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    Hi, I will be getting my Ativ S today and I am concerned about some apps not present on WP.

    Can you recommend your best alternatives?

    1- TrustGo antivirus or just your favorite free a/v
    2- Something to watch TV live (from Spain only) (only for spaniards this question I guess).
    3- Best browser with good text reflow (to enlarge and still fitting the width)
    4- Choose Browser
    5- Pocket
    6- Call recorder (if it exists)
    7-Feedly or RSS Demon
    8- Google Books
    9- Google Maps (the Google one is there full?)
    10- Google Earth
    11- Google Translate
    12- Torrent Downloader
    13- MX Player
    14- QuickPic
    15- Pixlr
    16- AirDroid
    17- Fing
    18- File Manager
    19- The best equalizer and volume booster you know

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    Last edited by dan5; 08-19-2013 at 11:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan5 View Post
    Hi, I will be getting my Ativ S today and I am concerbed about some apps not present on WP.

    Can you recommend your best alternatives?

    - TrustGo antivirus is just your favorite free a/v
    - Something to watch TV live (from Spain only) (only for spaniards this question I guess).
    - Best browser with good text reflow (to enlarge and still fitting the width)
    - Choose Browser
    - Pocket
    - Call recorder (if it exists)
    - Feedly or RSS Demon
    - Google Books
    - Google Maps (the Google one is there full?)
    - Google Earth
    - Google Translate
    - Torrent Downloader
    - MX Player
    - QuickPic
    - Pixlr
    - AirDroid
    - Fing
    - File Manager
    - The best equalizer and volume booster you know

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    1. You don't need an antivirus client for Windows Phone. No one's hacked WP8 yet!
    2. Sorry. I don't live in Spain.
    3/4 Unfortunately, the alternative browsers on Windows Phone are just skins of IE.
    5. Try using Pouch. (It's integrated into the WPCentral app, after all.)
    6. There's an app called "Call Recorder", but it doesn't work on WP8.
    7. Nextgen Reader might be the one you're looking for. Nextgen Reader | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    8. No app yet.
    9. Use gMaps. gMaps | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    10. No app yet.
    11. No app yet.
    12. Use wpTorrent. wpTorrent | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    There's a paid-for version, by the way.
    13. Hmm. Music+Videos is decent, but not really as good as Zune. *sobs*
    14. The default photos hub should suffice.
    15. None so far. (Try contacting Autodesk)
    16. None so far, as far as I know.
    17. I don't really know how to find this on WP.
    18. There is no file manager on WP.
    19. There should be one on your phone. Haven't encountered any Samsung WPs yet, though.
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    If you still have an Android device, you might want to try this Android app.

    You can also use this Windows Phone app once you get your device.
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    Thanks a lot. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful and faster, but I don't know how I will react to the missing apps. There seem to be too many missing with no alternatives.

    I can't wait for the UPS guy ringing my bell.

    Cheers.
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    9- Google Maps (the Google one is there full?)
    10- Google Earth
    11- Google Translate
    Bing translator and Nokia's HERE maps, HERE drive may be decent alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan5 View Post
    Hi, I will be getting my Ativ S today and I am concerned about some apps not present on WP.

    Can you recommend your best alternatives?

    1- TrustGo antivirus or just your favorite free a/v No need!
    2- Something to watch TV live (from Spain only) (only for spaniards this question I guess).FlashVideo FlashVideo | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) Throw whatever site with flash you want and it will play it. Amazing app.
    3- Best browser with good text reflow (to enlarge and still fitting the width) IE is really good and fast. You can try UCbrowser for extra features.
    4- Choose Browser
    5- Pocket Dont know what Pocket is.
    6- Call recorder (if it exists) Not possible, i think.
    7-Feedly or RSS Demon Nextgen and you can try Weave (i love this program).
    8- Google Books Dont know.
    9- Google Maps (the Google one is there full?) There is an unofficial app but go with Here maps.
    10- Google Earth
    11- Google Translate Bing
    12- Torrent Downloader wpTorrent
    13- MX Player There is only one player, Yxplayer but with no trial so i wouldnt risk it. Vlc is coming soon(?).
    14- QuickPic
    15- Pixlr
    16- AirDroid You can transfer files through skydrive, i am sure there are other apps that do the same but i dont remember them.
    17- Fing
    18- File Manager No file manager on wp8.
    19- The best equalizer and volume booster you know Nokia has it built in. Dont know about Samsung.

    Thanks a lot in advance.
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    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by dan5; 08-20-2013 at 10:19 PM.
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    18 - There are no file managers to manage your phone storage, but you can try Pocket File Manager

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