Microsoft Surface

A list of five handy apps for the Microsoft Surface

Toolbox for Windows 8 - 1

This photo gallery is also available as a post in the TechRepublic Five Apps Blog.

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.

Credit: Images by Brien Posey for TechRepublic

7 comments
Regulus
Regulus

The title of this 'Article?' indicates that it is a list. It says nothing about 'Slide Show', or Multi-Media Presentation. 'Slide Shows' severely discriminate against ADHD / dyslectic people. Please take this into account when presenting articles. A prominent link to 'View as one page' option would be more user-friendly. Actually, your best option would be to use the 'View as one page' option as the primary, with the link to the Slide Show, for those that prefer that format.

epri307
epri307

If you do not upgrade can only use guess account no fun

epri307
epri307

Like the idea of new apps for windows 8 Since I have been using 8 it really is not bad os just takes time to learn all shortcuts once our brain can remember the important onces not so bad. Have a super day let me know your feedback on windows 8

alainch
alainch

I dont want to read an image post ... but I dont know how to subscribe only "blog post" and this one has not the option to switch to it !!! Any Suggestion?? Sorry for the OT Regards AlainCh

jimlonero
jimlonero

I am surprised that Microsoft allowed this application into the "Windows Store" being that it has "Metro" in its title. Microsoft and Windows Store applications are restricted from using "Metro" in any way or form.

JJFitz
JJFitz

"This photo gallery is also available as a post in the TechRepublic Five Apps Blog." It's a link. Click on it. I hate the slide show format too.

JJFitz
JJFitz

"This photo gallery is also available as a post in the TechRepublic Five Apps Blog." It's a link. Click on it. I hate the slide show format too.