The Windows 8 app store might be new, but it’s quickly growing and the quality of applications are rapidly increasing. Despite the fact that Windows 8 is fresh out of the oven, developers are quickly releasing applications that are helping shape the future of Microsoft’s style formerly known as Metro.

Here’s a roundup of applications that are refreshing, offering a new design perspective and proves that Windows applications aren’t just following in the footsteps of Microsoft’s rivals.

As you’ll be able to see, there’s a serious set of impressive apps that show off just how powerful Microsoft’s new UI style can be. Windows 8 is still very new, and this selection is just a taste of what is to come as the platform matures. We can’t wait to see what developers come up with.

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Skype

The New Zealand Herald

SkyScanner

Fliptoast

Metrotwit

iSupr8

Urbanspoon

Stumbleupon

Shazam

Evernote

The Big Picture

Allrecipes

Freshpaint

Hulu

TuneIn Radio

Wikipedia

Weatherbug

Didlr

Kayak Hotels/Flights

eBay

Google

Inrix Traffic

Memorylage

TedW

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