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Is there a way to browse the Windows App Store outside of Windows 8?

I want to be able to look at the collection of apps in the store outside of windows, similar to how I can browse through the Apple App Store outside of iTunes.

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As of now, it's not possible - visiting the sub domain responsible for Windows 8 Store returns a 403 Access Denied.

Direct hotlink to apps still work(example: Fresh Paint, MetroTwit), though - so hopefully the app store from Web access should be sorted out soon

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Dang beat me to it :P –  KronoS Oct 20 '12 at 5:13
    
@KronoS slowpoke :P –  Sathya Oct 20 '12 at 5:15
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I asked a similar question on SO.

While there is currently no official Windows 8 app directory, I came across the website Windows8Apps (though not perfect) that comes close. Update: As @kgander42 has mentioned, there is now a official search page for Windows 8 Apps.

Another alternative is to use Google or Bing to search for apps related to a keyword (for example, site:apps.microsoft.com foursquare) using the site:apps.microsoft.com operator.

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How about windows phone store? site:....microsoft.com? –  Endy Tjahjono Feb 21 '13 at 4:44
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Microsoft has finally provided a page to browse their store.

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Here is a website which allows you to browse the Windows Store on any Browser or Operating System:

MetroStore Scanner

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