Best Windows Phone apps & games from the month of November

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Wow! What a crazy month of app releases! November certainly gave us a lot to be thankful for in terms of new apps. Several hotly anticipated apps launched along with a few surprises. We did more than our usual amount of hands-on videos this month to cover all the exciting apps. Check out our YouTube channel for those. Below you will find the best apps from November in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

6snap

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6snap, from developer Rudy Huyn, is the SnapChat app Windows Phone users have been waiting for. It does absolutely everything an official SnapChat app can do, and more. The big difference between 6snap and other unofficial apps is the speed of the app and the great design.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

This game has a brand new graphics engine which makes everything in the game look better and smoother. Since the game has “Airborne” in the title you can expect a bunch of new air stunts like barrel rolls. There are 47 cars in the game to choose from new locations to race them.

iFruit for GTA V

iFruit hooks directly into your experience of Grand Theft Auto V with some fun activities to further postpone the need for real social interaction. The app is actually two apps in one: Los Santos Customs and Chop the Dog. iFruit brings all the fun of GTA V to outside your console.

Instagram

instagram for windows phone

This app needs no introduction. Windows Phone users have been begging for an official Instagram app for years. This month it finally launched with much fanfare and celebration. The app itself leaves a lot to be desired, but at least it’s here.

Kingdom & Lords

Kingdom & Lords is the newest Xbox title to come to Windows Phone. The gameplay is similar to something like Civilization. The goal of the game is to build up your kingdom. You can do this by training your military and also more mundane tasks like cultivating crops and livestock.

Marvel Avengers Initiative

Avenger’s Initiative puts you in the shoes of Hulk or Captain America as you fight against some of the most notorious villains. If you like The Avengers you will have fun with this game, although we wish you could choose more than just the Hulk and Cap.

My Talking Tom

My Talking Tom

My Talking Tom is your virtual pet cat that has the ability to talk. In this game you start by adopting your very own baby Tom. Like any virtual pet, you can feed him, play with him, and nurture him to grow up into a fully grown Tom cat.

Nokia Refocus

This new Nokia app mimics the technology found in a Lytro camera. Instead of focusing on something before taking a photo this app allows you to adjust the focus afterwards or even have the entire image in focus.

Papyrus

Most note taking apps rely on text input, and some will allow you to also draw. Papyrus is the opposite. With this app they want you to use your finger to draw, put it also works with a passive stylus. This works particularly well on large screened devices like the Lumia 1520.

Readit

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Readit is a new Reddit app that may finally be the app to dethrone Baconit. The design uses a lot of big bold photos, heavy font, and typical panorama-style navigation. We really dig it. There is more to Readit than just good looks, it’s packed with features as well.

Redbox Instant

Redbox Instant is similar to Netflix. For $8 a month you can stream movies and TV show, but also rent up to four DVDs a month. For an extra fee you can also rent Blu-ray discs. The Windows Phone app will only be available on Lumia devices until late January.

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star

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The basic idea of Tiny Death Star is to build a tall and thriving Death Star full of Galactic Citizens. Each level of the tower is something different, and once citizens move in you can give them jobs and start selling things from the different levels. This game is highly addictive. You have been warned.

Vine

Vine

Vine is one of a few other long-awaited apps that launched this month. With Vine you can create 6-second videos to easily share on Twitter and other social networks. The Windows Phone apps is far from done, but at least we have it.

Waze

Waze puts a social twist on navigation and traffic apps. It relies on user feedback to show traffic congestion, traffic times, accident reports, and police traps. With 50 millions users around the world the information is very accurate.

What were your favorite apps from the month? What apps are you still waiting for?


  • I can’t believe all the cool 3rd party apps Windows Phone gets. Would love to see 3rd party versions of Instagram, Snapchat, etc. on Android. :/