Windows 8’s native Bing Maps app is decent enough for casual use, but its accuracy is a bit…wanting, which simply won’t cut it when you need a navigator to guide you to a crucial business meeting or far-flung hotel. Where oh where is Google Maps when you need it? Not in the Windows Store, alas.
But fear not! The gMaps app is basically Google Maps wrapped up in a modern-style, third-party package. Traffic information, public transit routes, bicycling routes, weather overlays, Google Latitude friends—it’s all there, and, better yet, gMaps is just as cheap as Google Maps proper. (Read: free.)