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    Hey all,

    I just picked up my VivoTab RT and there's not a lot of talk about apps in RT. I'm feeling silly trying to sift through the garbage to get to good, useful apps. Does anyone have any suggestions for apps? What are your favorite apps? What do you use your RT tablet for?

    Thanks
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    Amazon
    Ebay
    Skype
    Wikipedia

    Theres a lot of base apps from developers who create on many OS's check those ones out first.
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    I don't have an RT tablet, but if I did, Netflix would be the first thing I would download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryker002 View Post
    Amazon
    Ebay
    Skype
    Wikipedia

    Theres a lot of base apps from developers who create on many OS's check those ones out first.
    Ah! Wikipedia! Thank you. I also installed Netflix and Hulu and love it. I switched over from an Android tablet, which wasn't awesome, but had more apps than you could know what to do with.
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    I have a few unique suggestions.

    DI.FM - A Digitally Imported Radio App - DI.FM app for Windows in the Windows Store
    Deal Flux - Daily Deal Aggregator (Woot, 1SaleADay, etc) - Deal Flux app for Windows in the Windows Store
    HackerNews Reader - Hacker News client - HackerNews Reader app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Spent quite a bit of time making each app a unique and great Metro-Experience

    Full disclosure; I'm involved development-wise with each one. Either way, take a look!
    Co-Founder of Quixby.com | Custom Computer building simplified.
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    iCookbook
    AppyGeek
    Skydrive
    Netflix
    News Republic

    I have other apps, but these I go to every day.
    My next phone...
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    Rowi - my fav twitter app
    AppyGeek - Great gadget news from all.
    WindowsPhoneCentral - My most used app lol.
    Counters - Nokia app that counts data usage, text & minutes.
    Thumba - Great picture editing app.
    Lomogram - Fantastic Instagram type app.
    TuneIn - Superb radio app if you love music.
    Blueprints - Tumblr app works great neat app.
    Evernote - great for leaving notes etc.
    Metrotube - Better than youtubes official WP app.
    WhatsApp - great free messaging service.


    Hope some of these come of use ;)
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    Thank you! A lot of these are awesome!
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    National Rail app is good if you ever wanted to check out if the UK trains are delayed or cancelled :). On top of that I use:
    NextGen RSS Reader
    MetroPass for password security
    Kindle for reading on the go
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection
    Microsoft Mahjong
    TVCatchup
    4OD
    Skype
    Skydrive
    Onenote (I take photos of the text in a book in my phone, insert the pic into Onenote and then let it sync so I can view it later on the Surface).
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    Didn't this thread already exist? http://forums.windowscentral.com/sur...ml#post1858947

    Lots of great ones there. For me it's,

    Armed! - crisp tower defense game (available on WP8 too). Play against computer or remotely against others.
    DragonBox+ - super entertaining game for kids and adults that secretly teaches them algebra (seriously the best learning game I've ever seen)
    Fitbit - to view your fitbit steps and sleep activity
    Skype - great, updated version of the Skype client (the Win8/RT version is the best)
    CascadeSkier - Ski resort conditions for those in the Pacific Northwest United States
    Pulse - newsreader I use along with Discourse and News Bento
    mobile.HD - view MKV files natively, either locally or streaming from a local network. Works with Music too!
    Music Info - Best UI around and the absolute best music player I've seen for Win8/RT
    gMaps Pro - Mapping and directions - including Google Latitude to view locations of friends sharing via Latitude
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Larsson View Post
    Rowi - my fav twitter app
    AppyGeek - Great gadget news from all.
    WindowsPhoneCentral - My most used app lol.
    Counters - Nokia app that counts data usage, text & minutes.
    Thumba - Great picture editing app.
    Lomogram - Fantastic Instagram type app.
    TuneIn - Superb radio app if you love music.
    Blueprints - Tumblr app works great neat app.
    Evernote - great for leaving notes etc.
    Metrotube - Better than youtubes official WP app.
    WhatsApp - great free messaging service.


    Hope some of these come of use ;)
    I'm pretty sure these are Windows Phone Apps? Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Reason is that I'm thinking about a Windows Tablet, but the Windows Store has me concerned. There is A LOT of crap in there, and even more crap pretending to be official Apps (pretty sure a lot of copyrights are being violated). I can't find most of these Apps in the Store, might be my region though.

    I really rally want a Windows Tablet but I can't sell the choice for Windows to my wife if the Store's such a mess (not that I won't try). I have high hopes that the Store will improve though, and not just the Store contents, but also the search, which is pretty minimal.
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    IE10 and Office.

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