10 Low-Cost Apps to Download After Installing Windows 10

10 Low-Cost Apps to Download After Installing Windows 10
Free: Adobe's Photoshop Express for Image Tweaks
Paid: Password Locker for Additional Security
Free: Microsoft SmartGlass Enables PCs to Control the Xbox Console
Paid: 8 Zip Archives, Encrypts Files
Free: Manage Your Personal Finances With Mint
Paid: The Uniqueness of Templates of PowerPoint
Free: Follow the News, Social Media With Flipboard
Paid: Keep Track of Work Hours With Time Master & Billing
Free: Wunderlist Keeps You on Task
Paid: Files & Folders Pro Streamlines Archive Management
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10 Low-Cost Apps to Download After Installing Windows 10

A number of third-party applications, including file and folder management as well as productivity apps, will be ready to go when Windows 10 launches.

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Free: Adobe's Photoshop Express for Image Tweaks

Windows 10 users looking to make some quick tweaks to the operating system should try out Adobe's Photoshop Express. The photo editing app, which is available for free, allows users to quickly load photos into the software to make basic tweaks. The app, which does not come close to offering the same features in the full PhotoShop, is also touch-compatible so it works on tablets as well as larger computers.

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Paid: Password Locker for Additional Security

Password Locker is among the many low-cost security utilities available today that help users manage computer and application security. The app will store users' important login information, as well as receipts and password data. Perhaps most importantly, the app also has a built-in password generator to help users create extremely sophisticated credentials for important applications. Password Locker costs $1.99.

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Free: Microsoft SmartGlass Enables PCs to Control the Xbox Console

Microsoft's SmartGlass is an app for those who have a PC and Xbox One and want those two devices to talk to each other. With SmartGlass, users can connect to and control their Xbox One console, track game player achievements and purchase Xbox games online. And since the Xbox One can double as a media box, users can also control their televisions from the PC through SmartGlass.

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Paid: 8 Zip Archives, Encrypts Files

Those who want to quickly archive important files and encrypt them at the same time should try out 8 Zip. The app, which costs $7.99, creates archive files in several formats, including ZIP and TAR, and encrypts them in AES-256. Files can also be added or deleted with ease from 8 Zip archives, making it a far more useful tool than those built into the operating system.

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Free: Manage Your Personal Finances With Mint

The free Mint personal finance software has long been one of the more appealing and popular apps, and it's ready for Windows 10. The application includes support for a range of banks and automatically adds statements to its number-crunching features. Mint also includes suggestions on how to budget cash and provides alerts when bills are due. It's a great personal finance app for anyone seeking more control over his or her budget. Image 5: Please use this image:

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Paid: The Uniqueness of Templates of PowerPoint

Creating effective PowerPoint presentation on a Windows PC isn't always easy, and that's where Templates of PowerPoint comes in handy. The app, which is available for $7.99, lets users access a wide range of PowerPoint templates and modify them with custom features based on the topic. The app has received extremely positive reviews for its solid designs and ease-of-integration with PowerPoint.

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Free: Follow the News, Social Media With Flipboard

Flipboard is one of the most useful applications for news seekers and those who spend considerable time on social networks. The app essentially integrates all of the latest feeds from social and news sites and delivers them in a neat package. Users can then check out what's going on in the world, save stories they're interested in for later, and more. And since it's free, there's no reason not to try out Flipboard.

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Paid: Keep Track of Work Hours With Time Master & Billing

Companies that want a bit more control over their time tracking should consider checking out Time Master & Billing, a $9.99 app that works for companies of all sizes. The app lets companies keep track of employee time, and employees can easily input their worked hours and a description of their activities. Time Master & Billing will also help companies offload their timesheets for inclusion in invoices. It's a nice app for any company that needs to keep track of employees.

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Free: Wunderlist Keeps You on Task

Wunderlist is arguably one of the most useful and full-featured to-do lists in the application space. The free app, which is used by millions on all major platforms, helps users keep track of themselves and automatically alerts them whenever something is coming up. Wunderlist also includes a paid enterprise version for project managers to keep employees on task.

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Paid: Files & Folders Pro Streamlines Archive Management

Although Microsoft has touted its enhanced handling of files and folders, the $7.99 Files & Folders Pro may just do a better job. The app lets users manage files and folders and extract archives, but it also helps folks keep track of their OneDrive and Dropbox files and folders. The app even includes a feature that provides video and image previews and the ability to quickly copy, move, rename and delete folders. Think of Files & Folders Pro as a high-end file-management platform that goes above and beyond what one would find in the standard Windows 10 build.

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