With the recent Nokia Lumia 900 release here in the U.S., I’d like to share my favorite Windows Phone (WP7, aka Mango) apps. If you have any favorite apps you’d like to mention, feel free to leave a comment.
First, a tip:
Follow these steps to access the Nokia Lumia 800/900 hidden diagnostics tool. Note: Doing so will also add the app to your app list
– Go to your Lumia phone dialpad
– Press ##634# (the tool will then automatically open)
– Check out all the Diagnostic options, including Battery Status
My favs (in no particular order):
USAToday: Aside from being a great news app, the live weather tile is both attractive and handy
NY Times: Nice app if you’re a NY Times fan
BBC Radio Player: The most robust BBC radio app I’ve found on WP7. App provides a large variety of BBC Radio Channels
GoVoice: A must have app if you Google Voice — I use Google Voice instead of AT&T voicemail
Livescape: If you’ve used “Lose it!” or other food tracking / health apps, you’ll love Livescape.
Wordament: This great word game should come with a warning, it’s that addictive!
Amazon Kindle: To keep up with your reading
Bing Picts Downloader: Find gorgeous wallpapers via recent Bing featured photos
Das Image: Another versatile wallpaper source
Chrome Bookmarks: If you are a long-time Chrome desktop browser user, this is a great way to access your Chrome bookmarks. (There is a similar app which also appears to sync with your recently opened Chrome tabs, called Chrync, but I haven’t tried it yet.)
Nokia Drive: Accessible via the Marketplace… Fabulous Nokia software that provides voice turn-by-turn navigation. Be sure to also check out the Nokia Maps and Nokia Transit apps.
Rowi: A fast, full featured twitter app
Netflix: To watch Netflix on the go
Tech News Now: A nice news aggregator
Windows Phone News: A nice news aggregator, focusing on Windows Phone coverage
WpFandora Pro: An attractive Pandora app
Zillow: The zillow app you may know and love from iOS, Android, etc. I used to love Zillow until I noticed my home value is lower each time I check.
Zune Pass: Although not considered as cool as some other music discovery services, I LOVE Zune Pass. Well worth the $10 monthly fee.