15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

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There are countless free app lists out there for traditional Windows applications and mobile OSs, but not as many for the newer Modern Windows apps. Most of these apps are still very basic in their functionality, but nevertheless there are some that are quite useful, even for network and IT professionals.

Remember, these Windows apps are especially useful for touchscreen devices, though they still can be used on regular desktops and laptops. Like with other metro-style or universal Windows apps, there are some benefits of using them over traditional Windows applications: easy installation on Windows 8 and 10 PC and mobile devices, automatic updates, standardized app notifications, and the ability to use live tiles on the Start menu.

All the apps highlighted here are free to download from the Windows Store, but most are ad-supported, some of which can be removed via in-app purchases.

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