It is reported that there are over 4,000,000 Windows applications available for downloads. With Metrostyle changing the UI, Windows has to start from scratch. The Intel based Windows 8 devices will have backward compatibility, but if the focus is to be brought onto Metro then there needs to be some real effort made to flood that ecosystem.
Right now, there are relatively few Metro apps in the store. But all those apps are free which gives a chance to try them out.
If you’re going to be making use of multiple devices, Evernote will come in really handy as the Metro UI creates a consistent experience across as many devices as possible. It does nothing but store and sync notes for you. Every note gets a title and a date stamp for organization and you can arrange them into albums as needed.
Elements Weather Forecast**
Elements is probably the most useful weather app for Windows 8. The quick 3-day forecast on the Start Menu is a winner. AccuWeather does a good job in general, but the interface is a little more pleasant in Elements as it is definitely less cluttered.
Amazon is increasingly the best option anybody can hope for as far as eBooks go, so the Kindle App will be the best choice.