WP7 App Review
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Yahoo have finally released their official Yahoo Cricket App for Windows Phone. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game that is quite popular in may parts of the world like India, Australia, UK, etc. If you are one of our readers from the US you might not be quite familiar with the sport , it’s something along the lines of baseball but better ( I kid , I kid .. I havn’t played baseball so I am not gonna call it out like that :) ) . Anyhoo back to the app at hand the official Yahoo Cricket App for Windows Phone, as you can imagine it’s an app that gives you cricket related news and stats about players.
If you are a big fan of puzzle game on Windows Phone don’t miss this free game called ” Flow Free “. The idea behind the game could not be any simpler you have to connect the 2 identically colored dots by tracing the path between the dots using your finger. Oh and the dots are in a square grid ranging from 5×5 to 9×9 and you got to leave no squares blank. Here is the review for Flow Free on Windows Phone, the game is also available on Windows 8.
Ebay did release the official paypal app for Nokia device a while ago and it would appear the timed exclusive deal has run out and now all Windows Phone users can enjoy PayPal on the go with the Official PayPal app for Windows Phone. ( perhaps this was the case even before but we just got a tip about an update to the paypal app and it works on my non Nokia device ). I would like to assume everyone reading this would know what paypal is if not try wikipedia, it’s a handy service that allows payments and money transfers to be made through the internet and in 2011 they decided to do physical store transactions through PayPal Here and that is where the app comes in, that and managing your account and checking your transactions.
uTorrent Remote is now on Windows Phone. Do I hear anyone asking what is µTorrent ? Its a BitTorrent client owned by BitTorrent Inc. µTorrent can be used to download torrents over the internet. What you download is entirely up to you you can go for legit legal torrents or download just about any movie , tv shows from various torrent trackers. We did have 3rd part apps that allowed to you log in to uTorrent remote and manage your torrents and now there is an official app for that.
A video of the Windows Phone game Parking Car. The goal of this game is to solve the traffic jam in the car parking by moving the red car out of the parking lot. It’s kinda like the unblock game where you to unblock the odd block from the play area. The game is a casual title that works well in quick bursts. With over 2400 levels and a price of $0.00 , its a no-brainer for puzzle game fans.
This week saw the release of an update to Weave, a popular news-aggregating RSS feed application for Windows Phone 7, bumping up its version number to 4.0 in the process.
For those to whom Weave is new, upon opening up the application there are already 33 pre-loaded categories into which news has been sorted and it is easy to select the ones you are interested in such that only news for those categories will show up. Seles Games has pre-selected a sample of sources for each category (including 1800PocketPC and BestWP7Games under Windows Phone news) and this is easily manageable – there are several RSS feeds pre-configured, but adding more is just a few clicks more work and easy to do.
The previous version featured a sort of carousel eight Metro**-style tiles each representing an article from any of your chosen categories. That tiled look has now been extended to the rest of the app, in the buttons for app settings or the selection of four most-viewed categories which really does look good, and along with taking the phone’s theme colour for the tile colours, this helps unify the look of the app, as well as make it unmistakably Windows Phone.
ThingsToDo is pretty much exactly what it says it is; a to-do app for your Window Phone. Unlike many others, however, it is simple, intuitive and conforms beautifully to the Metro UI (copyrights be damned – I’m not Microsoft affiliated so I’m going to keep calling it that).
The developer describes their inspiration for this app in the GTD approach to productivity:
“We dreamed of a perfect GTD app for Windows Phone smartphones… which we are now bringing to you!”
If you are hunting for deals on Windows Phone Apps and Games then AppDeals is a must have app for you. With this app from Ahead Solutions users can quickly browse through various apps and games that are on sale, some of which will even be available for FREE !! The app uses a very simple UI that takes inspiration from coupon like interface. When you launch the app you get a featured deal and a few other deals featured in the app. ( FYI : this is not a complete list of all deals on the marketplace but only the deals for select few apps featured by the devs )
Translator With Speech is a Windows Phone Application that allows you to say what you want and the app will process that and read it out to you in a different language. According to the developers the app supports 54 languages, but not all of them with speech support. When you launch the app you are presented with the main menu which will tell you what 2 languages are currently being used ( using the appropriate country flag ). You can easily alternate between out the 2 languages using the swap button or go in and edit each language. When you do this the app will show you which languages support the ability to read out the translated message.
Are you a deal hunter who has to keep tabs on the daily deals offered on Woot , 1saleaday or Amazon GoldBox or NewEgg ? Say hello to your new best friend Deal Flux an app by the makes of Quixby.com ( a great website to build a custom PC ). The app has got a great UI where you can see all the daily deals from all the main category on Woot / 1saleaday and also the deals from Amazon GoldBox / NewEgg. You can pin your favorites one to the home screen so you have instant access to them from the home screen.
If you are not a xbox 360 owner it might not make sense to have a gold account just for gaming on Windows Phone, the xbox live games on Windows Phone are nothing exceptional ( hopefully that will change with Windows Phone 8 ). One major issue you will have with gaming on windows phone is that you will not be able to message your mates on xBox live unless you get xbox live gold account but thanks to the developer BareBones Dev there is an app that lets you message your friends and fellow gamers for Free. Let me introduce you to SocialBox Live.
While Lomogram is no instagram for Windows phone, it does give you multiple effect that you can quickly apply to your images to spruce it up. It would seem Lomogram like other image editors offers a quick and easy way to applies various effects, lighting and borders to make that photo you took look special. The interface is quite simple and intuitive. You can pick an image from the photo gallery or shoot one right then and there and use it ( the settings pages gives you the option to save the images you capture via the app to the picture hub )
Love to spruce up the photos you take on your windows phone ? Lomogram will be a great addition to your app collection.