1. Arunabha Goswami's Avatar
    Hello everyone! I need some app suggestions for the following. I'm on WP8.1.
    Oh, and the apps need to be free - can't buy from the store. Ads are well they are not fine, but I'll take 'em if there's no other choice.

    1. Picture Editor : It should be able to crop and resize photos using custom values. The default app only allows me to crop a 16:9 part out of a landscape photo, but I can't crop out a 9:16 section (How stupid is that?). And while it has a custom ratio option in crop, you can't actually enter the dimensions, you resize the crop area by dragging it.
    2. Tile Editor : I pin a lot of sites to Start Screen, or at least I would, but the tile only shows a screenshot of the upper part of the webpage, which comes out to be garbage most of the time. So I need an app that lets me assign custom pictures/colors/texts to those tiles.
    3. Step Counter : I use the Fitbit app, but it's unreliable. Sometimes the live tile stops updating and the background sync stops working periodically. I need an app which just shows steps taken on it's live tile. I don't care if it syncs to some online server or not, I've got Fitbit for that.

    Thanks in advance. Looking forward to some good suggestions. :)

    p.s. This may sound a bit weird, but it would be great if someone can suggest any good app that starts with J or K. I'd like to fill my all apps list. Right now, it looks like this:wp_ss_20160310_0002.png
    03-10-2016 07:49 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Hello everyone! I need some app suggestions for the following. I'm on WP8.1.
    Oh, and the apps need to be free - can't buy from the store. Ads are… well they are not fine, but I'll take 'em if there's no other choice.

    1. Picture Editor : It should be able to crop and resize photos using custom values. The default app only allows me to crop a 16:9 part out of a landscape photo, but I can't crop out a 9:16 section (How stupid is that?). And while it has a custom ratio option in crop, you can't actually enter the dimensions, you resize the crop area by dragging it.
    2. Tile Editor : I pin a lot of sites to Start Screen, or at least I would, but the tile only shows a screenshot of the upper part of the webpage, which comes out to be garbage most of the time. So I need an app that lets me assign custom pictures/colors/texts to those tiles.
    3. Step Counter : I use the Fitbit app, but it's unreliable. Sometimes the live tile stops updating and the background sync stops working periodically. I need an app which just shows steps taken on it's live tile. I don't care if it syncs to some online server or not, I've got Fitbit for that.

    Thanks in advance. Looking forward to some good suggestions. :)

    p.s. This may sound a bit weird, but it would be great if someone can suggest any good app that starts with J or K. I'd like to fill my all apps list. Right now, it looks like this:Click image for larger version. 

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    1) Aviary photo editor
    microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/photo-editor-by-aviary/9wzdncrfj0nm

    2) Tile Creator
    www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/tilecreator/9nblggh1rgsk

    Start Designer
    www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/start-designer/9nblggh0926v

    3) This one's tricky as i don't use one, but this one looks good and is currently free.
    www.microsoft.com/en-US/store/Apps/Step-Counter-Pro/9NBLGGH09H77

    Misc:
    K) Keep Calm Generator
    www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/keep-calm-generator/9nblggh0d9bv

    J) Jetpack Joyride
    www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/jetpack-joyride/9wzdncrfjcds

    You should check out the following:
    1) Analog Clock Tile (ad supported)
    2) Skinery Themes (paid)
    3) Start Perfect (paid)
    Ashish Gupta888 and Guytronic like this.
    03-10-2016 08:31 AM
  3. Arunabha Goswami's Avatar
    1) Aviary photo editor
    microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/photo-editor-by-aviary/9wzdncrfj0nm

    Works perfectly, thanks.

    2) Tile Creator
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=odm89rPF

    Start Designer
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=uj5dze6K

    Tile Creator is W10 only and Start Designer only creates backgrounds for start screen, so neither of them works for me.

    3) This one's tricky as i don't use one, but this one looks good and is currently free.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=G2aU4wTI

    It doesn't seem like this app can use motion data from my phone, but I'll give it a try tomorrow anyway.

    Misc:
    K) Keep Calm Generator
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=umKwHGXA

    J) Jetpack Joyride
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=Osij_9AE

    In addition to serving my weird need, they are actually good. So thanks for that.
    03-10-2016 12:58 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    2. Tile Editor : I pin a lot of sites to Start Screen, or at least I would, but the tile only shows a screenshot of the upper part of the webpage, which comes out to be garbage most of the time. So I need an app that lets me assign custom pictures/colors/texts to those tiles.
    3. Step Counter : I use the Fitbit app, but it's unreliable. Sometimes the live tile stops updating and the background sync stops working periodically. I need an app which just shows steps taken on it's live tile. I don't care if it syncs to some online server or not, I've got Fitbit for that.
    2) Anything good I can think of here needs purchase. Skinnery Themes kicks so much butt.

    3) Microsoft Health App - counts steps from Sensor Core, now with Live Tile. http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=c4_qVsUX
    Guytronic and TechFreak1 like this.
    03-10-2016 02:10 PM
  5. Arunabha Goswami's Avatar
    2) Anything good I can think of here needs purchase. Skinnery Themes kicks so much butt.

    3) Microsoft Health App - counts steps from Sensor Core, now with Live Tile. http://forums.windowscentral.com/ext...523app-details
    2. I guess I'll just put the web-tiles in a folder for now, and keep looking.
    3. Downloaded the app. Will check it out tomorrow.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-10-2016 03:01 PM

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