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Best Windows 10 Apps

Here is a massive list of the best Windows 10 Apps available in the Windows App Store. We put together this collection of Windows 10 apps to help users get started with using the new operating system. The list features touch friendly apps that can be used on your Microsoft Surface Pro and other Windows Tablets. This list is sure to contain many apps you already use. Hopefully the list also contains some Windows 10 apps you may have missed.

All apps listed should be compatible with Windows 10. Leave us a comment if you find an app that doesn’t work. Most apps will also be compatible with Widows 8.1.

If you are looking for Windows RT Apps, you can find some here.

This list will be continuously updated. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it often to see the latest reviews and updates.

To make it easier to find a particular app, we have organized the list into categories. You can click the links below to jump to a particular category, or you can simple browser the entire list.

Games | Social Media Apps | Photos and Images

Music and Video | Business and Productivity | Utilities

Food and Drink Apps | Health and Fitness Apps

News Apps | Best Windows RT Apps

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Must Have Windows 10 Apps (2015)

Here’s a good list of Windows 10 apps for new users to get started with:

Facebook

Facebook App for Windows 10

Facebook: Considering that Facebook is the number one social media site on the planet, it’s a given that the Facebook app is a must have. Download your copy today!

Twitter

Twitter App for Windows 10

Twitter: Twitter is great for getting real-time global news and reactions. It’s also a great source for pictures, video, ideas, and conversations.  The Twitter app supports multiple users, Twitter lists and more.

InstaPic

InstaPic App for Windows 10

InstaPic: Instapic is a fully featured Instagram client for Windows 10. It allows you to upload pictures and edit photos, as well as follow users and comment on postings.

Pinterest Explorer 2015

Pinterest Explorer App for Windows 10

Pinterest Explorer 2015: Access your Pinterest account with the Windows 10 Pinterest Explorer app. Use it to search and browse content and add pins to your boards.

Netflix

Netflix App for Windows 10

Netflix: Netflix is the world’s leading video streaming subscription service. The free Netflix app allows you to stream movies and TV shows directly to your Windows 10 compatible device.

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop App for Windows 10

Remote Desktop: Connect to any remote PC on your home or work network, and access your resources from almost anywhere.

Skype

Skype App for Windows 10

Skype: Skype is one of the leading video chat platforms available, allowing you to stay connected to coworkers, families, and friends. The Skype App is definitely a must have app for Windows 10.

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint App for Windows 10

Fresh Paint: Fresh Paint allows you to embrace your artistic side, providing you with cool tools to quickly create awesome works of art. This is definitely a must have app for Windows tablets.

Flixster

Flixster App for Windows 10

Flixster: Flixster is a great app for finding theaters, show times, movie trailers, and movie reviews. This is definitely a must have app for any movie buff.

Allrecipes

Allrecipes App for Windows 10

Allrecipes: Allrecipes is a great app for discovering recipes. It features photos, ratings, and reviews to help you select which recipes you will be using for your next meal.

Wallpaper for Windows

Wallpaper for Windows App for Windows 10

Wallpaper for Windows: Get access to many great high definition Windows wallpapers for your desktop, lock screen, and avatars.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8 Airborne for Windows 10

Asphalt 8: Airborne: This awesome racer features multiple player support, customizable cars, and fast and furious action. Download your free copy today!

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Despicable Me - Minion Rush Game for Windows 10

Despicable Me: Minion Rush: Enjoy all the fun and antics of the lovable Minions in this great game, featuring hundreds of missions, iconic locations, and fun game play.

Kindle App for Windows 10

Kindle App for Windows 10

Kindle App for Windows 10: Get access to millions of Amazon books and read them directly on your desktop PC or Microsoft Surface Windows Tablet. No Kindle device necessary.

MegaTube for YouTube Player & Downloader

Meatube Youtube App for Windows 10

MegaTube for YouTube Player & Downloader: Until Google provides a native Windows 10 app, we are left with and ongoing search for good alternatives. Megatube is one of the best I’ve tested so far.

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Best Windows 10 Games (Free)

Here are some great Windows 10 Games. Game reviews are coming soon!

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8 Airborne for Windows 10

Asphalt 8: Airborne: This awesome racer features multiple player support, customizable cars, and fast and furious action. Download your free copy today!

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Despicable Me - Minion Rush Game for Windows 10

Despicable Me: Minion Rush: Enjoy all the fun and antics of the lovable Minions in this great game, featuring hundreds of missions, iconic locations, and fun game play.

Crossy Road

Crossy Road Game for Windows 10

Crossy Road: Join over 50 MILLION players worldwide and experience Crossy Road’s simply, yet fun and innovative game play.

