During the annual Build developer conference, Microsoft The winners of the competition of the best Windows programs which have been published in the application store of this company. This event celebrates the best Windows 10 and 11 apps that lead other developers to build apps with great user experience and regular updates.
In March 2023, Microsoft announced the nominees for its Best Apps in the App Store, allowing users and developers to submit their favorite projects for participation. Voting to select the best case began on May 1, 2023, and the results are now available. In the following, you can see the winners of the best Microsoft Store 2023 programs chosen by users.
The best Microsoft App Store apps
In the following, we review the list of selected Microsoft Store applications from the users’ point of view in different categories.
Applications and tools: Torrex
Torrex is a universal Windows program for downloading files using the BitTorrent distribution system. Torrex is customizable and brings torrenting to all your devices, including PC, tablet, Xbox, and even HoloLens.
Productivity: Mozilla Firefox
Firefox needs no introduction. Developed with a focus on privacy, this browser is a good choice for those who need to recover their data and distance themselves from the flood of mainstream Chromium-based browsers.
Audio and video: VLC
VLC media player (formerly known as VideoLAN Client) is free and open source media software for playing audio and video content and can also be used for online streaming.
Sketchable Plus is a powerful program designed for digital artists. The user interface of this program is very carefully designed and supports up to 32 layers, masks, adjustable brushes, graphic accelerator and PSD documents, it offers compatibility with ARM64.
Personalization: Lively Wallpaper
Lively Wallpaper brings live wallpapers to your Windows desktop. This app can use GIFs, videos and even wallpapers as your desktop background or screen saver. In addition, the mentioned tool is free and open source.
Editors’ Choice 2023 Microsoft Store Program Awards Winners
This year, in addition to voting among users, Microsoft also announced the best applications of its software store as chosen by its editors. The winners of this series are:
- Creativity: Descript
- Entertainment: Amazon Prime Video
- Productivity: Concepts
- Best integration with Windows: WhatsApp
- Face recognition: Ava Accessibility
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