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How to download apps on your laptop

Find out how to download apps for your Windows 10 laptop or Apple Macbook.

Whether you want to video call your friends on the other side of the world or check the weather on your side of the world, there are loads of apps that help to personalise your laptop. In our handy guide, you can find out how to download apps to your Windows 10 laptop or Apple Macbook. Happy app'ing!

Download apps for Windows 10 laptops

From the latest edge-of-your-seat games to media players for your box set binge, all your favourite apps are in the Windows Store. Here's how to find what you're looking for in 4 simple steps:

  • Tap the Windows icon in the bottom right of the screen to open the start menu
  • In the start menu, select the Windows Store
  • If you're asked to log in to your Microsoft account, go ahead and sign in with your Microsoft username and password
  • You're in - now to start Windows shopping! Or just window shopping, it's up to you. Either way, type in the box to search for the app you're looking for or browse the categories to find the latest game to get hooked to.

Download apps for Apple MacBook

The Macbook App Store is similar to the one you'll find on your iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product. Although not all the apps are the same across devices, there are still a ton to choose from. Let's get downloading:

  • Open the App Store from the icon on your taskbar.
  • Know what you're looking for? Type the name of the app in the search bar. If not, have a gander through the categories.
  • Click the app. If it's free, click 'Get', then 'Install App'. Got to pay? Click the price, then 'Buy App'.
  • Once it's downloaded you can either use Spotlight to find and open the app or simply click it in the taskbar to launch.