I saw this on Neowin yesterday and thought it was a great idea.

I would like to ask you all – what apps are you waiting for in Windows 8 that you haven’t seen yet?

Do you have all the Banking Apps, Games, Travel Apps, Lifestyle Apps etc that you want?

Yes I know there is not a Facebook app yet but apart from that, what are you looking for?

Use the comments below and let us know what apps are missing from Windows 8.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Steve K

    A Bank of America app? And a United App?

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Thanks Steve.


  • Daniel S

    Mouse gestures. I use a browser which have mouse gestures and sometimes my arm try to draw a variety of shapes for example go back in a window or close it, so I think this would be a very usefull thing.
    (Sorry for the bad grammar).

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Thank you.

      Grammar not a problem…

  • DroidSauce

    Scrabble/Words with Friends
    Hanging with Friends

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Thank you sir…

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.kruger.14 Charles Kruger

    1. AroundME


    3. Magisto

    4. VLC



    7.Absolute Radio






    13.Google Plus

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Thank you much!

    • voleheart

      goodreads, paypal, and photosynth pronto. VLC is coming. whatsapp would be nice. Google+ should have been there from the start

    • http://www.facebook.com/junior.barnes.355 Junior Barnes

      Teamviewer already has an app out for windows 8. I currently use it on my windows 8 laptop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=694648052 Miguel Mateo


  • abe

    mexico banorte bank app and waze live trafic report app

  • http://www.facebook.com/epulka Ethan Pulka

    Socl app

    app for social and public events

    Better game apps

    Bluetooth app to link with your phone

  • tomsonka

    International television app.I found a TV app, but I can’t watch hungarian network. I would like to watch hungarian network.

    Thanks a lot.

  • tom L.

    The app that is missing from w8 is Gadgets / calendar and clock. I just use notepad so …. sory.

  • Bobby Ketcham

    I do not use the Metro GUI because I do not have a touch enabled laptop or desktop. I use the desktop mode exclusively.
    I prefer to use secure SSL sessions for my banking, my online purchases from newegg or tigerdirect or ebay and paypal. I use an inprivate session and immediately clear the cache anyhow and restart my machine to prevent any access to my data located on my machine and I would prefer to use vpn but I do not have access to the other end to do so.
    I have had my Hotmail account hacked via stolen private information from my college via an IT guy and campus policeman working in concert to steal private information and then they took their lists to New York and sold the information.
    So hence the extreme measures for anything involving my private/personal data. In private, single instance, browsing sessions using SSL explicitly and then clearing all caches and a dns flush, and a complete restart…also would prefer to have vpns but you know how it is…Sigh.
    I see nothing wrong with the apps, I just do NOT trust them seeing as they like to keep updated in realtime and so on…that to me…provides a direct path in to hack machines to easily. Just to many opportunities and too many enemies of the free and open internet exchange.
    Call me paranoid…I AM….and will continue to be overly cautious for as long as I use the internet in any form.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.lugton David Lugton

    Open Office (Writer, Calc, Impress)
    Adobe Reader XI (X is already there)

  • Ronnie B

    I would like to be able to use outlook with a pop3 mail account, other than that I dont use the apps

  • http://www.facebook.com/mybad.omen Mybad Omen

    Something Free that actually serves a Purpose . I see developers complaining about people already finding stealing their apps which i don’t believe in but its also hard to not agree with them when they get offered apps that are absolute junk. Just my opinion but it seems we see Apple apps happening all over again.An app should be something to help improve windows not a sad excuse for a regular Windows Program. Just my thoughts as i haven’t found much of anything useful for apps yet that software doesnt do a better job.

  • Jack Reed

    SongBird – Music Player

  • http://www.jwbjnwolf.weebly.com/ Jase Wolf

    Kik messenger
    An official instagram app (guess may only happen if comes to windows phone)
    Google+ (official)
    Twitter and Facebook (official)
    Would love to see a GarageBand competitor
    Racing games
    A lot of board games etc up to scratch like dozens in Game Center on iOS.

    But the main 4 are kik, instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    I’m so chuffed to see parking mania in there as that was totally AWSOME playing in parallels full screen on my iMac (27″).

    What I’m loving about windows 8 having in parallels is that more and more apps from the mobile world are entering the desktop world so that means that if the Mac App Store don’t have it, likely windows store has it so I’m getting the best of both worlds.

    Installed pokki too and it’s absolutely fabulous that especially the instagram app that get with it. So handy but still an official app or at least a fully functional metro/modern ui instagram app will be fabulous!!!

    And then kik is just what I also need!! Can’t live without kik messenger

  • http://www.facebook.com/dam.spot.7 Dam Spot

    I’ve tested Windows from ME up through 8. 8 was the least Buggy from the Beta up, but it is never going to work for industry in a desktop environment. As a matter of fact, desktops aren’t dying, Windows is killing them. Hopefully, common sense will prevail and the best of ‘8’ will be incorporated into 9 and 7.

