Best Windows apps this week


five hundred and three in a series. Welcome to this week’s roundup 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 issued a warning this week that a recent update has broken the XPS display. Microsoft has also released a new version of Windows 11; this one enabled file explorer tabs for all users.

In other news, Microsoft’s Store apparently had a limit of 2,000 reviews per product; Microsoft removed this in a recent update.

As always, if I missed an app or game released this week that you think is particularly good, let me know in the comments below or let me know via email.

Discounts this week

The following list is a selection of the best offers. Be sure to check out the store for all the deals.

Some applications are delivered for more than a week. Only new apps and games are listed below. Check the previous post in the series for past offers that may still be valid.

New Windows Apps


Rescuezilla is an open source cross-platform backup solution. It is operating system independent, which means it supports Windows, Linux, and Mac device backups and restores.

Boot the backup environment using a USB device to create system backups, clone disks, or restore backups. The developers have packed other tools on the disk, including a web browser to download drivers or other files that may be needed to get a system working again.

Universal PDF scanner

Universal PDF Scanner is an easy-to-use free scanner application for Windows. It supports profiles for different devices and configurations and can save scanned documents in different formats including PDF, TIFF, JPG or PNG.

Printing and sharing are also supported by the app.

Notable Updates

ExplorerPatcher update introduces support for Windows 11 version 22H2.

Lively, a tool for displaying live wallpapers, improves the color picker and other features of the program.

Launched Vivaldi 5.4 web browser with support for toggle gestures, disable web panel, etc.

WinGet 1.4.2161 update supports ZIP file installations.


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