You won’t want to miss this week’s Red Stripe Deals—there are so many good ones, I had a hard time picking favorites. From the practical NextGen Reader and Package Tracker apps, to high quality games like Machinarium, 4 Elements II: Special Edition, and Bridge Constructor, as well as the slickly executed MeteoEarth weather app.
I’ll start with a couple of practical must-have apps, and go from there.
This popular Feedly RSS reader currently averages 4.4 out of 5 stars in the Windows Store. You can use it with a modern tiled layout for tablet, or a more traditional 3-pane layout for desktop reading. Pin multiple tiles to your Start screen to keep up on all the feeds you care about. Get it this week on Windows for $1.49, or on Windows Phone for $.99
Another super popular app—you might have seen it earlier on Brandon’s favorite apps list. Track your packages from warehouse to delivery, via multiple shipping companies. If you connect the app to OneDrive, the packages you’re tracking on one devise show up on your other devices, so you get notifications wherever you are. For just $.99 this week, you can get Package Tracker for Windows or for Windows Phone.
This captivating and beautifully drawn adventure game features a quirky set of friendly robots in an otherworldly setting. Nominated for numerous visual art and indie game awards, it’s definitely worth checking this one out. Get it for $2.49 on Windows, or for $1.99 on Windows Phone.
4 Elements™ II: Special Edition
This is an exciting and lavishly illustrated match-three game packed with additional puzzles and hidden object challenges. There are four fairies representing earth, air, fire, and water, and it’s your job to help them get back the magic powers that they’ve lost. Get it this week for $1.49 in the Windows Store.
Build bridges over valleys, canals, and rivers with a choice of materials. Your goal is to build a bridge that can withstand the stress tests while staying within a budget—harder than it sounds. Get it for half price this week at $1.49 for Windows or $.99 for Windows Phone.
Ever wanted to be the weather guy or gal on the TV news? Now’s your chance. This graphically rich weather app is based on weather presentation tools typically used on TV weather broadcasts, and uses high-end gaming technology and impressive graphics. It’s a whopping 75% off this week, so you can get it for just $.99 in the Windows Store.
Check out all of these deals in the recently redesigned Windows Store. Not only are the Red Stripe Deals easier to find, they now also feature red strikethrough pricing, so you can see how much money you’re saving on each app or game in the collection.
For more Windows Phone deals, visit the Red Stripe Deals Collection in the Windows Phone Store.
Note that deals and apps are not available in all markets, so check your local listings.
Thanks for your comment, @Merc15! Have you tried the Movie Moments app? apps.microsoft.com/.../76ee3826-fa5d-487b-9969-5e526466adaf
It's great for creating simple, short video clips with captions and soundtrack. If that's not what you're looking for, try typing "movie edit" into the search box in Windows Store. I see quite a few options there. Let me know if you find one you like.
Sorry if I posted in the wrong area, wasn't sure where to contact :-(
First of all, you all have been doing a great job in updating Windows 8.1 and giving consumers some great hardware/software. I want to make that jump in to fully utilize the great hardware that is being produced, but because I love video projects, I'm still finding myself gravitating to easy, yet powerful programs, like iMovie. Are there any recommendations or plans in the works for a strong tool like this on the Windows Platform? Thanks!