In a constant pursuit to find best apps to serve wide range of Windows Phone users, we have been digging up the marketplace meticulously. This time around, we’ve narrowed down our search category to present best apps for Nokia lumia series handset owners. Apps and games are essential part of smartphone and could be a decisive factor in deciding the popularity of the handset.
There is no doubt that Lumia series handset owners are lucky chaps as they have some exclusive apps which are not available to any other brethren. Moreover, Nokia will exclusively bringing EA games in near future to make it a worthy opponent of iOS and Android platform. We’re trying to confine the list to 10 apps at the most. There are thousands of useful apps available in the marketplace but it is not feasible for us to enlist them here.
Nokia has already unveiled Lumia 800, lumia 710, lumia 900 and lumia 610. We’re unsure about whether the app will work on later handset or not, but it will definitely work on earlier handsets. The picture surrounding Tango OS will be more cleared once we will have more information on it. As cited earlier by many sources, most of the marketplace app will be eligible to work on Tango powered handsets as well. Without further ado, let’s jump to the list of best apps for Nokia lumia series handsets.
Note: We’ve intentionally skipped homebrew apps from the list as most of the lumia series handsets owners have missed the chevronWP7 boat and not everyone has AppHub account.
10 Best Apps for Lumia handset
1. Ask Ziggy: Do you love Siri? Well, there is no reason why you will not like Ask Ziggy. Dubbed as Siri for Windows Phone, Ask Ziggy offers voice based assistance to ardent lumia series handset users. Whether you want Ask Ziggy to do math calculations, give accurate information about weather, stock info, maps, hotels or want to know interim information of place, it has answers of all your questions.
It is a must have application for tech savvy people. There are few more projects like it under development, but there is no solid progress made by the developers yet.
2. Carbon: For twitter fanatics, Carbon app is a must have twitter client for Nokia lumia handset. The free version has certain limitations and you will not be able to take an advantage of fully-fledged twitter client. Alternatively, you can go for Rowi app which will match Carbon app with version 2.0. Second version of Rowi has already been submitted in the marketplace, so we can expect it to show its head within a week of time.
We have also covered list of interesting twitter apps for Windows Phone.
3. Pintera: This is yet another application from social networking category. Pintera is the newest kid in the marketplace. For Pinterest users, Pintera is the best Pinterest client available in the marketplace. It lets you repin, like and share pins to your Facebook users. Overall, the app offers most of the feature you craved to have in a third-party client.
4. IM+: IMPlus supports all the major IM service. No need to use desktop to keep in touch with your friends. IM+ saves you a plenty of time and hard disk space by offering IM services like Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM, MySpace, Jabber, Yandex, VKontakte, and ICQ. This all in one IM service is essential for any normal users who loves to hang out with friends online. The best part about IM+ is that it is available for free of cost in the marketplace.
In the past we’ve also covered jiTalk, a paid Google Talk client for Windows Phone
5. Creative Studio: Nokia Creative Studio is an exclusive application available to Nokia Lumia family users. It is a decent picture editing software available on the Windows Phone platform. You can apply basic picture editing options like Panorama images, filters, face warps etc. This is among few reasons why you should go for Nokia handsets than any other OEMs.
Find out more information about Creative Studio app for Nokia (Download link is also present at the bottom of that post).
6. Prime Tube: Prime Tube is a third-party YouTube client app available on Windows Phone platform. With the lack of support from Google, Prime Tube is a worth alternative for lumia users. Users can search for videos, manage their account, share videos, create playlist, pin videos and playlist to homescreen and do much more.
It adheres YouTube TOS, hence features like downloading YouTube videos on Windows Phone is noticeably missing.
Find out more information about Prime Tube
7. UC Browser: Of course, default IE browser is a great browser for WP users, but it still lacks many features. UC Browser, offered by UCWeb company, is one of the few best Windows Phone browsers available in the marketplace. It pampers your browsing experience and makes it much more gratifying. Features like speed dialing, quick access to favorite sites, download option and SkyDrive integration is extremely useful. Apart from that it also offers easy switching between multiple tabs.
8. Nokia Maps: Advertised as the most amazing feature in lumia series handsets in India, Nokia Maps is definitely by far the best maps app on Windows Phone platform. With smart navigation and wide reach Nokia maps supports more than 200 countries. Just a single tap will reveal 25 most recommended places to eat, shop and drink from the place where you belong to. You can make your map more personal by adding and editing your favorite places from you lumia handsets. Nokia Drive and Maps also shows a 3D map to assist you to navigate to the place you want to.
9. WizTiles: Are you bored of the look of the tiles of your lumia handset? Perhaps, you want to spice up the tiles to show off your geekiness to your friends. WizTiles doesn’t need any introduction. WizTiles is by far the best app available to tweak the look of your homescreen. It is jammed with features you have been yearning to have on your handset. You can add your own background, customize the background of live tiles and do much more to it with WizTiles.
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