Best Windows apps this week

Five-hundred-and-ninety-seven 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 will remove several apps in the Windows 11 version 24H2 feature update. The apps, Cortana, Tips, and WordPad, are deprecated and will be removed in the coming feature update.

The next cumulative update for Windows 11 is available as a preview. It introduces new features such as management of linked PCs or Xbox consoles via Settings.

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 or notably improved Windows apps

Daily Notebook for Desktop: Notes & journaling

Daily Notebook for Desktop is a note taking and journaling app. The free version is limited to three pages, which is good enough for tests.

The paid version lifts the limit and adds access to AI next to that.


NanaBox is a lightweight XAML-based Hyper-V virtualization software that is available as a preview. It allows users to create and launch virtual machines on Windows 10 and newer versions of Windows.


TopNotify gives Windows users more control over the display of notifications on their screens.

Notifications can be moved to any location on the screen, including the corners.

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