While the number of available Windows RT apps is small compared to other platforms, many apps are being added all the time. They are already many big name apps available on the platform, including Netflix, Skype, and Angry Birds. Many apps are being added to the Windows Store everyday. Want to install some great apps on your Microsoft Surface RT or other Windows RT Tablet? For your convenience, I have compiled a list of my top Windows RT apps for new tablet owners. I think all Windows RT users should have these apps in their software library. Check out the list of apps below:
Top Windows RT Apps for new Microsoft Surface Owners
Netflix (Free): Sure to make every top Windows RT Apps list, Netflix is an obvious choice for everyone that has a Netflix subscription. Netflix has a large library of movies, TV shows and more that can be viewed on your Windows table. While the subscription incurs a monthly fee, this app is totally free.
iHeartRadio (Free): iHeartRadio is a free radio app that features more than 1,500 live radio stations. The app also allows you to create commercial free music stations based on the artists you select. One feature I like is that it can show radio stations that are near me, which means I don’t have to search for them myself.
Youtube+ (Paid): If you use Youtube a lot (or at all!), this is a must have Windows RT app. It has a great interface for browsing and finding videos. On the down side, the app will cost you a couple of bucks. It’s worth it though.
Skype (Free): Skype is a nice video chat tool and a staple of any good apps list. On your Windows RT device, Skype is always on so you can always receive calls and instant messages. Use it to stay connected to family and friends from around the world for free.
Allrecipes Video Cookbook (Free): I’ve been a user of Allrecipes.com for years and was thrilled to discover there was a Windows RT app available. Recipes are well organized and easy to find. The app provides tons of recipes that are accompanied by videos. Please note that an internet connection is required to use this app.
Fresh Paint (Free): Fresh Paint is a great app for embracing your artistic side. It’s a paint program that allows you to create your own personal works of art using the touch screen and/or a track pad (if you have a keyboard). While the app is free to install and use, beware of the fee based add-ons.
Jetpack Joyride (Free): In this game your character uses a jetpack to fly through a maze of obstacles, while collecting coins, upgraded vehicles, and powerups. This game is easy to learn, fun to play, and a bit addictive. Best of all, it’s free!
Remote Desktop (Free): Want the power of your desktop while using your Windows RT tablet? Use the Remote Desktop app to remotely control your PC and use applications that are not available for Windows RT. This app is great for when you want to access you desktop from anywhere in the house.
Google Search (Free): If you like Google search and Google apps, be sure to install the Google Search app for Windows RT. Features include the standard search box, voice search which works great, image search, instant preview mode, and a Google Apps page.
Your Favorite Apps?
What are your favorite Windows RT apps? Do you have a good Windows RT apps list you would like to share? Please share them in the comments section below.
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