02-20-2017 11:00 AM
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  1. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I don't use apps on any phone after my wife wouldn't believe I had the Match app because I lost my lighter.
    02-18-2017 07:15 AM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    So what's your take on the Tweet It! app, better than the official or similar too. Does the app get updated regularly? Tried searching web about it but most info is outdated by several months, and app store seems to omit dates when apps in general were last updated... Could be blind on the latter so if we are someone please enlighten me.
    I've only been using it for about a month or so, but so far I like it better than the official app. We'll have to see about updates.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    slivy58 likes this.
    02-18-2017 07:29 AM
  3. LumPhile's Avatar
    > UC browser
    > 7Pass
    > Xodo
    > Adobe reader
    > Money Wallet
    > WhatsApp
    > Office suite
    > Mail/Calendar
    > Groove
    slivy58 likes this.
    02-18-2017 08:02 AM
  4. Faisal Islam2's Avatar
    Facebook, messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Camera 360 isight
    02-18-2017 08:21 AM
  5. Joe920's Avatar
    mTalk to incessantly read about improvements of WP here
    WhatsApp + WhatsApp beta (one install per SIM)
    NextGen Reader to read articles about what's new in WP
    Share2speech to read all those articles to me during my commute
    Waze while it still kind of works
    slivy58 and libra89 like this.
    02-18-2017 10:15 AM
  6. Mark F24's Avatar
    I don't use apps on any phone after my wife wouldn't believe I had the Match app because I lost my lighter.
    Now that's original LOL!
    02-18-2017 11:07 AM
  7. Cryio's Avatar
    WindowsCentral, Mspoweruser, myTube, Facebook, Messenger.

    Too bad FB and Messenger are garbage and feature incomplete and myTube still lacks a lot of polish under W10M and in the app overall
    faisalbaba likes this.
    02-18-2017 11:14 AM
  8. Rinsun's Avatar
    Alarms & Clock, Shazam, Enpass, Flick, Send Anywhere.
    02-18-2017 11:59 AM
  9. Rinsun's Avatar
    Another five -
    Selffina, Topdox, Enpass, Whatsapp, Lockscreen Texter Lite.
    02-18-2017 12:04 PM
  10. kaktus1389's Avatar
    1. Enpass
    2. MyTube
    3. 9Gags
    4. Newsflow
    5. #Code
    02-18-2017 01:53 PM
  11. Jaripi's Avatar
    1. Messenger and Whatsapp
    2. HDR (Camera of WM10), always ON both HDR and flash (for the best results)
    3. Auto Enhance (Camera of WM10) and Adobe Photoshop Express (specially adding light for shadows of photos)
    4 Extreme Music (ads removed, as it seems to be more stable), it will take care automatically album covers and artist photos (if your tags are OK) - if missing, you can add yourself and pin them to start as you like ... and Radio FM Phone, of course (FM Radio 调频广播 for Lumia 950)
    5. Others - Deezer (flow), Fi-2 Music Player (specially search of it), Resilio Sync (moving files to/from PC), Screenshot Editor, GeoPhoto (all photos on World map - easy to find all photos based on a place), Voice Recorder (recording calls), Realarm (reliable alarm app), Maps (navigation with offline maps) ...

    So that's 5 - I did my best to limit to 5 :P
    Last edited by Jaripi; 02-18-2017 at 04:20 PM.
    02-18-2017 03:19 PM
  12. Minh Junior Dinh's Avatar
    Candy Crush. It's the top priority app.
    Vasil Dechkov and Ariel Takom like this.
    02-18-2017 06:00 PM
  13. mark233's Avatar
    Chronos Calendar +
    FeedLab
    ReddPlanet (reddit app)
    Mytube!
    Slacker Radio (a premium subscriber for over 3 yrs.)
    libra89 likes this.
    02-18-2017 06:49 PM
  14. RSB54's Avatar
    my must have (equals most used):
    • Outlook mail/calendar
    • OneNote
    • Instagram/6Tag (I go back & forth)
    • Skype for Business
    • Groove
    • bonus pick = Glance, I am digging it on my L650


    The app I miss the most is Chase ):
    02-18-2017 07:11 PM
  15. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    Wew! Five is so hard since I almost regularly use all of the apps that I have on my phone. Well, I'm just gonna list whatever apps I use daily/weekly.

