Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is being hailed as a benchmark for other would be tablet-laptop hybrid computing devices to aspire to.
While the tablet easily handles all the standard programs you can run on a desktop PC, it is in the special apps designed for the touchscreen experience that the device’s ultimate value is demonstrated.
Here we take a look at the seven most useful apps to enjoy on your brand new tablet whether relaxing on the couch or sprucing up your forthcoming product launch.
Fhotoroom is a free photo editor for your Surface Pro 3, enhanced for the touch screen experience. Not only is the app good for your fingers but it brings together a complement of over 90 photo editing tools which enable you do everything from adding the wow factor to your holiday photos before sharing on Instagram to cropping a minuscule TIFF image for your brand new website project. The app comes with new features to suit the new Microsoft Metro interface, making working on your images all the more easier to the eyes as well as your fingers (or stylus as the case may be).
- Despicable Me: Minion Rush
This quaint adaptation of the runaway famous hit series: Despicable Me is a great way to experience the stunning graphics capabilities of the Surface pro 3 tablet (it comes with a 216 ppi screen while the MacBook Air boasts 128 ppi). The game sets you the challenge of grabbing bananas as you run around mazes and tunnels in a bid to outdo your minion challengers. It is a game full of fun and amusing escapades at every turn.
If you are a YouTube fan, you are going to love MetroTube, even become obsessed. It gives a more complete and intuitive way to enjoy your favorite video content than any other native app either on the Apple’s iOS or Android platforms. One of the neat features of MetroTube is the option to set high definition 1080p resolution as the default view so that you do not have to keep reloading your favorite videos to view them in stunning detail.
- Fresh Paint
Fresh paint takes the concept of the evergreen Windows Paint accessory program to altogether new heights. With the convenience of the Surface Pro’s pressure sensitive stylus, you are free to draw and color to your heart’s content. Whether you are starting off with an existing image or a completely blank canvas, Fresh Paint lets you indulge the artful prodigy within you.
- TuneIn Radio
You may have heard of this before but it is not a mere cliche when they say that TuneIn is the best thing to happen since radio came along. The free app lets you listen to an incredible collection of well over a 100,000 spread over both AM and FM bands. In addition to the traditional radio stations, TuneIn brings you a repository of over four million apps to download at your leisure.
- The New York Times Crossword Puzzle
If you are nostalgic about the time honored tradition of filling out the most addictive puzzle game ever as the printed paper (and the coffee tabletop it invariably occupied every morning) goes the way of the dodo, don’t fret anymore. You can now enjoy your brainteaser on the go or over a toilet break with the New York Times Crossword Puzzle app and, of course, there is no need for pencil and eraser. The New York Times subscribers also have access to the paper’s archived crossword puzzles going back 20 years no less.
There is no equaling the entertainment punch carried by Netflix. While you can enjoy the service on your regular browser, the Netflix app for Surface Pro 3 lets you enjoy all your favorite shows and movies on a whole new level. If you are not already a registered Netflix user, there is the option to try the service free for 30 days.