Source: Yoshi Askharoun
What you need to know
- A community of UWP developers just launched twelve new apps and two refreshed apps.
- The releases are part of the second annual Launch 2020 event.
- The apps include a UWP file explorer, a client for Instagram messages, a Discord client, and an app for managing GitHub tasks.
The second annual Launch event is this week, and Launch 2020 brings a dozen new apps and a couple of app refreshes to the Microsoft Store. Apps that are part of Launch are made by developers from the UWP Community Discord. The developers in the Discord server discuss app development, the UWP platform, and often help each other improve their apps. They also frequently weigh in for our developer reaction stories.
Arlo Godfrey, the man behind the UWP Community Discord server shared an extensive breakdown of all the apps from Launch 2020. You can check out his blog post and see all of the highlighted apps from Launch 2020 below.
Source: Matthew Peterein
This app helps podcasters add chapters, titles, images, comments, and more to make it easy for listeners to find content.
Files UWP – Preview
Source: Luke Blevins
This modern file explorer works with touch or a mouse and keyboard and looks gorgeous doing it.
Source: Tung Huynh
This Instagram messaging client allows you to send and receive messages. It also supports replying to and viewing stories.
Source: Valley Software
With this app, you can access GitHub repositories, issues, labels, and other non-code tasks.
Source: Adam Dernis
This Discord client now supports text channels, voice channels, direct messages, and more. Xbox support is also coming soon.
Source: Sergio Pedri
This app is a console/IDE and debugger for Brainfck programming. It’s an advanced tool for developers that work with the Brainf*ck language.
Source: Emiliano Magliocca:
This tool creates striking mosaics out of images. It makes it easy to create original art with a unique design.
Source: Riandika Lumaris
This app makes it easy to grab images from Spotlight. You can save the images, share them with other apps, and set images as your wallpaper.
Visual Asset Generator
Source: Valley Software
This tool makes it easy to create every visual asset you need for a UWP from a single image.
Source: Delaire Damien
This is a straightforward Byte client that lets you watch and interact with videos.
This browser supports syncing between Windows 10 devices and has handy things built-in, including Adblocker, a Dark Mode, and KeePass.
UWP Community Client
Source: Joshua Askharoun
With this app you can browse UWP Community projects and register your project to be featured.
Some honorable mentions
Some developers weren’t ready to release their apps in time for Launch 2020 but shared about their upcoming apps.
This app will allow people to customize the look and feel of Windows 10. It will support v2 of an AudioFlyout and have the ability to prevent touch swipe gestures from the edges of the screen.
Formerly Spotimo, this Spotify client is getting several improvements. It now uses 30 percent less memory than before and the developer is working on several new features, including a “Zune-esque Now Playing view.”
Project Input/Project Screen
Project Input allows you to send your mouse, pen, and gamepad input from one device to another. The developer, Christopher Black, also known as Ryken, will prioritize this after he’s wrapped up myTube 4.0.
This app is a UWP IDE for developing .NET applications and games. It’s a rich code editor and has a 3D scene view.
Reviews on the way
I plan to review quite a few of these apps over the coming weeks and months. I’ve been in the beta for some of these apps for a while and have had a fun time testing out their features. Please let me know which apps you’d like to see reviewed in the comments below.
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