Published On: Sun, Oct 28th, 2012

Top 10 Windows 8 Utility apps.

Windows 8 have just rolled up into the market and is creating a huge buzz all over. Microsoft is also trying every bit to make their product a hit. The are coming up with the promotional offers and offering Windows 8 at very cheap rates for windows 7 users. The very interesting and new feature that is there in Windows 8 is that you can download apps directly as you download it into your smart phones.

Although its too early for Windows 8 app store but looking to the people’s interest daily new apps are being added up into the Windows 8 app store. To help you a bit we have come up with the top 10 Windows 8 utility apps.

1) Box alternative of SkyDrive For Cloud storage 

Although Windows 8 comes with its own cloud manager named SkyDrive but box is still a choice for many of the people. So if you are a box user then you find box app in windows 8 app store. The good thing about Box is that it is available for every platform i.e. Windows, iphones, ipads, Mac and Android so you can synchronize your files easily on any platform. Box can easily integrate some of the business applications with it like Google Apps, Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft SharePoint and others.

2) Remote desktop helps you to access your PC from anywhere in the world through Internet

remote desktop windows 8 app

Remote desktop application makes your life easy if you are not stable to single place for work. Through Remote desktop app you can easily connect to your PC to share all content of your PC anywhere in the world. You can have a full access to your PC through your remote device by using remote desktop application.

3)  Evernote take small notes 

evernote windows 8 app

Evernote helps you to take small notes like links, to do list, photos, videos etc. and can synchronize them easily on your other devices. Evernote is very helpful in taking notes during presentation or meetings.

4) OneNote MX 

Microsoft’s one of the very useful app for organizing almost anything you can easily make out notes from images, pictures, audio, text either handwritten or typed. This app also works with windows 8 search option and its easy to synchronize between different devices. Microsoft has also developed native apps for the iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android devices making OneNote one of the most accessible, cross-platform tools Microsoft has.

5) Free Books

This windows 8 app offers more than 23,000 free books arranged in different categories. Just double click on the book you want to download and again double click to read the book.

6) Netflix

Netflix windows 8 app

Netflix app for windows 8 is free of cost available app with a tile based interface and is very fluent to operate to watch TV Shows Online, watch movies Online. Streaming videos through this app is even smoother than streaming videos through browsers.

7) IM+ 

IM+ windows app

If you are social media freak and spend lots of you time with different social medias then this app is for you you can simple integrate various IM various  like Facebook, Skype, Google talk, Yahoo, AIM/iChat, ICQ, RenRen, Jabber, MSN/Live Messenger, MeinVZ, Gadu-Gadu, mig33, VKontakte, SINA Weibo, Fetion, Mamba.Ru, Odnoklassniki.Ru, Yandex IM and Mail.Ru Agent. So this software is going to make your life easy by integrating all IM at a single place.

8) multimedia 8 

multimedia 8 windows app

Multimedia 8 is an alternative app and comes as a good option to replace Windows media center as it is no longer free. Multimedia 8 provides more features than Windows media center. One of the feature of Multimedia 8 which is quiet impressing is that it allows to open media from different sources either your file is on your same server or at remote. the other cool feature is that we can trim or convert the video to  MP4 or WMV format. So will say this app is a good option for windows 8 users.

9) SmartGlass

SmartGlass windows app

SmartGlass is a very interesting app for Xbox users. This app lets your phone work with Xbox 360 console. This app enhances the interactivity by making your remote device as a controller and raising the experience to whole new level. There are various things that you can do with this app.

  • Playing, pausing, fast fordward the video that is played through the Xbox 360.
  • Use your phone or tablet keyboard as a keyboard for Xbox.
  • Search full Xbox videos, music and other files through your phone.
  • Message your Xbox friends.
  • And lots more…..

10) MetroTwit

MetroTwit windows 8 app

This app is a Twitter client for Windows it has been there for long time with windows and is even there with windows 8 is quiet a popular app among twitter users. The features of this app includes

  • Track your Twitter feeds with interactive tiles.
  • Pin multiple columns on the homescreen.
  • Simple tweet, reply or retweet.
  • View trending topics.
  • Snap view for quick access to tweets.
  • Search Twitter by keyword or hashtags.

The above mentioned apps were some of the top popular utility apps for windows 8 with the passage of time some of them becomes outdated even some new apps overtake them but its the part of the IT world which makes it alive for ever. The above mentioned utility apps for windows 8 were among the most common apps used by the users but the taste of each and every users keep on changing depending on their background and interests. If you have gone through this article then I would just like to know your opinion and would like you to express yourself to the readers and suggest if you have any other special app that could be really useful to the users.

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- Arsh Kapoor is a writer at Topbulletin. He is also a web developer / designer and SEO consultant. You can contact him at Google+ & Facebook.

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