Best 8 Windows 8 Apps This Week

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Another week has come to an end and we are there to report you the best Windows 8 apps that have been launched in the Windows Store. Some of the most important ones are Flibpoard, Walgreens, TripAdvisor, 3D Builder, Asphalt 8: Airborne and a few more!

At the moment of writing this roundup with the best Windows 8 apps for the past week, there were more than 127,000 apps in the Windows Store, which represents an increase of more than 1,000 apps in just one week. We’ve still got a long road before we can compare against Play Store or the iOS App Store, but at least we know things are moving.

You can also check out the best Windows 8 apps from the past week where you will find Facebook, 7-Eleven, UNO and others. Now, without further ado, let’s have a look at best 8 new Windows 8 apps that have been launched in the Windows Store.

Best 8 new Windows 8 apps this week


windows 8 app flipboardFlipboard has finally made it to Windows 8, just as it was promised by Microsoft when it unveiled Windows 8.1. Use the app to discover and save online content on your Windows 8 tablet. Flipboard for Windows 8.1 comes with a completely optimized touch interface, offering the options to save stories, share links, topics, blogs, or sites and create your own magazines.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

asphalt airborne 8 windows 8.1

Get read for some awesome racing on your Windows 8 tablets, as the Asphalt 8: Airborne game developed by Gameloft has been launched in the Windows Store. The game has amazing graphics and can be played both on desktop and touch screen devices. A must-have for any gamers out there!


walgreens windows 8The Walgreens chain of stores is United States’ largest drug retail store and it has now released a Windows 8 app for its customers. You can use the Windows 8 pharmacy app to locate a Walgreens store near your location and also to easily refill prescriptions. I hope to see more health-oriented apps released in the Windows Store in the future.

3D Builder

free 3d printing app 3d builder

Microsoft has announced even prior to the release of its Windows 8.1 update that the company is going to include support for 3D printing. Now the company has released the 3D Builder app in the Windows Store. You can print to your Windows 8.1-ready 3D printer from a wide range of 3D ready objects. You can also upload CAD projects, but unfortunately you can’t create 3D objects straight from the app.

Lexmark Printer Home

best windows 8 apps lexmarkWith the Lexmark Printer Home app for Windows 8 you will be able to configure advanced Lexmark printer settings directly from Windows Store, check the status of printers associated with the app and monitor supply levels, like toner and paper. Let’s wait until HP, Canon and others will receive similar apps.


best windows 8 apps trip advisorFinally, TripAdvisor has been released as a Windows 8 app, albeit without too much fanfare. For many users out there, it is the best travel app to have on your Windows 8 or Windows RT tablet. It brings all the functions that the web app has, so go ahead and start planning the perfect holiday!


newton best windows 8 appsNewton, as the description of this awesome Windows 8 game goes, is a:

hamster powered by science, on a madcap adventure! Smash through objects and collect atoms in this fast paced and addictive running game. Use the atoms to customize and power up Newton. Destroy everything in your path in order to save science itself!

Once you start playing, you will become glued to the screen of your tablet, so proceed with maximum care!

Battleship HD

best windows 8 app battleshipBattleship games are very popular in countries from the Eastern Europe but people from all over the world play the game. We’ve previously written about another awesome Windows 8 battleship game, so check it out, as well. Battleship HD is a paid game that comes with upgrading levels, statistics and achievements, ranks, information about the opponent and skin effect fleets.