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Best Windows 8 apps: Windows 8 app group test

The five best Windows apps you can install

The best Windows 8 apps. 5 great Windows apps from the Windows store reviewed.

5. join.me for Windows 8

  • Reviewed on: 3 August 12
  • RRP: FREE
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

join.me for Windows 8 is a Metro-style app for Windows PC, laptop and tablet that offers a simple interface into the already excellent join.me screen-sharing tool. Recommended.

4. Tweetro for Windows 8

  • Reviewed on: 4 July 12
  • RRP: FREE
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

It's pretty simple, and there's nothing outstanding function wise, but Tweetro for Windows 8 is a good-looking and slick Twitter app for Windows 8 that shows off some of the best aspects of the Metro interface.

3. Docstoc

  • Reviewed on: 7 June 12
  • RRP: FREE
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

If you run a small business and are looking for genuine advice from people who have experienced many of the issues you're facing or are acknowledged as industry leaders, then Docstoc is well worth a look.

2. Fresh Paint for Windows 8

  • Reviewed on: 5 July 12
  • RRP: FREE
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

If you have a tablet that runs Windows 8, give Fresh Paint a try. It's a fun app that can be used to create cool and interesting artwork. And it's free.

1. Livedrive

  • Reviewed on: 4 January 13
  • RRP: £9.95-£14.95 per month
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Livedrive is now offering a native Windows 8 app for its online backup and file sharing service. The service is pricey, but offers capacity far beyond that of the competition.

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