Whether you are using Windows 8 on a PC or on a tablet, OneNote, from Microsoft, is a surprisingly good note-taking application that is easy to use and syncs across all devices across many platforms. Though the functionality is very much like Evernote, the clean UI tailor-made to match the metro look of the Windows 8 sets it apart. You can do everything from making notes, drawing and sketching to clipping from the web all of which sync over the cloud across devices like the iPhone and which can also be shared over social networks.
Norton Studio (Free)
Norton Studio, available on the Windows Marketplace, does not offer you the protection you want. For that you need to install either Norton Antivirus or Norton 360. Then you can jump into Norton Studio to get quick security updates about all the systems that you have registered with Norton. Apart from showing you the status as dynamic cycling tiles, Norton Studio will let you fix flagged problems on local and remote systems.
Search All (Free)
The default Google Search app has one drawback; it searches only Google. While most of the times it may be enough, sometimes you may be tempted to dig a little deeper. The Search All app does just that. Once you launch the app, type in your query and select one of the 20 icons given below. The app will do a search on the website of your choice. Once you click on the results they will be opened in your default browser.
Personal magazine Flipboard makes the jump to Windows 8 from iOS and Android, and manages to retain all its usefulness. Just like its other apps you can customise your magazine to show you all the news, interests and social updates the way you want. Available in 18 localised editions, Flipboard lets you search for any topic, lets you create your own magazine into which you can save stories. You can also connect to up to 12 social networks and start sharing to your heart’s content.