When most people think about Black Friday and technology, hardware comes to mind. While the best Black Friday laptop deals and other discounts will help you save on a new PC, you can also save on software to run on your new computer. The Microsoft Store also slashes the prices of some of the best Windows apps ranging from powerful programs for creators to a tool that lets you use AirPlay on a Windows PC.

Adobe Photoshop Elements is down to just $60 for Black Friday. That's 40% off of its normal price. The application allows you to create professional-looking images without having to learn a complicated interface or to pay for a subscription. If you need to make more precise edits, you can pick up Affinity Photo for 30% off ($38.49). Affinity Photo is a professional-grade editing tool that competes with the full version of Adobe Photoshop without requiring a subscription. In fact, all of the Affinity apps, including Photo, Designer, and Publisher, are 30% off for Black Friday.

Save on the best Windows apps on Black Friday

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Microsoft Store Black Friday app sale

The Microsoft Store has discounts across a wide range of apps for Windows 11 and Windows 10. Adobe Photoshop Elements, Affinity Photo, and AirReceiver are just some of the apps discounted for Black Friday. Whether you're on a laptop, desktop, or tablet, these apps will help you get the most out of your Windows PC.

In addition to more well-known apps from Adobe and Serif, the Microsoft Store has discounts on several useful apps that you may not have heard of. AirReceiver can turn your PC into a receiver for AirPlay or Google Screen Cast. It's currently on sale for only $3. Screenbits is a handy app for recording your computer's screen and is discounted to $8 for Black Friday.

There are dozens of apps on sale, so make sure to take some time to see if one from your wishlist is discounted.

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