Best Windows apps this week

Four-hundred-seventy-two 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 big Windows 11 update may come earlier than expected. Microsoft released the first Windows 11 build of the year to the public this week.

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

WSA PacMan

WSA PacMan

WSA PacMan is another package manager for the Windows Subsystem for Android. Like all the other package manager before it, it has a graphical user interface that makes it easier to install Android applications on Windows 11 systems.

A double-click on an Android APK file opens the graphical user interface. Installations take just a few clicks using the application.


Winver is an application that reimagines the classic winver program of the Windows operating system.

Winver displays information about the installed Windows version, and WinverUWP displays the same information in a modern interface.

Notable updates

ElevenClock 3.0 shipped this week with new low-cpu mode and more.

Notepad and Media Player updates are being made available to more Windows 11 users.

Notepad++ 8.2 fixes a memory leak and includes options to exclude folders when using the in-content search feature. 4.3.7 improves the rendering performance by up to 100%.

PowerToys 0.53.1 launches with always-on-top web search functionality.

Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2 is now available.

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