Now that you have your Windows 8 on your system and you are familiar with its utility the next step is to look for apps. Even though there are numerous apps that are available on the store, you still may want to keep focus upon the best available options. Let us discover 6 download worthy apps for your new Windows.
Tuning into online music
If you are the one who is interested in music streaming through radio then choose Slacker Radio. You get the benefit of tuning unto unlimited music and tuning through non-Microsoft supportive devices as well. This app is well-designed example of a UI in the modern sense. You will be able to channel 200+ stations along with music from various DJs. You easily enjoy free to air stations for lifetime that are advertisement sponsored, as for other stations you need to shell out $10 every month. Additionally, even after minimizing the window the app keeps running on the background.
The modern design of the Windows 8 is supportive of full screen mode and touch controls. This is what gives you the advantage to tune into Netflix. However, the native app provided by Microsoft is not capable of a video library, so you need something like Netflix or Hulu Plus. You can easily subscribe to either of the services by shelling out $8 a month.
Cheat Keys for Windows 8
Even if you claim to have found out the ultimate UI commands and used it to your benefit, chances are that you may still need a proper guide for it all. It is observed that Microsoft is not that good at explaining a user about the system utility and providing a good guide in relation to it. The best option available is to go for Cheat Keys for Windows 8.
Download an app named Windows 8 Cheat Keys. You will be able to locate short cuts to closing app, instant printing, system shut down and other such utilities. Other things include list of shortcuts for the controls and tips that help in easy navigation. Additionally, you will keep receiving notifications that will alert you against the updated fresh controls. This way you will be easily able to master the OS.
For any gaming freak the best option is the Windows Store with the games section. If you are running the new OS on a touch enabled device then you can go for games like Jetpack Joyride, Robotek or something as simple like Pinball FX2. However, you can still play them on non-touch device but the best experience comes through touch sensitive displays.
The most fantastic game is the Xbox SmartGlass; you are allowed to take control of your console via tablet or PC. You can quickly launch apps via console, as it is relatively quicker as compared to a controller. Additionally, you can even push media with this app that is dependent upon Microsoft services. You can launch media between Xbox and PC. Installing Xbox SmartGlass gives you the advantage of having a 2nd screen for a better console experience along with maps, song queues (games) and stats. Additionally, you would love the attractive array of ESPN and NBA apps. Interestingly it if this not enough then you will be delighted to discover your live Xbox profile along with a complete friend list.
Downloading the latest news
It is relatively easier to get news on your fingertips especially with various sources available online. With inclusion of easy to read formats, you can get news anywhere and at anytime, sources like Pulse News and News Bento give you just what you require. The fresh new look of News Bento gives you a crisp feel to news reading experience. Additionally, it is easily supportive of the new Windows UI. The display of articles is eye catchy displayed in newspaper style. This app also enables you to subscribe the RSS feed for News bento.
Pulse News reader is all about providing you with a vast library. However, you will still not be able to share news stories in Share charm. Nonetheless, the basic news reading experience coupled with the seamless news inputs is good.
All the above given apps are available in Windows store.