Six Fun Windows 8 Apps You NEED | #WindowsChampions

Six Fun Windows 8 Apps You NEED
So you are finally getting the hang of the new Windows platform and you’re ready to add on a few new apps to spice things up. But where to start? Here are a few that we thought are must haves… from cooking and weather to toddler apps.


This cooking companion app makes cooking sophisticated, restaurant-quality meals at home fun, fast, and easy. YumvY will walk you through the process of cooking a meal, step by step start-to-finish without getting lost.

AccuWeather for Windows 8


Get accurate and local weather with custom forecasts and updates with AccuWeather for Windows 8. The app is fun-to-use, reliable, and will make all the difference in your day.



Piano8 is a great acoustic piano for your Windows 8 device. Simply select your octave with arrows and play with real sounds of piano.

Animal Sound Box


Teach your toddler to recognize animals and their sounds with Animal Sound Box. Just tap on the screen to hear the cry of one of the 30 animals.

PuzzleTouch Jr.


PuzzleTouch Junior includes dozens of jigsaw puzzles providing endless hours of puzzle-solving fun for kids, and you’re guaranteed to never lose a single piece!
Kids will appreciate the fun images made just for them – whether they love fairies or fire trucks, there are puzzles they’ll want to complete again and again.



CookBook is the perfect app to browse over 300,000 delicious recipes from a range of sources such as BigOven, Marmiton and aufeminin. Search for starters, main courses and desserts by entering simple key words.


Disclosure: I am a Windows Champions blogger and I received loan of a laptop and may receive other awards from Microsoft to post my opinions about Microsoft products. All opinions are my own.


  1. sara haaf says

    My personal favorites are the monster candy game and the mickey mouse videos, it has hundreds of mickey mouse short movies, so awesome, starting with steamboat willy.

    • sara haaf says

      ooh and wordament, it’s basically a 24/7 worldwide boggle tournament!

  2. jamie braun says

    i had never seen the Animal Sound Box! downloaded it! my daughter is lovin it!

  3. Vickie Couturier says

    Ill admit im not a app person,dont have anything to put a app on,but I think this is neat an will pass it on to my grown children who do have apps

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