Best Windows 10 apps this week
Four-hundred-and-one 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 next feature update for Windows 10, version 20H2, is already available for download. While it is usually better to wait, those interested in installing the update right away may check out Mark's guide on how to do that.
Support for Windows 10 version 1803 has been extended until 2021 because of the global pandemic.
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.
- Cifrator, protect files with passwords, for free
- JSON to XML Converter, for $1.09
- Nero Recode, media converter, for $24.99
- Paste to File, for $0.99
- TaskbarStyle, for $2.27
New Windows apps and games
Official Blender release for Windows 10. The long term support release of the free and open source 3D creation suite offers the same functionality as the desktop version.
Privatezilla is the new name of Spydish. It is now open source and provides Windows 10 administrators with options to quickly modify -- mostly -- privacy related features and settings of the operating system.
The program supports all Windows 10 versions starting with Windows 10 version 1809. It requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, and may be used for a number of purposes including removing preinstalled applications, disabling third-party Telemetry, blocking Telemetry via firewall and hosts file, and modifying system settings related to privacy.
Microsoft News update brings a new Video Hub featuring news in video format, and a new ability to pin specific topics to the Start Menu with Live Tile functionality.
Windows Terminal Preview 1.3 introduces a new Command palette, advanced tab switcher, tab color setting, new commands, and more.
Your Phone app got the ability to run Android apps directly within the app on Windows 10 devices (currently limited to a wide range of Samsung Android devices).