Windows 8 Apps for Photo, Mail, Music, Weather, Store

 
Windows 8 presents some default basic apps in Metro screen after installation. These basic apps as Photos, Mail, Music, Weather, Store are to assist you to run operating system in better way. In month of August 2012 Windows 8 RTM was launched. In this Windows version there are more Apps. Here I am presenting introduction to these apps.

 

1.  Microsoft Apps Store –

Here all apps regarding with Windows 8 is Stored by default.  Through it, you can download and install windows 8 supported new apps and games. These Apps are put in arranged way and category wise in Microsoft App Store. When you click any App in Store it shows introduction and option to install.

microsoft Store screen in windows 8

 

If you like to add new app, choose Install option here. Now Store will put it in queue for downloading in the background stages so that you could browse store further. You can also search new apps in the store through windows 8 search tool.

windows 8 app store installing apps

2. Mail, Calendar, people and Messaging –

In windows 8, three human being related apps as People, Calendar and Messaging has been presented. These apps work together and are used to connect through online account (Live, Hotmail). These fetch email message, contact and many more at single place in single click.

To configure set up of these apps, you have to start with People app first. If you have already signed in Microsoft live or Hotmail account in Windows 8 account then email and calendar, contact, etc can be operated from here. For getting more advantage, you can add another account such as Twitter, Facebook, Gmail to sync new incoming email and contacts. You will receive alerts of new email and calendar ultimately. These apps also provide update notification in metro screen.

windows 8 mail app

3. Photos app

In metro screen, of Windows 8 Photos apps are used to find and view all images in computer in slideshow mode. This app also shares image from connected social account such as Facebook and  flicker.

windows 8 photo app

 

4. Music app

In windows 8, Music app is the most interesting app. Here not only you can play a music but also download new music albums from music store. We can listen music in tracks, see preview and purchase or download.

windows 8 music app

5. Video app

There are no much difference in music app and video app in Windows 8 metro screen. You can play a new online video and purchase or download new movies from video library.

windows 8 movies libarary

 

6. Sky drive app

Just now, Microsoft has launched Sky Drive (online storage). In metro screen in Sky Drive apps, you can upload document files, photo of windows 8 computer and also edit online.

windows 8 sky drive app

 

7. Maps app

Map app is used to discover our current location online through GPS and Wi-Fi technology. This app provides status of location and driving direction information through Microsoft supported Bing Maps tool.

windows 8 bing maps app

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