Top 10 Must Have Apps for Windows 10
Windows 10 has several things to brag about, but the success of its application store is not exactly one of them. Nearly a year and a half after its launch, Microsoft’s new star operating system sits on more than 400 million devices and with nearly 700,000 applications available for phones, tablets and computers, the Windows Store seems to have a promising future even if it continues without be as attractive as the Apple and Google stores.
In the case of the desktop it is even more difficult to get good applications designed especially for Windows 10 , which are also a better alternative than the win32 app (those installed with the classic “next, next”). However, there are a handful of tools that take full advantage of the unique style and functions of this version of Windows and that you should consider testing on your PC. Today we recommend a few.
Todoist is one of the best applications for managing today’s to-do lists . It is one of my favorite personal and has an application designed to take advantage of Windows 10 to the maximum. It was recently upgraded with smart features , so it’s a pretty unique app right now.
Todoist is a universal application , that is to say that works on all type of devices, also integrates with the activity center and has an interactive tile that you can anchor to the home menu to take the trail to your pending tasks.
If you’re one of those who think that PowerPoint is old and outdated for most basic needs when it comes to creating a presentation, you’re not the only one. Microsoft itself has created its own alternative, not as a replacement for the Office tool, but as a simpler and more modern option to create beautiful presentations without investing too much time and energy.
Sway is available for the desktop and is completely free . However, having an Office 365 subscription lets you use passwords to keep your sways private.
Plumbago is an application of Microsoft Research. It is designed for devices with touch screens, because it is a digital drawing notebook to write by hand realistically.
If you’ve ever used Paper by 53 on an iPad, Plumbago is the closest thing to this on a Windows 10 device. Try to imitate the ink and paper and it offers you elegant color palettes for your drawings.
The media player favorite of all has its universal application for Windows 10. This version of VLC works with mobile devices, desktop and even Xbox One and Hololens.
Although it does not include all the features of the classic VLC, it has its own functions and unique design. VLC for Windows 10 is a great option for playing music and organizing your library of songs visually attractive.
Hyper is one of the best applications available to watch YouTube videos in a much more pleasant interface than the one offered by the website. Its full-screen mode reminds you of YouTube apps we can use on devices like the Chromecast, Apple TV or video game consoles where the video is the protagonist.
Best of all, Hyper is not just for watching videos but for downloading them , whether it’s just audio as MP3 or video as MP4.
If you’re looking for a minimalist, distraction-free text editor that lets you focus on writing and nothing else, WritePlus is one of the best alternatives available in Windows 10.
It is extremely simple and beautiful, has support for Markdown , you can export your files in PDF or Word formats, and you can also change their appearance between a light and dark theme. The full-screen mode eliminates any hassle in the surroundings and lets you immerse yourself completely in the editor.
Few applications have counted from the beginning with an excellent version for Windows 10, but Flipboard has been fond of their modern app even since the days of Windows 8 and 8.1. It is one of the best ways to read content and find out everything that happens on the web.
Reading your own news sources, Flipboard recommendations, or browsing through the hundreds of available magazines is truly enjoyable from this app.
The popular task list application created by 6 Wunderkinder was purchased by Microsoft not too long ago. Although the possibility exists that it disappears and becomes an integral part of other tools of the company, for now is one of the best apps that you can download in Windows 10.
Wunderlist is simple, nice, easy to use and lets you share to-do lists with friends or colleagues. It is also a universal application and you can use it on your mobile phone, tablet or computer.
If you are looking for an application that allows you to send content via AirPlay to devices like the Chromecast, TubeCast is the best you will find in the Windows Store.
TubeCast lets you broadcast YouTube videos to your Smart TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, DLNA, Xbox One and 360, PS4 and PS3, etc. It is a universal app and works on both mobile and PC.
In short, the best Instagram client for Windows 10 . This application is the best way to view photos of the social network from your PC, it is nice, easy to use and offers something that many believe impossible: the possibility to upload photos to Instagram from the computer.
The only hassle included are ads in the photo feed, but you can pay a small premium fee to get rid of them.
I hope you like this list about must have Windows 10 Apps.