10 awesome apps that ARE available on Windows 10

Not a week goes by it seems without a story coming out that another app for Windows 10 is being killed off. It gets tiresome pretty quickly, even more so for folks who use the apps that are getting canned.

It also takes away the focus from some of the incredible apps we do have for Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones. So let's do something about that and instead focus on the good. Because whatever the numbers (or the media) may have you believe, Windows 10 has some incredible apps.

We can't list them all because we'd be here for a while. But consider this selection is the Windows-Central way to celebrate all the great, talented developers out there who are building for our platform and making our lives a little better.

Unstream

Unstream

Sure, not everyone watches Twitch, but if you do then you should definitely use Unstream. The developer has built a terrific example of what a UWP app can be, with a seamless experience across both PC and mobile.

Twitch may continue to ignore the platform, but you're missing absolutely nothing by using Unstream, over just going to Twitch.tv. Everything is there, even picture-in-picture, so you can keep watching a stream while you do something else within the app.

It's now free to use, but if you like it you can (and should) consider donating to the developer inside the app to help him keep it awesome.

Download Unstream from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Enpass

Enpass

You really should be using a password manager, and if you're using Windows 10 (or iOS or Android) you should give Enpass a try. One of its strengths is that it's available on any platform. Another is that it embraces the individual features of those platforms.

On Windows 10, for example, that means Windows Hello support for simple, secure access to your private data. The universal app enables this across both PC and phone, and it's being well designed and smartly executed.

With OneDrive backup of your encrypted data, you can move from device to device with ease. It's hard to recommend any other app of its kind.

Download Enpass from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Just Eat (UK)

Just Eat

This might only be for Brits, but Just Eat is a service that has thrown all its weight behind Windows 10. It even features the platform in its TV ads. (How many companies can say that?!) Essentially it's a way to get food from your phone, your PC or even your Xbox One, from a variety of different takeout joints.

There's nothing flashy about it, but it's a well-designed, easy-to-use app that's nicer to use than its Android or iOS compatriots. And for those of us who don't like to go outside, or even get off the couch, it helps us avoid starvation!

Download Just Eat from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Readit

Readit

Reddit done right is Readit. Another app available on mobile, PC and Xbox One, Readit lets you browse for all the dank memes and cat GIFs you could ever manage in one lifetime.

Reddit on the web isn't exactly a treat for the eyes, but Readit certainly is. With a sleek, minimalistic design, Readit mostly gets out of the way and lets you focus on what matters most.

And with neat touches like a live tile and the ability to set it to open on your favorite sub-reddit, you're never far away from what's important to you.

Download Readit from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Grover Pro

Grover Pro

Grover Pro is an amazing podcast app for phones, PC and Xbox. Podcast apps have come, some have gone, but few were ever as good as this one. And once more this is an app you'll find across phone, PC and console. It uses the iTunes database, so if there's a podcast you want to listen to, there's a solid chance you'll find it with ease through Grover Pro.

It's easy to move over from another app with OPML playlist support, and with OneDrive sync you can keep in check across your devices.

For the podcast afficianado, there's a whole host of features to control refresh, sync, downloads and cleanup, as well as a dark or light theme to really make the experience your own. It's three bucks well spent.

Download Grover Pro from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Fitbit

Fitbit

Wearable support for Windows 10 is pretty slim, especially with Microsoft winding down its own hardware. One that remains, however, is Fitbit. And Fitbit is continually developing its Windows 10 platform to be bigger and better.

Besides selling some of the best fitness wearables on the market, Fitbit doesn't treat Windows 10 as a second-class citizen. All the features and data you need are there, just like on other platforms. And it's wrapped up in a great-looking, easy-to-use application.

Currently Fitbit is testing some new, exciting features, such as GATT notifications. So there's never been a better time to love both Fitbit and Windows 10.

Download Fitbit from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Audiocloud

Audiocloud

If you like Soundcloud and Windows 10 you should be using Audiocloud. It's very similar in look and feel to Microsoft's own Groove Music app, which is not a bad thing. It also doesn't try to be too complex, just giving you a solid Soundcloud experience in a well-packaged app.

You've still got core features like commenting and adjusting playback speed, but most are kept out of plain sight behind a menu button. When you're enjoying your content you just have a great-looking music player in front of you.

Download Audiocloud from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Sofascore

Sofascore

If you're a fan of sports then you'll be a fan of SofaScore. With 17 sports and 5,000 different leagues at your disposal, you're never far away from keeping tabs on your favorite teams.

Besides stats galore, SofaScore has its own algorithms in play that it calls "AttackMomentum," a unique way to follow a live game that you have to try. When all is said and done, you'll find links to highlights made available to you within moments of the action.

