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Windows Store Sunday: 85,953 total apps, and the best/top Windows 8 apps as of June 9th

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It’s June 9th and its time to look at the best, top, and most popular Windows 8 apps currently available in the Windows Store. We will also go over some stats for the Windows Store, as well as highlight an app for your downloading pleasure! This is yet another post in our weekly feature called “Windows Store Sunday” where we highlight what’s going on with the Windows Store.

Currently in the Windows Store as of June 9th, the top five free apps in the United States based on popularity are:

  1. Xbox SmartGlass
  2. Skype
  3. Facebook Now
  4. Google Search
  5. Netflix

Let’s not forget the top five paid apps currently in the Windows Store:

  1. Temple Run: Brave
  2. 4 Elements II Special Edition
  3. Angry Birds Star Wars
  4. Disney Fairies Hidden Treasures
  5. Plex

As of June 9th, there are 85,953 apps in the Windows Store, an increase of 4,804 apps in just one week. Compared to last week, the app “Adobe Photoshop Express” has dropped out of the top-free list, which was on the number two spot last week. Xbox SmartGlass continues to be number one in the top-free list. Netflix has made an appearance in the top-free list, snagging the fifth place spot. As for the top-paid apps, we have a new addition to the list with an app called “Disney Fairies Hidden Treasures.” Temple Run: Brave is still the number one paid app as of June 9th.

For those who are curious at what the new Windows Store look will be with the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, head over to this link. We are just 17 short days away from Build 2013 and the day Microsoft is expected to release the public preview version of Windows 8.1, the next big update to Windows 8. During Computex 2013, Microsoft actually showcased Windows 8.1 in a demo and we were able to catch our first glimpse at the new Windows Store layout and it looks nice!

Every week, we will feature one app or game that we will rank as the “top” Windows Store app for the week. It doesn’t mean that this app is better than every other app out there, it just means that this app should get your attention this week. The following week, we will showcase another great app, and so on. So here we go:

Pianino Synth Piano

Pianino Synth Piano is actually a pretty cool and free piano app available for both Windows 8 and Windows RT. “Pianino is a friendly synthesizer which surrounds you with nice and warm synth pad sounds right from the ’80s. Try to play it along with other instruments too. It really lays the ground for guitar, clarinet or even a real piano,” the app description reads.

This app features 4 octaves with 48 weighted keys, a few sound effects, on the fly ADSR, international keyboard support, gesture scroll and zoom, support for Snap mode in Windows 8, amp fader, and more. “The additive synthesiser inside Pianino’s audio engine runs at a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. It creates the bubbly harmonically rich pads that bands and keyboards from the 1980s have made popular. And right now: its at your fingertips!” the description adds.

Hit the download link below to snag this app. It’s free! Stay tuned for next week’s Windows Store Sunday app highights!

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