Eight FREE Windows 8 Apps You NEED To Check Out | From Photo Editing to Travel | #WindowsChampions

Eight FREE Windows 8 Apps You NEED To Check Out | From Photo Editing to Travel

The world of apps is so confusing and finding just the right app that works just the way you want it to can be frustrating. We’ve found eight Windows 8 apps that will help make your life a little easier. From on the go photo editing, free drawing words, and cutting edge photo tools to deal hunting for flights & hotel, travel, currency calculating and even a Paypal calculator. Best of all, every single one of them is FREE! You can’t beat that!


Adobe Photoshop Express adobe FREE

Photo magic at your fingertips.
Touch your way to better-looking pictures with automatic fixes and filters. Get your pictures to pop!


  • Basics: Crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. Remove red eye.
  • Auto-Fix: One-touch adjustment for brightness, exposure and shadows.
  • Color: Slider controls for exposure, contrast, clarity, vibrance and more.
  • One-touch filters: Choose from more than 15 eye-catching effects!
  • Upload your photos to Adobe Revel to sync them across your devices.
  • Get creative by adding the Looks Pack* and Noise Reduction Pack*
  • *available as in-app purchases. The Adobe Looks Pack gives your photos fun, fresh looks with even more one-touch filters.
  • The Adobe Noise Reduction Pack minimizes unwanted grain and speckling in your photos.


Fotor is an all-in-one photo editing application.
Perfectly combine the windows 8 user experience with cutting-edge tools including Basic Editing Tools, Brilliant Visual Effects, Frames, 1-Tap Enhance, Collage, Text, Tilt Shift and Raw Converter, all bundled together in one powerful package!

What’s New:
Improved EXIF data for the processed photo.
New Resize feature
Added size adjustments and quality options at point of saving processed photo.
Added Keyboard Control
Now dragging the arrow up or down controls the feature panel on the right.
Added More Effects
Six different FX Effect categories including Favorites, where you can now manage your favorite Effects.
Text Feature Improvement
Set a bigger size for the default Text user input and limited the maximum amount of words to prevent crashes or other bugs.



”The guides are so beautiful and so well done I would feel confident following these guides in any city.” – Forbes
What you’ll find in our guides is only the crème de la crème: the hidden gems, the popular local hotspots and the must-see classics. Whether you decide to visit that vintage market, the fast food joint, or the latest culinary hotspot, or whether you’re in the city for four hours or four days, we can guarantee that you’ll have a superb, authentic experience.

In our guides, each and every recommendation has been selected by locals who love their city, enjoy uncovering its latest gems, and are handpicking for us the very best their cities have to offer.


KAYAK helps you find the right flight or perfect hotel for your trip.
You can compare hundreds of travel sites on your Windows 8 PC or Tablet.


  • Flight Search
  • Hotel Search
Paypal Fees Calculator



Calculate what PayPal will take out of your transaction, or how much to ask for to make sure you get a certain amount. PayPal Fees Calculator allows you to quickly and easily calculate your PayPal fees in any currency and using any available PayPal fee rate. The Pro version includes additional features like currency conversion, and merchant rate calculations. Get the Pro version if you use PayPal on a regular basis, use multiple currencies, or if you use it for business.

wordBrush wordbrush FREE

wordBrush allows you to draw text freely on the screen, each letter following the trace of your finger as though you were painting with a brush. With support for over 200 fonts, 20 freeform brushes and the ability to import images, wordbrush becomes the perfect tool for creating unique photo captions, gorgeous desktop wallpaper and designer font layouts that would be nearly impossible on even high end image editing software.


Official Wikipedia App for Windows 8. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled.


  • Read article in a different language
  • System search integration
  • “Share” articles to other applications
  • Pin articles to read later
XE Currencyxecurrency FREE

Whether you’re working on your desktop computer or traveling with your tablet, you can easily convert every world currency with the XE Currency App for Windows 8. It features a currency converter with live rates and stores your latest update, so it works even when the Internet doesn’t. This easy-to-use currency calculator has received over 14 million downloads and has been featured by the BBC, the LA Times, CNN, and The Travel Channel!



I wrote this as part of the Windows Champions Ambassador program. I have been given the loan of a laptop as well as the opportunity to review other Windows products during the program. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Sherri Lewis says

    I will have to show these to my daughter. I must be the only mom left in the U.S. without a smartphone…. 🙂

  2. Debra Hall says

    thank you for sharing windows 8 is a pain in the butt

  3. Bekah Kuczenski says

    I had no idea you could get so many free apps for Windows 8! I would love to try the wordbrush and the photoshop express! Thanks for sharing these!

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