1. saintforlife's Avatar
    I want to know if I am missing out on good apps that others might be using.

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    08-07-2013 02:11 AM
  2. gsquared's Avatar
    Depends upon your taste, or need. Here are my top apps used.

    1. XBOX Music
    2. Nokia Music
    3. Weather Channel
    4. WikiInvest
    5. Bloomberg (News)
    6. Chronos Calendar
    7. HD Photo Viewer
    8. ProShot
    9. WPCentral
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    08-07-2013 08:07 AM
  3. Corepc's Avatar
    Used to go App Crazy and install everything that I could, but, then realized, did not need them all..Only install what you need

    WPCentral - most used app
    ProShot or Camera360
    Weather Channel or AccuWeather
    All Nokia Apps

    I really do not have much else installed, a lot of games..
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    08-07-2013 08:36 AM
  4. Oakdale Dude's Avatar
    Being into sports and music and using those types apps the most, a few I like...

    Sports...
    Baseball Pro 13
    Football Live

    Music...
    Hey DJ! Great voice activated music app. I use it every day
    MusiXmatch lyrics player

    A few others are...
    "Drag and Call" which I think is one of the best apps in the market. It has totally replaced the on-board dialer

    "Insider Pro" A very slick all in one utility type app.

    I also have a few "just for fun" type apps that I like to play with

    "Sequencer" a fun app for creating your own short music beats
    "911 Scanner" a really, really good police/fire scanner. Actually works as well as my regular scanner. I listen quite often to the L.A.P.D City Wide Dispatch. There is rarely 30 seconds of silence on that one lol very interesting stuff!
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    08-07-2013 01:45 PM
  5. emagius's Avatar
    Adobe Reader - for PDF files, since there's no built-in support
    Baconit - a fantastic interface for reddit
    Facebook - the built-in version is pretty lacking
    i Podcast - the built-in podcast support in Xbox Music is horrendous
    Nextgen Reader - the best newsreader I've come across for WP (but still far behind Pulse for me)
    UC Browser - feature-filled web browser front-end, but it's super-crashy
    Weather - don't recall which one this is, but it's one that's really small and fast
    Yelp - somewhat less polished than on other platforms, but still useful for finding restaurants, etc.

    (Baconit is the only WP app that I've found truly impressive as it offers a well designed UX, a great UI and wonderful performance. On the other hand, I didn't need a dedicated reddit app on iOS/Android/PC.)
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    08-07-2013 04:32 PM
  6. BrandonCormier's Avatar
    My favorites are 6tagram (Instagram client), Weather Flow, Metrotube (YouTube), The Verge, WP Central, and HD Photo viewer.
    08-07-2013 11:49 PM
  7. MsBuzzman's Avatar
    so @ Oakdale dude- I looked up drag and call. It looked like a great app and I downloaded it. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to add my contacts!!! I was ready to uninstall it and forget about it. But I do like a challenge, so I opened it again. A LONG press will open the contact!! Well, hallelujah!! And if you touch the 3 dots- ..., it opens your contacts and you can chose your contact to be added instead of typing it in. Anyone know what the 99 cent add package does for this app???
    08-22-2013 03:34 PM
  8. jms_209's Avatar
    Anyone know if halo spartan assault works on the lumia 521.
    Heard it won't work on 512mb devices.With an update coming for 512mb devices.
    Also it needs 3gb of space -_-

    Should be getting my phone,micro sd, & case today in the mail.(maybe my screen protector,no tracking)
    So I will take a look at your suggestions.
    08-22-2013 03:50 PM
  9. Corepc's Avatar
    waiting for 512 version of Spartan assault myself,

    anybody using weave have problem with live tile no updating or pinning to desktop ?
    08-22-2013 03:55 PM
  10. Corepc's Avatar
    I know this is about apps.

    But has anyone purchased Spartan Assualt beside me and Does anybody else have a problem with Spartan Assualt controls on their 521 ? I am having a hard time firing sometimes ? Just does not register sometimes. Does not matter how I flip the phone, fire just does not work right?
    09-02-2013 10:09 AM
  11. rkin92's Avatar
    Transit Chicago
    Pandora
    WPCentral
    6tag
    Connectivity Shortcuts
    ESPN Scorecenter
    Bible
    Here Maps
    Data Sense
    Express Browser
    Battery
    09-02-2013 01:22 PM
  12. jaceot's Avatar
    My favorites:

    For Calendar:

    Week View 8
    I've tried them all and this one is really good. It is not free, but it's worth it. Great tile and you don't have to keep paying for each little thing like Simple Calendar, plus it show "private events" unlike Simple Calendar. I liked Chronos but their their month view was kind of lame.

