If you are using Windows 8.1 or the latest Windows 10, you may want to spend some money on a few new apps. Alternatively, maybe you would rather pick up some paid apps for free instead?

For the last few days, the company Finebits has been offering their catalog of fine apps for free on the Windows and Windows Phone Store. The reason is simple: to celebrate the arrival of Windows 10 later this month!

These are apps we have covered in the past, and we know you'll find something interesting. The best part is that many of these are available for Phone and Windows, making it doubly useful.

Files & Folders Pro

Files & Folders Pro is the Modern file explorer that Microsoft never made for Windows 8.1. The app lets you do all sorts of tasks but in a very familiar environment, perfect for those on tablets or a Surface. Even more fun is the ability to customize the app to make it shine.

Download Files & Folders Pro for Windows 8 Upload (Free)

Download Files & Folders Pro for Windows Phone 8 (Free)

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8 Zip

Need a modern way to zip or unzip files? 8 Zip from Finebits has you covered as their app supports RAR, ZIP, 7z, ZipX, ISO, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ARJ, CAB, and multivolume archives.

Download 8 Zip for Windows 8 (Free)

Download 8 Zip for Windows Phone 8 (Free)

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Torrex Pro

Torrex Pro is all you need to do bittorrent right from your phone or tablet! Whether it is support for magnet links, uploading of files or streaming media while the file is still downloading Torrex Pro is your must-have app for file sharing on the go!

Download Torrex Pro for Windows 8 (Free)

Download Torrex Pro for Windows Phone 8.1 (Free)

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Metro Commander Pro

Similar to Files & Folders Pro, Metro Commander Pro is another app to help you manage files on your tablet or phone. This app is a bit different though in that it has a two-panel set up to let you quickly copy and move files without ever leaving your original point or destination. It even has a built-in viewer and player (jpeg, png, bmp, gif, tiff, mp3, wma, m4a, aac, wav, ac3, avi, 3gp, wmv, mp4, m4v, mov, mkv) and works with OneDrive and Dropbox.

Download Metro Commander Pro for Windows 8 (Free)

Download Metro Commander Pro for Windows Phone (Free)

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Hopefully, you will find a few of these apps useful. Remember, once you get the license for free, the app should remain free for other devices linked to your account. If you like the apps, leave the developer a positive review as a thanks!