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14 Windows 10 productivity apps to download this month

Christina Mercer | June 28, 2016
Best Windows 10 productivity apps of the month

After the apparent 'disaster' of Windows 8, Microsoft users seem to have warmed to Windows 10 and all that it has to offer.

And with Microsoft reporting that there are 270 million active Windows 10 devices in use, we're surely set to see an increase in not only Windows app downloads but also the number of Windows apps being produced.

We've compiled a list of top Windows 10 apps aimed at boosting productivity and making your working life easier.

Here are 14 useful Windows apps.

1. WhatsApp

Windows 10 productivity apps: WhatsApp

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has launched a Windows desktop app designed to extend the experience provided by the WhatsApp mobile app.

The official WhatsApp blog stated: "Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device."

Key features: 

- Calling
- Send photos, videos, and Voice Messages
- Group chat
- No international charges
- Offline messages
- WhatsApp Web

System requirements: Windows 8 and higher

Download here.

2. Zoho

Windows 10 productivity apps: Zoho

Zoho has two useful business apps, Zoho Invoice and Zoho Expense that aid accounts and finance management. Both apps work on mobile and desktop Windows devices.

Zoho Expense key features:

- Receipt scanning
- Expense reporting
- Multicurrency support
- Mileage tracking

Supported operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8.

Zoho Invoice key features:

- Accept card payments
- Share, discuss and collaborate with customers online
- Client Portal
- Records expenses

Supported operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1,Windows Phone 8.

3. Adobe photoshop express

Windows 10 productivity apps: Adobe photoshop express

This express editor enables users to create, edit and filter photos without needing a tonne of experience.

Key features:

- Crop, straighten, rotate and flip photos, and remove red-eye from photos
- Auto-fix
- One-touch filters
- Looks pack and noise reduction pack

Supported operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Download here.

4. Network Speed Test

Windows 10 productivity apps: Network Speed Test

Monitoring your internet speed is vital in ensuring you get the most from your broadband connection. A slow speed can indicate a break on the line or other issues that need addressing and this app will tell you exactly how well your internet connection of working.

Key features:

- Measure network latency
- Download and upload speeds
- Monitor SSID and BSSID when you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot
- Examine past network performance history.


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