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  1. bpgui's Avatar
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    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?
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    Weather app: I'd go with WeatherMaster if you're will to spend $2 on it. It's worth it imo. If not, there are some good weather apps too. AccuWeather and The Weather Channel

    Task manage: Check out "Tasks" by Telerik. The one built in is good, but I still prefer Tasks due to more features (categories, etc.)

    Memo app: I recommend just using OneNote, you can even create a tile to create a new note right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UVSoaked View Post
    Memo app: I recommend just using OneNote, you can even create a tile to create a new note right away.
    I didn't realize OneNote was on WP7. That is very nice.
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    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...
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    Check out CleverToDo for tasks. Best tasks LiveTile. TwoTap Reminder, Weave, SportScores and Parcel Tracker are all worth looking at, aside from those already mentioned.

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    TuneIn Radio, Board Express. :)

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    Check out the following two useful apps for your travel needs:
    1. Plan 'n' Pack http://bit.ly/1hahgdn
    2. Trip Expenses http://bit.ly/1hTDt2m
    Last edited by wp7fan2011; 12-14-2013 at 03:48 PM. Reason: Added links to marketplace.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions!
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    tunein radio is a smartphone essential, access thousands of stations around the world. New group lets you create category headings on the start screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bpgar View Post
    I didn't realize OneNote was on WP7. That is very nice.
    This is horrible. Nothing against the poster, but I mean it just shows how terrible the advertising for WP7 has been.
    The Start screen arrow must DIE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Mazzenga View Post
    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."
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    Yeah it's bad. I do find some solace in the fact that I've seen a LOT of T-Mobile commercials for the Nokia Lumia 710 lately, though. I wish the other carriers would step it up, as well.
    The Start screen arrow must DIE!
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    If you are Irish or you want to learn about Irish sporting culture than I found this app that has become used daily on my phone Gaelic Games Un-Official | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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