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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5316-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5316-8

Windows 8 and 8.1 are all about the new Modern interface and new full-screen Modern apps. There are more than 60,000 Modern apps in the Windows Store--so how do you find the ones that are best for you?

Here’s where to start: Top 100 Windows 8.1 Apps, by Michael Miller. As the title implies, this book points out the top 100 Modern Windows apps in ten different categories, from games to social media to sports to travel. Use this book to go right to the best apps in every category--and discover another couple of hundred “honorable mentions” worth considering, too!

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Table of Contents

Introduction    1

Understanding Windows 8.1 Apps    1

How to Find New Apps    2

How This Book Is Organized    2

How I Picked the Apps    2

Keeping Up to Date    3

1  Getting to Know Windows 8.1 Apps and the Windows Store    4

Finding Apps on Your System    4

Browsing for Apps on the Start Screen    4

Browsing All Your Apps on the Apps Screen    4

Searching for Apps    6

Working with Modern Apps    7

Viewing and Configuring App Options    7

Snapping Open Apps    8

Closing an Open App    9

Examining Windows 8.1’s Built-In Apps    9

Shopping for New Apps in the Windows Store    10

Opening the Windows Store    11

Browsing the Windows Store    12

Searching the Windows Store    13

Downloading an App    13

Pinning New Apps to the Start Screen    13

Updating Your Apps    14

2  Games    15

Best Kids’ Game    15

Where’s My Perry?    15

Honorable Mentions    16

Best Kids’ Action Game    17

Angry Birds Star Wars    17

Honorable Mentions    18

Best Kids’ Painting Game    19

Fresh Paint    19

Honorable Mentions    20

Best Puzzle Game    21

Flow Free    21

Honorable Mentions    22

Best Matching Game    23

Bejeweled LIVE    23

Honorable Mention    24

Best Word Game    25

WordGap    25

Honorable Mentions    26

Best Card Game    27

Microsoft Solitaire Collection    27

Honorable Mentions    28

Best Casino Game    29

Slots    29

Honorable Mentions    30

Best Arcade Game    31

Pinball FX2    31

Honorable Mentions    32

Best Chess Game    33

The Chess Lv.100    33

Honorable Mentions    34

Best Role Playing Game    35

Skulls of the Shogun    35

Honorable Mentions    36

Best RPG Action Game    37

SoulCraft    37

Honorable Mentions    38

Best Shooter Game    39

Halo: Spartan Assault    40

Honorable Mentions    40

Best Racing Game    41

Asphalt 7: Heat    42

Honorable Mentions    42

3  Social Apps    44

Best Social Aggregation App    44

People    44

Honorable Mention    45

Best Facebook App    46

Facebook (Official App)    46

Honorable Mentions    47

Best Facebook Utility    48

Share Photo to Facebook    49

Honorable Mention    49

Best Twitter App    50

Twitter (Official App)    50

Honorable Mentions    51

Best LinkedIn App    52

LinkedIn HD    52

Honorable Mention    53

Best Tumblr App    54

Tumblr HD    54

Honorable Mention    55

Best Chat/Messaging App    55

Skype (Official App)    55

Honorable Mentions    56

Best Texting App    57

TextNow    57

Honorable Mention    58

4  Entertainment Apps    60

Best TV & Movies App    60

Netflix    60

Honorable Mentions    61

Best Movie Finder App    62

Flixster    63

Honorable Mention    63

Best Karaoke App    64

Red Karaoke    64

Honorable Mention    65

5  Photo Apps    67

Best Photo Viewing App    67

Photos    67

Honorable Mentions    68

Best Photo Editing App    69

Adobe Photoshop Express    69

Honorable Mentions    70

Best Special Effects App    71

Artistry    71

Honorable Mentions    72

Best Photo Sharing App    73

Photobucket    73

Honorable Mentions    74

6  Music and Video Apps    76

Best Music Player App    76

MediaMonkey    76

Honorable Mention    77

Best Video Player App    78

PowerDVD Mobile    78

Honorable Mentions    79

Best Streaming Music App    80

Xbox Music    81

Honorable Mentions    82

Best Terrestrial Radio App    83

TuneIn Radio    83

Honorable Mentions    84

Best DJ App    85

edjing    85

Honorable Mentions    86

Best Piano App    87

Grand Piano    87

Honorable Mentions    88

Best Guitar App    89

Play Guitar!    89

Honorable Mentions    90

Best Drum App    91

Drums    91

Honorable Mentions    92

Best Video Editing App    93

ArcSoft ShowBiz    93

Honorable Mentions    94

7  Sports Apps    96

Best Sports News App    96

The ESPN App    96

Honorable Mentions    97

Best Football App    99

NFL Mobile    99

Honorable Mentions    100

Best Baseball App    101

Baseball Pro+    101

Honorable Mentions    101

Best Coaching App    102

TacticsBoard    102

Honorable Mentions    103

8  Books and Reference Apps    105

