Best Windows 10 apps this week

Four-hundred-forty-five 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.

Many PCs have failed the Windows 11 system compatibility check. Check out Nick's guide on making your PC compatible.

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


RedSunValley is an open source program for Windows to test a device's compatibility with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system. Unlike Microsoft's own tool, which the company removed after release, it is providing detailed information.

Just run the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the program and wait for the scan to finish. All tested components and their status are displayed in the interface afterwards.


TCPConnectProblemView is a new portable program by Nirsoft to monitor TCP connections on Windows machines and display alerts when TCP connections fail.

The app display various details about the problem, including the process and process ID, dates, local and remote IP addresses and ports, and more.

Since it is a Nirsoft application, it comes with exporting functionality to save the data to various formats on the local system.

Notable updates

PowerToys 0.41.3 introduces the new Awake tool to keep the PC from entering Sleep mode or turning off the display.

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