Microsoft adds two in-box apps to Windows 11

Microsoft has announced the addition of two new apps to the list of programs that come by default with Windows 11. These apps are part of the new changes in the Windows 11 Insider preview build 22572, which Microsoft revealed yesterday.

The first app that will be part of upcoming versions of Windows 11 is the Microsoft Family Safety app, an app that enables parents to set parental controls to filter out unsuitable apps and games for their kids and set browsing to child-friendly websites for Microsoft Edge.

After adding your kids as family members in the app, you can set up screen time for them to monitor the usage of their devices including Windows, Xbox, and Android, and set limits for apps and games to help your kids have good and balanced use of their devices.

Parents can also view and track their children's locations, see their spending and limit their use of credit cards for purchases without parental consent.

However, despite the many free features that the application offers, you will have to upgrade to the Microsoft 365 Family plan to take advantage of some of the distinctive features such as driving safety that allows the family to view the details of their members’ trips, including the itinerary, the fastest speed during a drive, Phone use, and when the vehicle suddenly slows down or speeds up.

The Microsoft Family app will only be an inbox app on the Windows 11 Home edition and will be updated via the Microsoft Store. Windows Insiders who are on Windows 11 Pro can go to Settings > Accounts > Family and download the Microsoft Family app from the Store.

Microsoft has also include Clipchamp in Windows 11, a video editor that enables the creation of videos through an easy-to-use user interface.

Clipchamp has all the tools you would expect from a video editor app such as trimming and splitting, as well as more pro-style features like transitions and animated text. For real-time content capture, there are also built-in webcam and screen recorders.

Clipchamp also has a stock library filled with over a million royalty-free videos, audio tracks, and images that can be added to videos. There is also an Azure text-to-speech generator that is capable of generating voiceovers in more than 70 languages. Clipchamp also connects to OneDrive, making it possible to quickly import files and save videos directly from the cloud.

However, since nothing is free these days, the free version of Clipchamp only allows you to export your 480p video with a watermark. You can upgrade to one of the app's paid plans to export higher quality video, starting with the Creator plan for $9 a month to export 720p video, or upgrading to a business plan starting at $19 a month to export 1080p and completely get rid of the watermark.

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