Most Popular Windows 10 Apps In August

With the Olympics well under way in Rio, Brazil, sports apps, Olympics apps, and sports games are pretty hot right now, but those are not the only apps making a hit in August, especially on Windows 10 tablets where things are a little different than on iPads and Android tablets.

So here is the list of the most popular Windows 10 apps now in August in the US, with some of the newcomers listed there as well. I've excluded the typical Facebook, Messenger, and Netfilx apps, since we all know about these apps anyway.

Microsoft is also having a Surface bundle sale in August that lasts until August 26, where they have a Surface Pro 4 sale that includes the Xbox One or Xbox One S console for $878, but this discount is only for students (and their parents) or faculty.

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#1 Pandora
Pandora is the most popular app after all the standard pre-loaded apps, and this music library will let you control it with Cortana too.

#2 Media Player
It's quite suiting then that the Media Player comes right after Pandora, and it now supports all the following audio and video file formats: “.3g2”, “.3gp2”, “.3gp”, “.3gpp”, “.m4v”, “.m4a”, “.mp4v”, “.mp4”, “.mov”, “.m2ts”, “.asf”, “.wm”, “.wmv”, “.avi”, “.flv”, “.mkv”, “.vob”, “.qt”, “.m4b”, “.m4p”, “.m4r”, “.3ga”, “.ts”, “.f4v”, “.hdmov”, “.moov”, “.mpeg”, “.mpg”, “.mpe”, “.mpg2”, “.mpeg1”, “.mpeg4”, “.divx”, “.dvr-ms”, “.ogv”, “.mxf”, “.m2p”, “.mts”, “.rm”, “.rmvb”, “.flac”, “.mp3”, “.wav”, “.m4a”, “.wma”, “.aac”, “.adt”, “.adts”, “.ac3”, “.ec3”, “.amr”, “.au”, “.aiff”, “.aif”, “.aifc”, “.caf”, “.qcp”, “.wave”, “.alac”.

#3 Adobe Photoshop Express
As a free app this isn't surprising, and it offers some basic adjustments to your latest tablet and smartphone photographs, with Adobe hoping to make money if you buy in-app extensions instead.

#4 Autodesk SketchBook
Another free app actually, with a canvas size up to 10 000 x 10 000, unlimited undo stack, and a good selection of brushes.

Windows 10 app - Autodesk SketchBook

#5 LastPass: Free Password Manager
This is a very simple to use password manager.

#6 Translator For Microsoft Edge
For integration of Translator into Microsoft Edge, now with support for just over 50 languages.

#7 NBC Sports
This app has a really poor rating, but that still hasn't kept it from becoming one of the most popular apps during the Olympics. But at least it's free.

#8 Planner 5D – Home & Interior Design
Planner 5D is an interior and exterior designer app with both 2D and 3D modes, ideal for anyone wanting to play around with new furniture arrangements, extend their house, or build a new house. The free version has 150 items already, but it can be extended with over 3000 items if you want.

Windows 10 app - Planner 5D - Home & Interior Design

#9 PDF Annotation Lite
It may be called a “lite” version, but the PDF Annotation Lite does offer quite a bit of features nonetheless, so for a lot of users, this free PDF annotation app might be enough after all.

Windows 10 app - PDF Annotation Lite

#10 to-dos
To-dos is a simple to-do list app. You can pin it to the live tiles too, so that the first things on your list will be visible even without opening the app.

Windows 10 app - to-do app

– Tom Bowen