No matter which platform you are using, every platform has definitive app stores. Microsoft Windows has an app store for Windows 8 and up versions. This app store has similar functionalities like Google Play Store and App Store for Apple. It provides an easy way to download and install apps from one place.
Luckily, we have Windows Store alternative apps; these apps have unique features and easy options. These stores act as an alternative store for downloading Windows 8 apps. You can get very brand new apps that are not available in default Windows 8 store. App submission is a time taking process in Windows stores like iTunes and Google Play stores. You can get new apps that are not available in Windows store.
1. Great Windows Apps
Great Windows Apps is a replica of the original Windows 8 App store. This app store is available to download from the original Windows 8 app store. Means first you need to use the original store to download the Great Windows Apps app. The app excels in picking up the best apps ignored by the Microsoft; it is like a tailored app store.
2. Intel AppUp Center – Discontinued The Intel AppUp center is a digital storefront for existing and new PC software, apps, content and entertainment, developed by Intel Corporation for Microsoft Windows. The Intel AppUp center delivers all the latest PC apps, all in one convenient place. Some of the apps are expensive; they offer are much better than the same app you find in the Windows Store.
“Dear valued Intel AppUp® user,
At Intel, we’re always thinking about tomorrow, which sometimes means making changes today. That’s why we’ll be closing Intel AppUp on March 11th, 2014 to focus on other groundbreaking platform innovations. As part of this closure your AppUp Center Customer Account Registration Agreement also will terminate effective March 11th, 2014.
Some apps you have downloaded may stop working on May 15th 2015, or earlier if you uninstall the store client, and you can confirm if any of your apps are affected here. You can claim a full refund of $4.99 through our AppUp refund program, for the amount you paid for apps. Your transaction history appears at the bottom of this email.
Closing Intel AppUp was a tough decision and we understand how important the service has become to our users so we’ve provided a detailed FAQ section with links to guided support to answer your questions as the program comes to a close.
Of course, Intel AppUp would not have been possible without loyal users like you. Thank you for participating in the experience. It’s been a fun ride.
Download Softsonic app from the Windows store. Once installed, it is set up like the Window Store. Softsonic released an official app from the Windows Store to give you access to their own database of apps for Windows 8.
Ninite is a familiar name in this genre; it supports app bundles to install required programs with a single click. Ninite is great when you install Windows OS for the first time or after reinstalling or formatting Windows operating system.