Microsoft Windows PC Application and Software Difference

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Microsoft Windows PC Application and Software Difference: Admittedly, your knowledge of technology is still quite basic and, you think you still have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to being able to use and know how to make the most of all the features of your Windows PC. Fortunately, after discovering the existence of my blog, always consult the guides and you always manage to get away with my help, solving those that, apparently, seemed insurmountable technological problems to you.

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Well, if that’s the case, I’m really happy to always be able to help you. However, if you are reading this guide now, it means that you need my advice again. The topic of this tutorial is the apps for Windows 10 so I also imagine that from the moment you clicked on this guide of mine, the question is of your exact interest. Probably someone more technologically savvy than you has explained to you that there are also applications on PC with Windows 10 operating system and so I bet you would like me some more clarification on the subject.

Applications for Windows 10 Overview

All right, no problem, I’ll settle for it right away. How about you sit comfortably for a few minutes? We will address the issue together, as usual, step by step, in the lines that follow. In this guide I will explain in detail what applications for Windows 10 are, how they work and how they are downloaded. I will also tell you which ones I think are currently the best applications for Windows 10, subdividing them by category so that you can find the one that best suits your needs. Finally, for more information, I will also explain how to install the apps on a device with Windows 10 mobile, a version for mobile devices of the well-known Microsoft operating system. Ready to get started? You will see that if you follow my instructions literally it will be child’s play.

Windows 10: the difference between app and software

Before seeing in detail how you can download applications on Windows 10, I want to pause for a moment and make yourself a small premise. It is since the introduction of version 8 for the Windows operating system that Microsoft has introduced the possibility of downloading applications also on the PC. Consequently, at the time of writing, only Windows PCs with an operating system version 8 or 10 can download applications, as well as traditional software.

Previously, and therefore in computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista Windows 7, it was not possible to download applications but only software. Before you can get confused I want to clarify that applications and software are two different things: Windows 10 PC applications are similar to Android and iOS smartphone and tablet apps and sometimes feature some reduced functionality, being a more limited than software.

The substantial difference between an application and a software (ie a program, to definitively clarify the question), is also in its installation. As you surely know if you often frequent  and read my guides carefully, installing a PC software requires some installation procedures that can sometimes be long and boring. Downloading an app for Windows 10 is instead a procedure that takes place in no time and no installation procedure should be performed.

Now that you have finally understood the difference between applications and software for Windows 10, we can move on to what is the heart of the matter, or how you can download applications for Windows 10. The first thing you need to do to download applications from Windows 10 is to go to the Windows Store ; This is Microsoft’s digital store available on Windows 8 and Windows 10 PCs through which you can download (and even purchase) Windows applications. The applications of the Windows Store are in fact divided into free  or  paid applications , as well as by category. I’ll explain how to access the Windows Store and how to download apps for Windows 10. Click on the Cortana search bar (you can find it at the word ”  Write here to search” ); type  Store and you will see that the Windows Store application will appear in the search results.

The app icon is very easy to find, you can’t miss it: it has the  shopping bag symbol  and the Windows flag. Did you find it? Very well, I had no doubts! Click on it to start it. As you can see, the Windows store is divided into several sections: Home, Apps, Games, Music  and  Movies and TV .  Setting aside all the sections that you are not interested in at the moment, click on the  App and you will be able to see the section of the Windows store exclusively dedicated to the apps. To download an application you can search for it through the search engine located at the top right. Once you find an application, press the  Get  button to download it. Then wait for the download of the same and then, if you wish, add it to the Quick Start menu by pressing the Add to Start button  .

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