Pretty much everything has an app these days.
Whether you are on a computer or mobile device, there is no shortage of apps to choose from. Windows 10 has more than enough apps to choose from for pretty much every function, and they work seamlessly between devices. Since there are so many apps out there, it can be hard to decide which ones are the best for you. Here, we will take a look at the best apps available for Windows 10.
Slack is one of the most popular tools for communicating and collaborating online. You can talk to your team members in real-time and set up different channels for different topics, projects, or teams. In addition, you can easily share documents and files and integrate other apps into Slack to make things even more seamless.
It also has a newer feature called Huddles, which is a way to communicate using audio in a channel to give you a verbal meeting when a text-based one might be too tricky for the issue at hand. According to Slack, Huddles are a “way to mimic the fast, informal discussions that took place when everyone worked from the office: swinging by a coworker’s desk with a question, pulling a few folks aside after a meeting or just catching up with whomever you ran into at the proverbial watercooler.”
Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available, for a good reason. It is one of the fastest browsers available, and it has a huge library of extensions to add to it so you can customize your browser as you need to. If you have multiple devices and use Chrome on each of them, you can sync the browser to access any tabs open on your phone on your computer and access your bookmarks anywhere. If you use Chromecast, you can install the Chrome extension and use it on your computer or control it from Chrome on your TV.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe Photoshop Express is an excellent alternative to Adobe Photoshop since it is free. It is great for helping you make quick edits to photos, and its intuitive interface is designed specifically for touchscreens. With Adobe Photoshop Express, it is quick and easy to resize and crop images and apply filters to them. It also includes photo refinement tools, allowing you to remove red-eye, spots, or blemishes, flip photos, and more. You can also set up automatic settings to apply to your photos to save time.
While this is not a replacement for the full version of Photoshop, it is excellent for a fairly basic photo editing software.
Uber now has its own app on Windows 10. The Windows 10 app works pretty much the same as the mobile app, allowing you to request a driver. This means you do not need to pull out your phone to request an Uber if you are already working on your computer, which can be convenient. You can integrate Cortana with the app, too, using it to schedule an Uber for you instead. If you pin the app to your Start menu, you can watch Uber count down the time until your car should arrive.
Flipboard is a digital news site that allows you to create a personalized magazine for the news you are interested in, and you can browse the videos and articles your friends share. You search through the different topics available and save them, and you can search for news sources you like too, like The New York Times. Once you save your interests, Flipboard will organize all of them into one place for you. Flipboard has easy social media sharing tools, so you can send anything to your family and friends with one click of a button. Flipboard is free.
If you are looking for cloud storage, Dropbox is one of the best and most popular services available. You can sync Dropbox across all of your devices to access your files anywhere and save new ones from anywhere. When you first sign up for Dropbox, you get 2 GB of space for free. It offers some tasks to give you more space, like referring friends. You can also pay for the additional storage space.
Drawboard PDF is an app that allows you to open, read, and save PDF documents and create new ones. Using your finger or a stylus, you can highlight, underline, write on, and draw on PDFs through Drawboard PDF. You can also bookmark, share, search, and print PDFs easily. You can also upgrade the program to Drawboard PDF Pro, which gives you more ways to use PDFs.
Drawboard PDF is free, and the Pro version is $6.99 per month and comes with a free seven-day trial.
Cortana is the Microsoft equivalent of Siri and Alexa, built into any Windows 10 computer. Cortana works the best when it is used in conjunction with a phone with Windows 10 on it, but you can use it on Android and iOS. The large search bar on the taskbar is how you access Cortana, and it can search your computer and the internet for you. You can also use Cortana to organize appointments and give you reminders.
Cortana uses machine learning to get an idea of who you are based on your search history and other available data, so it will show you things most relevant to you. It also comes with voice activation that you can toggle on or off, and according to Microsoft, Cortana is better at learning speech patterns than its competitors.
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