Windows Store: The best, top, and most popular Windows 8 apps for the week of May 26th


Windows Store

It’s May 26th and its time to look at the best, top, and most popular Windows 8 apps currently available in the Windows Store. We will also go over some stats for the Windows Store, as well as highlight an app for your downloading pleasure!

Currently in the Windows Store as of May 26th, the top five free apps in the United States based on popularity are:

  1. Xbox SmartGlass
  2. Facebook Now
  3. Skype
  4. Google Search
  5. Pac Pac Man

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

  1. Temple Run: Brave
  2. Game Dev Tycoon
  3. Angry Birds Star Wars
  4. Bejeweled LIVE
  5. Fruit Ninja

As of May 26th, there are 77,410 apps in the Windows Store, an increase of 3,064 apps in just one week. Compared to last week, nothing has notably changed in the top-free category. In fact, Skype and Facebook Now simply traded places on the list. In the top-paid list, The Harvest, which was at the top of the list last week, is now no longer on the top-five list. Fruit Ninja has made its return to the top-paid list coming in at fifth place.

Every week, we will feature one app or game that we will rank as the “top” 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:

PhotoShop Express

For those of you looking for an app to edit photos, take a look at Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 8 and Windows RT. This free app from Adobe brings you the power of Photoshop, right at your fingertips! “On-the-go photo editing was never so fun, fast, and cool. Touch your way to better-looking pictures with automatic fixes and filters. Get your pictures to pop! And after sharing, you’ll be the talk of your friends,” the app description reads.

Adobe Photoshop Express features the ability to crop, straighten, rotate, and flip 
your photos. You can also easily remove “red eye” as well as one-touch adjustments for brightness, exposure and shadows. Other features include slider controls for exposure, contrast, clarity, vibrance and more. There are also 15 effects to choose from

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