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  1. bushwhacked's Avatar
    Just picked up my first WP and I am looking for some must have aps that will make my switch worthwhile ... I have noticed several android apps fid not make it over here.

    Basically. I am looking for anything and everything. This will be my traveling over seas phone so I hope that helps.

    I would like to know if there is a way to track amount of data you use app? Since I buy sim cards in the country I am in I need to control my data usage.

    Thanks
    Sent from my lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    06-07-2014 10:52 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Hey congratulations for your awesome Lumia 520 . If you have the latest windows phone 8 (GDR2/3Update+ Lumia amber/black update ) , chances are your phone has an app called "Data Sense " , read more about data sense here Keep track of data usage with Data Sense for Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone Central
    You may consider installing whatsapp/Skype/Facebook messenger for instant messaging. You have Microsoft office mobile pre-installed with one note app. Bing travel , translator are also great apps if you travel over seas.
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    06-07-2014 11:38 AM
  3. bushwhacked's Avatar
    I have version 8.0 OS ...

    I do not see data sense anywhere. I checked for updates on the phone and it said I was up to date.

    On a side note ... How do you take a screenshot on the phone?

    Yes one note is awesome and I found that one. Thanks for the recommendations I will look into them.
    06-07-2014 12:22 PM
  4. keerthi vasan's Avatar
    Access to data sense might be restricted... It depends on your carrier i.e. Your carrier has the control over whether you can use it or not.
    for screen shots, if you are using wp8.0 it is power button+ Windows button
    06-07-2014 12:29 PM
  5. bushwhacked's Avatar
    Oh that sucks!! This phone will have many carriers because I am taking it over seas for work. It will never have a US carrier tied to it.

    Thanks for the screen shot help
    06-07-2014 12:37 PM
  6. TheFancyPanc's Avatar
    Windows phone insider is the first app I always download.
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    06-08-2014 05:53 PM
  7. bushwhacked's Avatar
    not too many must have apps....

    outside of the social networking ones and Msoft apps anything else I should look at?

    Is there a good calendar app?

    How about a good Gmail app ... or mail app that ties in Gmail? I do not find the stock email app setup worth a S****


    If I buy an app and upgrade phones ... i can install apps over on the new phone right with the same account?
    06-10-2014 01:28 AM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    I like:
    1. Insider Pro
    2. Pro Shot
    3. 4Blend HDR
    4. Fotor
    5. App Social
    6. Amazing weather HD
    7. Office Lens
    8. Power Tools
    9. Star Walk
    10. WPCentral
    11. ZEDGE


    There's a few more I like the above list are the ones I use and enjoy mostly.
    06-10-2014 02:55 AM
  9. bushwhacked's Avatar
    I like:
    1. Insider Pro
    2. Pro Shot
    3. 4Blend HDR
    4. Fotor
    5. App Social
    6. Amazing weather HD
    7. Office Lens
    8. Power Tools
    9. Star Walk
    10. WPCentral
    11. ZEDGE


    There's a few more I like the above list are the ones I use and enjoy mostly.

    great list there! I definitely stole a few of those apps. Thanks!
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    06-10-2014 03:45 AM
  10. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I will post my app list as soon as I reach back home from college :)
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    06-10-2014 03:51 AM
  11. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    #1tool kit
    6snap
    6tag
    Angry birds roost
    App folder
    App social
    Bing translator
    Bookmyshow
    Delhi metro
    Dictionary
    Face mask
    Face swap
    Face touch
    Facebook
    Finance
    Flipkart
    Fake call 7.5
    Food and drink
    Fresh paint
    Glance background
    Health and fitness
    Here City lens
    Here drive plus
    Here maps
    Here transit
    Just dial
    Messenger
    Metrotube
    Network speed test
    News
    Nokia beamer
    Nokia camera
    Nokia car app
    Nokia care
    Nokia chat beta
    Nokia cinemgraph
    Nokia conference beta
    Nokia device hub beta
    Nokia glam me
    Nokia mix radio
    Nokia NFC writer
    Nokia panorama
    Nokia play to
    Nokia pocket magnifier
    Nokia refocus
    Nokia share
    Nokia storyteller
    Nokia treasure tag
    Nokia video uploader
    Nokia video trimmer
    Nokia xpress
    Office lens
    Office remote
    Omegle
    One drive
    PDF reader
    Photo beamer
    Picsart
    Place tag beta
    Ringtone maker
    Shazam
    Skype
    Space selfie
    Sport
    Status tiles
    Sysapppusher
    Tapatalk
    Teamviewer
    Tile me
    Transfer my data
    Travel
    True caller
    Twitter
    Weather
    Whatsapp
    World clock
    Wpcentral
    Zomato

