It's been almost a year since the worldwide launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. Microsoft's flagship OS marked a fundamental change in its vision for personal computing with an emphasis on a touch interface, and a flat, clean visual design that looks stunning on tablet interfaces. From music players and news readers to games and social networking tools, we look at 25 of our favorite Windows 8 apps. Don't forget to download the Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware Windows 8 apps!

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    JeanLuc , September 3, 2012 12:06 PM
    What the hell is an app? Don't you mean programs? :;

    BTW Jane you profile pic.......very cute.
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    JeanLuc , September 3, 2012 12:06 PM
    What the hell is an app? Don't you mean programs? :;

    BTW Jane you profile pic.......very cute.
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    waxdart , September 3, 2012 12:43 PM
    There are millions of programs you can download for Windows and have been able to download for some years. Can we please not regress?
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    waxdart , September 3, 2012 12:45 PM
    HA HA... App 1 = Tom's Hardware + Tom's Guide ... Shame on you. Then it lists 19 other restyled web pages.
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    sslapikas , September 3, 2012 12:48 PM
    I believe she missed "RT" bit next to W8.
    On the other hand, there are millions of programs, but not many apps (yet) ;) 

    waxdartThere are millions of programs you can download for Windows and have been able to download for some years. Can we please not regress?


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    waxdart , September 3, 2012 1:13 PM
    sslapikasI believe she missed "RT" bit next to W8.On the other hand, there are millions of programs, but not many apps (yet)

    Applications /programs. It still smacks of dumbing down and only getting people to download from their "approved list" store. The whole internet is my store. Can see no reason to "side"grade to win8 from win7.
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    math1337 , September 3, 2012 2:22 PM
    I don't do app stores. Especially not bad ones like the win store. Well... unless you can call steam an app store....
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    pjmelect , September 3, 2012 2:46 PM
    Not for me , I have all the programs that I want. I imagine that this will appeal to youngsters who don't have to pay the bills.
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    izmanq , September 3, 2012 2:47 PM
    i'm trying to stay away from win 8 as long as possible, so not interested with win 8 apps :p 
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    NightLight , September 3, 2012 5:51 PM
    the day i start referring to windows programs as "apps" is the day i buy an apple.
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    dan-fish , September 3, 2012 8:38 PM
    Quote:
    chances are, if you're reading Tom's Hardware, you've installed one of the preview versions.


    Er....... no
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    rebel1280 , September 4, 2012 1:32 PM
    dan-fishEr....... no

    Why not? I did, how else can I critique something if i havent tried it... I did like some elements but overall was not sold on it. But I would not have known if i did not try it.
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    benyeehua , September 4, 2012 2:04 PM
    rebel1280Why not? I did, how else can I critique something if i havent tried it... I did like some elements but overall was not sold on it. But I would not have known if i did not try it.

    Because I haven install/try Windows 8 yet
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    littleleo , September 12, 2013 3:56 PM
    Is there an App that will change Windows 8 into Windows 7 and slap Bill? They need to start putting out some good products for a change.
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    belardo , September 13, 2013 10:21 AM
    I didn't think there were 25 Windows 8 apps for people to download.
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    littleleo , September 13, 2013 11:49 AM
    Classic Shell is the best, and its free no reason to pay MS to make Windows 8 useable.
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    wayfarer1 , November 13, 2013 12:11 AM
    Android apps suck with all there adware ...Windows apps are much better ... Micro needs to let apps and start page be more customizable ...That's all I see wrong with windows apps
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    wayfarer1 , November 13, 2013 12:13 AM
    Classic shell needs to be left on the shelf where it belongs!...Some people will never change with the times ...You all know what happened to the dinosaurs don't you
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    littleleo , November 13, 2013 11:55 AM
    Quote:
    Classic shell needs to be left on the shelf where it belongs!...Some people will never change with the times ...You all know what happened to the dinosaurs don't you


    They came back to life in Jurassic park and ate everything they came across. Because they were bigger and stronger. LOL!