Microsoft is bringing its PowerToys suite of tools to the Microsoft Store for Windows 11. The PowerToys app was spotted on the Microsoft Store by XDA Developers earlier today, and this should make it a bit more convenient for power users to download the tool on the next-generation OS.
Up until now, Windows users had to download the PowerToys installer from GitHub, and there was also an option to using package managers such as Chocolatey or winget. Interestingly, the installation experience of the PowerToys app on Windows 11 is pretty much identical to the one you get from a regular installer on GitHub. However, the Microsoft Store doesn’t manage the updates for the utility, and the app will be responsible for installing the updates itself.
Shifting getting PowerToys from GitHub to the Microsoft Store on Windows 11.https://t.co/97zkPaGjrT pic.twitter.com/4933cLX1s6
— Richard Hay (@WinObs) September 17, 2021
PowerToys is a set of free tools for power users that helps to optimize their Windows experience for greater productivity. It comes with a bunch of tools such as FancyZones, PowerToys Run, a color picker, as well as an image resizer tool. It has recently received a PowerToys Awake tool that lets users keep their PC awake as long as they need. The company is also currently testing a Video Conference Mute utility that can mute a camera or microphone on Windows PCs with a single keystroke.
Microsoft is planning to bring all of its biggest apps to the Microsoft Store ahead of the official launch of Windows 11. In case you missed it, Microsoft Edge, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Code have already made their way to the Microsoft Store. The official PWA Reddit app is also available to download on the Store.