Best Windows 10 apps this week

Three-hundred-and-eighty-four 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 continues to work on the company's Your Phone application. The latest version, released this week to Insider systems, adds support for controlling music on Android devices from within Windows 10.

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

COVID-19 Tracker

Microsoft published the COVID-19 Tracker application to the Microsoft Store this week. The app provides users with real-time statistics, news, and videos concerning Coronavirus.

Microsoft notes that the app gets information from "reliable sources" only.  Locations can be saved for fast access at a later point in time.

The application seems to provide users with the same information that Bing's COVID-19 Tracker does.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was released this week; the Subsystem for Linux allows you to use Ubuntu Terminal and Ubuntu commands, e.g. bash or apt, on the Windows system.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux needs to be installed first if that has not been done already. Administrators may run the following command from an elevated PowerShell prompt to do so:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux.


Universal Task Manager (uTaskManager) replicates functionality of the built-in Windows Task Manager but as a UWP application.

The app uses Windows 10 Diagnostic APIs for its functionality and the information that it provides. It lists processes, apps, and supports some actions such as terminating or suspending apps.

Windows 10 themes

Desert Beauty PREMIUM, 20 4K images of unexpected views of deserts around the world.

Sloths PREMIUM, 15 4K images of sloths hanging upside down.

Notable Updates

Microsoft Emulator supports single screen displays for Windows 10X now.

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