This week’s best Windows apps


four hundred and ninety in a series. Welcome to this week’s roundup of the best apps, games, and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 in the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the last seven days.

Update KB5013943 for Windows 11 is causing app launch issues on some devices. Affected users may want look at Sofia’s articlesince it contains a workaround.

Can you vote for your favorite app that’s available in the Microsoft Store, at the 2022 Microsoft Store App Awards.

As always, if I missed an app or game that was released this week that you think is particularly good, please 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. Be sure to visit the store to see all the offers.

Some apps have discounts for more than one week. Only new apps and games are listed below. Look at the previous post in the series of past offers that may still be valid.

New Windows apps

Ubuntu (Preview)

Ubuntu (preview) is the latest version of WSL from Canonical. It’s a preview of the upcoming Ubuntu 22.10 release, codenamed Kinetic Kudu, due later this year.

Stable versions of Ubuntu are also available, for example, Ubuntu 22.04LTSare available for download in the Microsoft Store.

Windows voice recorder

A new version of Windows Voice Recorder is now available as a preview. Requires Windows 11 version 22000 or later.

The new app supports importing saved audio recordings, which means it launches even on devices without a microphone.

Notable updates

MSEdgeRedirect program to redirect specific links from Edge to other browsers, includes several improvements and fixes in the new version.

NanaZip 1.2 The update brings support for DPI awareness for each connected display and various fixes.

Updates for various Sysinternals applicationsNote: Sysmon 13.34, RAMMAp 1.61 and AccessChk 6.15 are now available.

Windows Package Manager Update presents support for installing portable applications.


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