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.

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