How To Search For Apps in The Windows 8 App Store

When I first used the Windows 8 App Store, the most confusing thing I found was the ability to search apps. Usually, app stores come with a search bar for searching apps by entering relevant keywords. A good example of this functionality can be found in Google Play or the Apple App Stores. However, the Windows 8 App Store does not offer a built-in search bar, as the functionality is built into the Windows 8 operating system.

To search an app in the Windows 8 App Store, follow the following instructions:

Step 1: Go to the Charms Bar by hitting Windows+C or by hovering your mouse at extreme right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Click Search and select the Windows 8 Store (as shown below). Basically, you will have to click on the Windows 8 Store icon, type a keyword and hit search to look for apps according to an entered keyword or phrase.

Search Windows 8 App Store

Sorting Apps in The Windows 8 App Store

Alternatively, you can use the various filters at the app store to look for apps by category, relevance and price.

  • Categories: The Categories section covers various categories such as Games, Social, Entertainment, Photo, Music And Video, Books And References, News And Weather, etc.
  • Price: You can use the Price drop down menu to sort apps by Free, Paid And Free Trial.
  • Relevance: this menu allows sorting apps by Newest, Highest Rating, Lowest Rating, Lowest Price and Highest Price.

Search Apps by Category, Relevance or Price

Video Demonstration For Searching Windows 8 App Store