Best Windows apps this week
Five-hundred-and-seventeen 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.
Microsoft confirmed performance problems on Windows 11 this week. The issue affects certain games and apps that enable GPU debugging, which they should not do as it is a development-only feature.
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.
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 2023, for $59.99
- Air Receiver, for $2.99
- Cider (Beta), for $0.99
- Cyberlink PhotoDirector 13 Ultra, for $69.99
- djay Pro, for $34.99
- Magic Pods, for $0.99
New or improved Windows apps
Tabame is an open source launcher for Windows that users may control with the mouse or through keyboard shortcuts. It combines options to access open programs, launch new ones, or kill them, with additional tools, such as screenshot taking, activity tracking and more.
XWidget adds support for over 2200 different desktop widgets to Windows devices. One of the most recent additions is support for Dynamic Island, a feature that Apple debuted in Apple iPhone 14 Pro.
Users find plenty of other widgets to add, including date, time, weather, memory, shutdown and other types of widgets.
PicPick 7, a new version of the free for non-commercial use screen capturing tool adds support for delayed captures among other things.
Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) hits version 1.0.0. Out of Beta and now generally available in the Microsoft Store.