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This list of Best Free Windows Store Apps now includes 82 apps in various categories. To help you get the best of free Windows apps from the Windows Store, we have selected some gems in each category and added them to the list with clear and brief descriptions of each app.

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by terrawarra on 8. July 2014 - 9:24  (117218)

Can anyone tell me if there's a app available for missed call reminders for the windows 8 Nokia 520 phone. Not the written reminder that comes up on screen... a real audible reminder that beeps every 5 minutes or so until acknowledged.

I've been looking for weeks now with no success.... and no, my phone isn't rooted and I don't care to go that way whilst its only 6 months into the 2 year warranty.

by Magpie on 13. November 2014 - 20:28  (119604)

As far as I know this app is not available for Windows Phone. Forums I have checked all bemoan its absence. if anybody does know of a fix I am seriously interested@

by argel143 on 17. June 2014 - 23:09  (116808)

Thanks for this valuable information. I will check it out

by fluttrz on 16. March 2014 - 0:08  (115043)

NETWORK SPEED TEST from the Best Free Windows Apps sheet that it worked.
BUT when i first clicked it's "start" button to test my network speed i got an error msgs, I tried again and got the same thing so i uninstalled it BUT since I wanted to be completely sure before posting this review I re-installed it and when i clicked the "start" button this time it worked flawlessly.
Not only was it quick, but it told me what my upload, download speed was it also told me the network delay. On the the test wheel it's self it provided me with addition information of 0 - 3 had increments: music...voice calls...up to for me anyway stream high quality video.
I will be keeping this little handy app! (I think for those who play games like WoW and the like it might come in handy)
Hope this review is helpful.

by v.laurie on 15. November 2013 - 19:23  (112250)

If you happen to have a 3-D printer, Windows 8.1 now has an app for that:

by mangocheesecake on 25. August 2013 - 0:38  (110310)

You might want to check out this FlashQuiz app in Windows Store.

by v.laurie on 24. July 2013 - 16:06  (109567)

Take a look at Microsoft Research Video Library app:

by v.laurie on 3. June 2013 - 12:58  (108238)

Adobe Photoshop Express Free is now available at the Microsoft store.

by Jojo Yee on 3. June 2013 - 14:21  (108239)

Thanks Vic. It's now added to the list.

by gzmhanu on 12. May 2013 - 2:41  (107682)

I recently found an app on the Apple App Store that my friend has on his iPhone.
Its an addicting game called "Whale Trail", and I couldn't find it in the Windows Marketplace. I'm not sure its possible, but if it were, then I would love to see this app on the Marketplace.

Please check it out.

by Jojo Yee on 12. May 2013 - 4:31  (107684)

@gzmhanu, Whale Trail is developed by ustwo and available for Android and iOS, but not for Windows yet.

by v.laurie on 23. January 2013 - 20:14  (104758)

Stanford University has an app that allows you to watch video lectures. Go to the Windows store and look for Stanford University

by Jojo Yee on 24. January 2013 - 1:48  (104762)

Thanks Vic for the suggestion. Will check it out.

Update: Stanford University added to the list.

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