If you're into darts or waterpolo, or some more "common" sports, you'll be well looked after with SofaScore.

Download Sofascore from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Sygic

Sygic

Sure, you get a free maps and navigation included with Windows 10, but it doesn't automatically mean you should use it. What you should look at if you're a road warrior is Sygic, an excellent sat-nav app based on TomTom Maps.

While it's free to try, you do have to pay for the privilege of using Sygic. But it's worth every penny. You get a rock-solid app packed with up-to-date maps, traffic, points of interest (POIs) and an easy to follow user interface with clear lane guidance.

A personal favorite is that Sygic will keep you appraised of how far you are from the nearest important POIs, such as the next fuel stop on your journey. Little things like this make all the difference.

Download Sygic from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Audible

Audible

Amazon's regular app is nothing but a web wrapper, but its Audible app is really superb. It even supports Continuum. It's the only way you can listen to your Audible audio books. It's feature-comparable to the company's apps on the other platforms, it looks great and performs just as well.

The sleek dark-themed app has recently been updated to include Audible's new clips feature, and perhaps best of all is that you're not kicked out of the app to visit the store. Keep on listening and browse while you do.

You even get achievements and stats based on your listening habits. Audible is a Windows 10 app done right.

Download Audible from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

That's only a small selection of what we love to use on Windows 10. Tell us in the comments about any apps we didn't mention that you'd like to celebrate, and maybe we'll unearth some hidden gems.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

