Best Windows 10 apps this week

Four-hundred-eighteen 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.

More than 84 percent of all Windows 10 users use Windows Hello to sign-in to the system according to Microsoft. What about you? Do you use Windows Hello?

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.

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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

File Analyzer

File Analyzer is a free program that helps you determine the type of a file and how it can be opened. It is a useful program for two different purposes:

  • When the file extension has been renamed, and it is not clear what the original file extension was.
  • When the file extension is unknown, and when no program is installed or available to open it.

Mirage (Desktop)

Mirage (Deskop) is a Mixed Reality application to create a virtual multi-monitor environment in HoloLens. The app requires Mirage: Virtual Monitors on HoloLens as well to function properly.

Taskbar Groups

Taskbar Groups is an open source application to create icon groups on the Windows Taskbar. You can use it to create multiple groups, and add all of these groups to the taskbar. Ideal for bundling programs, e.g. for work, web browsing, or communication, to access all from a single location on the taskbar and save space on the taskbar as well.

Setup is a bit fiddly as you need to select the executable files using a file browser, but once that is done, it is all automated.

Notable updates

Microsoft added a themes section to its Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store that you can open from within Edge Canary or Dev currently only. I had to click on the Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store link under Settings > Appearance > Themes first before the page loaded.

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