The Microsoft Surface is one of the leading tablets in the market. Right from its inception, it has been compared to Android and iPhone. The fact is that Microsoft came up with this tablet in order to stay in the competition with these two Tablet giants. By the time Surface hit the market, Android and iPhone had already made a name for them selves. Even though, MS Surface has been able to create its own target audience and this in itself is a great achievement.
One of the prime reasons why this tablet has been able to take giant strides is because of its amazing applications. For a Tablet to gain popularity, applications play a very important role. Here are 3 MS Surface apps that certainly give any other Tablet a run for its money.
Toolbox for Windows 8
This is a free application. It allows the user to download different tools that can be extremely useful. Notifier, Weather app, clock, voice notes app, calculator and a doodler are some of the tools that you can download using Toolbox for Windows 8. Although, none of these tools are innovative or something that you may not have come across earlier, but they are all useful and this makes them essential. Another highlight of this application is that you can have as many as six tools at a time that will be displayed on the screen. This way, you get to use multiple tools at the same time, something that you would do with Windows 7. For instance – you can have the weather app, clock, Facebook and webpage running at the same time on your screen.
One of the issues with Tablets has been that they do not play videos in different formats. When Microsoft Surface was introduced to the world, it was speculated that this problem would persist with this device as well. Fortunately for millions of users, you have the opportunity to download Multimedia 8. This is an application that allows you to stream videos in almost every format. Hence, if you have got a lot of footage to watch in MP4 format, Multimedia 8 is the perfect solution. The application also enables you to play music in different formats. 3D rendering, video subtitles and video stabilization are some of the amazing features of this application.
One of the challenges with Tablets is navigating files with the help of Metro Interface. File Explorer is something that can be accessed through Desktop mode. However, making use of desktop mode is probably not the best idea when it comes to handling a Tablet.
Metro Commander is a fantastic application that lets you access File System with the help of Metro Interface.