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.
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.
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.
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.
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.