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Category: Windows Apps (page 1 of 4)

Pocket Casts Desktop

While the Windows app store has several proper podcasting apps to choose from I still prefer using the excellent Pocket Casts web app by Shifty Jelly. It has a superb, snappy interface that for me works better than even most native apps. It also has the the advatage of syncing via an account across it’s apps on other platforms as well.

So it was a pleasant surprise to see them introduce a Windows app in the store. While this is not a native app it is a hosted web app which works very well. The functionality I missed most sorely was the ability to pause and resume a podcast natively like any other native audio app.

The app is not free but it has a 14 day trial and only a one time fee of $9.

Get the app from here

IA Writer gets a Windows version

IA Writer is a minimal writing app that has been fairly popular on MacOS and mobile platforms for several years now. Creative writing apps of that quality are few and far between on the Windows platform so it’s great to see the developer has plans to bring it to the Windows platform. While they have a working version ready for polish they need some help in the final phase before bringing it live. You can support them via their kickstarter campaign here.

AO – An Elegant Microsoft To-Do desktop app

Microsoft To Do the successor to Wunderlist has been progressing well. While I always imagined it to be a proprietary app with no way to modify it an enterprising developer has done just that. While it maintains the same basic look and feel of the original To DO app it spices it up with a few useful additions that can be accessed via a set of shortcut keys. Some of the key additions are.

Multiple Color Themes

Compact Mode

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List Navigation

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Custom Shortcut Keys

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Scalable Interface

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Download the app and find out more here

Dropbox 5.0 for Windows 10 gets a beautiful UI refresh

Dropbox for Windows 10 just hit version 5.0. It brings with a stunning Fluent design inspired update. Download it here

Dropbox for Windows 10 gets a Neon UI Update

The official Dropbox app for Windows 10 got a swanky new update. If you are on the Windows 10 Creators update you get a Neon UI refresh. The latest version of the app is 4.7. Grab it from the Windows Store via this link

Nylas Mail goes to 2.0

Nylas N1 was a slick open source desktop email client that we had covered almost a year back. In the interim however it went through a change in it’s business model to become a subscription based pro only email app. However having gone a change of heart the app is now back with a free version with several of it’s pro only features brought over to the free version which is now just called as Nylas Mail. You can read more details about this release here.

 

Netflix for Windows 10 gets offline support

Netflix for Windows 10 just got an awesome update that adds the option to downloads some of it’s shows and movies offline. This is great news for those who are reliant on the service but don’t have the most realiable internet connections. The only caveat is that not all content in it’s library has the offline download option. Most of Netflix’s own shows do have the option so that a good thing.

Download it from the link here

 

TV Show Tracker

If you use the awesome trakt.tv site to track TV shows that you watch then this app is perfect for you. There is a decent selection of apps to choose from when it comes to apps that sync with your Trakt.tv account but this TV Show Tracker UWP is the best.

It presents your TV shows in easy to access and intuitive manner. The other strong feature is how reliably it works with syncing your data with your Trakt.tv account. Since UWP app it works beautifully across your desktop and mobile devices. We tried all of the different apps that were available across the store and for a free offering this one comes out on top. Get the app from the link here

 

Moving Wallpapers with Wallpaper Engine

If you have ever wanted to set a moving wallpaper or a video as your desktop background, like you could in some previous versions of Windows an app called Wallpaper Engine is the perfect app for you. It supports your own videos as well as a host of other community created animations and videos. Overall it works perfectly well and it is very light on resources.

If you are looking to spice up your desktop Wallpaper Engine is the perfect app for you. It is available for about $4 on Steam.

Wallpaper Engine on Steam

Use stunning live wallpapers on your desktop. Animate your own images to create new wallpapers or import videos/websites and share them on Steam Workshop!

 

Vectr comes to the Windows Store

Vectr a free graphic design has just been released onto the Windows 10 Store. It is simply the store version of the regular Vectr download that has always been available to download via the site. Of course being a store download comes with the added benefit of one click install and seamless updates.

Vectr is an interesting piece of software for creating vector graphics in addition to it being free. While it’s still relatively new it might take some time to get familiar with it might just be a great option for designers. Any projects that you may create are stored and synchronized across platforms via the Vectr cloud.

Get it via the store link here or clicking the Vectr icon below

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