1. ngnetzky's Avatar
    Hi, All

    I just discovered this forum, because I just recently bought and switched over to a Windows Phone. In a couple days of use, I'm just in awe of WP8, Microsoft has implemented alot of features that brings me back to the days of WebOS (I missed my Palm Pixi Plus), like the People Hub and their Messaging Hub! Any apps that you would recommend?

    Thanks!
    06-03-2013 04:53 PM
  2. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Welcome aboard. I'm sure my fellow members will be able to find you some great apps.
    06-03-2013 04:58 PM
  3. mister2d's Avatar
    Congrats. I would read the front page for app suggestions. Plenty get highlighted everyday!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-03-2013 05:01 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to WPCentral.

    What device did you get?
    06-03-2013 05:14 PM
  5. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I suggest WPCentral (obviously), weather flow, MetroTube because the official YouTube app is still technically in the works.
    06-03-2013 05:15 PM
  6. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    You have to get Blink, SkyDrive and also weather flow.
    06-03-2013 05:19 PM
  7. rkeenan's Avatar
    Nextgen reader, Microsoft OneNote, and the WP Central apps are pretty great.
    06-03-2013 05:30 PM
  8. Kellzea's Avatar
    Get group tiles. Its an amazing app that allows you to make custom tiles as headers for groups of apps.

    Fantasia painter and hq photo viewer are excellent too.
    06-03-2013 05:54 PM
  9. ngnetzky's Avatar
    I'm embarrassed to say I don't have a "flagship device", mostly for two reasons, 1) I switched over to T-Mobile and I did not want to waste my EIP on one of their left-over end of life WP8 phones. 2) I also was not sure if I would like the WP8 Platform, so I bought the Nokia Lumia 521 outright. So since I saved my EIP, I can upgrade to the Lumia 925, if I choose too. I'm coming from a iPhone 4, and I know alot of people would probably consider this a downgrade, but I don't noticed it. I never used the Front Facing Camera and the Rear Camera servers my purpose. Also, in my opinion, WP is very efficient in the CPU cycles, so the 521 doesn't seem any slower than the iPhone 4. So I'm quite happy with the 521, right now.

    Also, Thanks for all the app suggestions! I'll give some of those a try!

    Hi and welcome to WPCentral.

    What device did you get?
    Laura Knotek and MDak280 like this.
    06-03-2013 06:04 PM
  10. scolab's Avatar
    Week View 8! Best calendar app on any platform. Facebook beta....getting better with each update. Talking Alarm Clock is my personal alarm choice. Enjoy your new phone!
    06-03-2013 06:47 PM
  11. ngnetzky's Avatar
    Facebook Beta? I don't see that in the marketplace? The version I have is 4.2 or something, is that the beta?

    Thanks!

    Week View 8! Best calendar app on any platform. Facebook beta....getting better with each update. Talking Alarm Clock is my personal alarm choice. Enjoy your new phone!
    06-03-2013 08:13 PM
  12. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Facebook Beta? I don't see that in the marketplace? The version I have is 4.2 or something, is that the beta?

    Thanks!
    you won't find the Facebook beta in the store on your own. Search the main WPC blog for an article on the Facebook beta and you'll find a link for it in there.

    In short, they massively overhauled their Facebook app.
    06-03-2013 08:16 PM
  13. darkoman4's Avatar
    Netflix, Instance, pandora, eBay, PayPal, Nokia Music, Audible, CloudMuzik, Evernote, Photobeamer, WebApps, Collector, Pouch
    Jazmac and nanabite like this.
    06-03-2013 08:43 PM
  14. usnberry's Avatar
    Weave RSS reader. Its beautiful, has a nice double wide tile, and is exclusive to WP. Try the free version.
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    06-03-2013 09:56 PM
  15. scolab's Avatar
    06-04-2013 04:56 AM
  16. raycpl's Avatar
    Photobeamer!!!! One app that will definitely make jaws drop!!!
    jleebiker likes this.
    06-04-2013 09:55 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm embarrassed to say I don't have a "flagship device", mostly for two reasons, 1) I switched over to T-Mobile and I did not want to waste my EIP on one of their left-over end of life WP8 phones. 2) I also was not sure if I would like the WP8 Platform, so I bought the Nokia Lumia 521 outright. So since I saved my EIP, I can upgrade to the Lumia 925, if I choose too. I'm coming from a iPhone 4, and I know alot of people would probably consider this a downgrade, but I don't noticed it. I never used the Front Facing Camera and the Rear Camera servers my purpose. Also, in my opinion, WP is very efficient in the CPU cycles, so the 521 doesn't seem any slower than the iPhone 4. So I'm quite happy with the 521, right now.

    Also, Thanks for all the app suggestions! I'll give some of those a try!
    There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Not everyone needs a 'flagship' device, and it's smart that you got a good deal on your 521 and saved your upgrade. The 521 is really nice for the money. I can't think of any other smartphone that offers as much as the 521 for that price.
    06-04-2013 10:54 PM
  18. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I'm embarrassed to say I don't have a "flagship device", mostly for two reasons, 1) I switched over to T-Mobile and I did not want to waste my EIP on one of their left-over end of life WP8 phones. 2) I also was not sure if I would like the WP8 Platform, so I bought the Nokia Lumia 521 outright. So since I saved my EIP, I can upgrade to the Lumia 925, if I choose too. I'm coming from a iPhone 4, and I know alot of people would probably consider this a downgrade, but I don't noticed it. I never used the Front Facing Camera and the Rear Camera servers my purpose. Also, in my opinion, WP is very efficient in the CPU cycles, so the 521 doesn't seem any slower than the iPhone 4. So I'm quite happy with the 521, right now.

    Also, Thanks for all the app suggestions! I'll give some of those a try!
    Bang for buck wise, the 521 is a very good deal. Do not be embarrassed about being a smart shopper. I Wold personally say you got a very good deal.
    06-05-2013 05:24 AM
  19. nikhilr51's Avatar
    I have a 920 and a 520 and I love picking up the 520. It just looks and feels really nice! :)
    06-05-2013 08:03 AM
  20. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC and the L520 is a sexy device good choice.
    06-05-2013 03:52 PM
  21. ngnetzky's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed problems with the official Foursquare app? I installed that app yesterday and was using it every now and then. However, I noticed almost right away that my battery started to drain like there is no tomorrow. The battery dropped 10% in 30 minutes, even when I did not used foursquare in that time. I also did not have their live tile pin to my start menu, plus I noticed that foursqaure has a background task. Does anyone know why Foursqaure has to run in the background? I finally had to uninstall the app and my battery life has returned to normal.
    06-07-2013 02:55 PM
  22. narv's Avatar
    You can block the background task in the settings by clicking on the background tasks then clicking on block.. I don't use foursquare but knowing what it is, i'd assume it's trying to get your GPS location a lot. Some apps are buggy unfortunately.

    Welcome to WP and WPCentral!
    06-07-2013 03:02 PM
  23. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Welcome aboard!
    06-07-2013 07:45 PM
  24. 12Danny123's Avatar
    you can disable foursqaure running in the background in the settings


    also welcome to Wpcentral
    06-07-2013 07:54 PM

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