Essential apps for your Windows Phone

If you're looking for the finest apps Windows has to offer, look no further.
Essential apps for your Windows Phone

When you get a new Windows Phone, it’s important to take advantage of all the great apps available from its app store. So, here’s our pick of the most essential apps for your smartphone.


Windows Phone Store: Free, offers in-app purchases

Evernote is the ultimate note-taking app. You can create anything from shopping lists to detailed research, and then log in from ay device with an internet connection. You can also search for text in photos and PDFs, which mean you can always find what you’re looking for quickly.

Adobe Photoshop ExpressAdobe Photoshop Express

Windows Phone Store: Free

Getting the most from your photos is important, and that’s why we’ve picked Photoshop Express to be on this list. Crop, straighten, flip and remove red eye from your images, while there are loads of auto-fixes like brightness and exposure, too.


Windows Phone Store: Free

Applock is an extra level of smartphone security. Being able to lock your device is one thing, but with Applock you can apply passwords and codes to your private photos and videos, so there’s no accidental leaks or scandals.

Monument ValleyMonument Valley

Windows Phone Store: £3.09

This award winning puzzle game is as beautiful as it is challenging. The 3D artwork that makes up each level of Monument Valley creates puzzles that your eyes won’t believe as you navigate the Silent Princess through her adventure.


Windows Phone Store: Free

Editing your photos is one thing, but taking them in the first place is another. 6tag is third party Instagram app, which gives you much more options that the beta version available to Windows Phone users.


Windows Phone Store: Free

Viber lets you make phone calls over the internet. This means that if you want to keep up to date with friends or family overseas, you don’t need to incur any hefty international bills. It’s also really handy if you don’t get very good signal at home or at the office.

*Main image courtesy of Windows Central.

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