40+ Essential Apps For Windows Phone

What really is the point of bragging about your new shiny, new Windows Phone if you can’t show off your cool apps? Without a doubt, the apps are what define a phone now.

Within a deluge of apps, I have selected 40+ of the most useful, beautiful and productive ones that will enhance you phone’s usability and your entire user experience. Let’s get started!

Photo Editing

PhotoGrid

Looking for a way to create collages? Never worry when you have PhotoGrid. You can choose up to nine photos from your gallery to create collages and share then via Facebook, twitter, email and weibo.

Price: Free

Fhotoroom

Fhotoroom is one of the apps which will help you tweak your images, add styles to it, save and upload to share it with your friends and family. It has really nice frames too.

Price: Free

Phototastic

With Phototastic, you can create top notch collages and add styles and borders to it. In addition, they have introduced new Facebook cover photo frames. So create one and brag about it in Facebook.

Price: Free

Lomogram

Just like the above collection, Lomogram is a photo editing app. But this one has about 40+ filters, 70+ lightening effects and 49 borders. So, go crazy with these features and create a dashing photo.

Price: Free

Photosynth

Photosynth gives you the luxury of capturing panoramic pictures of your special moments. It allows you to capture 360 degrees horizontally and vertically, making a perfect “sphere.” and publish them in Bing. The pictures you have captured can be seen in 3D view.

Price: Free

Colorify

Colorify is an amazing app that lets you recolor some or all parts of your photo and I must say, it is exuberating. Initially, it converts the image in to grey-scale and you can choose a part and color it. It sure is fun.

Price: Free

Organizers

Tasks

Tasks is a simple but an excellent app for planning and organizing your day to day affairs. It gives you the luxury of creating to-do lists, notes, project and add multiple to-do tasks and notes to it.

Price: Free

Top Task List

This one is a really good responsive task organizer. It allows you to set color and priorities to created tasks, add sub tasks and edit more than one tasks at once. Did you know once you complete the task, you cam shake your phone to discard it? Pretty cool, right?

Price: Free

[+]Note Plus Free

Note Plus is free skinnable memo app for Windows Phone. They have a decent set of pretty skins and provide outstanding security for its users. And hey, you can share, backup and recover your notes via Skydrive.

Price: Free

Quick Lists

If you are looking for a basic organizing app, you can go for Quick lists. It lets you create multiple list items and when you are done, you can tick them off. It works well for shopping lists. If you find the list important, you can pin it to your start screen.

Price: Free

Notepad Free

With this app you can create, read and delete notes. The highlight of Notepad free is that you can create notes and send it to someone via text message or email from the homescreen.

Price: Free

Smart Goals

Sometimes you need someone to remind you constantly that you have not reached your goals and that you are probably just lazy. Smart Goals does this job for you. Add as many goals as you want and you can publish your goals on Facebook and Twitter directly from the app.

Price: Free

Utilities

Skydrive

SkyDrive uses the cloud to take care of your data. Once you upload your documents or pictures or files of any sort to your SkyDrive account, you can access them wherever and whenever you want from whichever device you’re using.

Price: Free

Gismeteo

Decide beforehand if you are going to bunk office due to rain with Gismeteo. Just set your location and it forecasts accurate weather reports in your mobile with live tiles.

Price: Free

Flashlight-X

I’m sure each one of us has encountered more than one situation where we are stuck in the dark with no flashlight in our hands. Why worry when you have Flashlight-X installed on your Windows Phone?

The app has over the 1.4 Million downloads and has great reviews. Flashlight-X uses your phone’s LED flash to light up. It turns on instantly, runs under locked screen and got an inbuilt compass. This is a must-download app.

Price: Free

Flashlight 7

Flashlight 7 is a flashlight app that also features some new lighting effects like disco, SOS, hypnosis, mood lights and a lot more. And it runs under a locked screen too.

Price: Free

AppTastic

Hundreds of new apps are released everyday. How would you know which is random junk and which one is fabulous? Apptastic sorts it out for you and lets you know which one is popular and which one is doing good in the market. You can browse by categories too.

Price: Free

Audible – Audiobooks

Most of you know about Audible. For those who don’t, it is a provider of digital audiobooks. The Audible – Audiobooks is the mobile version of Audible.com. Become a member and listen to your favorite books in high quality, download from Audible library and more, right from your mobile!

Price: Free

Amazon Kindle

Are you an avid reader? Amazon Kindle for Windows Phone gives you the option to select and read from a huge source of books from the Kindle Store. The interface is amazing and it automatically syncs bookmarks, last page read and supports a whole lot of other features.

Price: Free

Metrotube

Metrotube is a YouTube client that lets you watch YouTube video right from your Windows Phone. It streams videos flawlessly and is one the top rated apps on Windows Marketplace. The user interface is insanely good which gains an extra point. The added features are managing your playlists, listening to audio under locked screen and pinning videos to your home screen.