    For weather:

    Bright Weather

    I've also tried them all and I don't really love any of them. However, this one is made by the Beautiful Widgets people and I trust that they will continue to develop this and so far they use accuweather and support many cities. If you need radar, this one won't be for you.

    Misc:

    ConnectivityShortcuts

    Lots of apps do this but this one lets you change the colors of each shortcut so you can easily see which one is bluetooth or wireless etc.

    GPS

    Copilot GPS

    I've tried a few but I really like this one. It is more accurate than Nokia and for me and if you live with Traffic, this one is the one to get. There is a traffic bar on the right that let's you see how traffic stacks up for the rest of your ride. It's visual and accurate. It is another paid app but one id gets you a license on all your devices. I have it on an old android and also licensed on my wife's iphone.

    Music

    Swipe Tunes

    I have the hardest time shuffling my huge collection. Nokia Music refuses to shuffle my 6,000 song collection. All the programs seem to hang while trying to play all the songs and swipe tunes is capable of suffling the entire thing even though it also hangs. Is this a problem with the OS or the 521?

    Lockscreen

    Today

    I've used lots of things, currently using Today, bing image of the day and cute looking weather.

    News

    News 360

    Tried many things. Seems to be the only news app that syncs across all devices.

    Home Screen


    Group Tiles

    It creates headers to better organize my home screen.
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    09-02-2013 05:15 PM
  13. rkin92's Avatar
    My favorites:

    For Calendar:

    Week View 8
    I've tried them all and this one is really good. It is not free, but it's worth it. Great tile and you don't have to keep paying for each little thing like Simple Calendar, plus it show "private events" unlike Simple Calendar. I liked Chronos but their their month view was kind of lame.

    For weather:

    Bright Weather

    I've also tried them all and I don't really love any of them. However, this one is made by the Beautiful Widgets people and I trust that they will continue to develop this and so far they use accuweather and support many cities. If you need radar, this one won't be for you.

    Misc:

    ConnectivityShortcuts

    Lots of apps do this but this one lets you change the colors of each shortcut so you can easily see which one is bluetooth or wireless etc.

    GPS

    Copilot GPS

    I've tried a few but I really like this one. It is more accurate than Nokia and for me and if you live with Traffic, this one is the one to get. There is a traffic bar on the right that let's you see how traffic stacks up for the rest of your ride. It's visual and accurate. It is another paid app but one id gets you a license on all your devices. I have it on an old android and also licensed on my wife's iphone.

    Music

    Swipe Tunes

    I have the hardest time shuffling my huge collection. Nokia Music refuses to shuffle my 6,000 song collection. All the programs seem to hang while trying to play all the songs and swipe tunes is capable of suffling the entire thing even though it also hangs. Is this a problem with the OS or the 521?

    Lockscreen

    Today

    I've used lots of things, currently using Today, bing image of the day and cute looking weather.

    News

    News 360

    Tried many things. Seems to be the only news app that syncs across all devices.

    Home Screen


    Group Tiles

    It creates headers to better organize my home screen.
    What is that Today app? I cant seem to find it.
    09-02-2013 11:27 PM
  14. jaceot's Avatar
    09-03-2013 09:48 AM
  15. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Not sure how to pick which ones are my favorites, but these are the ones I use at least once a week, if not daily

    Accuweather
    Adobe Reader
    Battery
    Betty Crocker Cookbook
    Calorie Counter (a diet and exercise log)
    Facebook
    Here Drive and Maps
    Hike and Bike (a GPS tracker that keeps track of my bike ride speeds, time, route, etc)
    iHeart Radio
    Music + Videos
    Net Check Pro (for checking on WiFi problems and speeds)
    Nokia Music
    One Note
    Photo Editor by Aviary
    Proshot
    Quick Timer
    Sunset Calculator
    The Home Depot
    WP Central
    Messaging (Nokia)
    eMail (Nokia)
    Calendar (Nokia)
    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-10-2013 at 08:32 AM.
    09-10-2013 08:07 AM
  16. Corepc's Avatar
    I swapped my weather app over to Breez, while it is a basic weather app (no advanced information, no radar, no lockscreen support) it is very very light on resources(memory, internet usage, live tile works, condition's are almost right every time I check against other apps, Love the UI gestures has well). Also it filled in B on my app list.
    09-10-2013 09:11 AM

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