Microsoft highlights some cool app finalists in their Continuum App Contest

The latest Windows Insider build didn’t provide much that’s new beyond the now-standard array of bug fixes leading into the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. If you’re hankering for a little something new, however, the blog post that released the build also announced the release of 4 apps–the finalists of Microsoft’s Continuum App Contest.

First up is Perfect Workout. This is a pretty simple one, but it does its job well. The app promises to offer you a workout anywhere and at any time, giving you animations that display how the exercise in question is supposed to be performed, along with a timer to make sure you’re doing it for the right amount of time.

Perfect Workout
Perfect Workout
Developer: ‪Perfect Thumb‬
Price: Free+

Calc Pro is an app that’s powerful and customizable enough to totally replace that pocket calculator. Coming with both a standard and scientific calculator, the app provides a smooth experience that can also do things like keeping track of world currencies. There’s tons of extra features to pick and choose from through in-app purchases, so you should be able to get anything you want out of it for a few bucks extra.

Calc Pro HD Free - Calculator
Calc Pro HD Free - Calculator
Developer: ‪Panoramic Software Inc‬
Price: Free+

We love WordPress. It’s the service by which tons of people (including Microsoft’s own red-button master Dona Sarkar) run their blogs. More importantly to us, it’s what WinBeta runs on. If you want a Windows 10 app to go through WordPress, WP for Windows is an app that you’ll want to check out. It’s $1.75 to buy the app, but you can get a free trial if you’re not immediately sold.

Studio for WP
Studio for WP
Developer: ‪Shubhan Chemburkar‬
Price: $5.99+

Finally, we’ve got EZPodder, an amazing app for people who want to listen to podcasts. Whether you want to spend a night catching up on Welcome to Night Vale or enjoy your morning commute while idly listening to TED Radio, you can use EZPodder as a hub for all your podcast needs.

EzPodder
EzPodder
Developer: ‪Weidong Shen‬
Price: $2.49

Go ahead and pick up any of these apps if they catch your interest – they all seem pretty appealing to their relevant audiences. Hopefully, the apps will continue to be supported going forward.

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