My Favorite Windows Phone Apps [Video]

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We talk about apps a lot here; some days it feels like that’s all we talk about. That’s a very good thing for a growing OS like Windows Phone. While we’re reporting on app updates and releases we don’t get a chance to highlight our favorites. We are constantly trying new apps for reviews and videos, but there are those few apps that we always come back to. These are those apps.

Weather Flow

I am ashamed to admit it, but I don’t buy very many apps. It takes a lot to get me to shell out a couple bucks for an app. Weather Flow is one app that I happily paid for. I got tired of trying to find an app wit good design and a reliable live tile. With Windows Phone 8 they took the app to new levels and made me very happy I bought the app.

Twitter

There are so many Twitter apps to choose from in the Windows Phone Store, and I have tried nearly all of them. All of them offer something a little different from the others. I have a few favorites (Gleek!, Mehdoh, Twabbit) but ever since the latest update I’ve been using the official Twitter app. Why? It’s just simple and it works.

Nextgen Reader

I have a finely curated selection of websites that I read on a daily basis. Nextgen Reader is the app I choose for reading them on my phone and Windows 8 computer. I love the design of the app and the gestures for swiping through posts. My favorite feature is the Readability integration. Whenever I find myself going through my RSS feed outside of Nextgen I miss that a lot.

Baconit

If you use Reddit there is simply no better application than Baconit. The developer keeps it update with all the latest features you would expect, and it does everything you would ever want. It is the most feature-packed Reddit app I have ever used on any platform. Android and iOS users should be very jealous they don’t have Baconit.

MetroTalk

I use MetroTalk so much that I don’t even really think about it. I almost forgot to put it on this list. I use Google Voice as my primary number for everything. Having a good Google Voice app really scared me about switching to Windows Phone, but MetroTalk has saved the day. One of my favorite features is the hands-free voice texting. I use it a lot when my eyes need to be elsewhere.

Battery Level for WP8

This is one of the very first apps I installed when I got a Windows Phone 8 device. I always missed not being able to see the exact battery level like I could with Android widgets. This app allows me to do that, and it gives me valuable information too. I was lucky enough to get it when it was free, but it is well worth the money.

About a year ago I did a video called “What’s on my phone?” Here is an updated version.


  • Edgar Cervantes

    Oh you’ve been rewriting NFC tags, alright! Even my bracelet!