Top Windows 8 Touch Apps: Productivity + Creativity

Top Windows 8 Touch Apps: Productivity + Creativity

Want to make the most of the touch interface on your new Windows 8 tablet, hybrid or desktop? All week we’re rounding up the best touch-friendly apps for Windows 8. Today: apps to help you work more effectively and be more creative.Image


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OneNote

OneNote is the first Office app to jump fully into the Windows 8 environment, using an innovative pop-up scroll wheel to select options. It syncs easily with existing OneNote notebooks so you can access them on a range of devices.

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Evernote

We make no apologies for always highlighting Evernote when it comes to productivity — it’s hard to beat as a universal capture tool. The Windows 8 version contains all the features you’d expect, neatly wrapped into the Windows 8 interface.

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SketchBook Express

On a touch screen, digital drawing takes on a whole new dimension. From Autodesk, SketchBook Express is a simple but effective drawing tool that keeps tools unobtrusive so you can focus on the actual project.

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Fhotoroom

Fhotoroom incorporates the two key areas everyone seems to want in image editing apps these days: basic fixes for simple errors, and a range of styles and borders you can apply automatically to customise your picture. Simple and addictive.

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Skitch

Another obvious use for a touch screen: annotating documents and photographs. Skitch handles the task well, and the Evernote integration (it also comes from the Evernote team) is an added bonus.

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