Some of the most popular apps for a computer that uses Windows 8 include Metrotube, Machinima, New York Times Crossword and Microsoft Health, as of 2015. Apps from various categories, such as entertainment, sports, business, games and others, can be perused and installed through the Windows Store.
Wunderlist, Skitch and OneNote are popular computer apps among people who work in offices. Wunderlist provides an opportunity to create a to-do list with reminders and due dates. This app also synchronizes with other devices that have it installed, allowing users to make use of it on the go. Skitch makes it possible to easily share information in a collaborative effort through annotations, drawings and arrows, whereas OneNote allows users to save pictures, links and text to a cloud service for storage and sharing.
In the categories of image and video reproduction, VLC Media Player and IrfanView are the most popular apps. The most lauded feature of the VLC app is its ability to reproduce any video file, regardless of the format and codec it uses or potential file corruption. Similarly, IrfanView is able to open and edit almost all image formats. Furthermore, it can work on multiple images at once using its batch functionality.
Windows 8 apps are updated automatically and for free through the Windows Store, which ensures that they work properly at all times.