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Windows 10: Five free apps you should download immediately after you upgrade

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:03PM EST
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Now that you’ve upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably looking for software to fill your desktop with. You’d probably prefer that software to be free as well, which is why we’ve scoured the Windows Store to find the best complimentary apps available for Windows 10.

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If you upgraded straight from Windows 7 (as I did), you might never have used this store before. As with any app store, it’s filled with junk, but these are a few free apps you should consider downloading in order to make your Windows 10 experience better.

Adobe Photoshop Express

If you need a professional photo editing suite, the full Adobe Photoshop is worth every penny, but if something more limited will suffice, you might want to check out Photoshop Express. Plus, if you decide you want more themes or features, you can always pay for them via in-app purchases.

Download Adobe Photoshop Express


Want to see the Tomatometer for a recent movie? Looking to get showtimes for a movie releasing this weekend? Flixster is an app you should have on your desktop. It’s a great all-in-one solution for any regular moviegoer.

Download Flixster


The StumbleUpon fad came and went fairly quickly a few years ago, but it’s still a fun app to peruse while you’re bored at the office or can’t get to sleep at night.

Download StumbleUpon

TuneIn Radio

If you prefer radio stations to making your own playlists, TuneIn Radio should be in your queue. Browse local stations, online stations, sort by category — you can even find podcasts.

Download TuneIn Radio


The media player situation on Windows 10 is a bit of a mess, especially when it comes to the ridiculous $15 app Microsoft is attempting to charge customers for in order to watch DVDs. VLC is a far better solution, and it’s free to download from the Windows Store.

Download VLC

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.