Microsoft has released a wave of preview versions of its upcoming Office 2013, which the entire interface changing to make it more in line with Windows 8 and touchscreen devices like tablets and smartphones. Download Office 2013 preview here.

Beside the interface changing, Office 2013 also bringing Apps into the picture. Apps for Office seems a far more powerful model for customizing the functionality of the key components of Office.

Here the 3 Best Apps for Office 2013:

Vertex42 Template Gallery App for Excel 2013 »

Vertex42 Template Gallery App for Excel 2013
Vertex42 Template Gallery App allow you to browse the latest versions of almost all the free templates on vertex42.com. It will also direct you to the info page for each template where you can often learn more about the topic, rate and review the template.

LinkedIn App for Outlook 2013 »

LinkedIn App for Outlook 2013
LinkedIn developed an app for the upcoming version of Outlook, which you can download for free.

The new LinkedIn for Outlook app offers a few new features that allow professionals to immediately see rich insights right where they need them most – in email and calendar. Get insights for every message and meeting directly within Outlook! Easily see key information on the people you email and meet with, such as:

  • Their LinkedIn Profile
  • Connections you have in common
  • Information about where they work

OmniPage File Converter App for Word 2013 »

OmniPage File Converter App for Word 2013
Take advantage of the world’s most accurate OCR technology to quickly extract text from image files and insert it into your Microsoft Word document. The OmniPage File Converter will give you the productivity boost you’ve been looking for by preventing you from having to retype documents so you can get things done faster and more efficiently.