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The Windows Store offers seemingly countless Windows apps, with titles that promise to entertain you, make you more productive and help you learn more about the world. But not every app delivers on its promise. And some apps provide a better value for the price than others.

 Let's take a closer look at the top Windows apps available now in the Windows Store. From apps that will help you retouch photos to those that will allow you to explore the universe, the following programs represent some of the best options available for your Windows device. Check them out:


Learning a new language is one of those goals that makes it on many a to-do list year after year, but finding the time can be difficult and many methods are simply too expensive. Enter Duolingo. Founded five years ago this free app aims to help users learn a new language at their own pace in as little as five minutes a day. The Windows 10 Live Tile helps keep the app at top of mind so you can jump in whenever you have a spare moment and keep progressing on your path to fluency. 

Drawboard PDF

Portable Document Format (PDF) is one of those the most widely used file formats in the world, which makes having a great app for handling them something of a necessity. Drawboard PDF definitely fits the bill with a thorough set of tools for annotating existing PDFs. Tablet or hybrid owners in particular will benefit from the UI/UX which is built with both stylus and touch in mind.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all-time, having sold over 100 million copies since its launch in 2009, only the decades-old puzzler Tetris edges out that sales total. The game is often described as a virtual Lego set with the ability to build virtually anything you can imagine. This version of the game is far more accessible than the original for most users and has been consistently updated with new features since its launch in June of 2015. Virtual Reality fans can even immerse themselves fully in the world of Minecraft thanks to Oculus Rift support. 

Meme Generator Suite

Memes are the lifeblood of the social internet. The perfect image paired with a clever caption can be a worldwide phenomenon (or at least the talk of all your friends) in minutes. Meme Generator Suite makes crafting that next viral hit quick and easy whether you select from one of the hundreds of thousands of existing memes in the online library or a picture of your own. And unlike many of the online meme creation tools you have complete control over your text with the ability to change the size, placement, color and font with ease. 


Reddit fans looking to get the full experience with all of the benefits of a native app should look no further than Readit. The app not only offers a much improved interface over Reddit on the web with a multi-column interface, but also supports Reddit Gold features. Windows 10 users benefit from Secondary Tiles, the ability to pin Subreddits to your start screen and granular Toast Notifications.

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