Windows 8 adds more apps; Dropbox app coming soon

We've been keeping our eyes focused on the Windows Store in Windows 8 lately, trying to find new apps from major companies. We have pointed out some of these newly published apps a few days ago and now we have found even more new additions to the Windows Store.

One is the Livestrong.com calorie tracker app. This free app allows people to track how much they eat by accessing the popular Livestrong.com's data base of  "more than 1.3 million food and restaurant items." You can also add information such as how much exercise you accomplish per day. The app offers daily reminders to keep you on track to your ultimate weight goal.

Other new Windows 8 apps that appeared recently in the store include the official apps for Maximum PC and PC Gamer magazines, allowing people to purchase full issues of the digital edition of the magazines without having to go through a third party magazine app.

Two popular apps in the Windows Store have received new updates. Amazon's Kindle app for Windows 8 has received an update that fixes a few issues, and FlipToast has also received an update that lets people take a picture on their Windows 8 device and upload it directly to their social networks.

Finally, it looks like the previously announced Dropbox app for Windows 8 is close to launch. TheNextWeb.com reports that Dropbox has in fact submitted the Windows 8 app port to the Windows Store for approval and it might be available for download either this week or next week.

Source: Livestrong.com | Image via Livestrong.com

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Dropbox on WP is such a silly complaint when the integrated Skydrive is 100x better. Its like reviewers whining about GMail integration. Puh-lease.

Dashel said,
Dropbox on WP is such a silly complaint when the integrated Skydrive is 100x better. Its like reviewers whining about GMail integration. Puh-lease.

Agree. SkyDrive is the best cloud storage around.

Dashel said,
Dropbox on WP is such a silly complaint when the integrated Skydrive is 100x better. Its like reviewers whining about GMail integration. Puh-lease.

On other platforms, SkyDrive support is pretty limited. So, if you want to truly sync everything, everywhere, having Dropbox, as it's more widely used with apps on other platforms, would only benefit everyone.

Thats just it, who cares about the other platforms? Once you exclude the mobile space, the numbers of people who are on other platforms, to steal a quote from lazy devs, isn't significant enough to care about for the most part.

Dashel said,
Thats just it, who cares about the other platforms? Once you exclude the mobile space, the numbers of people who are on other platforms, to steal a quote from lazy devs, isn't significant enough to care about for the most part.

That's just it. The mobile space. Windows Phone, sadly, dwarfs in comparison to either one in usage. And DropBox is what has the support on those platforms.

chorpeac said,
Verizon FIOS, where are you???
Hey, Mint.com....Where are you???

Surprised HBO2go and Fios apps aren't out - ported directly from their xbox counterparts. Also, Mint.com, seriously.. why are they continually so late to the game supporting windows platform?

Dashel said,
Hit the nail there, Mint is really the only app I want. How bout a Money app MS!

Money app from Microsoft would be awesome!

Mint is going to continue to roll out changes very slowley if at all.... Intuit now owns them which is unfortunate.... Intuit sucks.