After a month of anticipation and pre-orders, Microsoft has launched the Surface Pro 3. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on this 12-inch beauty, we have put together a list of the top fifteen best must-have apps that you need to download right now in order to experience your Surface Pro 3 at its best.
The Surface Pro 3 allows you to be productive anywhere you go with its lightweight design, allowing you to easily slip the device into your bag or backpack. Powered by Windows 8.1, the Surface Pro 3 is fast and is touted as a tablet that can replace your laptop. The device also features a Surface Pen, which offers natural writing and drawing experience.
Let’s go over the top fifteen best apps and games for the Surface Pro 3 that will help you be productive and keep you entertained. Let’s begin (apps are in no particular order):
- Asphalt 8: Airborne – By far the most fantastic racing game on Windows 8.1. The game has gorgeous visuals, amazing gameplay, and will surely be a compliment to your Surface Pro 3.
- Halo: Spartan Assault – Bring the excitement of Halo combat to your new touch-based Surface Pro 3 device in this amazing game from Microsoft Studios.
- Adobe Photoshop Express – This fantastic app makes it easy to enhance your photos by cropping, one-touch auto fix, and much more. A must-have app.
- Drawboard PDF – Avoid using pen and paper again with this fantastic app that lets you to annotate, view, and manage your PDF files.
- SketchBook Express – A fun drawing app that puts your artistic skills and your Surface Pen to the test.
- Tweetium – If you are a fan of Twitter, you must grab Tweetium. This app is by far the best Twitter app in the Windows Store.
- Pin More – This fantastic app lets you pin custom tiles for documents, folders, and websites to your Start screen. It can even pin Steam and Origin games. A must have tool to enhance your Start screen.
- Flipboard – This app allows you to engage in the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about. You can also read stories from around the world and browse the articles, videos, and photos your friends are sharing.
- Fresh Paint – An easy to use, free app that includes oil, watercolors, pencils, and all the tools you need to paint.
- Remote Desktop – Increase your productivity by connecting to a remote PC and utilize your work resources from almost anywhere.
- Hyper for YouTube – Touted as the most advanced way to view YouTube videos on your Windows 8 device. It allows watching videos in SD, 720p and Full HD 1080p, as well as the ability to download videos and MP3.
- Xbox Music – All the music you love in one simple app. Play and manage music from your personal collection and browse and buy songs from Xbox Music.
- The ESPN App – Get up to the minute scores, news, and analysis for all your favorite teams, leagues, and players with this fantastic official app from ESPN.
- Urbanspoon – Find the best restaurants in your city with Urbanspoon. Filter by neighborhood, cuisine and price for the greatest restaurant recommendations.
- Netflix – The world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies.
There are numerous apps that would be great for your new Surface Pro 3. For example, the OneNote app that comes with the Surface Pro 3 is a fantastic app to help you take notes using your Surface Pen. We just listed the top ten apps that are quite popular in the Windows Store and can be useful on your new machine.
Of course, this selection is subjective. We want to hear your list of the must-have apps for a Surface Pro 3. Share your collection in the comment section below. Tell us how you are liking your new Surface Pro 3!Further reading: Microsoft, Surface Pro 3