1. wpbrian's Avatar
    I just bought a Focus S as a replacement for my recently bricked Blackberry Curve. I never used many apps on the BB, but I'm now ready to enter the 21st century. Any recommendations for general purpose apps would be much appreciated. Also, are any of the pre-installed AT&T (radio, navigator, etc.) or Samsung (Now) apps worth keeping or are there better alternatives?

    Any other advice much appreciated as well, as I'm pretty much stumbling onto things as I go.

    11-07-2011 08:59 PM
  2. icstars989's Avatar
    Im kinda the same, Im not really a huge app guy, but I like USA Today, Accuweather, Amazon, Free Ringtones, Google Search, IM+, Last.fm, Netflix, ESPN and Epicurious. I have a handful of games too, I definitely dig the XBOX Live integration.
    11-07-2011 10:31 PM
  3. paolojackson's Avatar
    I like ESPN Scorecenter, Evernote, Flixster, Whatsapp (Kik and Groupme), Tasks, Supertube, Dictionary.com, and my most used paid app...no joke, the WPCentral app.
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    11-07-2011 10:47 PM
  4. based_graham's Avatar
    I have to say BBC new is the best app on the phone just the live tile integration and toast/push notifications is on point.

    I also like Fuse gets all your news feeds with live tiles awesome APP for news

    ESPN is ok really needs to be upgraded to Mango with Live tiles and push

    USA today is also an excellent application

    Flixster is pretty good

    Those are my favourites
    11-07-2011 11:04 PM
  5. Dagolara's Avatar
    A few not mentioned NextGen Reader (for RSS), Facebook (as the hub is 3rd party and you may not see all updates from friends), Rowi for twitter, Taptitude and Wordament are a couple of free solid games.
    11-07-2011 11:30 PM
  6. J4rrod's Avatar
    USA Today, Weather (TWC), LazyTube, Pocket Recorder, FML, Urban Dictionary, AppFlow,, eBay

    Sent from my Samsung Focus S using Board Express.
    11-07-2011 11:38 PM
  7. palandri's Avatar
    Spb tv
    11-07-2011 11:50 PM
  8. wpbrian's Avatar
    Thanks for all the suggestions!
    11-08-2011 12:40 AM
  9. pseudoware's Avatar
    No mention of WPCentral and Board Express? :)
    Also, Cocktail Flow is a must for it's awesome design and beauty.

    Sent from my NookColor using Tapatalk
    11-09-2011 12:15 AM
  10. rluka's Avatar
    Can't suggest specific applications, but for starting, try thinking of it systematically.
    1. What apps/services are you using actively ? Then search for the apps in Marketplace.
    2. What kind of activity do you want from your phone now (reading news, making notes, looking for recipe, shopping) ? Then categorize it and look for them in the marketplace. Easier than shooting blind.

    After all set, just hang around the WP news sites for reviews and look around the "New" section in Marketplace. Your apps library would grow in time :)

    Seconding posts above.
    Get an RSS Reader, should be useful for most peoples frequenting often-updated websites. Those spam apps that do nothing but show RSS feed from single sites, avoid them like lepers.
    And Board Express if you're active in forums.
    11-09-2011 10:46 PM
  11. paoarchi15's Avatar
    I'd recommend

    1. Weave (a one stop app for anything news related)
    * The USAToday was just sluggish
    2. WP7 News (Anything Windows phone 7 related)
    3. Engadget
    4. Fantasia Painter
    * IMHO one of the best picture editing software in a phone :P
    5. Flixter(For Movie info/reviews and such)

    *WPCentral - i still haven't really tried it, but might sometime in the future base on the reviews.
    Last edited by paoarchi15; 11-10-2011 at 02:05 AM.
    11-10-2011 01:58 AM