I’ve written numerous posts on must have apps for both the Android and iPhone devices. Today’s post focuses on the Windows Phone, so if you have recently purchased a Windows Phone, make sure you’ve installed all the best apps that are available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. My list of 15 must have apps for your Windows phone includes social, entertainment, and reading apps that will be useful whether you are at home, in your workplace or on the go.
15 Must Have Apps for Your Windows Phone
You probably spend at least a few minutes a day, connecting with your Facebook contacts. The Facebook app is just what you need to access your account while on the go. Post status updates, check your news feed and events, manage your Inbox, upload photos, publish notes, accept friend requests, and browse your friends’ photos, walls and info with the Facebook app for Windows. Price: Free
The official Twitter app for Windows lets you discover happenings around the world. You can tweet, share photos, send direct messages, do a real-time search, find suggested users, get the top Tweets and trending topics and check out maps showing what’s happening around you. Price: Free
WhatsApp is an SMS Messenger that uses 3G or WiFi to message friends and others. You can send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. Price: Free for the first year and $1.99/year thereafter.
Explore the world around you by checking out nearby places, meeting up with friends, finding special deals and more along with over 10,000,000 people. Price: Free
This unofficial Gtalk instant messaging service supports features such as pinning friends to receive tiled notifications, support for “off the record” and encrypted conversations, push notifications and more. Price: Free
If you have a Netflix subscription then download this free app to instantly stream and watch your favorite shows and movies. You can even resume watching from where you left off, manage your queue and more. Price: Free
PC remote is one of the best remote connectivity apps in the market that lets you control your PC using your Windows Phone. The app lets you use your phone as a mouse, a keyboard, an audio and video player to control multimedia apps such as Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player among others. You can also control PowerPoint presentations, shutdown turn on/off monitor and more. Price: Free
This popular entertainment app lets you view top box office trailers, upcoming movies and DVD releases, movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and more. You can also pin your favorite movies and theaters as live tiles. Price: Free
Urban Dictionary 7 lets you browse UrbanDictionary.com so you can always stay familiar with various slang, pop and internet terms. It also includes a slideshow of dictionary terms and images. Price: Free for the ad supported version.
If you’re an avid reader, this Kindle app with its easy to use interface gives you access to over 750,000 books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and the latest releases. You can also have your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights automatically synced across your Kindle devices so you can pick up where you left off on another device.
The music recommendation app that keeps track of what you listen to and gives you personalized radio and concert recommendations. Price: Free
An award winning news reader app that takes your favorite websites and RSS stories and displays them in an attractive tiled story format. You can also effortlessly share your favorite stories on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and others. Price: Free
Fox news, as the name indicates, is the official app of the FOX News Network. You can get all the hottest stories of the day, the latest video clips and photo galleries, and pin news categories and shows. You can also share your favorite stories on Facebook, Twitter or via email. price: Free
Spotify is your gateway to the world of music. You can search, browse and play millions of tracks, search and play your friends’ playlists, play music without an internet connection, and more. You can also try the Premium services for a 48 hour period which can be extended to 30 days by following the given app instructions. Price: Free
SkyDrive, the official app from Microsoft lets you browse your SkyDrive account, view documents stored therein, upload photos, create files and folders and manage all your office documents from one single location. Price: Free
There are loads of many more beautiful and useful apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace, which I plan to cover in future posts. Until then, you can download apps that you’ve missed out on and share with us apps that you feel should make it to the next list.