Ten Best Windows 10 Apps You Should Have
There are multiple ways you can enhance the Windows 10 operating system's features. One of the safest ways is to install apps from the official Microsoft Store. Microsoft introduced app store as a Windows Store in Windows 8. Later it merged the marketplace, Xbox stuffs and phone stuffs and renamed the Windows Store as Microsoft Store. Similar to apps on the Play Store for Android devices Windows 10 developers have made many apps compatible on Windows 10 systems.
Microsoft Store is packed with great apps. However, it has whooping 700K+ apps to choose from. In this article we will explain handpicked ten best Windows 10 apps in Microsoft Store for you to install and try out.
|#2||Adobe Photo Express||Video & photo|
|#3||VLC||Video & photo|
|#7||Dashlane - Password Manager||Productivity|
|#9||Total PC Cleaner||Productivity|
Category - Entertainment
Netflix is the easiest way to enjoy the online media entertainment. Now you can access the Netflix Windows 10 app and enjoy the movies and TV shows on 4K Ultra HD view.
- Netflix app has good controls that look great on a home theater PC, a second monitor and even when projected.
- You can easily use keyboard media controls to navigate the app controls. This makes it easier to pause, skip ahead, or turns down the volume in the middle of a running program on Netflix.
- Watch even without internet while on the go.
- Create up to 5 profiles to cover all your family members and get one month free trial before going for upgrade.
2. Adobe Photoshop Express
Category – Photo & video
Images are everywhere on the web and Adobe Photoshop Express app makes it easy to edit and share from your fingertips. You can open pictures from your PC, edit with the app and share instantly with Facebook. It is a reduced version of the powerful Adobe Photoshop image editor. However, it is just as powerful and has all the functionalities. It lets you crop, fade, blur, auto fix your photos with just a few taps and slides of a finger or mouse without compromising on quality.
Category – Photo & video
If you are one of the old Windows guys then you will sure love VLC media player. It is an open source media player that supports almost all video formats available on Microsoft devices. However, the Windows 10 app is a limited version and you need to install the desktop app for enjoying the complete features.
4. Dropbox for Windows 10 in S mode, Xbox, HoloLens
Dropbox app allows you to share bigger files seamlessly. You can share the file to anyone even they don’t have a Dropbox account. Also the shared files on the app will not consume space on your device. This helps to save storage on your device while keeping the files in the cloud server.
Category - Productivity
Managing daily tasks with a to-do list a tough task for Windows 10 users. You can use the Calendar or Email apps, however it is not so convenient. Wunderlist is a great organizing app for Windows 10 users. This is similar to Notes app in macOS that allows you to create, share and access your entire list.
- Create to-do list and access across all your devices.
- Share with your family and colleagues and delegate the tasks.
- Start discussing your list with relevant colleagues.
- Attach PPT, PDF and images to your list.
- Organize home and office works in separate folders and set reminders to follow up the tasks to avoid missing timelines.
Category - Social
Skype is the popular chatting app from Microsoft available across platforms on mobile devices, PCs and Macs. The official desktop app for Windows 10 allows you to share up to 300MB file size, opt-in for translation, and share your screen.
7. Dashlane - Password Manager
Category – Productivity
It is the perfect app for storing passwords and browser internet safely. Dashlane is the extension app for Microsoft Edge browser. It remains one of the most popular password managers thanks to its simple setup process and easy-to-use design. Dashlane stores the passwords in secure vault and retrieve when required to login on Edge browser.
8. WhatsApp Desktop
Category - Social
The Windows 10 clean desktop version of WhatsApp makes it easy to carry on multiple, detailed chats at the same time. It also offers complete syncing so you can pick up conversations on any other device as needed.
9. Total PC Cleaner - Free Disk Space Clean Up, Optimize Memory & Windows System
Housekeeping is one of the continuous tasks you need to do in order to ensure smooth working of your PC. Windows 10 offers some built-in tools for keeping your computer clean. However, you can use apps like Total PC Cleaner that gives you several tools for housekeeping. It resembles the use of Dr. Cleaner app on macOS and allows clearing caches of apps, system, mail, Office and browser. It also helps cleaning downloads and large files and making sure your computer stays speedy and free of unused junk files.
10. Spotify Music
Category - Music
All the above apps are from productivty and social categories. However, Spotify Music as the name indicates is a special app for music lovers. It is a best app for streaming and playing your favorite songs and discovering new playlists on Windows 10. You can instantly search and play any songs from album, artist and playlist. The basic app is for free and you can subscribe to 30 days free trail premium version for trying out.
Wrapping it up
Finding a useful app is really difficult task in bigger stores like Apple App Store and Microsoft Windows Store. However, we strongly recommend you to try the official Microsoft Store apps instead of browser extensions of downloading from third part developer’s sites.