Jewel Star

Jewel Star Game for Windows 10

Jewel Star: If you like candy crush, bejeweled, frozen free fall, jewels, jewels3, bejeweled blitz, bubble star, bubble pop, bubble breaker, or any other match-3 style game, you will love Jewel Star.

FIFA 15: Ultimate Team

FIFA 15 - Ultimate Team Game for Windows 10

FIFA 15: Ultimate Team: FIFA 15: UT features over 10,000 players from over 500 licensed teams, plus over 40 real leagues and stadiums. Create real world match ups with the best players in the world.

Wordament

Wordament Game for Windows 10

Wordament: Wordament is a real-time, continuous word tournament. You can play against one person or play against thousands of players at once.

Age Of Empires: Castle Siege

Age Of Empires - Castle Siege Game for Windows 10

Age Of Empires: Castle Siege: Age of Empires: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus.

Cut the Rope 2

Cut the Rope 2 Game for Windows 10

Cut the Rope 2: Cut the Rope 2 brings fresh challenges and unanticipated obstacles to the candy crunching, physics-based phenomenon that has delighted millions of players around the world!

3D Chess Game

3D Chess Game for Windows 10

3D Chess Game: Enjoy the game of chess in this beautifully rendered 3D app! Play against the computer, another person, or watch the computer play itself.

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Windows 10 Social Media Apps

Stay connected and download the best Windows 10 Social Media apps available.

Facebook

Facebook App for Windows 10

Facebook: Considering that Facebook is the number one social media site on the planet, it’s a given that the Facebook app is a must have. Download your copy today!

Twitter

Twitter App for Windows 10

Twitter: Twitter is great for getting real-time global news and reactions. It’s also a great source for pictures, video, ideas, and conversations.  The Twitter app supports multiple users, Twitter lists and more.

Tweetro

Tweetro App for Windows 10

Tweetro: Check out this premium Twitter client that features multiple account support, real time tweet streaming, and custom views.

InstaPic

InstaPic App for Windows 10

InstaPic: Instapic is a fully featured Instagram client for Windows 10. It allows you to upload pictures and edit photos, as well as follow users and comment on postings.

Pinterest Explorer 2015

Pinterest Explorer App for Windows 10

Pinterest Explorer 2015: Access your Pinterest account with the Windows 10 Pinterest Explorer app. Use it to search and browse content and add pins to your boards.

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon App for Windows 10

StumbleUpon: Discover and share awesome web pages, photos, and videos using the native Windows 10 StumbleUpon app.

RedditToGo

RedditToGo App for Windows 10

RedditToGo: Access Reddit.com with one of the most popular Windows 10 compatible Reddit clients available.

Skype

Skype App for Windows 10

Skype: Skype is one of the leading video chat platforms available, allowing you to stay connected to coworkers, families, and friends. The Skype App is definitely a must have app for Windows 10.

Viber

Viber App for Windows 10

Viber: Make free voice calls and send text, photo, and video messages with this great alternative to Skype. Viber features HD voice calls, syncing between devices, and Windows snap feature.

IM+ Instant Messenger

IM Plus Instant Messenger App for Windows 10

IM+ Instant Messenger: Check out one of the best known and most popular all-in-one messaging app. IM+ supports most, if not all of the top messaging platforms.

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Windows 10 Photo Apps and Media Editing Apps

Create, edit, and enhance your photos and audio/video clips with these Windows 10 Photo Apps and Media Editing Apps.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 10

Adobe Photoshop Express: Enjoy on-to-go photo editing with this lite Windows Tablet edition of the ever popular Adobe Photoshop app.

Fresh Paint

Fresh Paint App for Windows 10

Fresh Paint: Fresh Paint allows you to embrace your artistic side, providing you with cool tools to quickly create awesome works of art. This is definitely a must have app for Windows tablets.

Fotor

Fotor App for Windows 10

Fotor: Check out of the best photo editing apps available for Windows 10, featuring one tap enhance, powerful editing tools, and effects.

Fhotoroom

Fhotoroom App for Windows 10

Fhotoroom: Another great photo editing app for Windows 10, Fhotoroom features 90+ editing tools, lens correction, HDR, and the ability to share photos to the top social media networks.

Phototastic Collage

Phototastic Collage app for Windows 10

Phototastic Collage: Create beautiful collages with over 100 available templates. Add photo frames, masks, text, and stickers to your photos.

PicSketch

PicSketch App for Windows 10

PicSketch: Convert your photos to beautiful pencil drawings choosing from different available sketch styles, and 20 free effects.

Music Maker Jam

Music Maker Jam App for Windows 10

Music Maker Jam: Create your own music using this fun and easy to use app. It features professionally produced loops, real time effects, and support for up to 8 different tracks.

