But according to the excellent site MetroStore Scanner there are currently over , Windows modern apps, surely more than most people will ever need. You can either navigate our list via the 40 Best Windows 8 Apps slideshow above or page through this article to view five at a time. We've linked the app names to their Windows Store descriptions and download page.
Don't hesitate to leave comments below if you want to chime in about our selections or call out a great app we've overlooked. And don't forget to check out the link below for even more Windows 8. Check out our complete Windows 8 coverage. Michael Muchmore is PC Magazine's lead analyst for software and web applications.
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A native New Yorker, he has at various times headed up PC Magazine's coverage of Web development, enterprise software, and display technologies. Michael cowrote one of the first overviews of web services for a general audience. Before that he worked on PC Magazine's S See Full Bio. The three layers, on the previous version, are now a single clear page with features like Collection, Streaming Radio, Playlists and Store. Xbox Music app is, now, more user oriented than Store oriented focusing on the music the user listens to and the spreadsheet views being replaced by a grid view of album and artist.
Update — Xbox Music has been renamed into Groove Music.
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Microsoft recently discontinued Groove Music as well but you can transfer all your music files to Spotify. The mail app includes accounts from Outlook. It is more integrated in Windows 8.
There are some extra features for the Outlook. In Windows 8. Windows 8. Once you start get used to it, it can become a great system because the main problem is that new users find it difficult at first because Modern UI apps behave differently than traditional desktop apps. For more information about the best email clients for Windows 10, check out this list. Find below an extensive list of some of the most important and useful applications updated to Windows 8. Many of these apps have been reviewed by us, so you will also get to know what they are all about, as well. After seeing so many new and updated apps for Windows 10, Windows 8.
If you ask me, I still remain a big fan of chess and checker games , but what I am definitely looking forward is an awesome football app. What about you? You'll want to use this shortcut in place of a shortcut directly to the Navigation app from now on—after all, our Tasker task turns on GPS in advance so we avoid that "Waiting for GPS" problem, right? You're probably familiar with this process, but here's how, just in case:.
You only need the shortcut if you're not using the app. If you are using the app, the launch task has been set to be when you launch the Navigation app. We can come up with plenty of uses for Tasker, but the ones that really shine are the uses that you submit to us.
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When we covered Tasker and App Factory's update last week and then asked you what you automated with Tasker , you came up with some impressive uses. Here are a few of the ones we really liked. What It Does : Reader Helixthe2nd uses Tasker to monitor his incoming SMS messages for a "" code sent by someone who absolutely needs to get a hold of him, even if he has the phone set to vibrate or sounds turned off:. Also having it monitor for texts that have a code in it that signals like If a person just absolutely has to get a hold of me and my phone is on silent, they can text me and force my phone to yell until I deal with it.
I don't care if I'm at work or a movie theatre, if my significant other needs me because of an emergency I'll make sure she can get in touch with me. Specifically useful for those of us who mute our phones while we sleep but don't want to miss an important middle of the night call or message, or if we're in a meeting and have our phones muted or set to vibrate but are worried we'll miss an important or urgent message.
How to Install It : You can install this one the easy way. Just download and run this APK.
If you'd prefer to tinker with the workflow in Tasker aka, the hard way , we've also supplied the XML file so you can import it using the steps above. To get some sleep at night without worrying he'll miss an important call, he came up with this profile, which disabled sync so his phone won't sound in the dark for every email, SMS, or other notification he gets in the middle of the night, but the volume is still up so if someone calls, he'll hear it.
How to Install It : This workflow requires some work—you'll have to install this one the hard way by importing this XML file into Tasker first. At a certain location, during a certain time, a text will be sent to my loving girlfriend letting her know I am on my way home.
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Being in IT, I never know when i am going to leave work. How to Install It : This one's a little tricky, and will definitely require some customization before you run it. You can import this XML file into Tasker and change the variables there, or you can download the XML to your computer and open it in a text editor modify it so it'll work on your phone.
This one's a little advanced, but with a little testing, you can get it work no problem. These Tasker applications are great to get started with. Once you're familiar with Tasker though, you may want to take on some more challenging projects. For example, reader Bob Igo uses Tasker in conjunction with his home automation system to do everything from open the garage door when he gets home to announce when he's leaving the house.
You can see some of the Tasker profiles he's developed and what they're used for at his Github page. Similarly, make sure to check out the Advanced section in the Tasker Wiki for some ideas on more involved applications for Tasker that will test your skill with the app. For example, instead of just building a Tasker profile that gives you an icon to tap to set your phone to "Movie Mode," like we mentioned above, why not build one that tells Tasker to mute your phone automatically when you're at the GPS location of your favorite movie theater?
Or instead build a Tasker profile that, when you arrive at work each day, joins your office wireless, changes your phone wallpaper, and sets the phone to vibrate, but as soon as you're out of range of the office wireless, it turns the ringer back on, changes the wallpaper, and turns off Wi-Fi until you get home where it can join your home network?
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