Just about everything that is available in the WP8 store runs on the 520. There is a few games that require 1meg of memory to run but there are not very many of them and unless your are a hardcore gamer its not a problem. To start you off get Windows Phone Central (too keep up with developemnt of the WP8 system), C/Net news is another good source for info on the system, Pandora if you are interested in music, Nokia Camera or Nokia Camera Beta to get the most out of your camera, Nokia SysApp Pusher to get the best apps to keep your phone on the cutting edge, OneDrive of course, Maxthon if you want to try another browser besides Explorer, Kindle App if you like to read books, ESPN/hub if you like to keep up with sports, Skype for those hard to reach friends, The Weather Channel to keep up with our unpredictable weather, there is of cource many, many, many othrs; but this should get you started. Have fun the 520 is a good little phone that won't let you down. I use a 820; but my wife and daughter both use 520's that I bought as backups to my 820 but they took them before I could ever use them. Oh well.