    For 3rd-Party Apps, they are:

    1) Typical Social Media apps; Facebook + Instagram + Twitter
    2) WhatsApp Beta
    3) Readit (r/windowsphone and r/AskReddit)
    4) Manga Blaze (Manga is life)
    5) OneFootball (to give me news of my favourite football club. Note: Not American Football)
    6) Steam (for 2FA)
    7) AppRaisin (for discovering new apps or app updates)
    8) Windows Central (coz I need to know everything Windows)

    For MS own apps, they are:

    1) Groove
    2) Outlook Mail+Calendar
    3) Edge
    4) News
    5) Weather

    I don't play much games, but some of my favourites are/were:

    1) Digfender
    2) Prima World Defense
    3) Cube Cats
    4) Lego Ninja
    5) Shadow Warrior 2
    6) 2048 or Threes!
    7) Reversi Pro
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    02-19-2017 12:39 AM
  16. faisalbaba's Avatar
    Wew! Five is so hard since I almost regularly use all of the apps that I have on my phone. Well, I'm just gonna list whatever apps I use daily/weekly.

    For 3rd-Party Apps, they are:

    1) Typical Social Media apps; Facebook + Instagram + Twitter
    2) WhatsApp Beta
    3) Readit (r/windowsphone and r/AskReddit)
    4) Manga Blaze (Manga is life)
    5) OneFootball (to give me news of my favourite football club. Note: Not American Football)
    6) Steam (for 2FA)
    7) AppRaisin (for discovering new apps or app updates)
    8) Windows Central (coz I need to know everything Windows)

    For MS own apps, they are:

    1) Groove
    2) Outlook Mail+Calendar
    3) Edge
    4) News
    5) Weather

    I don't play much games, but some of my favourites are/were:

    1) Digfender
    2) Prima World Defense
    3) Cube Cats
    4) Lego Ninja
    5) Shadow Warrior 2
    6) 2048 or Threes!
    7) Reversi Pro
    Can you give me link of WhatsApp beta

    Sent from mTalk windows 10 from(Indian occupied Kashmir)
    02-19-2017 12:52 AM
  17. Jaripi's Avatar
    Can you give me link of WhatsApp beta
    h t t p s://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/whatsapp-beta/9wzdncrdfwbt?tduid=(0d345150c363b66afe6906b2aef0a326)(259740)(2804583)()()

    Just copy and paste it
    02-19-2017 01:10 AM
  18. faisalbaba's Avatar
    Thanks for link

    Sent from mTalk windows 10 from(Indian occupied Kashmir)
    02-19-2017 01:15 AM
  19. anon(9603734)'s Avatar
    1. WhatsApp.
    2. Money Tracker Pro. A UWP app that I have installed on my SP4 and L950. Syncs between devices by using OneDrive. Seems well supported by the developer.
    3. Recipe Keeper Pro. Not a UWP app, but has a version for Desktop and Mobile. You just need an account, to be signed in on both devices and it's seamless syncing. I like to write the ingredients and directions on my SP4 and, when it comes to cooking, just have the recipe open on my L950 in the kitchen (with Groove playing my music in the background). You can also import recipes from websites. It does a pretty good job of it, bringing over the ingredients and directions, but allows you to edit if required. There's a free version of the app to try.
    4. Groove Music.
    5. Cortana. I use the reminder feature quite a bit. I love the "remind me xxxxx when I next speak to yyyyy". I'd thought it would only give me a reminder when I next actually spoke to that person, but it turns out that when I receive a text from that person I will get the reminder or if I start a text/email to that person I will be reminded. Fantastic feature.
    6. Start Perfect. For some transparent tiles, but also saving websites as tiles for those few things I like to do on the phone where there is unfortunately not an app. Pinning websites to Start from Edge is ok, but generally it's a blue tile with a very small Favicon in the centre and just doesn't look right. With this app I can choose my own image to use as the tile icon.
    7. Edge.
    8. Alarms & Clock. My L950 has replaced my alarm clock since I've had it. I like being able to set a specific song to be woken up to from my collection, that gets me in the mood for the day. That's not something specific to Windows as I know it can be done on Android, but I had an iPhone before and couldn't do this (not that I could figure out).
    9. Lottery Results. Can save my syndicates' lottery numbers and check results easily. Better than the official National Lottery app on the iPhone, which kept forgetting the saved numbers
    10. Outlook Calendar. I add an event, type the location (just the name of the venue) and, once saved, if I click on the event there will be a hyperlink on the location name which will open up the Maps app and take me straight to the venue within the Maps app, where I can obtain directions, etc. I have done this a few times so far, and it has always pinpointed the correct venue/location in the Maps app, even just from entering a name and no further details such as postcode.
    Last edited by 13paul13; 02-19-2017 at 07:29 AM. Reason: Add further detail
    02-19-2017 04:15 AM
  20. Jaripi's Avatar
    1. Start Perfect. For some transparent tiles, but also saving websites as tiles for those few things I like to do on the phone where there is unfortunately not an app. Pinning websites to Start from Edge is ok, but generally it's a blue tile with a very small Favicon in the centre and just doesn't look right. With this app I can choose my own image to use as the tile icon.
    Well, I tried that app to make my own tile, but it did not accept it. It said always that take some pixels off, max. 336 x 336 pixels, but even I did 100 x 100 pixels tile (jpg or png), it still said the same ... so it did not make a job :(
    02-19-2017 06:27 AM
  21. anon(9603734)'s Avatar
    Well, I tried that app to make my own tile, but it did not accept it. It said always that take some pixels off, max. 336 x 336 pixels, but even I did 100 x 100 pixels tile (jpg or png), it still said the same ... so it did not make a job :(
    It is a little bit of work, but quite fast once you get used to it.

