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. Parma Video Player

Parma Video Player

Parma Video Player is a streamlined media player built for Windows 10 PCs and phones. Despite its minimalist design, Parma is quite powerful, capable of playing just about any video format out there. It also supports SRT subtitles, which can be delayed using a slider control.

Specify the folder or files you wish to play, or let the app search your entire computer for every movie file. Parma Video Player can also stream videos online by inputting a URL.

Videos can be set to play automatically, one after the other. You can also use the convenient swipe commands to fast-forward, rewind, and skip.

Parma Video Player is quick and user-friendly. It is easy to control and customizable, allowing you to change the app font's type, color, and size.

And that's just the start, as future updates promise to deliver support for even more file types and video sharing.

Parma Video Player is free to install on any Windows 10 device and is also available for Windows 10 Mobile.

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2. Audiotica


Audiotica harnesses the power of several online music services to deliver an all-in-one streaming app for Windows 10.

Using Deezer, Last.FM, Spotify, MP3Truck, and SoundCloud, the app will find any song that you type in the search bar. From there you can play it, queue it up, or add it to your collection. You can also search by artist and explore their oeuvre and create playlists. Songs and albums can be downloaded locally as well.

Another way you can use Audiotica is as a Groove Music alternative, as it can scan your device for music files and import them. Audiotica even supports FLAC files for those with particular audio quality requirements.

All in all Audiotica is a solid music player with a familiar interface and a wide selection of musical offerings. It still has some bugs, but it's free, so why not give it a try?

Also available for Windows 10 Mobile.

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3. Sentinelle


Sentinelle is an interesting Windows 10 Mobile app to help you and your friends stay safe when traveling by foot.

Enter your destination in the app and it will plot a route and ETA based on your current location. Then choose a contact to send the information to. Your friend will receive text message with instructions and they will be able to track your position in real time.

During your journey, you can use Sentinelle to send messages and report updates, like if you are running late or if you've changed your route. The app also tracks your battery life, network state, and speed.

You are also able to alert your friends of trouble or contact emergency services right from the app.

If you are a college student, live in the city, or just generally feel uneasy traveling by yourself, Sentinelle could be a great solution. It is only available for smartphones and is free, with some in-app purchases available.

Also available for Windows 10 Mobile.

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4. NASA TV Live


NASA TV Live couldn't have a more fitting name. This Windows 10 app lets you watch NASA's live broadcasts from your PC, tablet, or smartphone.

There are three channels to choose from: Public, Educational, and Media. The video will stream live to your device within a window in the app, though you can expand the video to full screen mode, which can be exited by pressing ESC. You can also pause and mute the live NASA feeds.

The only other feature of NASA TV Live is a link to the organization's programming schedule, which opens in your browser.

There really isn't much to this app, but it is enough for anyone fascinated with NASA and space exploration. The channels show you everything from glimpses inside the control room to live footage of astronauts in space.

NASA TV Live is free and ad-supported with the option to pay for an ad-free experience.

Also available for Windows 10 Mobile.

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5. Space Jet 3D

Space Jet 3D

Space Jet 3D is part flight simulator and part online battle arena. Maneuver your spaceship through expansive three-dimensional maps using onscreen controls. You'll be given missions to run that will earn you in-game money to buy upgrades and new ships.

However, space is a big place, filled with other pilots from around the world, and the internet. They'll be vying to complete the same missions and blast you to pieces.

Space Jet 3D features impressive graphics and competitive gameplay. Daily challenges will ensure that you always have something to fight for.

There are twenty ships that can be unlocked, upgraded, and spruced up, as well as a ton of maps to cruise through. Form a team and get flying to see where you stack up on the leader boards.

Space Jet 3D requires an internet connection while you play. It's free to play on Windows 10 computers and phones, but you can bolster your spacecraft with in-game purchases.

Also available for Windows 10 Mobile.

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

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