1. Matthew Moore4's Avatar
    Well, folks, just purchased my matte yellow Nokia Lumia 1020 a couple of hours ago.

    I've been an iOS user since forever, but needed the change. Also coming from Verizon, so I'll be curious about the AT&T experience. (I live in an area with good service)

    First impressions:
    -Can't believe how "snappy" the WP ecosystem feels.
    -Camera is legit. I am such an amateur, though, that I'm going to really need to take advantage of the tutorials.
    -Screen, even if not considered "Full HD," is beautiful and crisp.

    Questions:
    -What are some good Apps for customizing my start screen/live tiles? I've seen some really neat home screens on this site. Curious as to how some of you folks did it.
    -How do I find/access/utilize the large/RAW photo file to fully utilize that massive sensor? (I know I can't/shouldn't use these on facebook/instagram, etc., btw)
    -Suggestions for any and all Apps (Thinking weather, YouTube, Social Media, Education, etc).

    Thanks!
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    02-08-2014 08:10 PM
  2. Gilbert Marcoux's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to you and your Lumia 1020,

    To answer some of your questions:

    Customizing live tiles: this may help
    To learn what to do with your RAW files, read the following: Shooting in RAW with your Nokia Lumia PureView Camera | Windows Phone Central
    As far as suggestions for apps: first, if you're eligible for a $20 voucher to the windows app market you should get that sent off. Then, here are some of the apps I've got: Fotor, WPCentral, Amazing Weather HD, Phototastic, Nextgen Reader, Music Import, YoutubeHD, 6tag, 6sec, 6snap, cool tiles, sozoom, Fantasia Painter and proshot
    02-08-2014 09:38 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to WPCentral!
    02-08-2014 09:39 PM
  4. Senrir's Avatar
    Well, folks, just purchased my matte yellow Nokia Lumia 1020 a couple of hours ago.

    I've been an iOS user since forever, but needed the change. Also coming from Verizon, so I'll be curious about the AT&T experience. (I live in an area with good service)

    First impressions:
    -Can't believe how "snappy" the WP ecosystem feels.
    -Camera is legit. I am such an amateur, though, that I'm going to really need to take advantage of the tutorials.
    -Screen, even if not considered "Full HD," is beautiful and crisp.

    Questions:
    -What are some good Apps for customizing my start screen/live tiles? I've seen some really neat home screens on this site. Curious as to how some of you folks did it.
    -How do I find/access/utilize the large/RAW photo file to fully utilize that massive sensor? (I know I can't/shouldn't use these on facebook/instagram, etc., btw)
    -Suggestions for any and all Apps (Thinking weather, YouTube, Social Media, Education, etc).

    Thanks!
    Customization / Theming apps - People here mostly use this - Skinery Themes | Windows Phone Store for apper + spill (Noreg)
    However, it is not free :). There are other alternatives, so just browse similar apps to that one.

    The large photo file you can find by connecting Your mobile to Your PC. You can find it via Windows Explorer inside Pictures album of Your Windows phone. Another alternative is to allow skydrive to sync / upload Your large files. See settings > synchronization.

    App suggestions:
    MyTube
    Forecast
    Calculator3
    NextGen Reader (for feeds) or Weaver
    Nokia Apps
    Fotor (Photo editing / Enhancing)
    ConnectivityTiles (Faster wifi / 3g toggle)
    02-09-2014 12:48 AM
  5. Demonchld's Avatar
    Never even knew of the 20$ app credit lol thanks I tried it but said I need to wait a few days ><
    02-09-2014 02:11 AM
  6. Ixia's Avatar
    Hi :)
    I like Fotor for photo editing/collages. Also Phototastic, Nokia panorama, Blink and Picture info.

    Chronos Calendar for calender/diary.

    Forecast for weather, but Bing and Weatherbug are nice if they are accurate for your area. Bing's live tile is really nice.

    Network Speed Test.

    Skinery Themes for custom tiles.

    Rotation Lock for a rotation lock tile.

    Insider for battery info and lots of other stuff.

    App Folder for putting folders of multiple apps on the start screen

    UC Browser for an alternative browser. I'm not keen, but it gets good reviews.
    02-09-2014 08:12 AM
  7. Matthew Moore4's Avatar
    Thanks everybody. Downloaded several of these and have begun to customize my home screen. Last question; is there not an App that I can actively monitor my data usage with?
    02-09-2014 11:02 AM
  8. ronty's Avatar
    Well, I live in India so I don't know if your carrier supports it,but here we have Data Sense preinstalled on our phones. It can track data usage & also block background data usage when needed.
    02-09-2014 11:09 AM
  9. mikepaul85's Avatar
    Thanks everybody. Downloaded several of these and have begun to customize my home screen. Last question; is there not an App that I can actively monitor my data usage with?
    Absolutely. Data Sense, which should be pre-installed on your phone, is great for tracking and planning your data (so I hear).
    02-09-2014 11:42 AM
  10. troylytle's Avatar
    There is no Data Sense on AT&T. I know. It's ****ty of them. Skinery is good. metrotube is awesome for YouTube.
    02-09-2014 12:04 PM
  11. rculver9056's Avatar
    Does it feel good to be free from Apple...? Lol

    Welcome to Windows Phone! :-)
    02-09-2014 12:39 PM

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