In late January, we checked the list of the top 10 most downloaded free Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store. In first place was Microsoft's own Xbox SmartGlass app. Today, we went back for an update and, to no one's surprise, Xbox SmartGlass remains the most downloaded free Windows 8 app in the store.
As we have mentioned in the past, Microsoft has not revealed just how the top 10 list is created for the Windows Store, but if the list represents the current numbers of downloads rather than all-time download numbers, it shows that quite a few Windows 8 owners want the option to interact with their Xbox 360 console via a "second screen" experience.
In second place, again in the same place as in late January, is Microsoft's Skype client for Windows 8, while the Google Search app is in third place at the moment. The third party Facebook app Facebook Touch, from the FBTouch development team, is in the fourth position on the free app list.
The fifth position belongs to the third party YouTube app simply called Youtube Player, from the development team of T.O.K. The Netflix Windows 8 app, which was in third place on the free app list a month ago, has dropped down to the sixth position this month.
In seventh place on the list at the momnet is yet another Microsoft published app, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, which shows that there is still an audience for Microsoft's classic
time occupier game. The eight slot on the list belongs to Amazon.com's shopping app for Windows 8.
Finally, two games occupy the ninth and tenth slots on the free Windows 8 app list at the moment. In ninth place comes the platformer Jetpack Joyride from developer Halfbrick Studios, tenth place belongs to Cut The Rope, the hugely popular puzzle game from developer ZeptoLab.