Lets collect the Best Apps of Windows 8!
Windows 8. Not Windows Phone 8.
After buying into the whole 8 inch Windows 8 craze (Asus Vivotab Note 8)...I am looking for kick-ass apps. Apps that are designed well and function well.
I already found very good Apps...so I will start off with some seriously good apps. Hopefully this will help out other first time buyers too!
1) Hyper (App for viewing Youtube) : The best Client to browse Youtube. Its free and above all it has functionality that is beyond everything else.
2) Weave News Reader: Its very clean and uses the tablet proportions well. Very fast too. There are numerous other well done Apps in this categorie (News Bento, Flipboard) but I always preferred Weave.
3) VLC for Windows 8: This one is a rather new addition. Its exactly what you would expect. VLC optimised for Touch. Its in the experimental phase and is at the moment only for x86/x64, but its already taking shape nicely. It's design is optimised and it has the codec support that we all know and love.
4) Foxit Mobile PDF or Adobe Reader Touch for PDF reading. Both are good choices, although I prefer Foxit for no particular reason. It should also be mentioned that Xodo Docs seems to be better alternative to both...although I have not really tried it out extensively.
5) Liberty Book Reader or Bookviser for ePub book reading. Both are good choices and structured sensibly. Both are in my case sometimes a bit unstable. They seem to crash while importing ePubs. Not a big deal though as after importing everything is as smooth and nice as it gets.
6) Cover for reading comics. Well done App for reading comic-specific CBR and CBZ formats.
7) WritePlus for distraction free writing. A very minimalist interface but with support for some essential formatting. I use this app everyday and cannot live without it.
8) File Brick. This is basically a very well done File Explorer. It has stellar support for Cloud services (Skydrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box). Not only this, you can also connect to Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, FLICKR, and Youtube giving you a seamless way to connect to these platforms. I highlighted Flickr because this connection is quite nifty. As Flickr officially does not have an app, this is app I use to view my uploads. There are some 3rd party Flickr apps (Flickrology). That said, Flickrology is exceptionally unstable for me.
9) Great British Chefs or Allrecipes or Allthecooks Recipes or Cookbook. Cooking Apps are something that Tablets excel at and Windows 8 Appstore does not disappoint. These are all stellar Apps which are all well designed. Cookbook is my personal favourite.
Of the top of my head, these are some of the Apps that I really like. There are also some other Apps that I did not mention as they are widely known ( Netflix, All of Microsoft's own Apps, Fresh Paint, Shazam etc.). I also did not mention any games as I personally don't play much on my Tablet. Sometimes I do play Ilomilo Plus, Where's my Water?, Jetpack Joyride. I have not played anything though that gave the pure happiness that I had when I first played Tiny Wings :-)
Thats it. I am looking forward for your findings and apps you like.