After grinding to a standstill earlier in
the year, Microsoft’s Windows Store is finally starting to pick up steam, with recent additions such as Nokia Music,Twitter, and MLB.TV bringing big-name clout to the fledgling platform. Nevertheless, spending a week of self-imposed exile in Windows 8’s modern UI made it abundantly clear to me that some glaring omissions in Microsoft’s app catalog remain to be filled.
Still, even if some of your must-have apps appear in this list of the missing, all is not lost. You may be able to make do with Web apps, desktop apps (unless you're on Windows RT), or third-party replacements. But ultimately there’s nothing like the real thing, which means that these apps need to appear in the Windows Store, stat!