PhotoFunia

PhotoFunia App for Windows 10

PhotoFunia: PhotoFunia is a cloud-based photo editing tool featuring face recognition tagging, over 300 cool photo effects, and the ability to create montages.

KVADPhoto

KVADPhoto Plus App for Windows 10

KVADPhoto+: This is a powerful image processing app for all skill levels, featuring 150 plus unique filters, 200 plus special effects, and a variety of templates and tools.

Photo Editor

Photo Editor App for Windows 10

Photo Editor: This is another powerful, fast, and fun photo editor Windows 10 app. It features one tap enhance, several cosmetic tools, and a variety of photo effects.

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Windows 10 Music Apps and Video Apps

Discover, stream, and enjoy all types of media with these top Windows Apps.

Netflix

Netflix App for Windows 10

Netflix: Netflix is the world’s leading video streaming subscription service. The free Netflix app allows you to stream movies and TV shows directly to your Windows 10 compatible device.

Hulu Plus

Hulu Plus App for Windows 10

Hulu Plus: Access thousands of hit TV shows including current season episodes. Pin favorite shows for instant access. A subscription is require but you can try it out for free.

MegaTube for YouTube Player & Downloader

MegaTube Youtube App for Windows 10

MegaTube for YouTube Player & Downloader: Until Google provides a native Windows 10 app, we are left with and ongoing search for good alternatives. Megatube is one of the best I’ve tested so far.

VLC for Windows 8

VLC App for Windows 10

VLC for Windows 8: VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols.

Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio App for Windows 10

Slacker Radio: One of the most complete music services available, Slacker gives users anytime, anywhere access to the world’s best music and entertainment.

Plex

Plex App for Windows 10

Plex: Plex organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens. See http://www.plex.tv for more details.

Radio.com

Radio App for Windows 10

Radio.com: Stream your favorite radio stations anywhere you go with the Radio.com Windows app. Radio.com features nearly 300 live broadcast, HD and digital-only stations from CBS Radio.

VEVO

VEVO App for Windows 10

VEVO: Vevo offers the largest collection of premium official music videos. Start watching your favorite music videos and catch daily video premieres by downloading Vevo for Windows today.

iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio App for Windows 10

iHeartRadio: Listen to thousands of real radio stations, create your own stations, and enjoy the best music, news, talk, and sports radio channels available.

Shazam

Shazam App for Windows 10

Shazam: Shazam is the quickest and easiest way to discover more about music, TV and ads. Hold your phone up to the music or TV to identify a track, buy it, share it, watch the video, get the lyrics and more!

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Business and Productivity

Get organized and efficient with these awesome business and productivity apps.

OneNote

OneNote App for Windows 10

OneNote: Digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything across your devices including meeting notes, web clippings, to-do lists, drawings, and sketches.

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop App for Windows 10

Remote Desktop: Connect to any remote PC on your home or work network, and access your resources from almost anywhere.

Evernote Touch

Evernote Touch for Windows 10

Evernote Touch: One of the most popular tools for organizing and storing notes and media. Features include multiple device syncing and easy to use search capabilities.

Dropbox

DropBox app for Windows 10

Dropbox: Access your DropBox account with this native Windows 10 app. Features include the ability to upload, download, browse, view, edit, and share your files.

Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks

Wunderlist To-Do List and Tasks App for Windows 10

Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks: Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life.

Xodo PDF Reader & Editor

Xodo PDF Reader & Editor for Windows 10

Xodo PDF Reader & Editor: Convert, create, view, and edit PDF files with one of the most popular Adobe Acrobat alternatives available for Windows 10.

Sticky Notes 8

Sticky Notes 8 App for Windows 10

Sticky Notes 8: With “Sticky Notes 8″ you can write many notes as “post-it” and view them quickly on smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Code Writer

Code Writer App for Windows 10

Code Writer: Free text and code editor featuring syntax highlighting that updates as you edit documents. Supports over 20 file types. A tabbed interface allows you to quickly switching between open documents.

TeamViewer Touch

TeamViewer Touch App for Windows 10

TeamViewer Touch: Access and control remote computers via your TeamViewer account using this native app for Windows 10 tablets.

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Windows 10 Utilities

Get the most out of your PC, laptop, or tablet with these top rated Windows 10 utilities.

Wallpaper for Windows

Wallpaper for Windows App for Windows 10

Wallpaper for Windows: Get access to many great high definition Windows wallpapers for your desktop, lock screen, and avatars.

Metro Commander Pro

Metro Commander Pro App for Windows 10

Metro Commander Pro: Many files on your Windows 10 tablet using this easy to use, Modern Windows UI based interface.

