While many great apps are free or only cost a few dollars, some more powerful apps can quickly creep up in price. Thankfully, the Microsoft Store features frequent sales, so you can get these apps on the cheap. This week you can save big on a professional DJ app, a powerful file archiver and compressor, and more.

Simple creation


Spirality is a creative app aimed more at relaxing and making simple art than intensive tasks. You can use mirror effects and its pen support to make doodles that you can color in. It's usually $4.99 but is on sale for free.

Free at Microsoft

File managing

Files&Folder Pro

This modern file explorer allows you to access and organize your files and folders using either touch or a mouse and keyboard. It integrates with clouds including OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. You can also use the app to edit documents or view media without jumping into another app. It's on sale for $2 until March 23. It usually retails for $10.

$2 at Microsoft

eBook publishing


This eBook publication tool makes it easy to take your ideas and place them in a digital book. It has a clean interface, and some complex features such as N-level nesting to help you organize your book.

$1 at Microsoft

Marking down

Inspire — Minimalist Markdown

This minimal markdown editor has a clutter-free interface but packs quite a few features. It has markup shortcuts with syntax highlighting, auto-save, multi-format export, and syncing groups and sheets across multiple machines. It's usually $50 but is on sale for $30.

$30 at Microsoft

File compressing

8 zip

8 zip is a staple of the Microsoft Store and an excellent archiver. It supports archiving, unpacking, and compressing files. It also works integrates well with Windows 10 including using Windows Hello, sending files through OneDrive, and supporting touch. It's on sale for $2, down from its standard $15.

$2 at Microsoft

Memory keeping


This diary application supports syncing your memories across Windows 10, iOS, and Android. You can attach pictures, drawings, audio recordings, and more. It also integrates with your system calendar and can be backed up and protected, so you never lose your memories. It's on sale for $6, compared to its normal price of $20.

$6 at Microsoft

The Microsoft Store has at least a few good apps on sale just about every week. dJay Pro is a powerful app for professional djays. It brings the features from its popular iOS sibling and adds Windows 10 integrations. WritingFX is one of the largest sales in the store right now at just $1 compared to its list price of $30.

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