You might remember when Microsoft asked you to nominate your favorite Microsoft Store app on Windows so it could be better recognized. Well, as promised, the nomination phase has closed and the list of apps eligible for the Microsoft Store App Rewards has been narrowed down. That means you can now officially vote, and decide the best open platform, utility, and file management apps on Windows (via Neowin.)
In total, there are 30 apps across the three different categories that you can vote for on this Microsoft Forms page. In the Open Platform category, there are 10 total apps that are up for voting. These can be seen below. You can visit the links if you've never tried any of these apps and try to see if they might influence your decisions. Note that Open Platform apps are the apps that modify windows, and make features more accessible.
On the Utility side, there are 9 different apps that you can vote for. These utility apps are apps that can help you automate tasks, fix issues with windows, record or share your screen, and a lot more. You might be familiar with some of these apps already!
Finally, with File Management, there are 10 apps that Microsoft wants you to vote for. These types of apps can help you manage files on your Windows PCs and can help you view, sort, edit metadata, convert files, compress them, and more, according to Microsoft. Check them out with the following links.
Overall, these are some very solid apps. Many Windows fans have come to love apps like Rufus, as well as Speedtest, and Ink Workspace, or Fluent Search. Be sure to get your vote in soon, though! Voting is time-limited and will be available until May 17, 2022, at 8:00 pm Pacific time. Winners will be announced later this month! You also only can vote one time per person.
Let us know what you think about these apps Microsoft has chosen, and drop us a comment below if you want to share which app you voted for!