Windows Phone Apps
Looking for Windows Phone Apps ? We got you covered . We browse through the apps released on to windows phone marketplace and will keep you guys informed on what are the apps you should get your hands on. Just point Bing Vision on to the QRcode near the app logo to download it right to your phone.
Do you want to quickly save the music that you just saw in a youtube video on to your phone ? Well thanks to the FREE YouMusic App you can. Now if you try this on commercial Music videos you are probably engaging in piracy of music but feel free to try this on royalty free music. According to the developer YouMusic is an app for converting YouTube videos into MP3 songs on your Windows Phone, the app will automatically save the music file to your phone.
Windows Phone comes with a tool called Phone Storage which gives a basic idea of how much space is used up by app and other media on the device, but if you happen to have a Nokia Lumia device then you will have a new app called Storage Check ( on Firmware 1232.5957.1308.003 which was pushed out as an OTA update to Lumia 920, not sure if the other Lumia devices got this.. I hope you guys can let us know via the comments ).
When you want to check your internet speed Speedtest.net is by far the best option you have and now they have an official app on Windows Phone that lets you do exactly that. SpeedTest.net Windows Phone App is great for benchmarking the speed of your mobile network or WiFi to find the average download and upload speed. The app has some coll features like history of previous tests ability to test you upload , download and ping speeds, ability to share your result on social networks and more.
TIL or Today I learned is an interesting subreddit where Redditers post interesting facts that they learned each day. Now I am not going claim every thing posted on TIL is true, but they require users to post submissions that must be verifiable with links to reputable sources and many of them seems to be true and the others are well at least an interesting read o_O. Today we will be checking out an app by camradal ( a fellow redditor ), it’s call Trivia Buff.
Now there is an app for texting and walking, we all have done it and some have had horrible experiences from it. While there is no law against it in most parts of the world, it can certainly be dangerous in certain cases. Walkee Textee is a Windows Phone app that claims to provide a solution to this very problem. According to the developer you can use the app to walk and text without running in to anyone or anything. So how does the app do this ?
When you are living with your mates you will often find the need to go splitsies on the bill and chances are of you might just pay the whole thing and the others just pay him back. Dont you wish there was an easy way to keep tabs on all these IOU’s that pile up quickly ? Enter Splitwise a free service that lets you tracks bills and IOUs between friends. Sadly the official app is only available on iOs and Android , but thanks to the efforts of one dev Miron from A Miron Project there is an really cool un-official Splitwise app for windows phone. Designed with Metro Design in mind the app looks pretty cool and has got quite a lot of features that you would expect from the official app.
Better late than never. Activision has finally released the official Call of Duty Elite App for Windows Phone. Its only about 2 years old when you look at when the iPhone and Android platform got the app but hey it finally made it on to Windows Phone. Its kinda like the Halo Waypoint app where you can check up on your multiplayer progress and watch Elite TV for ttips and strategies on how to improve your game.
Here is a lazy copy paste of the official feature list :
- Career Summary provides deep statistics on personal play-style, so players can analyze their progress over time.
- Visit Clan HQ for a detailed breakdown of Clan’s stats, Recent Winnings, and more.
- Enlist in Competitions for the chance to earn Clan XP and digital badges.
- Leagues are your gateway into Call of Duty®: Black Ops II League Play, giving you an in-depth, per-season breakdown of your division and subdivision standings.
- Review Recent Matches to track your performance on a match-by-match basis.
- Watch Call of Duty® Elite TV on the go or in-between games. Get developer tips, strategy programming, custom class overviews, and more.
Want to play all those Flac music files you have on your windows phone, thanks to Flac Player it’s possible. Now some of you might be going ..ummmm what the bloody hell is a flac file ? FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec .. I can sense that some of you are still scratching your head so here is the the long version. It’s an audio container that allows digital audio to be losslessly compressed ( quality is not sacrificed ). Typically you could get compressions up to 50–60%. Lets not go in to the the question of why Microsoft decided not to support Flac format on Windows Phone. If you have an answer for that , let us know via the comments. Back to the app at hand Flac Player an app that lets you play Flac music files on Windows Phone…. BUT
500px ( read as five hundred pixels )is a famous online photography community and Shoopix brings it to your windows phone. Currently the app does not allow you to access members features such as liking the photos and adding them to favorites but the devs have informed us these features are on its way. The current features are as follows
- Browse the main 500px photo streams (most popular, editor’s choice, upcoming, newest photos and so on)
- Scroll through these categories without interruption and view an unlimited amount of photos
- See photos from any of these feeds on the app’s tile and set them as lock screen background
- View photo details, statistics and comments
- Search 500px photographers’ work by keywords
Love your TV shows ? Want to know when the next episode of Breaking Bad is going to air ? Say hello to Series Fan an app that lets you track your favorite TV shows. The developers have told us there are some nifty features in here like seamless integration with gomiso.com integration and share your experience on Facebook and Twitter about the episode you’re watching and see what your friends are watching. Along with the usual overview of the series you get in most similar app you can search torrent files for unseen episodes and uploading them to Skydrive along with checking statistics about what you watched.
