25 Best Windows Phone Apps

Windows Phone still may be trailing iOS and Android, but Microsoft’s mobile-app library is growing every day, and currently includes more than 500,000 apps. What were once limited beta versions of popular apps are now fully featured and look beautiful on Windows Phone’s unique user interface. Windows Phone Live Tiles allow certain apps to show important information directly on the home screen, extending an app’s usefulness. The Windows Phone store gained some big app names recently, and is sure to capture even more in the coming years.

Whether you just bought a Windows Phone or are thinking of getting one, these are the top 25 apps to get.

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  1. Phillip Says:

    Windows Phone Apps hit over 50,000 as of late December and have since reportedly pushed past 60,000 (unconfirmed).

  2. Mike Says:

    Xbox companion, Office, Tuneln radio would have made my list.

  3. wp7user Says:

    If you’re going to show off a youtube client, show off Youtube Pro. It’s recent, and it’s pretty slick. The default youtube app is nothing more than a glorified link.

  4. Breads Says:

    The YouTube “app” isn’t even a real app it’s just a shortcut to the website in Internet explorer

  5. Dave Says:

    Of the apps mentioned I’ve only used Marathon (the first app I ever installed, had it on my old windows mobile, too) Facebook, and Accuweather (although somewhat redundant for those of us that have HTC Hub). I use Rhapsody for music (Zune doesn’t stream well) and I found Dictionary.com app handy for when I use a word in a sentence and someone asks: what does that mean. Throw my phone and say, “look up”. there’s also a “google maps” app gMaps that isn’t too bad, but the it’s ad supported unless you buy.

    other apps I’ve used, Adobe Reader (wish FoxIt was available), Soduku (Microsoft Games– never played before), the HTC ones, especially attentive phone: flip for speaker works 99% of the time.

    Also don’t forget that your “‘Me” tile has a “check in” function. And the search function to for text/barcodes and the search function for music identification (works very well for me)

  6. Joe Says:

    I am surprised that Weave – RSS news feeder did not make the cut. it is the best news feeder i have ever come across. It is beautiful, customizable, and fun to use. I love getting all sorts of news from all perspective from U.S. news to news from all around the world. Everything from cooking to music to getting just microsoft news to politics, religion, and the list goes on and on. Hands down the best app i ever come across for news.

  7. Donzella Says:

    Spotify… seriously? That app is horrible. I love the service but the app is very weak and the sole reason I do not pay for the Spotify service. Rdio is a way better app, although not perfect, either. And the facebook app is actually pretty weak, too.

  8. Russ Says:

    I can’t even find the gmaps pro app anymore… Do you know where it went?

  9. Rob Says:

    Anything Tracker. It’s a real gem, I use it every day.

  10. Adnon Says:

    Evernote is fantastic! Found it on this site and now use it every day!

  11. IP Says:

    How To Change operating system On HTC Radar with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional or Android?

  12. Michel Maes Says:

    Les jeux sont fait. Nokia est coincée avec WP8 suite à l’aide d’un milliard de dollards fournie par Microsoft et Samsung lâchera Android quand Tizen sera au point. Le superbe Samsung Ativ S est désormais un objet de collection.

  13. nat Says:

    Seriously lumia us going down n is no match against android….,android has google goggles on da other hand bingle goggles is of no use …..lumia market will fall apart if this continues due to da lack of apps …….fuck lumia make all those pathetic apps free n come up with good ones…..

  14. Kris Says:

    Jack of Tools is a great app as well. Made my day. Level, altimeter, velocity, etc etc.

  15. ann Says:

    free apps usually suck due to ads, the only good one without this hell is Ballons Way and 1D game as far as I know

  16. MotorMouth Says:

    Of the 25 apps listed, there is only one I would bother with, Kindle. The other stuff mostly seems like stuff a journalist might need, not things an ordinary user would bother with.
    I’d have included a few like Wikipanda, Musixmatch, No. 1 Toolbox and a decent weather app (Weatherflow is pretty but it’s also quite basic). But mostly the apps everyone needs are specific to them, like their bank’s app or travel-specific apps like Kayak or Bing Translator, so a list is pretty pointless, really.

  17. jt Says:

    you, who ask money for apps, suck, it doesn’t cost you a shit to create some code you creedy bastards

  18. kumar Says:

    This “UMedia converter” video and audio converter for windows phone 8.1 is also super

  19. Ryan Says:

    Instagram app is crap compared to 6tag, the developer makes excellent applications and I would choose his versions over “company”
    apps any day. Well polished and has more features, so it’s an ez win.

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