[Definitive] Best Windows Phone apps


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neoxphuse

Metrotube isn't on the marketplace anymore so it's a good alternative I guess.

Provided you have an unlocked WP, there's a XAP out there for MetroTube.

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phunkymunky

Call Credit

Awesome app for keeping track of your call credit! Can't wait for the usage and history graphs, will be very beneficial! Rate this highly!

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andrewbares

Power Planner is hands down the best homework planner app on Windows Phone!

I'm the developer, but I know this is true since the entire reason I built Power Planner was because all the other apps were horrible!

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FalseAgent

Has anyone here tried Nokia Music? Mix radio is amazing awesome! It's personalized radio, and it works! It scans your PC for the songs you listen to, and creates a personal radio mix based on what you listen to.

It's like something straight out of the future!

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Anthonyd

Has anyone here tried Nokia Music? Mix radio is amazing awesome! It's personalized radio, and it works! It scans your PC for the songs you listen to, and creates a personal radio mix based on what you listen to.

It's like something straight out of the future!

Is 1984 in the future?

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Anthonyd

Bing vision is equivalent to redlaser, right?

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neo158

This app is the reason I love Windows Phone:

7digital

Nice looking app to buy, stream and download music with, nice to see that Microsoft isn't restricting music downloads to the Zune Marketplace, unlike a certain fruit company restricting it's devices to the iTunes Music Store.

Also:

Reinstaller

Very useful app if you have a large amount of apps to reinstall when you reset your phone.

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Dashel

MS Translator app is fantastic.

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Prince Charming

MS Translator app is fantastic.

Yeah. It's taken the app concept of Word Lens on the iPhone a step further, with way more languages, audio support. They've built a seriously useful app, whereas Word Lens is more of a curiosity or concept.

Nextgen Reader just got an update to v3.0. It looks pretty cool, never used Google Reader before, but I'm setting it up now. I like the idea, and it seems all the good RSS apps are based on Google Reader.

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+Frank B.

WhatsApp 2.0 for Windows Phone has been released. Changes:

  • You can now set your profile picture from the app
  • Bug fixes

Download: WhatsApp 2.0 for Windows Phone (Windows Phone Marketplace link)

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downhillrider

I gotta say that the new mehdoh twitter client is awesome. little things like the new splash screen and bigger things like the photo viewer. also the ability to browse your instagram is a big addition.

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Detection

These are pretty cool apps, could be fun in noisy places etc

Turns your phone into one of those scrolling LED signs

Billboard (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/bf3dc6d8-3091-466f-b7c0-5857c8d83c87

Scrollboard (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/b4dc04ce-9327-e011-854c-00237de2db9e

Really nice full screen calculator

Scientific Calculator (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/7fe0a82a-c30c-e011-9264-00237de2db9e

Nice idea, needs a little improvement but works well, gives a vocal guide and history of the POI around you as you drive or walk around the world.

Wiki Talking Tours (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/13f2ab42-da74-e011-81d2-78e7d1fa76f8

If you've had a droid, you know pulse is great

Pulse (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/ccf41a44-0b37-4dd9-bb1f-287e1ae5e7ea

Cool 3D app

Holophone (Free to try)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/e5c31fad-7e4a-4152-bf82-458bcf049edf

Uses the phones bright flash bulb as flashlight, very bright on Lumia 710

Flashlight-X (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/2638b778-5eab-45f1-a511-a08e1dbde751

Siri wannabe but quite good and fun

Ask Ziggy (Free)

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/71970bb1-1de9-46a9-a602-040e1e7356cb

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Detection

Anyone noticed when you load a page in 1800pocketpc app, at the top where the loading dots are it says

"...sending texts to your ex"

EDIT - It has a load of different sayings

...sending your location to google

...sending your details to apple hq

...slowly undoing my shirt

...injecting nanobots into your hands

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Prince Charming

...snip...

Really nice full screen calculator

Scientific Calculator (Free)

http://www.windowsph...64-00237de2db9e

Little known brotip - WP7 has a built in scientific calculator. If you landscape the device so the back/windows/bing buttons are on the right, you get a scientific calculator. For bonus points, if you landscape the device the other way so the buttons are on the left, you get a programmer's calculator that does octal, hex, binary, and other useful stuff.

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Little known brotip - WP7 has a built in scientific calculator. If you landscape the device so the back/windows/bing buttons are on the right, you get a scientific calculator. For bonus points, if you landscape the device the other way so the buttons are on the left, you get a programmer's calculator that does octal, hex, binary, and other useful stuff.

Sweet brotip ! I probably would never have found that :D cheers

And if you rotate it so that the buttons are at the top, you get an upside down calculator :D

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George P

It seems since the Lumia 900 hit we're starting to see more and more official apps coming to WP finally. Can't wait for WP8, June 20th is taking too long to get here.

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epk

Here are my picks for this very useful topic! By the way, I think there should be a list on the first post with the best apps, cos having to read thru 13 pages isn't so easy.

First of all, ConnectivityShortcuts lets you add a tile like MS's "cellular data" but for WiFi, bluetooth, etc. The logos quality kinda suck, but it's really convenient if you often turn these on and off.

Second, as someone mentioned Shazam earlier, I would like to offer a second option. Soundhound is basically the same, but it doesn't have the 5 songs/month that Shazam free does. Also, the interface is really nice, just a tad laggy sometimes (I think on first run).

By the way, Bing Music works great actually, it just sucks that it doesn't save your "found songs" history (or I just don't know a way to do that).

I didn't like weatherbug so much (tho it's not bad). Like someone already suggested, MS's own Weather app is pretty nice. Clean and ads free. However, I'd also like to add AccuWeather. It could be faster -and lose some of the unnecesary graphics- but I still think it's great cos it recognized quite a few places in Iceland which the other apps couldn't. So if you're (even travelling) somewhere with not so good support from the other apps, definitely give AccuWeather a try!

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~Johnny

By the way, Bing Music works great actually, it just sucks that it doesn't save your "found songs" history (or I just don't know a way to do that).

Open the application bar menu in Bing, click music history.

Also, I vote Artist Info for anyone who's ever enjoyed a Zune HD :p

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mad_onion

Open the application bar menu in Bing, click music history.

Also, I vote Artist Info for anyone who's ever enjoyed a Zune HD :p

Artist Info is a locale issue, I'm pretty sure at the moment that information is only shown in the US. I have no idea why.

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~Johnny

Artist Info is a locale issue, I'm pretty sure at the moment that information is only shown in the US. I have no idea why.

Quite, like most Microsoft services outside their core platforms, it only seems to exist properly in the US. But, there's an actual app called "Artist Info" that displays biography data from all around the world, and has a Zune HD style screensaver in it :3

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Detection

Just discovered Photosynth, very cool 3D 360dg Panorama creating app

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