The growing ecosystem of Windows 10 apps is key to Microsoft’s strategy to increase Windows 10 adoption rates this year.
After a year and a half of Windows 10 being available to download and install, market share for the new OS version is still at dismal levels.
The growth of apps for Windows 10 could be a significant factor that positively impacts Windows 10 adoption in 2017.
This week there were several exciting releases including the blockbuster game Resident Evil 7, but although gaming is an important part of the Windows landscape, productivity and other applications are equally vital because it addresses the needs of the business community.
Here’s a brief list of some of the apps released this week for Windows 10 on the Windows Store:
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Costs $59.00, no free trial
Launched as a Play Anywhere title, the latest franchise of the Resident Evil PC games brings the focus back on suspense rather than shooting and weapons upgrades.
This is the eleventh title in the Resident Evil series. The PS4 version supports Playstation VR. This version is unique in that it strips down gameplay into raw horror, which is what made the Resident Evil games stand out of the crowd in the first place.
Video Editor 10 – Free
This one’s great for amateurs who don’t want to spend a hefty sum on pro video editing software like Adobe Premier Pro or Sony Vegas Studio.
It covers most of what you’d expect from a video editing tool: transition effects, music, filters, live subtitles, dubbing and more.
Considering that it’s free to download and install, it’s worth giving a try before you invest in something expensive.
Working Hours – Free
Essentially a time tracking and task management application, Working Hours can be used to track time on tasks. The app doesn’t have to be open – you can use the tile and notifications to access basic functionality.
Data can be exported directly as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets or .csv files, and it also integrates into the Windows 10 Calendar app as well as Diarium.
Other Windows 10 Apps on Windows Store
There were a few other Windows 10 apps released this week as well. Explore Drafting helps you learn the basics of technical drawing, and is based on video lessons. Flights Radar lets you track your flights in real time, and even shows you what flights from a particular airline are currently in the air. Kyub is a puzzle game with 80 levels where you have to roll a cube from start to finish on each level. Tap the Blocks is another fun block-matching game to keep you occupied for hours on end. Finally, Siegecraft Commander, a tower defense game with some interesting gameplay.
That’s it for this week. We’ll keep our eyes open for more Windows 10 apps as we approach the expected launch date for Windows 10 Creators Update. That should be coming in the next two months or so.
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Source: Windows Store