Best Windows apps this week
Four-hundred-seventy-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.
Windows 11 has reached the broad deployment stage and Microsoft estimates that the full rollout of the operating system is completed before the projected mid-2022 deadline.
Windows 10 version 2004 devices will be upgraded to Windows 10 version 21H2 automatically in the coming weeks and months, as the operating system will run out of support in May.
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.
- EVERSPACE, for $4.49
- Geany - Code Editor, for $2.99
- Metro Commander Pro, for $3.99
- Ori: The Collection, for $11.54
- Quantum Break, for $9.99
- WritingFX, for $0.99
New Windows apps and games
FastCopy may not look pretty, but the file copy tool is one of the best options when it comes to file transfers on Windows.
It speeds up file transfer processes significantly, and supports extra features, including the ability to verify copy jobs or copy files with paths that exceed the dreaded 260 character limit.
Modern Winver is a modernized version of Windows' own winver application. Winver displays version information and other information about the operating system.
Modern Winver does the same, but in a modernized interface. The app supports extra features, such as options to copy wallpapers, checking CPU properties or getting hex codes of the accent color.
Cleanmgr+ 1.50.1300 supports Windows 11 in its latest update.
The latest UltraUXThemePatcher version adds support for Windows 11 Insider Builds.
WinMerge 2.16.18 adds support for the new Windows 11 context menu.
WinRAR 6.1 drops support for Windows XP, adds support for Windows 11's new context menu, and the formats .zst and .zipx.