Best Windows apps this week
Four-hundred-sixty-five 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 company announced plans to release a single feature update per year for Windows 10 going forward; this syncs the release cycle with Windows 11.
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.
Black Friday deals start November 19 12:00 AM ET and run until November 26, 12:00 AM ET (while supplies last).
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022, for $59.99
- Affinity Publisher, for $38.49
- CyberLink PowerDVD Standard, for $35.99
- LibreOffice Vanilla 7.1, for $4.59
- Screenbits - Screen Recorder, for $7.99
New Windows apps and games
MSEdgeRedirect is an open source program for Windows that is designed to redirect Edge specific links, using the microsoft-edge: handler, to the default system browser.
The program filters and passes "command line arguments of Microsoft Edge processes into" the default browser.
MSEdgeRedirect is available as a Beta version at the time of writing.
New Windows Media Player
The new Media Player for Windows 11 is currently being rolled out to Windows 11 Insider devices. It replaces Groove Music and content that is available in Groove Music will be migrated automatically to the new media player.
The new version supports audio and video playback. Content that is stored in the music and video folders of the system is picked up automatically.
The classic Windows Media Player remains available under Windows Tools.
Intel Graphics - BETA Windows DCH Drivers version 22.214.171.1241 released.
Intel Wireless Bluetooth for Windows 10 driver version 22.90.2 released.
Windows 10 and Windows 11 Wi-Fi Drivers for Intel Wireless Adapters driver version 22.90.0 released.