Best, top, and most popular Windows 8 apps for the week of April 28th


Windows Store

It’s April 28th and its time to look at the best, top, and most popular Windows 8 apps currently available in the Windows Store. We will go over some stats for the Windows Store, as well as highlight a few apps for your downloading pleasures!

Currently in the Windows Store, the top five free apps in the United States based on popularity are:

  1. Xbox SmartGlass
  2. Skype
  3. Photo Editor
  4. Google Search
  5. Twitter

Let’s not forget the top five paid apps currently in the Windows Store:

  1. Crash Course Go
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. Bejeweled LIVE
  4. Plex
  5. Angry Birds Star Wars

As of April 28th, there are 65,468 apps in the Windows Store. The number of apps have gone up significantly over the past month, seeing over 10,000 apps being added to the Store. Of course, one can always argue the old “quality vs quantity” aspect of the Windows Store, but we won’t go into that. As you can see from the screenshot below, based on data from MetroStore Scanner, the Windows Store saw a steady increase in apps this month.

Windows Store April 28th

Norton Zone Cloud File Sharing app for Windows 8

Every week, we will feature one app or game that we will rank as the “best” Windows Store app for the week. It doesn’t mean that this app is better than every other app out there, it just means that this app should get your attention this week. The following week, we will showcase another great app, and so on. So here we go.

Norton Zone Cloud File Sharing app for Windows 8 and Windows RT is this weeks best Windows 8 app. This app is not only fast, responsive, and free, it also features a near-perfect rating with 13 reviews. “Norton Zone powered by Symantec is a FREE personal cloud service that lets you safely share your photos, videos, and documents from your computer, smartphone, and tablet. Norton Zone lets you decide who can access your folders, so you can keep your Stuff private when you share,” the app description reads.

If you are a fan of Dropbox, SkyDrive, etc, then this app will be no stranger to you. This app comes with 5GB of free storage. The app features the ability to safely share files with anyone, the ability to access your items from any device, and the ability to automatically scan your items for viruses before you share any file. Users can also control who can access your shared folders. Files are also automatically synced across your devices and you can even restore files within the past 90 days.

Hit the download link below to snag the app and stay tuned for next week’s app highlight.