Windows 10 is out in the market now. In line with Microsoft’s new ‘One Windows’ policy, it is designed to run on devices varying from computers with big 80-inch screens to tablets and phones.
To that effect, the Windows 10 app store introduces universal apps, which you can buy once and install on both your desktop and smartphone.
It dynamically adjusts itself to any screen size you happen to be running the app on. With Windows 10 going out to millions of existing and new customers, developers are starting to fill up the Windows 10 app store with some very well designed apps. These are 10 free apps available at launch.
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Twitter is the best way to get connected to the people around the world. It is also the best way of tracking breaking news. Twitter has now made an app for Windows 10. It uses Windows’ proprietary Live Tiles feature to show latest happenings from the Start menu even before you open the app.
Dropbox is the world’s most popular cloud storage service that syncs seamlessly between all your devices. Dropbox has now launched an universal app for Windows 10. The app has an improved user interface and is useful on any tablet computers or any 2-in-1 hybrids with touch screens.
Gone are the days when using the IRCTC website was sort of a nightmare. Now, using the new app available for PC, you can book tickets, check PNR status and add passengers as contacts. The app is faster to load, and easier to use. Transactions sync seamlessly between all devices.
Raaga, a popular Indian music streaming app is now available on Windows 10. It satisfies all your music cravings. With access to millions of songs and albums in over 18 languages, Raaga offers social integration with networks like Facebook, so you can discover new music from the community.
Photo editing is best done on a PC. But Fotor is one of the best photo editing tools available for Windows 10. A well designed tool, in Fotor, you get basic editing tools, frames, collage makers. There are six FX controls to choose from and has big bright buttons making it a pleasure to use.
If you buy a new laptop with Windows 10 running on it, the chances are you have bought a hybrid with a touch screen that comes off to become a tablet. With Windows 10, you get a chance to go through the newspaper, via Readwhere app. You can also read magazines, books from all over the country.
Touchscreen enabled tablets and smartphones are very good for playing games too. You can play heavy duty Xbox games on your Windows 10, and can opt for Sonic Dash. Based on the Adventures of Sonic the hedgehog, this game from Sega is one of the first games to support Windows 10.
Why should grown-ups have all the fun? One of the loved kid's apps on the iPad is now available for Windows. It entertains kids and also educates them. Using a bunch of adorable monsters, Endless Alphabet introduces kids to letters, teaches them new words, increases their vocabulary.
If Endless Alphabet is for the children, Khan Academy is the one stop app for grown-ups. With over 6,000 videos and thousands of topics, Khan Academy is the best way to access various information. The app is well designed and lets you download any video for offline viewing.
A browser to access the internet is the most important app on any OS. When you are done with Microsoft’s Edge or Chrome, you can try out UC BrowserHD. It is one of the best designed browsers available for Windows. With speed dial for your favourite websites, it has the ability to add default search engines and innovative features like preload, that loads a page even before you open it. It's a browser that you need to try out.