Best Windows 10 apps this week
Three-hundred-and-thirty-eight in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days.
Microsoft released another preview build this week for the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 version that it plans to release next year.
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.
Microsoft launched a special E3 2019 Sale today; you can get plenty of games for up to 50 percent off currently.
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.
- DevMax, C/C++ development environment, for free
- DVD Creator, focus on Video DVDs, for $0.99
- Justread, ePUB reader, for free
- Landiscape, storage analyzer, for $2.89
- Multiplayer Revolution, play up to 9 video files side by side, for $19.99
- Ziply, compression program, for free
New Windows apps and games
Justread is a reader for ePub books. The application supports text display customization and marking options.
You may use it to change the font family, font size, line spacing, and color scheme, and use highlight, wavy and underline markers.
PowerShell 7 (Preview 1)
The first preview release of the upcoming PowerShell 7.0 is now available for testing.
PowerShell 7 is a significant update that moves to .NET Core 3.0. Microsoft attempts to establish it as a replacement for the built-in Windows PowerShell 5.1.
Microsoft aims for (near) feature parity before it considers replacing the classic PowerShell with the new version.
Thunderbird is a port of the open source desktop email client Thunderbird. The port replicates Thunderbird's functionality so that you may use it to manage email accounts, read RSS feeds, or use the built-in calendar and contacts management system.
New Windows 10 Themes
- Dogs in Shades, 18 pups with sunglasses
- Letter Press, 15 antique fonts
- Pride 2019, flags of the LGBTQI+ community
- Sandy Castles, 12 sand castle images
Microsoft Edge (Chromium) supports different interface languages. Users need to set a different language on edge://flags using the Language flag.
uBlock Origin was not listed in the extensions section of the Microsoft Store for some time "due to a bug". The extension is now available again.
Xbox app renamed to Xbox Console Companion
Xpotify, a third-party Spotify client for Windows 10, is now open source.