A list of five handy apps for the Microsoft Surface

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When I received my Microsoft Surface tablet about a week ago, a friend told me that I should write an article about the apps that I chose to install first. Although I generally liked the idea, I didn’t want to write on exactly that topic. For one thing, someone else has already written a similar piece for TechRepublic. For another, I seriously doubt that anyone would benefit from me writing about things like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope. That being the case, I decided to write a more generalized piece about five apps that I have found to be very handy to have on my Surface tablet.

Five Apps

1. Toolbox for Windows 8

Toolbox for Windows 8 is a free collection of general purpose tools. The utility includes things like a clock, a calculator, a weather app, a notifier, a voice notes app, and a doodler, just to name a few.

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