Best Windows 10 apps this week

Three-hundred-and-seven in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Windows Store in the past seven days.

The October 2018 Update for Windows 10 has not been re-released yet but a new build was moved to the release preview recently which suggests that a release may happen in the coming week or the week thereafter.

As always, if I've missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good, let me know in the comments below or notify me via email.

Discounts this week

The following list is a selection of the best deals. Make sure you check out the Store for all offers.

Some apps are discounted for more than one week. Only new apps and games are listed below. Check out the previous post in the series for past offers that may still be valid.

New apps and games

Dell Mobile Connect

Dell Mobile Connect integrates Android and iOS devices with Dell PCs running Windows 10. The app is only available for Dell XPS, Inspiron and Vostro PCS with Bluetooth purchased in January 2018 or later.

Dell customers need to install the app on the Windows 10 device and the companion app on the mobile device to pair the two devices.

Supported features include making or taking calls, sending or receiving text messages, managing contacts, viewing mobile notifications and more.

The app supports mirroring of the phone screen so that all features and apps of the mobile device can be accessed using the app on the Windows PC.

HEIC Image Converter Tool

HEIC Image Converter Tool converts HEIC images to the PNG, JPG or JPEG image formats.

Conversions run locally on the device and you may select multiple HEIC images for conversion.

OCR Text Detection Tool

OCR Text Detection Tool is a straightforward app to extract text from images or photos on Windows 10 devices.

Just load an image or use the built-in functionality of the device to capture a photo and click on the "detect text" button afterward to extract the text of the image.

The process worked very well during tests. You may copy the text or use the built-in translate functionality to translate it.

The app displays advertisements in the interface including a rather annoying animated sales offer in the top right corner.

Windows Community Toolkit v5.0

Not a Microsoft Store application but a toolkit for developers that offers helper functions, custom controls, and app services.

It includes demos and makes some UWP generation tasks easier. The toolkit is part of the .NET Foundation.

You can check out Microsoft's blog post that highlights important changes in the new version of the Windows Community Toolkit.

Notable updates

3D Viewer by Microsoft is being rolled out to all devices. It replaces Mixed Reality Viewer.

Microsoft ends support for the Microsoft Teams for Windows S (Preview) app on November 29, 2018.

Notes created with Microsoft Sticky Notes can be accessed on the Web now.

Skype Web Preview is now available (use Skype on the Web without plugins or software installation).

The Twitter PWA app for Windows 10 was updated again with performance improvements, the option to tag up to ten people in a tweet with photos, or event viewing improvements.

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