In Pictures: Top Metro apps for Windows 8 power users

The Windows 8 Metro application ecosystem is evolving. Here are 17 early entrants worth adding to your tablet or PC

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Wikipedia While the app won’t win any awards for stability, and its simple tiling system goes long on pizazz and short on facts, the Metro Wikipedia app does have some redeeming social values: it is, after all, hooked into the massive Wikipedia database.

Many of the pages don’t display properly, with text snaking out to Never Never Land. Still, the app lets you pin a page to your Start screen, and the newsy “featured” approach brings a different slant to a well-known resource.

I’m waiting for Encyclopedia Britannica to get its app up.

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