My new WP should be arriving tomorrow, I'm looking into what apps I should download immediately. I'm not a big gamer, but I will likely check out a few of the games.
I know I will want:
- Kindle app (no recommendation needed)
- Good weather app, preferably with a live tile that shows current temp/conditions for my chosen location. Amazing Weather which was featured on the main page today looks promising, but are there other better ones?
-Task manager, but I think the built in one in the Calendar will suit my needs.
- A simple memo app. I stress simple. Evernote is more than I need or want in this regard. I just want to be able to create short notes to myself. Syncing with other devices is not necessary.
- I would love an app to play audible files, but I read that none were available until (hopefully) next month. Is that right?
Are there any recommendations for the above? How about other types that I just don't know about?
If your upcoming WP device is an HTC, you will already have a pretty sweet weather app preinstalled: the HTC Hub. If you're into YouTube the official app sucks. You'll be better off with EasyTube or YouTube Pro. As far as notes, OneNote is great. For Twitter, Mehdoh is really good, and Carbon has received good reviews, but I haven't tried it, as it currently doesn't have a free trial. If all you do is tweet and read tweets, however, the built-in functionality will be more than sufficient. The wpcentral app is really good as well, but currently lacks forum support. AppFlow is a great way to discover new apps. Poynt is also great, but doesn't do that much that the integrated Bing functionality can't. If you go to the movies alot I recommend Flixster and RunPee. That's all I can think of at the moment...
This is horrible. Nothing against the poster, but I mean it just shows how terrible the advertising for WP7 has been.
The advertising is pretty much non-existent. I recall seeing a commercial for the Focus Flash a few times and a few of the "Really" commercials where they were poking fun of BB users (where the guy drops his BB in a urinal and immediately reaches in to get it), but that is it. I wouldn't even know WP7 existed if I wasn't a gadget geek. I think a lot of the general public doesn't know WP exists.
Example, I was at my sister's yesterday and she saw my new phone and asked what it was. When I told her it was a Windows phone her exact words were "I didn't know Windows had a phone."