Now you’ve got a new Windows 8 computer and really want to learn and get more out of it. Learning how to use those new keyboard shortcuts is one quick way to let you use the new Windows system more efficiently. Here are 3 free Windows 8 app that can definitely help you, plus one bonus app for more, so make sure you read to the end.
All apps are Windows 8 native app that you can directly download and install from Windows App Store. Do a quick search by the app’s name, you will be able to find them.
Windows 8 Cheat Keys
This app not only lists all useful keyboard shortcuts available in Windows 8 but also gives a brief description what they are and how to use them. It will introduce the user to keys and tips at only a few per day through toast notifications and live tile updates for maximum retention and understanding or you can now browse all available tips at once.
Windows 8 Cheat Keys supports Windows 8 Search, Share, Notification, and live tile as well.
Ultimate Windows 8 Shortcuts
A simple app that gives a list of useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 with the support of keyword search. Currently, it only focuses on useful shortcuts using the Windows key available on most windows based systems. More useful keyboard shortcuts and Windows 8 based tips will be added in the future releases.
Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
Similar to Ultimate Windows 8 Shortcuts, this app lists an index of Windows 8 keyboard shortcut keys in black and white, categorized in 3 categories, Common, Charms, and Desktop.
Here is the bonus app for you if only learning the keyboard shortcuts isn’t good enough for you.
Windows 8 – The Complete Guide
This app includes a complete set of video guides showing how to set up and use Windows 8, covering everything from the basics to advanced tips and tricks. Each video is presented in 720P high-definition for best viewing experience so readers can get the useful information accurately. The app also includes the latest technology news feed from Computeractive, the world’s biggest plain-English technology magazine.
Publisher: Incisive Media
Here is cheatsheet as a bonus to those who read all the way down here. Tip my hat to Hayder Abbass over at Darktips for compiling such a complete list of windows keyboard shortcuts. You will need to print it off on a hard copy and pinned it on your work board for future quick reference.
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Last updated: 08/04/2014