In Pictures: 12 fantastic (and free) Windows 8 apps

The delightful dozen: 12 fantastic (and free) Windows 8 apps

Fresh Paint There's a reason why Microsoft's television ads show off the finger-friendliness of Windows 8 with the company's homebrew Fresh Paint app: Unlike the ho-hum desktop Paint program, Fresh Paint is an absolute blast to use. Swiping your finger across your screen to paint digital pictures has never been so fun or so seamless.

While some of the app's most robust features are available only as premium download packs, the base version is completely free and should work just fine for most people.

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