Best Windows 10 apps this week

Three-hundred-and-ninety-three 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 launched a redesigned Start Menu in the latest Insider build that it released this week. The main changes make the tile backgrounds semi-transparent and introduce support for accent colors.

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


The free application midasCAD is a 2D drafting program for Windows that supports classic CAD tools as well as custom productivity tools, according to the developer.

It supports features such as multi-plotting, match draw, syncing of Microsoft Excel data, and options to save frequently used lines in workbenches.

Note that it is necessary to create an account to activate the free license.

Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery is a new command line application for Windows 10 by Microsoft that is now available in the Microsoft Store. The file recovery application provides Windows users with options to recover deleted files.

It supports NTFS, FAT, exFAT, and ReFS file systems and may restore all sorts of file types. All it takes is to install the application from the Microsoft Store, open the terminal window, and use the command winfr followed by parameters.

A basic example is winfr C: E: /n \Users\Martin\Documents\ which recovers the Documents folder of the user Martin on the device to the root of the E: drive.

Check out Mark's review here.

Notable updates

Microsoft released security updates for vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library via the Microsoft Store this week.

The Amazon Prime App for Windows is now available officially. Users from the United States may test the upcoming Watch Party feature already.

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is now pushed to organizations via Windows Update.

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