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

1. Livedrive

Livedrive
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  • Reviewed on: 4 January 13
  • RRP: £9.95-£14.95 per month

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.

Read our Livedrive review.

2. Fresh Paint for Windows 8

Fresh Paint for Windows 8
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  • Reviewed on: 5 July 12
  • RRP: FREE

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.

Read our Fresh Paint for Windows 8 review.

3. Docstoc

Docstoc
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  • Reviewed on: 7 June 12
  • RRP: FREE

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.

Read our Docstoc review.

4. Tweetro for Windows 8

Tweetro for Windows 8
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  • Reviewed on: 4 July 12
  • RRP: FREE

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.

Read our Tweetro for Windows 8 review.

5. join.me for Windows 8

join.me for Windows 8
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  • Reviewed on: 3 August 12
  • RRP: FREE

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.

Read our join.me for Windows 8 review.