Free Microsoft Apps for Windows 10 that are Actually Useful


There are many applications in the Microsoft Store that are not useful. But there are a good amount of free applications that are really useful. Here is a look at 10 of them!

There are many applications in the Microsoft Store that are not very useful. However, what many people do not realize is that there are also many applications in the store that can help you stay productive, entertaining and informed. Best of all, all these applications are absolutely free.

The following are 10 of the best free Microsoft applications you'll find in the Microsoft Store. They will be installed as a Windows application, which means they are independent and easy to use.

Synchronize your Android: your phone

There are many ways to synchronize your Android with your computer. But there are a few that work as perfectly as the Microsoft Your Phone application.

First, install the complementary application Your Phone from Google Play Store.

When you install the application for the first time, you will see an option to choose between synchronization with your Android or your iPhone.

 home page of your phone application

Once you select your option, select Start .

You must provide multiple permissions on the Your phone application before the computer can synchronize. Once finished, you will see the application open with access to photos, messages and notifications on your phone.

 the application of your phone

It is not necessary to connect your phone to your computer via a USB cable or via Bluetooth. You can use this application for any of the following features:

  • Access and save or share photos stored on your phone.
  • Send and receive SMS messages from your computer.
  • Receive and delete telephone notifications with your computer.

Stay productive: Microsoft To Do

There are a lot of popular websites for task lists and mobile applications available. Everyone seems to have their favorite. However, in recent years, one that seems to be moving forward with the purchase of Microsoft's Wunderlist a few years ago is Microsoft To Do.

Microsoft To Do has developed to the point that it is now indistinguishable from Wunderlist. And now, you can install the standalone Microsoft To Do application on your Windows 10 PC.

 microsoft application

This application has all the same features you will find in the service Microsoft To Do based on the cloud. It will stay in sync with your Microsoft To Do account online.

The value of keeping this open on your PC instead of your browser is that it allows you to keep your task list active on your desktop. It also releases your browser so you can use it for other things.

Keep notes close: OneNote or Evernote

The need to take notes aside appears frequently while using your computer. Why open another tab in your browser to access OneNote or Evernote online?

Both services are available in the Microsoft Store as Microsoft applications.

OneNote is quickly becoming a popular application for taking notes for Microsoft users. Once you download and install the OneNote application in the Microsoft Store, you will be immediately connected to your Microsoft OneNote online account. If you are already logged in to your Microsoft account on your PC.

 onenote microsoft application

You can now save notes in a side window of the Microsoft application, without having to go back and enter the OneNote browser tab.


Of course, OneNote does not have the entire market in taking notes. Evernote is another popular application to capture the information you need.

For EverNote fans, the ability to install a Microsoft application to use Evernote outside the browser is a blessing. The Microsoft application has the same features you are used to when using the online version.

 microsoft evernote application

Quickly edit images: Ultimate Photo Editor

A The common activity that people require is to edit photos. It can be while working in a newspaper for school or to publish an article online. And when you make a simple edition, you don't need to pay for an expensive application like Photoshop.

The Microsoft Ultimate Photo Editor application is all you'll need for a simple edition. It allows you to capture photos from your webcam or from a folder on your computer.

 definitive photo editor

The application is simple, but it allows you to do all the basics things that most people need to do with images. These include cropping, enhancing, adding various effects and borders, and even adding text or scribbles.

 definitive photo editor

Send SMS from your computer: mysms

The Microsoft Your Phone application is good for sending and receiving SMS messages. But most of its features are for Android only. The mysms application is a great utility to send text messages from your PC for Android and iPhone.

You can register for the service with your Google account. Second, you must install the Google Play companion mysms application. You can also install mysms from the Apple app store for your iPhone.

Once you install the application on your phone, the Microsoft application on your computer with your phone. After that, you are ready to start sending and receiving messages from your computer.


You can use the application to search for old messages and create or receive new ones. You can even schedule messages to be sent in the future.

Edit PDF documents: Real PDF Editor

Another frequent need for computer users is to edit PDF documents. This can only be to sign or complete documents or update PDF files.

Instead of investing in an expensive PDF editor, simply download the free Real PDF Editor application.

 real pdf editor

Using the Real PDF Editor, you can:

  • Write down the document
  • Complete PDF forms
  • Merge several PDF documents together [19659021] Divide a PDF document into several documents
  • Reorder into pages of an existing document

Organize your rooms: Live Home 3D

Have you ever been scribbling on a piece of paper to rearrange a room in your home? Or to decide how to design your new apartment? It's time to save that paper.

One of the best Microsoft applications you can use for this task is Live Home 3D.


This The notable application contains a prepared library of examples of 3D model rooms. There is also a large library of furniture and other objects to design your 3D room model.

When designing the walls, the application helps you place it in exact measurements so you can draw your room to scale. This will allow you to place furniture and plan how to decorate your space.

Monitor the weather: the weather 14 days

If you want to constantly monitor the weather in your area, you can't go wrong installing the Weather 14 Days.

When you start the application for the first time, you can let the application try to find its location. Or simply write the city and state where you want to see the weather. It presents a good view of the weather forecast for the next 14 days.

 14-day application

Provides everything from precipitation amounts and sunrise / sunset times to wind direction and speed.

You can also select the links in the navigation panel to see:

  • Multi-layered weather maps
  • National weather radar
  • Satellite radar views
  • Any recent weather alerts

Keep your eyes : F.lux

If you use your computer late at night, it could damage your eyes. Especially if you use your computer in a room with low light. We cover F.lux previously, since it has been around for years.

The installation of F.lux from the Microsoft Store can save your eyes. Windows 10 has a built-in night shift mode, but you may want to use the additional features provided by F.lux.

 microsoft flow application

The beauty of F.lux is that it is fully automated. Simply enter your zip code and adjust the brightness and color scheme of your screen automatically. Use F.lux for a few days in a row and your eyes will thank you.

Yes, there are good applications in Microsoft Store

When most people think of Microsoft Store applications, they think of simple applications that do not have much use. But that's not entirely true. The store has applications that will help improve your workflow and productivity.

And if you're looking for entertainment, check out the Netflix application. Not only can you watch your favorite shows, but you can also download videos from Netflix to watch them offline.

The store also offers commonly used applications. Apple iTunes is available in the Microsoft Store, for example.

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