1. bear_lx's Avatar
    i was an early windows phone adopter, but i decided to switch about a year and a half ago, soley to let the platform mature a bit. so needless to say it's been a while. so my questions are; "what are some must have apps for this phone? " , "are there any tips and/or tricks i should know about?"

    really excited to get this thing up and running, camera looks sick!
    03-14-2014 08:46 AM
  2. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    There is a lot of apps that you should install. Just to name a few:
    - SysApp Pusher (to have all the Nokia apps and Microsoft app). You click in that app and it will find if there is some updates for the apps.
    - All Nokia apps!!!
    - 6Tag
    - Sozoom
    - WPCentral
    - Fhotoroom
    - Proshot
    - Tweet It!
    - 2Flicka
    - Facebook Messenger
    - Facebook Beta
    - Mint
    - Mixtapes
    - Money Control
    - LoanBook
    - Weave
    - All Bing apps
    - CamScanner
    - Fantasia Painter
    - Tiny Planets Pro
    - Photo Lock Pro
    - Proshot

    Enjoy your phone!!!!
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    03-14-2014 09:08 AM
  3. maka12's Avatar
    Yeah the camera is unbelievable at least twice as good as my Sony z1 i had.
    if you like music,extreme music,is a good player and i use music import for my downloads.
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    03-14-2014 09:28 AM
  4. bear_lx's Avatar
    forgot about weave! that was a great app! that reminds me of beatboxx, it is a free dance/electronica music streaming app! anyone who likes that kind of music, beatboxx was one of my favs!
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    03-14-2014 10:32 AM
  5. immyperez's Avatar
    I have a 1020 and I was once an app '*****', lol. Not so much these days. There are a lot of great forums available here on WPCentral that can answer your questions about tips and tricks and apps.

    The real story for the 1020 is the camera! It's a beast and I love it. I could never drop to quality less than this now...I'm spoiled for life.

    The Nokia camera app and the Nokia camera beta app (which is obviously a beta but imo better as it's faster but I think the quality of the pics is slightly underperforming compared to the non beta version).

    One shot is good. Heats the phone up with long usage though but the quality of the pics is good.

    Fantasia Painter Free is an epic photo editor.

    6tag is better than the official instagram app imo.

    Metrotube or mytube for a decent youtube experience.

    Facebook beta for a better than the current Facebook app.

    Audiocloud for a better than the official sound cloud app found on iOS or android (no official one in wp yet).

    Bing weather is pretty good but weather apps are plentiful.

    Bing news is also pretty good and I also like weave newsreader and paperboy.

    Plus...the Facebook messenger app just came and it's pretty slick.

    Wp8.1 is around the corner too...perfect time to be on WP imo
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    03-14-2014 10:33 AM
  6. canonuevo's Avatar
    Printicular - allows you to upload photos from instagram, facebook, or your phone to the walgreens nearest you for printing
    xbox one smartglass (if you have an xb1)
    WP Central
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    03-14-2014 12:07 PM
  7. immyperez's Avatar
    NOKIA MUSIC...how could I forget! It's too good!!!
    03-14-2014 01:10 PM
  8. gerzhwin's Avatar
    • Super Calendar
    • AppSwitch — if you're in search of an app from other platforms
    • CloudSix for Dropbox
    • Gentle Alarm Clock
    • all HERE apps (Nokia)
    • Papyrus — for taking notes, doodling ...
    • Wikipedia
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    03-14-2014 01:19 PM
  9. radmanvr's Avatar
    JDB for Facekbook allows tagging people when making post
    Metroradio third party pandora but unlimited skips with no commercial
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    03-14-2014 01:48 PM
  10. bear_lx's Avatar
    evernote - will be replaced by OneNote
    yahoo weather - bing weather- looks like there are a ton of good weather apps
    xboxone smartglass - i do have an xbox one ( loving titanfall right now, just beat ryse which was an AMAZING game, highly underrated)
    dropbox - will be replaced by OneDrive, love the autoupload feature... plus outlook.com is my main email anyway.
    google play music - already replaced by xbox music( love the music videos on xbox one)
    flipboard - replaced by weave and bing news
    shazam - replaced by bing audio
    siri - cortana!
    youtube - metrotube
    instagram - 6tag
    snapseed - fantasia painter
    pandora - nokia music
    apple maps - bing maps

    i dont think i'll be missing anything? whats all the fuss with lack of apps???
    03-14-2014 01:55 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi bear_lx,

    I remember you from when I first joined WPCentral. It's nice to see you back again.

    Another app you might want to try from news/RSS is Magnify Beta. It won't be perfect, since it is still a beta app, but it has a design very similar to Flipboard. I do like it, and the developer is continuing to work on it.

    I also like Nextgen Reader for RSS feeds.
    03-14-2014 10:03 PM
  12. bear_lx's Avatar
    " Hi bear_lx, I remember you from when I first joined WPCentral. It's nice to see you back again. "

    It has been awhile Laura! I feel like the old guy lurking around the forums (only 32 btw) since I have been active here for so long, weird seeing all these new people! Also good to see so many people adopting the platform! My 1020 arrives in the mail today, it's a pretty white one, practically mint with all accessories and a case I was able to score for $330, it was a very good deal! I will definately be checking those apps out !
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    03-15-2014 07:19 AM
  13. jay6600's Avatar
    Just a few not already mentioned i have in my must haves ,

    Picture Info: lets you view the exif data
    attached to pictures.

    Astroller: Real-time guide
    to the night sky.

    ebay: quick access to ebay buying & selling.

    Paypal:Send & Request Money.

    Handy safe: Been using this since nokia 6600 & id be lost without this secure infos storage app.

    Your own banks app: (if available) mines natwest and is very convient.

    Countdown Deluxe: lets you
    set lots countdown's date and time for quick reference.

    Clinometer: very nice spirit level/angle meter.

    Compass VO: im a hiker this is a really nice compass.
    03-15-2014 11:04 AM
  14. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    some must have apps
    all bing apps
    draw something
    asphalt 8
    nokia camera apps
    nokia creative studio
    Microsoft solitaire , mah-jong , wordament
    minion rush and temple run 2
    instagram , Facebook beta and Facebook messenger (though I don't use them )
    weave news reader
    That's all I am very much satisfied with these apps , for other I use iPad :)
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    03-15-2014 01:39 PM
  15. Checki's Avatar
    Flashlight xt (best torch app, free, no adds, perfectly simple)
    Sleep recorder (so funny what you say at night...)

    L620 - Tapatalk
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    03-15-2014 05:21 PM
  16. rdubmu's Avatar
    All the apps above are great. I might be stating these apps for a 2nd time.

    By Far
    1. WpCentral is my most used app.
    2. Twitter
    3. 6tag, is is better than Instagram's app
    4. Myfitness pal
    5. Bing news- I am currently using an android but Bing News is the best news app! It lacks the ability to share thou.

    I also pin my fb groups to my home page and also a few banking apps.

    Sent from LG G2 on T-Mobile. come on T-Mobile get a flagship Windows Phone!!!!!
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-15-2014 05:37 PM

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