Best Windows 10 apps this week

Three-hundred-and-forty-nine 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 two new builds of the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 version of 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.

  • Boom 3D, audio enhancement app, for $13.99
  • djay Pro, DJ application, for $34.99
  • Drawboard PDF, PDF tool, for $8.39
  • Krita, open source painting application, for $5.87
  • paint.net, powerful image editor, for $4.19
  • Nebo, note taking app, for $7.99

New Windows apps and games

Screen Recorder Lite

Screen Recorder Lite is a straightforward app to record the screen. All you need to do is hit Start to being a new recording; you can modify recording parameters such as the video codec used for the recording or the bitrate.

SketchUp for Schools

SketchUp for Schools is a 3d modeling tool for primary and secondary schools signed up with Microsoft Education.

The app features built-in training tutorials and a curriculum, and works with mouse, keyboard, and touch inputs.

Traffic Biker

Traffic Biker is a Trial game in which you try to clear courses (levels) by overcoming any obstacles the game throws at you.

It features nice visuals and basic controls that anyone can understand in a matter of seconds.

Windows Notepad

Microsoft turns Notepad into a Microsoft Store application in the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 release. Functionality remains the same and Notepad will remain the default plain text editor on the system.

The decision was based mainly on the desire to un-link Notepad updates from Windows updates. Being a Store app, Microsoft can react a lot faster to issues and requests, and push them out quickly without having to rely on Windows Updates to do so.

Themes

Mountain's Glow, 17 wallpaper images of mountains

Notable updates

Work on Microsoft Edge (Chromium) continues. Microsoft started to roll out the collections feature in the Canary Channel this week. Collections are groups of data that you may create in Edge, e.g. by adding sites or content to them.

PowerShell Core 7.0.0 Preview 3 is out.

 

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