25 best Windows apps
We scoured the Microsoft Store to find the best apps that will improve the way you use your Windows 10 PC
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Windows 10 has come a long way since its launch in July 2015, and for good reason. Microsoft described it as the first “operating system as a service” that would receive ongoing updates to its features and functionality, with the October 2018 Update extending its install base to over 500 million active devices, or 40 percent of all PCs.
The October 2018 Update brought enhancements like a desktop ‘dark mode’, a new and improved Notes app and a revamped Clipboard. These features generally make life easier when it comes to using Windows, but at some point you’ll probably need to look elsewhere for an app that performs a particular function not covered by Windows 10. And that’s where third-party apps come in. Thanks to the Microsoft Store, additional apps are just a couple of clicks away – and many of them are free to download. Even those that do have a price ask for just a few pounds, which is a far cry from traditional boxed software, and you can be sure of their quality, too, since the Store is a hand-picked collection curated by Microsoft itself
So read on and discover what our top picks are from the Microsoft Store for 2019 and beyond.