Microsoft Lync ( some of you might know this as Microsoft Office Communicator) is an instant messaging client that uses Microsoft’s Lync Server or Lync Online available with Microsoft Office 365.Right now it would appear lot of enterprise users are on Lync and home users are on skype. It is also rumored that Lync-Skype integration is coming in June this year, this will allow Microsoft to get one step closer to a unified home and work solution.
We just got a tip saying the official Lync 2013 app for Windows Phone has just been released. Understandably you need to have a Lync account to use this app. This app brings wireless voice & video support, rich presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and calling all from your Windows Phone.
Want a Siri like intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator for your Windows Phone ? Enter Maluuba an that allows users to search, organize and connect through a natural voice interface. Instead of using key phrases to trigger responses the app lets users speak to it as you would to a friend and you get answers to those questions. The app looks like they have got partnership with various content providers likeOpenTable, Yelp, Eventful , Wolfram Alpha and more to provide you with an experience that will rival that of TellMe, Apple Siri and Google Now.
The biggest problem with the Windows Phone marketplace is the lack of ‘serious’ apps, but I feel this is finally starting to change.
You know people are finally taking your platform seriously when more banks finally start making official apps.
There are many apps they will help you pull up sports scores there is the ESPN app, and for specific sports you have apps like Yahoo cricket app and now here is a new app that attempts to claim that favorite sports app title on your phone. ( If you are a sports fan gamer then don’t forget to check out the sports games on windows phone ). This new app from Conetek called QuickScores provides an easy and quick way to get the scores on some of the famous US sporting events like National Football League NFL , College NCAA Football, Magor League Baseball MLB, National Basketball Association NBA, College NCAA Basketball, and the National Hockey League NHL.
While there is no official Instagram app for Windows Phone, you can still enjoy using your Instagram pics or images from any hashtag as the wallpaper on your lockscreen. Instagram Lockscreen is an app that will automatically check instagram for new content based on your settings and if there is a new image that will be pulled on to your phone and it will show up as the wallpaper on your lock screen. Since this feature is only available on Windows Phone 8 , 7.x users will not have access to this app.
You will need to have an Instagram account to use this app and unfortunately you can’t create one with out using an iPhone or Android device. So if you do have an Instagram account and have a Windows Phone 8 device you can download the app below.
Love to read ? then chances are you would have come across Goodreads one of the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations think of it like a social network for folks interested in the world of literature. Sadly Windows Phone does not have an official Goodreads app but Book Tracker 7 is an unofficial app that brings the ability to search for a book or author and check the rating the community have presented for that book or author. Being an unofficial app you can’t log in and add your own reviews but you can search books or author using keywords and mark them as to read, have read, loaned.
HelpBridge is a new app from Microsoft that helps to connects people to their loved ones in a time of disaster. The windows phone app lets you assemble a list of friends and family members who you’d want to notify in an emergency or natural disaster, discover and donate to organizations involved in disaster response work, and find opportunities to volunteer. Powered using Windows Azure this little application is available on all major platforms including iOS and Android.
HelpBridge enables you to:
- Create and manage your emergency contact lists.
- Communicate quickly and easily via e-mail, SMS, and Facebook with those you care about most in times of disaster.
- Donate money or requested goods to the top organizations engaged in disaster relief work.
- Discover volunteer opportunities for relevant disaster relief efforts.
- Share your location with friends and family.
Arrested! is a new Windows Phone app for those who like to spend their time browsing through Mug Shots. So if that is what you fancy, now you have an app for that. According to the developer of the app you can browse through the Arrest Records from various US states like Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, IOWA, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey. Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia! The app also boasts features like viewing Mug Shots, searching by Latest Arrest Records and County Jail.
Wikipedia App for Windows Phone is a free Wikipedia client for Windows Phone that give you access to the vast information from Wikipedia on your phone. We have seen many Wikipedia client for Windows Phone but this one is by far one of the best we have come across. The app is developed by Rudy Huyn who has given us a few different apps on Windows Phone. With a simple but effective UI and features this app is now my favorite Wikipedia App on Windows Phone. Check out the review to see what the app offers.
One of the best things about this Wikipedia Windows Phone App is that it uses a simple UI. On the home page you get the search button , article of the day , local articles using your GPS coordinates and random article button. All of those are quite self explanatory. The Around Me feature allows the app to look up the GPS location and it pulls up articles from Wikipedia about locations near you, this is an excellent tool if you want to discover new places to visit in the region.
Evernote works by connecting all the computers and phones you use daily, allowing you to capture something in one place and then access it from all the other connected devices. The Windows Phone App was released a while ago and now they have updated the app to add more features in to it.
The new release includes Evernote Business, improved creation and editing of styled text, added PIN Lock to keep your data safe ( only available for Premium users )
With Evernote Business you can create a new Business Notebook for collaborating the data with your colleagues. You can create new notes or move existing notes into the new Business Notebook. You can also search through your Business Notebooks and or the ones that has been shared with you. Premium users can lock their data using a PIN.You can turn on PIN Lock by swiping left on the Setting screen. The new update also brings Styled Text Support which can be accessed beneath the keyboard while entering the data so now you can enter bulleted and numbered lists along with text formatting options like bold and italics.