Best eBook Reader App    105

Kindle    105

Honorable Mention    106

Best Comic Book Reader App    107

Comics    107

Honorable Mention    108

Best Audiobook App    109

Audible    109

Best Research App    110

Wikipedia    110

Honorable Mentions    111

9  News and Weather Apps    113

Best General News App    113

Bing News    113

Honorable Mentions    115

Best News Aggregator App    116

News360    116

Honorable Mentions    117

Best Weather App    118

The Weather Channel    119

Honorable Mentions    119

10  Health and Fitness Apps    121

Best Fitness App    121

Gym Guide    121

Honorable Mentions    122

Best Health and Medical Information App    123

Bing Health & Fitness    123

Honorable Mentions    124

Best Health Tracking App    125

HealthVault    125

Honorable Mentions    126

Best Nutrition App    127

Restaurants & Nutrition    127

Honorable Mentions    128

11  Food and Dining Apps    130

Best Recipe App    130

Allrecipes    130

Honorable Mentions    131

Best Reservations App    132

OpenTable    132

Best Restaurant Review App    133

Urbanspoon    133

Honorable Mentions    134

Best Wine and Cocktails App    135

Cocktail Flow    136

Honorable Mentions    137

12  Lifestyle Apps    138

Best Horoscope App    138

Daily Horoscope    138

Honorable Mentions    139

Best Relaxation App    140

Serenity    140

Honorable Mentions    141

Best Religion App    142

Bible    142

Honorable Mentions    143

13  Shopping Apps    145

Best eBay App    145

eBay    145

Best Craigslist App    146

Craigslist+    146

Honorable Mentions    147

Best Online Shopping App    148

Amazon    148

Honorable Mentions    149

14  Travel Apps    151

Best General Travel App    151

Bing Travel    151

Honorable Mention    152

Best Maps App    153

gMaps    153

Honorable Mentions    154

Best Flights App    155

Skyscanner    156

Honorable Mentions    157

Best Hotels App    158

Expedia    158

Honorable Mentions    159

Best Travel Tools App    160

My Trips    160

Honorable Mentions    161

15  Finance Apps    163

Best General Finance App    163

Bing Finance    163

Honorable Mentions    164

Best Personal Finance App    165

Mint.com Personal Finance    165

Best Portfolio Tracking App    167

SigFig Portfolio    167

Honorable Mentions    168

Best Home Budget App    169

All About Money    169

Honorable Mentions    170

Best Financial Calculator App    171

Loan & Mortgage Calculator    171

Honorable Mentions    172

Best Currency Converter App    173

XE Currency    173

Honorable Mentions    174

Best Bill Pay App    175

Mobilligy Bill Pay    175

Honorable Mentions    176

16  Productivity Apps    178

Best Note Taking App    178

Evernote Touch    178

Honorable Mentions    179

Best Task Management App    180

Hot Tasks    181

Honorable Mentions    182

Best PDF Reader App    183

Adobe Reader Touch    183

Honorable Mention    184

Best Email App    184

Mail    185

Honorable Mention    186

Best Calculator App    187

Calculator2    187

Honorable Mentions    188

Best File Management App    189

File Brick    189

Honorable Mentions    190

Best Cloud Storage and Sharing App    191

Microsoft OneDrive (SkyDrive)    191

Honorable Mentions    192

17  Tools    194

Best Windows Toolboxes    194

Toolbox for Windows 8    194

Honorable Mention    195

Best File Compression App    196

WinZip    196

Honorable Mention    198

Best Sticky Notes App    198

Sticky Notes 8    199

Honorable Mentions    199

Best Alarm App    200

Alarms    201

Honorable Mentions    202

Best Internet Speed Test App    203

Network Speed Test    203

Honorable Mention    204

18  Security Apps    205

Best Password App    205

LastPass    205

Honorable Mentions    206

Best Surveillance Camera App    207

SecurityCam    208

Honorable Mentions    209

Best Device-Tracking App    209

neuTracker    210

Honorable Mentions    211

19  Business Apps    212

Best Job Search App    212

getHired    212

Honorable Mentions    213

Best Mileage-Tracker App    214

Track My Mileage    214

Honorable Mentions    215

Best Hour-Tracking App    216

Timecard Pro    216

Honorable Mentions    217

Best Invoicing App    218

Invoicing, Billing + Time Tracking    218

Honorable Mentions    219

20  Education Apps    221

Best Math App    221

iMath    221

Honorable Mentions    222

Best Reading App    223

First Words with Phonics    223

Honorable Mentions    224

Best Preschool/Kindergarten App    225

GuruCool PlaySchool    225

Honorable Mentions    226

Best Adult Learning App    227

Khan Academy    227

21  Government Apps    229

Best History App    229

Top American Speeches    229

Honorable Mentions    230

Best Politics App    231

Informed American    231

Honorable Mentions    232


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