Best Windows 10 apps this week
Three-hundred-and-forty-two 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 revealed that the next "feature update" for Windows 10, Windows 10 19H2, will be delivered like any other cumulative update for the operating system.
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.
- Discographer, music database and information app, for $9.89
- Document writer, a text editor, for $1.74
- Eco Weather, a weather forecast app, for $4.99
- Password Hello, password management app, for free
- WritingFX, ePub creation tool, for $0.99
New Windows apps and games
ConfigMgr Client TCP Port Tester is designed to test the default ports used by the System Center Configuration Manager client to make sure that communication is possible and to troubleshoot if that is not the case.
The app checks the inbound ports and that communication of the client with its management point, distribution point and software update point is allowed.
A custom port checker is also integrated.
Notepads is a new plain text editor that has been released as a beta. The editor features a fluent design and plenty of user interface customizations.
It uses tabs just like Notepad++ and other third-party editors so that multiple documents can be opened next to each other.
One feature that sets it apart from most non-UWP apps is its handwriting support. Other than that, it is possible to launch it from the command prompt or Powershell by typing notepads.
The editor is quite fast and responsive, and while it lacks many of the features of popular third-party plain text editors, it is off to a good start.
- An African Safari, 20 images of African animals in this Windows 10 theme.
- Sandy Castles, 12 images of castles made out of sand.
- The Solar Eclipse, 15 Solar Eclipse images.
The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser supports tracking protection in the newest build, a feature designed to block known trackers to improve privacy by making it more difficult to create user profiles.
The latest version of the Your Phone app syncs Android notifications.