Windows Store Apps

If you’ve downloaded Windows 8.1, you’ll notice the Windows Store is now pinned to your start screen. If you’re not familiar with Windows Store, it’s a virtual store with thousands of apps available to download.

Below we’ve created a guide to some of the most popular apps available from the Windows Store.


Facebook logoFacebook – This custom-made app for the new Windows makes connecting and sharing with friends on Facebook easier and more fun than ever!


  • Your friends are always at your side with Snap View, even when you’re using other apps
  • Get updates in Live Tiles on your Start screen
  • Chat and have group conversations
  • Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts
  • Share updates and photos

TwitterTwitter – This exclusive app from Windows and Twitter combines cool features from both. This means you can get the latest updates from friends and celebrities, all while using your favourite apps.


  • Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.
  • Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and behind-the-scenes perspectives.
  • Express yourself with photos, videos and comments

Download Twitter from Windows Store Size: 3.0MB


FreshPaintFresh Paint – Are you the world’s next great artist? With Fresh Paint, you’ll mix and blend art styles and paint textures to create digital masterpieces all on your own. That includes oil, watercolours, pencils and all the tools you need to paint.


  • New watercolours, pencils and brush types.
  • New – get a custom framed canvas print of your masterpiece in a few easy steps.
  • Turn your photos into paintings.
  • Available activity packs and colouring pages will entertain budding artists.
  • Blend and mix paints to get just the colour you want.
  • Choose from different brushes and change your brush size.

Download Fresh Paint from Windows Store Size: 102.3MB

YoutubeHyper for YouTube – Hyper for YouTube is a clean, fully featured YouTube application and downloader.


  • Create and save Playlists.
  • Download videos as MP3 or MP4.
  • Type to search from any screen in the app.
  • Customize the app to your liking.
  • Supports multiple YouTube user accounts.
  • Uninterrupted background playback.

 Download Hyper for Youtube from Windows Store


XboxHalo: Spartan Assault – Battle your way through 30 action-packed missions. Earn Xbox achievements, complete mission and weekly challenges, unlock new customizations for your Halo 4 career, and compete against your friends for the top scores in the leader boards.


  • Epic campaign featuring 30 action packed levels with a brand new Halo story set just before the events of Halo 4.
  • Command many of your favorite Halo weapons, vehicles, and armor abilities, and customize your Spartan to create the perfect Spartan warrior.
  • Controls built for action and simplicity with virtual joysticks for touch. Game also supports keyboard/mouse and USB Xbox controller support.
  • Earn XP and unlock Emblems to enhance your Spartan Career in Halo 4.

Download Halo: Spartan Assault from Windows Store Size: 1,077.9MB



8Tracks8tracks – Free to download and listen, this great app provides music for any taste, time and place. Whether you like deep house, indie, jazz, rock or punk, 8 tracks has it all.


  • Remember and resume your favourite mixes and tracks across all devices.
  • Pin your favourite music to the start screen for quick access.
  • Follow your favourite DJs and keep up to date on their latest creations.
  • Refreshed for Windows 8.1.

Download 8tracks from Windows Store Size: 0.8MB


toolboxToolbox for Windows 8 -  With Toolbox, you can view and interact with up to 6 different tools at once, giving you the power and flexibility to customize your workspace for maximum productivity.


  • View and interact with up to 6 different tools at one time.
  • Customize your workspace to maximize your productivity.
  • Dock Toolbox into Snap View to compliment your primary application with all 12 tools at your fingertips.
  • Save your favorite layout and customizations into Toolsets to be quickled recalled upon when needed.
  • 15 tools with more coming soon.

Download Toolbox for Windows 8 from Windows Store

Remote DesktopRemote Desktop – With the Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere.


  • See all your remote connections in the home screen and open them with a single touch.
  • Access and manage work resources published via RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.
  • Connect to multiple remote desktops at the same time. Keep an eye on different sessions while you multitask.
  • Navigate applications in your remote session easily using the touch keyboard, the Touch Pointer, Rotation and Zoom.
  • Customise settings for all remote connections at once or individually.

 Download Remote Desktop from Windows Store Size: 0.3MB

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