Windows 8/8.1: Recommended Store/Metro apps

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Windows 8/8.1: Recommended Store/Metro apps

Postposted on Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:01 pm

Just wanted to create a thread to discuss if anyone has nice app suggestions about Metro/Store apps in Windows 8.
Please keep this discussion to recommended Metro apps only. I know many of you hate Windows 8, but there are many threads where you can vent about that, so please keep on topic.

I use Windows 8.1 on a run-of-the-mill 15.6'' laptop with a non-touch 1366x768 screen. Here are some apps I like:

1) Netflix: I find it it nicer than the browser/silverlight version
2) Nook: I use it to read some DRM-free epubs I have and works very well for that.
3) Songza: Nice for exploring music in a particular genre/mood
4) Tweetium: Very nice twitter client. paid but worth it.
5) Economist: Provides a nice immersive full-screen experience. Useful for subscribers only though.
6) Bing weather
7) CBC news
8 ) Podcasts! for podcast subscription. Slapdash Pro also works ok-ish but experienced app freezes.
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Re: Windows 8/8.1: Recommended Store/Metro apps

Postposted on Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:19 pm

My favorite by far is Zite. I also use and enjoy USA Today. Netflix also makes it on my home page, and might I add 'New on Netflix' to that list to keep you updated on new Netflix releases ?

For audio apps, I use SoundHound and TuneIn Radio. Both are quite popular and receive well earned scores from users.
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Re: Windows 8/8.1: Recommended Store/Metro apps

Postposted on Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:37 pm

Zite does not appear to be available in the Windows Store, perhaps you are talking about Zite for Windows Phone instead?
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