There's no rubbish here: not a poorly tree in sight

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve really looked through The Pi Store, so it’s time to take another look. For those of you who may not know, The Pi Store is a bit like the Apple App Store or Google Play in that it provides an easy to use browsing, downloading and installing interface for The Raspberry Pi.

While The Pi Store contains a much smaller collection of applications than its cousins there is not a sausage of rubbishness to be seen. Don’t get me wrong, Google Play (for example) contains a wealth of amazing applications, but it also contains a large (too large) quantity of repetitious applications that don’t offer anything different from the masses. In essence: lots of great stuff hidden in the forest of poorly trees.

Contrast to The Pi Store and we currently have 82 applications available* that would make a worthy addition to any Pi.

From Pi3D (that’s 3D via Python programming) to copies of The MagPi, to emulators for MS DOS, Playstation 1, the Atari800, ZX Spectrum and MAME, to business tools like Asterisk and FreePBX, via LibreOffice and NeoRouter (VPN) to 3D games like Open Arena and Doom, to strategy games like Freeciv, through the text adventure King’s Treasure and on to the world of surreal with Lunar Panda (“The year is 3016 and Pandas are now the dominant species of planet Earth.”) ... pauses for breath... And onwards to graphics with GrafX2 and remote control with WebIOPi. It really is a fantastic collection of software.

The Pi Store is well laid out and easy to navigate. Many applications are free and some cost a quid or three. It’s worth taking a look.

The Pi Store, available now through all good web connections.

* Observant people will notice that there are many many more applications that can be installed on a Linux computer such as the Pi, hence don’t take this to mean there are _only_ 82 apps available for the Pi.