8 Zip

8 Zip App for Windows 10

8 Zip: Open existing compressed files as well as create your own new archive files using this native Windows 10 app.

PC Benchmark

PC Benchmark App for Windows 10 and Windows RT

PC Benchmark: Easy to use benchmarking and performance testing app, compatible with both Windows 10 and Windows RT.

3DMark

3DMark for Windows 10

3DMark: Benchmark your Windows tablet or mobile device with 3DMark, the world’s most popular performance test.

Network Speed Test

Network Speed Test App for Windows 10

Network Speed Test: Network Speed Test measures your network delay, download speed and upload speed.

Calculator X8

Calculator X8 App for Windows 10

Calculator X8: Awesome, feature rich calculator app for Windows 10, featuring three different themes, basic and scientific modes, and optimized for desktops and Windows tablets.

Type Speed

Type Speed App for Windows 10

Type Speed: A simple but effective and fun app for testing your typing speed.

Windows Voice Recorder

Windows Voice Recorder App for Windows 10

Windows Voice Recorder: Record sounds, lectures, interviews, and other events. Mark key moments as you record, edit, or play them back.

IP Cameras Online

IP Cameras Online App for Windows 10

IP Cameras Online: Watch video from webcams around the world, view your own webcams, plus browse and rate webcam feeds.

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Windows 10 Food and Drink Apps

Discover great recipes and cooking ideas with these top rated food and drink apps.

Allrecipes

Allrecipes App for Windows 10

Allrecipes: Allrecipes is a great app for discovering recipes. It features photos, ratings, and reviews to help you select which recipes you will be using for your next meal.

Allrecipes Video Cookbook

Allrecipes Video Cookbook Windows 10 App

Allrecipes Video Cookbook: A great companion to the Allrecipes app, featuring awesome videos and great recipes.

Allthecooks Recipes

Allthecooks Recipes Windows 10 App

Allthecooks Recipes: Join a vibrant community of cooks and access over 150k recipes. Submit your own recipes or find recipes by category or by ingredients.

Cocktail Flow

Cocktail Flow App for Windows 10

Cocktail Flow: Browse, find and discover cocktails with a continuously growing collection of drinks. The application features beautifully presented recipes and identifies cocktails that can be made from ingredients in your bar.

OpenTable

OpenTable App for Windows 10

OpenTable: OpenTable allows you to book reservations at thousands of restaurants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Members can earn points towards free meals at participating restaurants.

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Windows 10 Health and Fitness Apps

Get healthy and stay in shape with these awesome health and fitness apps.

Daily Workouts

Daily Workouts App for Windows 10

Daily Workouts: Enjoy quick daily workout routines designed for both men and women. The app features over 170 free exercises, custom routines, and video demonstrations.

Gym Guide

Gym Guide App for Windows 10

Gym Guide: Get access to over 800 exercises, high quality images, and video demonstrations with this great health and fitness app

Simply Yoga

Simply Yoga App for Windows 10

Simply Yoga: Simply Yoga is your own personal instructor. The app contains three free predefined yoga routines (20, 40, and 60 minutes long) that step you through each pose.

5 Minute Home Workouts

5 Minute Home Workouts App for Windows 10

5 Minute Home Workouts: See quick and easy to follow workouts you can do at home. Features include 3D animations, 12 different sessions and 42 different exercises.

Smoothie Video Recipes

Smoothie Video Recipes App for Windows 10

Smoothie Video Recipes: Get quick access to a list of great smoothie recipes with this great app. It features over 150 recipes and videos.

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Windows 10 News Apps

Stay up to day on the latest news and sports information with one of these Windows 10 apps.

Flipboard

Flipboard App for Windows 10

Flipboard: Flipboard is your personal magazine. It is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, read stories from around the world and browse the articles, videos and photos friends are sharing.

CNN App for Windows

CNN App for Windows 10

CNN App for Windows: Get breaking news, up-to-the-minute reporting, and exclusive video from one of the world’s leaders in news.

Associated Press

Associated Press for Windows 10

Associated Press: The Associated Press Windows 10 app is the most accurate and comprehensive news app for local and global news.

USA Today

USA TODAY App for Windows

USA Today: Get the latest news stories, photos, videos, scores, and weather from the USA TODAY Windows 10 App. Staying informed has never been this quick, easy, or enjoyable.

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel App for Windows 10

The Weather Channel: The Weather Channel app offers the best radar maps, local forecasts, & weather news available. With our app and live tiles, you can enjoy the best day possible with the best forecast available.

28 Top Windows RT Apps List for Microsoft Surface Tablets

As you may know, Windows RT support will be limited going forward. If you are still looking for a list of Windows RT apps, check out this list.

What are your favorite Windows 10 Apps?

Know of any top apps or hidden gems that should be added to the list? Share them in the comments section below.

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