    The first thing to note is that I have my photos app set to show content from OneDrive from pictures folder only.

    How I do it is:

    1. To search for an image on my SP4 (looking on the search results for something already pretty much square when you hover over the image and it shows you the pixels) and then save it to a folder I created on OneDrive which I have entitled "W10M Tile Images". I make sure that this folder is not in "Pictures" on OneDrive, as I don't want to see the icons within my photos app.
    2. I then edit the image in Paint on the SP4, changing the pixels to 336 x 336, then save the changes. paint.jpg
    3. With the image being saved to OneDrive, I then change the setting within the photos app to show all content from OneDrive and let it finish syncing.
    4. I then go to Start Perfect, complete the necessary fields and then select the square image option, which will then allow me to choose the image I've saved to OneDrive. As I've edited it in Paint to be 336 x 336, it allows me to select it. I find it has to be precisely 336 x 336, anything more or less it will give you an error message.
    5. Once done, I then change the settings in the photos app back to show content from OneDrive from pictures folder only.


    Hope that helps
    02-19-2017 07:11 AM
  22. Jaripi's Avatar
    OK, it seems that it needs to be bmp file (not jpg or png). Well, bmp files are usually much bigger than jpg and png, that's why I avoid them :P

    Anyway, THANKS as I have a nice tile for Facebook now (to open by Edge) ...

    EDIT: still wondering why it accepts only bmp pics, as I have pinned some artist pics to start too, done by me as jpg files (pinned by Extreme Music). It is a nice way to listen your favour artists (just click pinned artist pic and their songs start to play)
    Last edited by Jaripi; 02-19-2017 at 03:28 PM.
    02-19-2017 08:04 AM
  23. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Simple question: What are your FIVE must-have apps for Windows Phone?

    I'll start:

    • Enpass
    • Audible
    • WhatsApp
    • Instagram
    • Slack
    If any purpose of this thread is to introduce people to apps they might like, posters should give a brief description. At least for ones that aren't clients for a service that is the apps name (e.g. Facebook). Without that, most people won't take the time to research apps they don't already know about.
    02-19-2017 08:36 AM
  24. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Realarm.
    Realarm is more than great but I stopped using it because I could not get a straight answer from the developer as to why the app requires unrestricted access to OneDrive to save alarms. Even if its just for sharing between devices (and nothing says it is), that's a lot to ask for customers who don't want to use different devices.

    If you don't allow unrestricted access to OneDrive you lose your alarms if you reinstall the app or change devices or need to restore the device. Otherwise you have to manually write them down and re-enter them if those happen. Too much work. The app needs to have an option to save to itself like pretty much every other app in existence so you can retain alarms over a restore for whatever reason. Unrestricted access to OneDrive is too much to ask when it isn't necessary for what the app does.
    02-19-2017 08:55 AM
  25. Jaripi's Avatar
    About realarm, it is one of my favour app. I think that you can back up and restore your alarms as well as to download an alarm or a song from OneDrive. I have not ever connected it to OneDrive, as it is so easy to do a new alarm and to chose a local alarm sound (system one or your own one).
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    02-19-2017 09:19 AM
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