Not so famous apps
Most of the time we see a list of the best apps on any platforms it’s all the same the official Facebook , twitter App the client for Netflix etc. The big name apps that you would probably look up yourself and the kind of apps that are almost likely the top apps in the respective marketplace. While this sort of list is great for game there could be some really clever 3rd party apps that could prove to be quite useful. Today we take a look at a few of them for Windows Phone, the fairly new Mobile OS from Microsoft. So if you are a seasoned Windows Phone user or are new to the platform , take a look at this not so famous Windows Phone Apps list and let us know what you think.
1) SurfCube 3D Browser- Download
A 3D Browser does not sound like much but once you get used to the browsing UI the app should be your favorite browser on your phone. The browser comes with Full HTML5 compatibility , an easy way to share your favorite articles on social media. Hate it when you are in bed and try to browse the web, the constant switching between landscape and portrait orientation might be familiar to windows phone users since there is no OS level orientation lock but SurfCube 3D Browser has a built in option that allows you to do just that. The app also offers an Incognito mode for when you way to play James Bond.
2) Flashlight XT – Download
A simple no nonsense Flashlight app for Windows Phone. It’s one of those things that I think all phone OS should bake in to their OS. I think it will be more useful than the calculator app but sadly you still need a 3rd party app to use your phone as a flashlight. On windows phone Flashlight XT is one of the best way to get flashlight on your phone.
3) Hello Friends – Download
Windows Phone has always been about putting the people you care about first but it took a 3rd party app called Hello Friends to put it in a more literal sense. The app takes your contact pics and creates a custom wallpaper for you that you can use on your lock screen. So anyone else get the feeling this should have been something Microsoft should have included in the OS ? But hey as long as there is a free app for it , I wouldn’t make too much fuss about it . If you are in to custom wallpapers for Windows Phone don’t forget to check out our windows phone wallpapers posts.
4) Weather Flow – Download
Weather Flow is a beautiful weather app for windows phone, on windows phone 8 devices it offers some amazing features like weather info updated on the lock screen which can also pull up the daily wallpaper directly from bing. It will show things like your temperature, location, percent chance of rain, etc. If you are after features and style in your weather app then this app has got you covered.
5) Wikipedia – Download
No one would need special introduction to wikipedia and this app ( not an official one ) is probably one of the best free Wikipedia app for windows phone. The app is very basic in nature but as far as a wikipedia app goes it does most of the things you would want. Offline caching of articles, multiple language translation, etc.
6) SuperTube- Download
Everyone loves to watch youtube videos , how about saving them to your phone so you don’t have to use data each time you access it ? If that sounds good to you then you will love SuperTube. It also comes with a PC client if you want to sync videos with your PC. If that is not enough you can upload your videos to youtube via the app. Now with all that features you can’t go wrong with this youtube app.
7) Translator – Download
Well this is kind of a famous app but any windows phone app list round up should include this because the app is that awesome. This is another one of those things that I hope Microsoft will bake in to the OS. The official Bing Translator app that lets you use your camera to translate printed text, voice recognition to translate spoken text, or the keyboard to enter text that you want to translate. Yup .. that good.
Well there you have it our not so famous apps for Windows Phone, there is a lot more where this came from eg : PhotoFunia, Cocktail Flow, etc. Now I can imagine what you guys are thinking .. You missed my favorite app ” ____ ” , it’s the best thing since sliced bread and all. Well why don’t you let me know about that app in the comments ?
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Hey there .. my name is Saijo George and I am the editor in chief over at 1800PocketPC a site dedicated to Windows Phone News and Reviews. If you have any Windows Phone related tips or queries don’t hesitate to get in touch with me on Google+ or Twitter
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Hello otterbox’ers ( that is a word right ? ) , my name is Saijo George and I will be giving you guys your fix on Windows Phone from time to time on Planet Otterbox. You can find my Windows Phone Games Review blog over at BestWP7Games.com . If you have any Windows Phone related tips or queries don’t hesitate to get in touch with me on Google+ or Twitter
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