Have you jumped into the Windows 8 experience yet? There is actually quite a bit to love about the most recent version of Windows. It is faster, seems more stable and has tons of new apps thanks to the new Windows 8 Start Screen.

Let’s talk about the apps themselves. We actually have some really good stuff for entertainment and games. Productivity isn’t all the way there yet, but no bad either. What’s missing? Obviously with 9000 apps Windows RT/8 can’t quite compete with the number that you find with Android and iOS— but it can compete by having quality and highly desired apps.

Microsoft has done a pretty good job here, other than we still REALLY want and need a native Facebook and Twitter app. It remains unseen when/if we’ll get that Facebook app, but the good news is that we now have confirmation from the folks at Twitter that they are working on something. They put out a tweet recently that says Microsoft needs a good twitter client and they are up to the task of providing it.

When can we expect Twitter to come to Windows 8 in the form of a native client? We really don’t know yet other than we can expect it in β€œthe coming months.” It’s hard to say if that means it will arrive this holiday season or if we won’t get it until the beginning of next year.

If you are holding off on moving to Windows 8 because of a lack of good apps for social networks like Facebook and Twitter, don’t let that hold you back. There are actually quite a few great 3rd party alternatives. You can also check out our brief list on highly recommended Windows 8 apps for those just upgrading to the new OS.

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  • Sejanus

    Example of these great social apps?

    • Andrew_Grush

      Alright maybe saying “great” is overstating things. Still, there are some relatively good ones like Tweetro and MetroTweet for Twitter. Also FlipToast is pretty useful, IMO. FlipToast works reasonably well with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram– again none of these are perfect but official apps are coming soon enough. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading.

      • http://gplus.to/Tarkus Tarkus

        I don’t like Tweetro’s interface, but MetroTwit is pretty nice. Couldn’t stand FlipToast when it first came out, so unless they’re really improved in since then…..