What do you want to know
- Voting for the 2022 Microsoft Store App Awards has recently opened.
- There are three categories of apps with rewards up for grabs: File Manager, Utility, and Open Platform.
- Voting opened on May 12, 2022 and will close on May 17, 2022 at 11 p.m. ET.
Microsoft searches for the best Windows apps available through the Microsoft Store. The company recently opened voting for its 2022 Microsoft Store App Awards (opens in a new tab). There are three categories of apps to vote for: file management, utilities, and open platform.
“We’d like to recognize apps that are amazing, beautiful, and useful — apps that make your day better, more productive, or more enjoyable. This vote is about you and the apps you enjoy using,” Microsoft explained on the voting form. (opens in a new tab).
Here are the nominees for file manager apps:
- HEIC to JPEG
- 8 zipper
- metro commander
- Shrestha Files
- A commander
- A look
Below are the options of the best utility apps:
- 2fast – Two Factor Authenticator
- Speed test by Ookla
- Smooth Screen Recorder
- Wi-Fi Analyzer
- Visum Photo Viewer
Here are the nominees for the open platform category, which focuses on modifying Windows:
- ink workspace
- Modern Flyouts
- Copy and paste
- To rounded
- Dynamic theme
- Animated background
- Auto dark mode
- Smooth search
Voting runs from May 12, 2022 through May 17, 2022 at 11 p.m. ET. We plan to review some of these apps over the coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for reviews.