Microsoft unveiled its Windows Store back in October with the debut of Windows 8, and now nearly five months later the app marketplace has surpassed the 50,000 title milestone. The store, which is the only place to download Windows 8/RT apps, has some popular programs like Hulu Plus and Skype, and recently got an official Twitter app.
However, despite the overall number of entries, some of the key apps from other platforms still aren’t available for Microsoft’s new OS. Some of these programs, such as Facebook, are available as Web-based services or as old-school desktop applications, but they haven’t made the move to Windows 8′s Modern UI. These are the 8 most important apps that still aren’t available for Windows 8.
Sadly, the official Facebook app has yet to make its way to Windows 8. Unofficial alternatives such as the $2.49 Facebook Mobile and free Facebook Plus are available for the platform, but you won’t find the full-fledged official application in the Windows Store. Microsoft's People app also lets you post to and read news from the leading social network, but none of the alternatives provide the full Facebook experience.