196 Comments
  • M talk should be on top 10
  • Why's that? Never heard of it. Gotta tell us why we should be using it!
  • It's a nice UWP app for Tapatalk. A lot of us use it to post on the WC forums.
  • Tapatalk app for Windows 10
  • One of many. 8 of those mentioned in the article I did not even know about.
  • They should do a bi-weekly awesome apps for Windows Mobile 10. I am trying out Unstream and Readit first. Will try out the rest later.
  • ^ this.
  • Agreed. I try to install and try out random apps on my own but this site promoting a few every other week or so after some time using them would give me new apps to try and devs some much needed exposure.
  • It crashes for me and missing many of the forums i use..  I wish there was a  real forum app for windows .. i miss that from leaving android
  • I might give Readit a try, but I also prefer sticking to using one app and navigating web pages, rather than having to switch and load apps all the time. That's the nice thing about just going to a web brows,er IMO (especially when this site's app is so unstable). The other 9 apps, they offer me nothing. I can remember my passwords well enough, I don't need food in the UK, and I don't listen to podcasts. Sadly, the app situation is just plain dire. I keep hoping MLB.TV will get a 2017 release, but given it didn't get one in 2016 on mobile, I suppose it won't happen this year either (hoping UWP and its availability on XB1 and W10 PCs will get it a mobile release). The only apps I find myself using on my phone are the built-in ones and this site's, but more and more, I just wait until I get home and come here on my PC's browser instead. The apps I have installed and used to use (Unified Remote, TeamViewer, imdb, IM+) have all become less useful in my day-to-day habits, or have deteriorated in quality to the point of being unusable (imdb, IM+).
  • IMDb app does not load images for me anymore. Does it for you? Like you said, quality has gone. I can use it only if I want to get text.
  • Itdoes not, which was my main point. It hasn't had an update in years, and is quite disappointing because of it.
  • Yeah, IMDb was well written and had been usable for years; now it's just fading into dust.
  • Yeah it was a great example of the Windows Phone design from then
  • I used IM+ for Google Hangouts. Then I moved over to Client for Hangouts but the company somehow got kicked out of the store. Its difficult to find any information about it, but its disappointing because Attractor Mobile Software had some really good UWP apps out. But now I can't even download the app anymore after I got a new phone. Maybe Windows Central can help them out? They said Microsoft isn't telling them why they were kicked out or something like that.
  • I used it for access to AIM mostly, with Yahoo and Facebook Messengers as lesser reasons. 99% of my use was for AIM. However, in the past year or so, the app has gotten frequent errors trying to connect to AIM. It hasn't had an update since '12 or '14, I can't remember which. I don't even touch it anymore, unless it's an urgent matter (read: once a year). I've tried to migrate folks to Skype as a result, but they are uninterested in doing so.
  • Is that what happened to Client? Because the app ******* sucks now when it started out great. One of the reasons I'm thinking of going to android
  • I too, I can't understand why anyone would need a YouTube app when I can just go there, I can pin it to my start screen and make a custom tile for it. I use Microsoft apps that come with the phone the most. Of course I need WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, WeChat and Skype because the of all the people I communicate with each has their own likes. I have more photo and video apps but use them seldom. Bank apps i can see may be useful though only my wife has them, I still carry cash but I don't live in America anymore. I don't know but for me I have downloaded so many apps to just later uninstall them on both Android and Windows. Android has 1.6 million apps and a million of the are totally useless. Microsoft should just start making more apps themselves. That's where Apple and Google make most of their money.
  • @bebochek: You were talking about phone specfically. On your phone, can you play a video in YouTube in Edge, then multitask by switching away to another app while continuing to listen to the video? No, didn't think so. Playback stops when the app loses focus. Meanwhile, an app such as Tubecast can do that. (On PC, Edge does continue to play YouTube.com videos while multitasking). "But videos are meant to be watched!", I can image you/someone might say to that - and I'd reply by saying, "There's lots of music videos on YouTube, there's lots of live streamed events with downtime (sports included), there's lots of audio-focused content (ASMR, people singing, people playing instruments, creating music etc), plus why should an app (Edge) decide that I MUST give it 100% of my focus?" If I'm playing a video and decide I want to switch to another app for a few moments or even a few minutes (or longer) while letting the video continue to play, that should be a choice I am able to make, not one (that doesn't allow me to do that) forced on me by some narrow-minded app developer. Microsoft's 'Movies & TV' app on the phone behaves the same way - video playback stops when the app is not focused, while on the PC, the 'Films & TV' app (aside: brilliant naming consistency there, Microsoft!) does the same ONLY when the app is in full-screen playback, otherwise in a resized (not full) Window mode, it magically continues to play while you go about doing other things. Mobile bug on Feedback Hub: https://aka.ms/I6e92k (currently 691 upvotes) PC bug on Feedback Hub: https://aka.ms/Do9ozg (currently 1 upvote)    
  • I with you there with the MLB.TV app, I was pretty much done in 2016.
  • I prefer 8stream over unstream, there were a lot unstable unstream update. I think even ztwitch is better
  • i use LiveGaming - simple, fast, effective
  • Those have been pretty much dealt with now. Been solid for a while. That said there are a few good Twitch apps out there as well!
  • I moved from Unstream to ZTwitch, and it's good. Unstream is nicer, but ZTwitch is more stable.
  • Unstream keeps crashing at startup on my L930.
  • How about some good expense trackers?
  • I use Money Tracker. Beautiful app. It needs a Windows Central review. I like that it doesn't connect to my bank like Mint so I have to actually be accountable for my finances. Stunning and great features in the app
  • I find 2 when I search for money tracker. Which one is it?
  • Yes, Money Tracker Pro is one of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile UWP exclusives. Really great and usefull app. I couldn't find good equivalent on android and ios.
  • Will give it a shot. Thanks. I really need one with cross platform compatibility as I occasionally use an android phone
  • I use MoneyLover and I love it. I'm using it for about a year it've got frequent updates and great support that is really willing to help. After a little struggle with configuring it to my needs (setting up categories, subcategories) It really helps me track where I spend my money and how much I've got left. It also let's you plan future expenses, setup recurring events and many many more + it's UWP!. And it's multiplatform if you need :)
  • It's says minimum os is 8.1 so doubt its UWP. However if it works, i don't care
  • I just use Office Lens to snap my receipts, honestly.
  • Excellent app. I use it all the time.
  • I have been a toshl user so far. They promised a windows update ages ago, but still nowhere to be seen
  • Also like Toshl. Also waiting for that WP update... I'm a bit afraid of it going down the drain, too... It's very good, I like the quick expense live tile where you can also register GPS coordinates and get a map over where you leave the biggest amount of cash..;) Would like to see an update with possibility of taking a snapshot of the receipt, though.
  • They have the ability to add receipts on Android. Hoping they will have feature parity (if they ever update)
  • I think the best expense tracker/ budget app is YNAB - forgive that there is no first party support, because This Is My Budget app has you covered. It's got the most involved and helpful developer behind it, and he has literally written specific functionality into the app at my request. https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F%2Fclick.linksynergy.co...
  • I use Mobills Personal Finances. It is cross-platform with almost all features required for a regular user, provided in the free account. It has got a web based UI as well. It is available only on the phone, no UWP app. The Windows Mobile app UI is neatly done. The app updates frequently.
  • spelling mistake in the Enpass bit. yes im that arsehole that points it out in the comments section.
  • That's fine, it happens :) The amount of words I've written while I've been doing this for a living it's still an occupation hazard. Thanks for the heads up!
  • I like Enpass, but the fact that they don't have an Edge Extension available is a major drawback IMO.
  • I need an app that can play h265 video format. Films & TV, VLC, CCplayer, CnXplayer can't play them. I mean, those apps can play h265, but either just sound or just video, or with grayish video glitches, or with video lag etc. So ... suggestions?
  • Try ACG PLAYER
  • Nah it doesn't work. I think this is cuz of the OS still lacks support for h