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Published on August 20th, 2013

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The best apps for your WP smartphone

Have a Windows phone but not the apps to go with it? Check out our app list to get started.
by Manik Kakra

Announced more than two years ago, the Windows phone has been a refreshing new OS in the smartphone world. The OS is on the third place, and though it still needs lots of apps, services, and improvements, there’s no doubt that Microsoft has got a lot of great applications for users.

This is a list of apps you should definitely try on your shiny new WP handset.

rap dialerRap Dialer: WP has got some decent native apps, but its dialer seems a bit uncooked. Rap Dialer (in pic on left) is what you should try if you feel the same about the stock dialer. Rap Dialer has got a few interesting gestures, and has got features you need from your phone’s dialpad, right there.

The alternative? People Search

Twabbit: If you’ve been using a smartphone for some time, chances are you would be quite active on Twitter. I never really liked the official Twitter app for WP, and I would recommend Twabbit. This app has got a great features list, from streaming, push notifications, image preview, custom theme, to mute filters. This feature-packed app is surely worth an active Twitter user’s bucks.

The alternative? Mehdoh

WhatsAppI wouldn’t have mentioned it here had the developers not brought about the major update this app required. With the last few updates, this chat client has become much more reliable, and has got much better reviews from what users had to say about it earlier.

The alternative? LINE

UC BrowserIn order to get a better Web browsing experience than what the IE10 Mobile offers with its less-than-required number of features, download the UC Browser (see pic on right). This UC browserbrowser has been on the scene since Symbian days, and has got a lot of features in its WP avatar. From offline mode, to custom font and speed dial, this free browser is a worthy addition to your WP tiles.

The alternative? Surfcube

BaconitWant to check Reddit on the go? Well, Baconit is probably the best Reddit client on WP. It’s fast, well-designed, and has all the features you might need.

The alternative? Baconography

Besides these apps, you should also check out apps like MapmyIndia, MetroTube6stagram (coming soon), WikipediaAvirall, Camera360ZomatoNextgen Reader, 4th & Mayor and games like Gravity Guy4 Pics 1 Wordand N.O.V.A. 3

Do let us know if we’ve missed out on any of your favourite WP apps, and if any other apps require a mention here.

(Pictures courtesy www.thelostogle.com, www.windowsphone.com, www.funkygadgets9.com)

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