Price: Free

SoundHound

There are times when you hear a song but you can’t figure out who the artist is and which band the song belongs to. It is usually awkward when you type in some part of the lyrics to find out the song in a search engine. SoundHound is a big help here. It is a music recognition app which, when made played a song, will list out the name of the song. You can also browse songs through the app.

Price: Free

Dictionary.com

I find no reasons why you shouldn’t keep a dictionary app in your mobile. Dictionary.com is a very essential app that has over 2,000,000 words within. It also gives you the option of running under offline mode and enable audio pronunciation.

Price: Free

PC Remote

The people of PC Remote says, “We believe that you can enjoy your Multimedia contents on your PC relaxing on the couch, bed, or even from another room and controlling your PC.” PC Remote lets you view PC files from phone, adjust volume in the speaker, play youTube videos in your PC from your mobile, control Windows Media Center, use your Windows Phone as a fully functional mouse and keyboard and a lot more.

Price: Free

Around me

Around Me is a new and upcoming app which I found really useful when I’m outside. It quickly registers your location and gives you a list of places that are around you like hospitals, gas stations, movie theaters, coffee shops etc.

Price: Free

Social Mints

Be a hipster and follow trending news in the Internet with Social Mints. You can track celebrity gossip and interesting news from the World Wide Web, keep an eye on brand new stories and search Social Media for a specific topic.

Price: Free

Newser

Newser is a news app which gives you all the essential news from all around the world. The good thing is that the stories are not lengthy and you can actually read and parse something in less than a minute which is a boon to people who really don’t like to read much. If you want to get a glimpse of what is happening around the world, get Newser.

Price: Free

Tech News Now

Do you want to keep track of all technology related news? Tech News Now gathers all tech news from various blogs and sites and brings it to your Windows Phone.

Price: Free

Newspapers

Newspapers feature the exact content you’d find in a regular newspaper from multiple newspapers across the world. Browse through local, national and international newspapers right from your mobile and share important pieces with your friends through email or Facebook.

Price: Free

Meme Viewer

Are you crazy about memes? Laugh away with the cool Meme Viewer. It gives you a whole lot of funny memes like Courage Wolf, Insanity Wolf, Socially Awkward Penguin, Philosoraptor and a lot more.

Price: Free

iLOL’d

Everybody requires a break at office. iLoL’d is a stress breaker that deserves a place in your Windows Phone. iLoL’d has a big list of funny blogs right from DamnYouAutocorrect to LOL Cats. You can also save the hilarious pictures and share it through Twitter or Facebook with your chums.

Price: Free

Social Networking & Communication

Twitter

If you are looking for a way to post tweets from your mobile, Twitter Inc has an official mobile app for your convenience. So, tweet away your thoughts and happenings where ever you are.
Price: Free

Rowi [Lite]

Rowi Lite is an excellent Twitter app designed for Windows Phone. Some claim that it is much better than the official Twitter app. Check it out.

Price: Free

Facebook

I’m sure most of us are Facebook junkies. Facebook has an official app for Facebook Inc with all the features in the desktop version are available here. So go ahead and let people know what you are up to.

Price: Free

Facebook Touch

Facebook Touch is a client application for Facebook. Download the new Facebook Touch for Windows Phone and post status updates, pictures and see what your friends are up to.

Price: Free

WNM Near Me

Chat and make friends with people near you using WMN Near Me. It is a location based social networking app that lets you talk to people who reside near you. If you like making new friends and want to kill time, this is the right app for you.

Price: Free

Skype

What better way to talk to your loved ones without Skype? Make voice calls and video calls to your family and friends for free using Skype for Windows Phone.

Price: Free

WhatsApp

Text your folks for free through WhatsApp. It is a location based smartphone messenger which lets you message your friends for free no matter where they reside. But make sure you keep your mobile internet ON though.

Price: Free

IM+

No matter how many messenger accounts you have, manage all using IM+. The app supports Yahoo!, Google Talk, Skype, Facebook, Windows Live and a lot more. Add as many accounts you want and chat simultaneously using IM+.

Price: Free

WeChat

Text, talk and exchange pictures via WeChat. It is an interesting app that also recognizes your location and lets you chat with people around your area. It supports one-on-one and conference calls too.

Price: Free

GoVoice

GoVoice is an app specifically designed for Google Voice Text. You can get notifications in real time from Google Voice Text and in addition, you can check voicemail messages then and there.

Price: Free

KIK Messenger

It is one of the most used apps and the reviews are pretty good too. KIK messenger claims that ” Kik is hands-down the fastest, most reliable smartphone messenger available in the market. And with sent, delivered, read and typing notifications, your conversations will come to life.”

Price: Free


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