Best Windows 10 apps this week

Four-hundred-twenty-six 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 announced Office 2021, a non-subscription based version of Office. In other news, the next feature update for Windows 10 is ready for testing. It will be a smaller update similar to Windows 10 20H2.

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

Distant Desktop

Distant Desktop is a remote access application for Windows 7 and up, and Windows Server 2000 and up. The app uses AES encryption and Secure Realtime Protocol for video, audio and file transfers.

A base version is free for home use and Distant Desktop does not require installation. It supports multiple connections, text chat and voice communication support, a demonstration mode to view the desktop but not interact with it, and file transfers.

Journal, a Microsoft Garage project

Journal was developed as a Microsoft Garage project. The application is an "ink-first solution" to write out ideas, notes and sketches.

Microsoft notes that the app comes with "new AI", that it supports gestures, and connected experiences for Microsoft 365.

Content can be dragged and dropped, PDF documents and images can be imported and annotated, and there is a function to use filters and keyword searches.

Notable updates

GroupMe app by the Skype team introduces better join and membership request controls as well as bug fixes.

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