A few days ago, Microsoft launched the first significant update to Windows 10, focusing on improving the operating system and adding some functions to enjoy millions of computers. For example, the startup time has been improved, up to 30% faster than Windows 7. The virtual assistant Cortana can now recognize notes taken by hand, and many other apps have been updated such as Calendar, Mail, Xbox, Groove, or OneNote, among others.
The new Edge browser has improved, with features that optimize syncing with other computers. You will now be able to preview the tabs while hovering over them and share passwords, bookmarks, and the reading list between different computers using the same Microsoft account.
There is always space for improvement thanks to the applications, especially the native ones designed for the new Windows version, much faster than the previous ones and adapt to any screen. These are ten apps for pc that you should have installed on your computer.
1. VLC for Windows 10
The VLC player has become the best option for those looking for a replacement for the original Windows. It is compatible with most, if not all, video formats. The Windows 10 edition is more straightforward than the powerful desktop one but essential if you are looking for something simple to play videos, movies, and series.
Take advantage of the possibilities of split windows in Windows 10 to play a video in one piece and, in the other, any application you need to use.
2. Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe has several very great photo editing applications. In a short time, they have launched different apps for almost all platforms. This means that not all of them are interesting, but with Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 10, you have almost everything you need to edit photos.
It has tools to make cuts, adjust red eyes, the characteristics of brightness, contrast, and, they could not miss, filters. It is a perfect application for those who want to edit photos at a basic level without complications.
3. Dropbox for Windows 10
If you are a Dropbox user, you probably have the native application installed. This synchronizes all the files you have on this virtual hard drive in the cloud with a folder’s contents on your hard drive.
But Dropbox for Windows 10 is much better for people who want to access files without copying them to their computer. The quick visualization allows you to choose one that you have uploaded to your account and review or download it, being more selective.
The arrival of this video-on-demand system can turn this business upside down in the USA. Although it can be accessed from the browser, if you are a Netflix customer and you use Windows 10, we strongly recommend that you use the application.
Netflix for Windows 10 is much faster on computers than the browser version, freeing up the memory that a single tab on your browser would consume. This is one of the rare cases where a Windows 10 app is much better than the web version.
This is one of the best applications for making to-do lists and organizing yourself in your day to day or at work. The application, which Microsoft recently acquired, offers a version for Windows 7 that also works on Windows 10.
For those who want a faster version, Wunderlist for Windows 10 is the company’s solution. Also, this same app works both on PC and mobile.
For users with a touchscreen tablet PC and Windows 10, Autodesk SketchBook is the best solution if you like to draw.
Apart from having the necessary tools to create artistic works, SketchBook is a community of creators sharing their drawings or illustrations.
7. Pixlr for Windows 10
Autodesk Pixlr is one of the best free solutions available on the Windows Store if you can’t access Photoshop-like retouching apps.
It has more powerful editing tools than other applications of this type, although they also fall into the fashion of including filters. You can also insert text, photo effects, or textures.
8. Plex for Windows 10
Plex is one of the most popular applications for organizing videos, photos, and music libraries. Not only is it a player, but it also allows you to browse files that your contacts share, streaming all their publicly shared files.
The application for Windows 10 allows you to do all this from an intuitive and high-speed interface.
9. Drawboard PDF
The only paid application that we are going to recommend is Drawboard PDF. It costs $9.99, and if you manage PDF documents with a touch screen tablet PC, it is one of those necessary apps.
This application allows you to create annotations and draw on PDF documents, adding more information necessary for your work. It comes installed by default on Surface Pro 3 and newer Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book computers.
10. Hyper for YouTube
Although you can always access it from the web, with Hyper for YouTube, you can enjoy a whole way of watching videos hosted on YouTube.
It’s an old acquaintance since Windows 8, but with it, you can do things like put the channels you like the most in the Start Menu or have your subscriptions seen directly from a Start icon.