Best Windows apps this week

Four-hundred-fifty-eight in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days.

The first batch of Win32 programs are now available in the latest version of Microsoft Store for Windows 11. Microsoft's new Windows 11 operating system will be released next week, on October 5, 2021.

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

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a Win32 program, designed for "viewing, printing, e-signing, sharing, and annotating PDFs".

It is the same application that users may download from Adobe directly.

LibreOffice Vanilla 7.1 ($9.99)

LibreOffice Vanilla is one of the first Win32 applications in Windows 11's Microsoft Store. The program is not free, unlike its non-Store version.

It includes all core applications, Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw and Math.


The third and final new Win32 application is TeamViewer, a popular remote access, control and support solution.

A free license for non-commercial use is provided on first installation. Existing customers may add a license to unlock the software's full potential.

Notable updates

Paint for Windows 11, a redesigned version is being rolled out. Microsoft removed tabs and changed the look and feel of the program.

PowerToys 0.47.0 is a big stability and bug fix update for the tools collection.

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