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Up until a few years ago, Windows was deemed a big, meandering beast — one that was weighed down by the myriad applications bundled with the operating system. Thankfully, this isn’t the case today, and Windows 7 represented a major step away from “bundled bloat”.

Today, I’d like you to introduce you to a few applications that are equivalent to those bundled to much acclaim with Apple’s OS X. There’s a wealth of software available for Windows, and these picks will give you a fantastic basic series of apps to start out with.

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Even though the platform is relatively new, Windows Phone 7 has taken the world by storm. It’s a clean break from WinMo 6.5 (the previous flagship), with a solid operating system, top of the line hardware and a very slick user interface. As expected, the ecosystem is already quite busy and teeming with interesting apps.

Today, we’ve gathered some of the best applications available for the platform, ranging from well known heavy hitters to obscure gems. Since I’m limited to only a handful here, I could only include apps that I use, and love, on a daily basis. More importantly, keeping with the AppStorm way, I only chose applications that have slick, usable interfaces.

There are plenty of other apps, entire categories even, that I’m missing. I’d really love to hear about them in the comments below!

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Everyone has scratched their brain after a fresh OS install, trying to remember all their favorite applications and where, exactly, to download them. You can use services like Ninite to some extent, but wouldn’t it be nice to have every awesome Windows app, new and old, in one spot?

We’ve gathered the best applications for any occasion in one list. Bookmark old favourites, and discover new tools you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. If you use and love Windows, we guarantee you’ll find a huge selection of fantastic software in today’s roundup.

We’ll also share a series of 15 Nifty Windows 7 Tips and Tricks that you may not have come across before… Read on to find out more!

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