Put Windows 8 tablets to work: 7 new apps you should install now

by Ray Aguilera

October 24 2012

With the Windows 8 launch just around the corner, there are lots of great business apps coming down the pipeline. Here are seven of the best business apps for Win 8 available right now.

Ray Aguilera is a freelance writer and editor in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1 MetroTwit
    Slide 1

    True to its name, MetroTwit (Free) embraces the new look of Windows 8, with your Twitter feed displaying in a grid format. You can easily swap between your Timeline, Mentions, Direct Messages, and any seaches you save in MetroTwit's preferences. We also like the ability to pin a second view alongside your main column, which is useful for tracking trending news (or keeping an eye on your hometown team's playoff progress).

  • 2 Quick Note
    Slide 2

    For capturing ideas and notes as they happen, speed usually trumps bells and whistles. Quick Note (Free) is a no-nonsense repository for whatever information you need to jot down. New notes are just a tap away, and the grid view lets you quickly scroll through previews of all your saved notes.

  • 3 OneNote MX
    Slide 3

    For managing more complex data, Microsoft's OneNote MX (Free) works with text, images, lists, tables and more. It's integrated with your Microsoft account, so your notes stay synced between One Note installations on multiple devices. OneNote works well via a touch interface, and organizing data into seperate notebooks and sections lets you keep everything you need at your fingertips.

  • 4 Box
    Slide 4

    Whether you're looking for online file storage, sharing tools, or access from multiple devices, Box has your business covered. The Win 8 version of the app (Free) lets you move files to and from your Box account, and edit them in their native apps on your machine. Add collaborators, comment on files, and more. You can even pin Box documents to your Windows 8 start page for easy access.

  • 5 Captain Dash
    Slide 5

    Analytics usually aren't the most exciting thing to look at, but Captain Dash (Free) aims to change that. This app lets you quickly gather crucial business intelligence, presenting data in a series of great-looking charts and graphs. Use Captain Dash to track your Google Analytics and Twitter trends, or use the app to keep track of Salesforce data and email marketing campaigns.

  • 6 Newsy
    Slide 6

    Newsy (Free) bills itself as a news analyzer, not an aggregator. The app offers short video segments on breaking news and hot topics, so that you can quickly get up to speed on what's happening. Even better, Newsy offers links to original sources alongside their videos, which take you to relevant articles in your web browser.

  • 7 Evernote
    Slide 7

    If you rely on Evernote to collect links, ideas, notes, and articles online, the Windows 8 app (Free) should be one of your first stops in the app store. Browse and search your existing notebooks, or add new links, text and images with Evernote's simple touch controls.


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  • Princyxavier
    1 year 3 months ago

    Checked the new tablet apps.Looks not that much useful and interesting app.Even windows mobile phone has more interesting apps than tablet.

  • Kristin
    2 years 3 weeks ago

    I want to add another Must have app in the Windows store, it's the presentation tool SlideIdea which enable you to make presentations using touch. It also helps you as a presenter to interact with the audience through the use of Smartphones. Let them participate in Polls & send Messages, share business cards and view the slides in your own phone. Interesting? Check out the free trial here: http://slideidea.com/company/store

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