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. PDF Notes
PDF Notes is a handy app for marking up documents, be it highlighting passages, taking notes, or specifying changes.
The app gives you plenty of editing tools. You can highlight, circle, make text boxes, and draw freehand. Color, font size, opacity, and line thickness are all customizable for the perfect annotations.
Any marks you make can be undone, and PDF Notes tracks your history so that you can redo your undo's.
When finished, you can save your document as another PDF or share it using the Share charm.
PDF Notes is ad-supported and often asks you to rate the app, but the ads can be removed through in-app purchase, and its usefulness outweighs any minor annoyances. If you find yourself reviewing documents often, PDF Notes is certainly a worthwhile tool.
- Download for Windows (Free, with in-app purchasing)
2. WWE Network
Subscribers of the WWE Network can now bring their favorite superstars with them wherever they go using the official WWE Network app.
WWE Network lets you stream all of WWE's content, including scheduled shows, reality series, and other original programming to your Windows 10 computer. In addition, you will get all twelve annual live Pay-Per-View events, like WrestleMania.
Subscribers also get on-demand streaming of all past WWE, WCW, and ECW Pay-Per-Views, as well as replays of RAW and SmackDown.
The WWE Network app makes it all easy with its search and watchlist features. There are also parental controls to let you manage what your children have access to. It's the perfect way for wrestling fans to get their fix.
- Download for Windows (Free; Subscription required)
Zomato launched its universal app last week with a crisp new design and beautiful user interface.
The app helps you find restaurants in your current location or in a city of your choosing. You can get a general listing or narrow down the results using the many included search filters.
Zomato also highlights the best establishments in the city in their Collections section. Your recent searches are saved for easy access.
The lock screen feature lets you dress up your device with photos of delectable goodies, while the Live tiles keep you posted on the latest offers from restaurants in the area.
Although the new app is still lacking the social features that Zomato is known for, it is a great start. Account support and social media tie-ins are expected to come somewhere down the line.
4. Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games
Dumb Ways to Die 2 is the sequel to the hilarious game of the same name. The goal is to direct these dummies away from impending doom in a series of 36 short games.
Each game lasts only seconds, but they are challenging nonetheless. Maybe you're dodging lava, out-swimming piranhas, or hurdling electric fences. Whatever it is, if you make one wrong move or take too long, you're toast.
You can play by yourself, challenge a friend, or vie for the top of the leaderboards.
The design is fantastic and the gameplay funny.
5. Route Z
Speaking of dying, next up is Route Z, where racing meets zombie apocalypse. Route Z drops you and your weapon-laden roadster in three different landscapes in which you need to drive to survive.
Choose from tilt or touch controls and navigate your way through throngs of zombies, blasting them with four different weapons. When you've pummeled enough of them, you can trigger Beast Mode, the ultimate weapon.
As you progress, you will unlock upgrades, levels, and new vehicles.
Route Z is a fun little joy ride through the end of the world.
Be sure to check out our other selections from previous weeks. Have a great weekend!
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