    Games (for my nephew ) Microsoft mahjong
    Microsoft solitaire collection
    Snap attack
    Temple run 2
    2048
    Angry gran run
    Asphalt 8 air borne
    Bombcats se
    Minion rush
    Dredd vs zombies
    Flow free
    Hill climb racing
    Rail rush
    Subway surfers
    Survival run with bear gills
    Temple run
    Zombie tsunami.
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    06-10-2014 04:24 AM
  12. Sree R's Avatar
    #1 Tool kit
    Adobe reader
    Advanced dictionary
    Health and fitness
    Here city lens
    Here drive
    Here maps
    Lock and hide
    Metro tube
    Mohoo reader
    Moli player
    My app free
    Nearby live
    Next genreader
    Nokia camera
    Owl reader
    One drive
    Preview for developer
    Positive quotes
    Reading list
    Red laser
    Skype
    Transfer my data
    Uc browser
    Whatsapp
    Windows central
    06-10-2014 05:26 AM
  13. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Fresh Paint and all the bing apps.
    06-10-2014 05:31 AM
  14. Sting921's Avatar
    Is there plans of any other browsers like Mozilla and Opera coming to windows phone. Sorely miss this apart from that other apps for me are fine(facebook, instagram, WhatsApp etc).
    06-10-2014 05:38 AM
  15. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    FYI, Microsoft Research apps are cool: Search results for "microsoft research" | Windows Phone (United States) (BLINK, Network Speed Test are great)
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    06-10-2014 05:46 AM
  16. bushwhacked's Avatar
    Thanks for the great lists there ... Is there any good mail apps and calendar apps?
    06-10-2014 04:36 PM
  17. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thanks for the great lists there ... Is there any good mail apps and calendar apps?
    Built in Outlook under WP has been fine for me as far as simple e-mail.

    Look at CAL ($1.99) in the WP store it may meet the needs:
    Cal | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    06-10-2014 04:43 PM
  18. bushwhacked's Avatar
    Built in Outlook under WP has been fine for me as far as simple e-mail.

    Look at CAL ($1.99) in the WP store it may meet the needs:
    Cal | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    Ya it is OK ... but I am looking more for gmail though. Gmail I feel is losing a lot of its functionality with this basic email app already provided
    06-10-2014 08:10 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    Never tried any of these myself for G-Mail:
    Search results for "gmail" | Windows Phone (United States)

    Edit*
    CAL can sync to g-mail accounts also.
    06-10-2014 08:33 PM
  20. bushwhacked's Avatar
    anyone ever try MetroMail? It seems to have decent reviews and ratings
    06-10-2014 08:55 PM
  21. keerthi vasan's Avatar
    Heard it was good. Try that dev's metrotube- a very good YouTube app
    06-11-2014 12:31 AM
  22. amitnahar's Avatar
    anyone ever try MetroMail? It seems to have decent reviews and ratings

    Metromail is really great.
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    06-11-2014 12:54 AM
  23. El Squish's Avatar
    Super Calendar-best calendar app
    2Day-powerful task manager
    Podcast Lounge-best podcast app
    MetroMail-only Gmail app worth using
    My Notes or Sticky Notes HD-pin notes to start screen
    Weave-great flipboard alternative
    Handyscan-PDF creator
    myTube-best YouTube app
    Last edited by El Squish; 06-23-2014 at 03:59 PM.
    06-19-2014 01:07 PM
  24. MBY's Avatar
    anyone ever try MetroMail? It seems to have decent reviews and ratings
    I like MetroMail a lot. And it has pretty frequent updates that bring useful features and improvements. So it will probably continue to get better.

    One example was that it used to be very easy to wind up choosing to delete a message (there was confirmation though) by swiping to the side on a message. A few months ago an update gave an option to permit side-swipe menus or not.
    06-19-2014 08:30 PM
  25. bushwhacked's Avatar
    ok cool ... I will try it out then
    06-19-2014 11:37 PM
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