1. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    Taking a slight break from the frustration of when we will take possession of our phones...

    I have not had a Windows phone in years I did recently purchase a Surface 3 but the phone what are the top apps? Which apps work best? Which apps are good substitutes for apps on other OS's?
    11-19-2015 09:15 AM
  2. greynightshirt's Avatar
    The ones I always load on to a new phone first are:

    NextGen Reader (Feedly)
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=HKum3Ex2

    6tag (Instagram)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/6tag/9wzdncrfhvxc

    Windows Central - it has a very nice live tile, always the latest Windows news right on my front page
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/windows-central/9wzdncrfjc4r

    MetroTube (YouTube)
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=Mxkx6p5g

    Vieather (weather app)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/vieather/9wzdncrfj4bf

    Package Tracker
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=fz-u5qxJ

    ebay (better than nothing ;-))
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/ebay/9wzdncrfj14f

    amazon kindle (again, better this app than nothing...)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/amazon-kindle/9wzdncrfj2jf

    audible
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/audiobooks-from-audible/9wzdncrfj1cr

    7Pass (still the best app for your keepass passwords)
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=vHVXSF1w

    Ported / tblog (the best tumblr app, IMHO)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/tblog/9nblgggz4whd

    Wunderlist (To-Do List)
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/wunderlist-to-do-list-tasks/9wzdncrdfxzs

    also OneDo, but that doesn't have a desktop equivalent
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=6b8O-AHN

    WhatsApp
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=oJVQRUtx

    Core Music Player (music player - you can play/view your files by folder too!)
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=2d2_wZca

    Digital Audio Book (audio book player)
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=XJWIWlBg

    Week View (my favourite calendar, has the best live tile for my needs)
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=zvRMzXKa


    I hope this helped a bit!
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    11-19-2015 11:17 AM
  3. nokia4life's Avatar
    I have a question its been a while since I have been on windows phone as well, how is microsofts music offering? Is it on par with Google Play Music or Apple Music? The last music service I used was in the zune days which was awesome if not better than everything out there. I don't care for spotify and I don't mind paying subscription right now since I carry multiple phones I have google subscription music and Apple subscriptions. I know neither of these have apps for their music service on windows phone at the moment so just asking. Thanks in advance and have a great day everyone......
    11-19-2015 12:02 PM
  4. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    Wow thanks greynightshirt that is quite a list!
    Nokia4life the music app is Groove Music it is available on other OS's as well.
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    11-19-2015 12:11 PM
  5. nokia4life's Avatar
    Wow thanks greynightshirt that is quite a list!
    Nokia4life the music app is Groove Music it is available on other OS's as well.
    Thanks by any chance have you used Goove Music and if so how is it (features, playlist and so on ) compared to the others if you have used any of the others. If not then just based your experience with that platform what are your thoughts.
    11-19-2015 12:35 PM
  6. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    Thanks by any chance have you used Goove Music and if so how is it (features, playlist and so on ) compared to the others if you have used any of the others. If not then just based your experience with that platform what are your thoughts.
    I like it but haven't used it much. I have it on my iPhone, Surface 3 and nexus it works great. I am intentionally am not using it much because I want to really get into it on my 950 xl. You can do the free 30 day trial and see what you think.
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=_kie7dZM
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    11-19-2015 01:30 PM
  7. nokia4life's Avatar
    I like it but haven't used it much. I have it on my iPhone, Surface 3 and nexus it works great. I am intentionally am not using it much because I want to really get into it on my 950 xl. You can do the free 30 day trial and see what you think.
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=4TFQrx2a
    Thanks for responding can't wait as well.
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    11-19-2015 02:35 PM
  8. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    You're welcome!
    11-19-2015 03:02 PM
  9. CronGM's Avatar
    A must-have for me is Poki, a Pocket (formerly Read It Later) client. It's fast, has a clean UI, and it's very reliable: https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=DT_keEwD.
    12-18-2015 01:17 AM

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