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4 Windows 10 Universal Apps Worth Using

By February 18, 2016Article

PCMAN – Microsoft has made Universal Apps for its Windows 10—and they have made a big deal about it. Some developers are still working their way into creating an app version for Windows 10, however, there are some quick developers who have developed the new versions.

Despite being fairly new, the Universal Apps can be found in the Windows Store, and there are some advantages that users should know. First of all, Universal Apps can be updated through the Windows Store. Microsoft has made it easy for developers to update their apps through Microsoft’s store, which makes the process easier and safer.

Secondly, Windows 10 has improved the way its on-screen media controls work. Thus, the Universal Apps work well with the built-in media controls. Whenever the user adjusts the settings, such as volume or media button, they will see an overlay popup that allows them to do several other gestures.

Lastly, Universal Apps interfaces support Microsoft’s touch input feature. Despite the fact that most Windows devices aren’t touch-enabled, the apps already support the feature that will become bigger in the next few years. They look great and have more features available.

So what are some of the Universal Apps that is worth downloading on Windows 10? Below are only a few of the good ones that are worth the look.

 Dropbox. For other versions, Dropbox does not have an app in the traditional sense. They are just a version of the software that acts as a syncing services that runs in the background. However, the Windows 10 Dropbox app is a powerful file manager and browser app. Users can explore their folders, see previews of their files, and manage their Dropbox settings like camera upload and account security. This can become very useful for users who commute a lot, and depends its files on this particular service.

 Calendar (Stock App). Microsoft has a built-in Calendar app, and it is one of the best stock apps around. Users can use this app to manage their Outlook, Exchange, Google, or iCloud calendars. The user interface is beautifully designed, and it works with Windows 10’s new notification center. It will send the user alerts on their desktop when an important meeting is coming up.

OneNote. The OneNote Windows 10 app has a different approach compare to other note-taking apps. It uses a ribbon-style menu without the clutter and confusion of all the tiny icons cramped into a small space. The app could be a nice look into what Windows 10 apps could look like in the future.

Xbox. Xbox has a pretty awesome Windows 10 Xbox app where users can check out their profile, chat with friends, start voice chat, and even record their games with this app that has already built in to Windows. Even better, the game recording features aren’t limited to Xbox games or even games at all, so it could be a basic screen recording app as well.

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