It’s hard not to feel bad for Windows 7 at times. There’s nothing really wrong with Windows 7, but most of the apps out there have been developed for Android and Apple platforms. All of the apps that make Android and Apple great are nowhere to be seen when it comes to Windows 7.
But, there are some notable apps for Windows 7. You just have to look for them. While you won’t find SoundHound or Instagram on Windows 7 (not yet, anyway), you will find some very interesting apps that are worthy of note. Even better, most of these apps are free. Those that require some of your hard-earned cash are designated below.
Evernote happens to be one app that can be found on Android and Apple platforms too. This note-taking app is incredibly smart, easy to use, and highly recommended. If you want to jot down a note or record an audio note, it’s easy to do with Evernote. You can also sign up for an Evernote account online, and anything that you record with your Evernote app will automatically be synced to your online account.
Evernote is a free app that’s become quite popular. If you’re constantly looking for a way to remember things, you will want to download the Evernote app.
The Weather Channel
I know, there’s nothing too exciting about The Weather Channel. But, this app is practical. If you want to know what the weather is like in any part of the world, The Weather Channel app is probably your best option. Sure, there are other weather apps out there, but none of them are quite as flawless as this one is. Again, this app is free.
Thumba Photo Editor -- $1
Thumba Photo Editor may have a bad name, but this app is a lot of fun. While it’s no Instagram, Thumba Photo Editor does provide a number of filters that you can apply to any photo. Once you have chosen a filter, you can share the picture with a number of social networks including Facebook and Twitter. This app does cost one dollar to purchase, but it may be worth it if you’re looking for a fun photo app.
You may have noted that most of the apps on the Windows 7 platform are expensive. There’s no clear reason for this, but it is, unfortunately, the case. Apple and Android platforms offer many more free apps, and apps that are reasonably priced. If you want to purchase a game through Windows 7, be prepared to pay the price.
You don’t necessarily have to shell out a lot of cash in order to get the most use out of Windows 7. But, you may have to spend some time looking around for free apps. Finding apps when using a Windows 7 phone could be easier too. Unlike Apple’s App Store, Windows has stored different apps in different places, and searching for free apps proves to be difficult and largely futile.