The application that began Window's emphasis on app-friendly layouts, Windows 8.1 is the baseline for PC users who want to make the most of their smartphones. The touchscreen-friendly display is ideal for modern computing, allowing users to interact with any number of modern business apps at the drop of a hat. Drag and drop files across the cloud through built-in SkyDrive, encrypt data, and set up professional and secure networks with ease. Searches are more freeform and speedy as well, making locating files far simpler than with previous editions of Windows. Remote access is similarly convenient, ensuring users can access their system whenever necessary.