Best Windows 10 apps this week

Three-hundred-and-twenty 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.

Most Windows 10 devices have not been upgraded to the October 2018 Update yet; considering that the next feature upgrade is just about two months away, it seems as if many administrators plan to skip version 1809 entirely.

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 Windows apps and games

Avast Cleaning and Tuning Center

Beware! Avast, maker of the widely used Avast Antivirus software, uploaded Avast Cleaning and Tuning Center to the Windows Store recently.

The application can't be used for cleaning or tuning; all that it does is provide a link to download the Win32 version of Avast Cleanup, a commercial program, to the system.

It highlights articles published on Avast blogs next to that which open in a separate app window.

Contacts Map

Contacts Map is a straightforward application that pulls contacts information from the People application to display the location of contacts on a world map.

You can zoom in or out on the map, and use Contacts Map to edit addresses or contact information, look up details about individual contacts, and write emails or initiate phone calls from the app.

The free version of Contacts Map is limited to 50 contacts. A Pro version is provided that removes the limit.

Windows Template Studio 3.0

The Visual Studio extension Windows Template Studio assists developers when it comes to the creation of Universal Windows Platform applications.

Version 3.0 comes with new and improved functionality such as multi-protect solution support to create UWP and .Net Core project outputs, or usability improvements.

Notable updates

Mail and Calendar update introduces option to set font type and size.

Microsoft To-Do gets Cortana integration.

Twitter PWA update comes with event and image uploading improvements. Images that you upload can be resized or cropped before you publish them.

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