With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.

For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.

They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.


1. OpenTable

Open Table is the official app of the dining reservation website of the same name. The app detects your location and shows you local restaurants, along with patron reviews. Pick your place and date, and then choose how many people are in your party and what time you want to dine. Open Table does the rest.

You can also choose a city anywhere in North America, rather than use your current location. That way, you can plan ahead for upcoming trips, etc.

The app also lets you login with your Open Table account to earn Points, choose favorite spots, and track your reservations. If you fancy yourself a foodie, Open Table may be worth a look.

It is free for Windows and Windows Phone.

QR: OpenTable

Audiobooks for Audible

2. Audiobooks for Audible

Audiobooks for Audible has been redesigned and released as a universal app.

Audible gives you access to over 180,000 audio books and lets you purchase them from within the app. Moreover, your books will sync between all of your devices, so you can listen to them wherever and whenever.

This new Windows 10 version has an overhauled book player with new ribbon-style controls that make it easy to navigate. The library management feature has also been updated.

Busy book-lovers and non-readers alike should be equally psyched about Audiobooks for Audible's arrival.

QR: Audiobooks for Audible


3. DocuSign

If you or your company is looking to eliminate the need to print out, sign, and fax digital documents that are sent to you, then DocuSign is right up your alley. They are one of the biggest and most trusted names in digital signing.

Their Windows app makes using their service even more convenient. You can create a digital signature that is encrypted and tamper-proof, and sign any document right from your PC or tablet. Each signed item keeps a transaction log for verification.

DocuSign also lets you send and manage files to others to sign. You can track all of your files within the app or get a quick snapshot of their status using the Live Tile.

Also, the app gives you full access to your DocuSign account and integrates with OneDrive and Office 365. The DocuSign app is the perfect companion for anyone who has a DocuSign account.


4. Flashlink

Be it for taking a test or learning a language, one of the most common ways people memorize information is through the use of flashcards.

Flashlink takes this idea from stacks of index cards to the convenience of your PC or tablet. Create multiple decks for different topics and manage them on the fly. Each deck can contain as many or as few cards as you want.

Flashlink will also sync your decks, so you can view them at home or on the go on any device. A phone version of Flashlink would be clutch, but for the time being, it is only available for PCs.

At any rate, if you are looking to train your brain, Flashlink could be helpful.


5. FML

Need a laugh, or just some reassurance that there's always someone out there who has it worse than you? Take a look at FML.

Named for the acronym that you've doubtless seen all over Twitter and Facebook, this app brings together tales of woe as told by FML community members. They can be anything from a quick blurb in paragraph form to a fully illustrated depiction of events.

You can view FML posts by category, search by keyword, or just randomly browse. Posts can be upvoted or downvoted, and users can throw in their two cents by leaving comments.

FML is an amusing time waster of an app, but it can also be a cathartic way to vent when having a terrible day. You can get it for free in the Windows Store.

Be sure to check out our other selections from previous weeks. Have a great weekend!

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