Best Windows 10 apps this week
Three-hundred-and-eighty-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.
The new feature update for Windows 10, version 2004, is rolling out slowly. You can check out the removed or deprecated features here, and find out what the "your device isn't quite ready" message means exactly.
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.
- Blue Light Filter - CareUEyes, for $5.99
- Pic Note, for free
- Planetarium 3D, for $1.99
- Scrble Ink, freehand writing app, for $6.99
- X410, X Window Server app, for $9.99
New Windows apps and games
Needs a Bluetooth adapter and playback device that supports A2DP, and Windows 10 version 2004.
The app allows you to play music from Bluetooth devices on your PC using Bluetooth A2DP Sink.
Microsoft switched from a native integration of the digital assistant Cortana to an app-based one that is offered via the Microsoft Store. The switch is made in Windows 10 version 2004 and gives users better control over Cortana. The change paves the way for more frequent updates of the app as well.
While that is good, Cortana's functionality has not been replicated 100 percent as Microsoft decided to focus on business and work experiences. In other words: home features such as controlling music with Cortana are no longer available.
Windows 10 themes
At Home PREMIUM, 15 4K images of "peaceful moments at home".
Microsoft Edge Canary can now check if used passwords have been found in data breaches.
Telegram update brings a new media editor, animated stickers on media, new trending section for GIFs, emoji-based tabs, and flexible folders to add chats to folders.
Windows Calendar gets a search feature (soon). Currently in preview.
Xbox Console Companion application is replaced with the new Xbox app.
Xbox Game Bar update introduces support for third-party widgets (currently labeled as beta). Note that some widgets require the installation of desktop programs.