Best Windows apps this week
Four-hundred-eighty-nine 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 new Microsoft Store web interface lists update dates once again for listed applications.
Microsoft introduced the "controller bar" in the most recent Windows 11 Insider build. It is designed to improve the gaming experience with Xbox controllers on Windows.
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.
- Caffeine, for $1.39
- Live Wallpaper Matrix, for $1.74
- MadKey Auto Presser, for $1.99
- Neutron Music Player, for $5.59
- PowerDirector 20 Ultimate, for $103.99
- Text Grab, for $6.69
New Windows apps
The official version of the communication tool Putty is now available on the Microsoft Store. It is an open source SSH and Telnet client that has been around for a very long time.
Putty supports a number of usability features, including the saving of sessions, appearance related changes and more.
Raindrop.io is a boomarking service. It gives users control over their bookmarks, supports the creation of collections and tags to better organize bookmarks, and the sharing of bookmarks.
The app supports syncing across all devices it is installed on.
Firefox 100 is the first three-digit release of the browser. It introduces several new features, including support for subtitles in Picture-in-Picture mode on several video streaming sites.
ScreenToGif 2.37 introduces support for AV1 exports and the gif encoder KGy SOFT.