Here are the best HoloLens apps available in the Windows Store

By: Madeleine Dean
5 minute read

Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer that enables you to fully interact with your digital content and holograms. This VR headset is a very powerful Windows 10 device that has opened the path for the next generation technology.

There are already tens of apps compatible with HoloLens. In this article, we’re going to list the best of them. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Windows Store because more apps soon come, as HoloLens is becoming more and more popular.

Best HoloLens apps from the Windows Store


HoloTour

HoloTour HoloLens app
HoloTour lets you explore the beauty and history of old Rome or uncover the hidden secrets of Machu Picchu. Thanks to its unique combination of 360-degree video, spatial sound, and holographic scenery, you’ll believe that you’re really there. You can visit the world’s biggest cities with HoloTour.

Melissa, your personal tour guide, provides a fresh perspective on your surroundings, as well as interesting information. She’ll help you learn interesting facts and uncover rich historical insights. You can use your gaze, gesture, and voice to naturally interact with the world around you.

You can download HoloTour for free from the Windows Store.


Skype for HoloLens

Skype for HoloLens

Take the Skype experience to a new level with HoloLens. You friends can see what you see and place holograms into your world. It’s easier than ever to collaborate with others, and make decisions more effectively: just use Skype to draw and place images in your friends’ world.

Skype for HoloLens features:

  • Real-time spatial mapping.
  • Spatial sound: voices come from the direction of the chat window wherever it’s placed, even if it’s out of view.
  • Hand tracking: use natural hand movements in your app, like you’d draw or place objects in real life.

You can download Skype for HoloLens from the Windows Store.


INSIGHT HEART

INSIGHT HEART HoloLens app

If you’re fascinated by the human body, we recommend that you try out this app. INSIGHT HEART is the first app from a planned series for the medical education of the future.

As its name suggests, this app guides you through the functions of the heart. You can actively engage in the learning process and control the heart by gesture or voice control. You can zoom, rotate and scale a high-resolution heart hologram.

INSIGHT HEART also shows impressive visual effects of myocardial infarction, arterial hypertension and atrial fibrillation. All these highly detailed visual elements offer a better learning experience.

You can download INSIGHT HEART for free from the Windows Store.


HoloBeam Tech

HoloBeam Tech HoloLens app

Sci-Fi is more real than ever thanks to HoloBeam Tech. Valorem, the company behind this impressive app, has managed to create an innovative telepresence technology that will definitely amaze you.

This holographic streaming technology captures the likeness of a person using a stereoscopic camera as 3D point cloud data. The point cloud data is then streamed across the Internet. Microsoft HoloLens decodes and renders the holographic stream, providing a good representation of the sender’s likeness.

Although this demo may seem a bit rough for some users, we’re sure that Valorem will improve HoloBeam Tech’s image quality in the future.

Meanwhile, you can download the app for free from the Windows Store and try it out.


HoloStudy Demo

HoloStudy Demo HoloLens app

HoloLens will definitely be one of the most popular learning supports in the future. This device has a huge educational potential and we’re sure more companies will exploit it in the future.

HoloStudy Demo offers is a series of geology, physics, chemistry and biology lessons. You can set off on an incredible journey with virtual professors, to better understand the complexity of science. Although this is only the demo version of the app, the information quality and the presentation manner will make you fall in love with this ap.

If you’re curious to learn more about HoloStudy Demo, you can check out the app’s official website.  You can download it for free from the Windows Store.


Land of Dinosaurs

Land of Dinosaurs HoloLens app

Jurassic Park fans will definitely love this HoloLens app. Land of Dinosaurs is actually a portal that allows users to enter a time warp to 65 million years ago when dinosaurs ruled the earth. You’ll meet the fierce Titanosaurus, the largest dinosaur that ever lived, as well as other impressive creatures.

The Land of Dinosaurs app is perfect for museums, schools or other education institutions, or regular dinosaur fans. For more information, check out the video below:

You can download the app for free from the Microsoft Store. We’re already jealous of the education that kids will have in the future.


HoloFlight

HoloFlight HoloLens app
HoloFlight is another interesting HoloLens app from Valorem. It allows users to visualize real flight data in 3D as holograms. You can walk around and explore various parts of the visualized flight space, and zoom in to see specific details, including the control tower’s point of view.

The app also offers an introductory tutorial when launched for the first time. You can open the tutorial at any time by saying “Show Tutorial”.

HoloFlight is available for free from the Windows Store. The app is a still demo version, but Valorem promises that improvements will follow.


Fragments

Fragments HoloLens game

This holographic game proves that HoloLens is also a powerful gaming tool. You’ll play the role of a  detective gifted with the unique ability to investigate crimes based on memories.

You’ll examine holographic crime scenes and gather clues blended into your reality. Use your wits and sense of observation to solve the crimes and make the perpetrators pay for their deeds.

You can download Fragments for free from the Windows Store.


Other interesting HoloLens apps include:

  • Aircraft Explorer: explore seven of the most common commercial aircrafts.
  • HoloAnatomy: a tour of the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic HoloAnatomy course.
  • 3dDraw for HoloLens: draw with your hand in 3D and then walk around in what you have created.
  • The Red Pill: allows you to see the code behind the “real” world.

As you can see, most of the HoloLens apps currently available are demo versions. This is because HoloLens is a young device. Taken into account its impressive capabilities, we’re sure that more and more developers will turn their attention to HoloLens in the near future.

If you’ve come across other interesting HoloLens apps, feel free to use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.

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