  • Bart

    One for SafariBooksOnline. I contacted them to request it.

  • WillyThePooh

    Of course they miss a lot of apps that I want. But even for the existing ones, they also miss features that available to the desktop one.

  • Arnold

    Facebook, Gmail, Google Plus, Google Maps, Twitter, Youtube, Google+, LInkedin, Aroundme, Yelp, Subway Surfers, Citibank, Chase, Sharebuilder, Putty or TeraTerm, VLC(coming soon), VMware Vsphere Client, I think of a million more Microsoft management shells that could be added, Maybe even a console for intune.

    Fix and enhance The following existing Apps:

    Citrix GotoMeeting
    Citrix Reciever
    Citrix XenApp Manager
    Vmware View Client

    And all of this needs to be the same on Windows phone 8 as well. Both platforms need to come together, borrow from eachother and be one.

    • Arnold

      Grooveshare also, that can go on there also.

  • Joshua

    Facebook, Gmail, Google Plus, Google Maps, Youtube, Google+, LInkedin, VLC, VMware Workstation.

    • Arnold

      Doubtful on VMworkstation, Especially on RT. Windows 8 comes with HyperV installed by default though.

  • Daniel Gray

    A nice ebook reader like Calibre along with a .cbr/.cbz reader for graphic novels. DVDXcopy and an updated version of DVD shrink with a valid way for us to copy our store bought DVD’s and CD’s so we have backups without having to jump through hoops as well as a nice bluray HD reader recorder. That should about do it. Oh and one more thing, a nice program for editing home movies like Apples Final Cut

  • http://www.facebook.com/claude.whitcomb.1 Claude Whitcomb


    Chase Bank

    US Bank

    Marble Collectors

  • Satellite

    Sword, Bible Explorer, NETBible. OpenOffice/LibreOffice/OxygenOffice/StarOffice. Windows LiveMail and a usable Metro mail client. MasterCook. GanttChart. Scribus. Evolution. MS Money/Quicken. Micrografx Designer/Picture Publisher/SnapGrafx/Windows Draw. Wing Commander III. Fuji Golf. Dragon’s Lair/Space Ace. Donkey Kong. Ms. Pac-Man. Galaga. Space Trader. Hammurabi. Lunar Lander. Eliza.

  • george_szubinski

    I miss Spotify


    a good media streaming app like cinexplayer
    i LOVE flipboard
    bbc iplayer and itv player
    and must have SharePlus
    and i lost it (so there is one) but a win8 app to glue dropbox, skydrive, amazon cloud storage … so you have one place to open files and save files… if that makes sense
    and i like informant pro to manage my diary/activities

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.allen.54 Edward Allen

    Microsoft Windows

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.kimsey Bill Kimsey

    Photosynth, PogoPlug, Norton 360, Network Magic, Photoshop and Nero. Wait! I’ll be able to run all of those on a Surface Pro.

  • denis

    installed start button and boot into desktop never use any apps

  • http://www.facebook.com/tkeerl Tom Keerl

    Third party Apps will migrate as supply and demand dictate and when it makes sense that a developer is willing to add another adaptation ( MS RT, Android, Iphone, Ipad etc). They will eventually come.

    I am more concerned about the quality of the Microsoft apps as they appear. Many of the apps (MAIL, PHOTO, Messenger etc) are primitive and missing many features that should be there. Apps that have to link to the desktop all have lousy interfaces and never return.
    I use Windows 8 on desktops (and use Metro – there are good things about it) and also have Surface RT.

  • Jeff_S

    Would like to see a Chase banking app.
    VLC, which I understand may be coming.
    Maybe a Facebook app. it works fine through the browser though.

  • jannie

    a imge convuter that will convurte nomal pics to real full hd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darrenkgeorge Darren Kavin George

    every windows phone app

  • http://www.facebook.com/alberto.gorin Alberto Gorin

    start menu
    and windows software that you normal search can t find

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-W-Burnham/714907265 Robert W. Burnham

    I just want a better version of the Zinio app. The Android version wasn’t great but it got the job done. The Windows 8 version won’t even allow you to manage your library manually. It’s awful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ton.lee Tony Lee

    The ability to sync with skydrive and have your files available offline.

  • discutter

    1) A decent PDF annotation program. Currently, all of them are very limited
    2) Something similar to Cam scanner in Android: i.e., a program that gets pictures from the camera (or existing) and post processes it with image-enhancing techniques.
    3) A decent Dropbox client. The official one sucks, and the unofficial ones are not very good
    4) A decent program for transit directions. gMaps and G Maps hang continuously and don’t offer everything Google transit does. The official “Maps” app does not offer transit directions. Shame on you MS.

    5) Better VPN support!