Five of the best Windows 8 preview apps (so far)


The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out, along with a limited number of preview apps designed to showcase the new Metro style. Some apps, such as Mail, Messaging, Camera, Maps, People, Reader, Weather, and IE, come pre-installed. Nearly 100 free apps are available in the Windows Store, shown above.

Here's a look at my favorite preview apps out of the selection available, both pre-installed and downloadable from the Store.

Note: If you'd prefer to view this information as a blog post, check out this entry in our Five Apps blog.


Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 add...