This week’s best Windows apps


four hundred seventy three 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 past seven days.

Microsoft released a new version of Windows 11 this week. Includes a redesigned float control and other improvements.

A. number from This week patches were released that address various issues with the Windows 11 operating system.

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. Make sure to visit the Store to see all the offers.

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

New Windows apps and games


FileExplorerGallery is an open source image viewer for Windows. It is designed to allow you to quickly view all the pictures in the hot folder in Windows.

A tap on the F12 key opens the image viewer after a folder with images has been opened in File Explorer.

Users can then use the mouse or keyboard to navigate the images and use other supported features, such as zooming, rotating, or starting a slide show.


TaskbarXI is an open source tool that adds customization options to the Windows 11 taskbar.

The current set of features includes support for multiple monitors, turning the taskbar into a port, support for separate DPI scaling, and more.

Notable updates

Files 2.1, file manager, features support for ARM64 and Nextcloud.

Handbrake 1.5.1, a new version of the open source video transcoder, changed its system requirements to Windows 10 or later, and Microsoft .NET 6.x.


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