20 Best Free Apps For Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 has finally been launched. It is the latest and the most advanced version in the series of Windows phones, with its predecessor being the Windows Phone 7. This phone has high hope attached to it, as it can help Microsoft in making a place for itself in the smartphone market. It can also help Microsoft strengthen itself in mobile phone industry.

Windows phones are mostly quite beautiful and chic, and have a great overall look, thus the thing which can make them even more amazing is a good and sophisticated OS. This platform boasts some really good features and has gotten rid of most of the issues that hindered in the success of Windows Phone 7. It offers awesome social network integration and can run all Mango apps. Moreover, it also offers some really cool apps. So if you have just bought a new Windows Phone 8 and want to enhance its performance, then you are at the right place as we are going to enlist some of the best and must have apps for Windows Phone 8. Check these apps out and pick the ones you like the best!

Here are the 20 Must Have Free Apps For Windows Phone 8:

AppFlow

AppFlow

If you have just bought a Windows phone for the first time and it is your first experience of using it, then AppFlow is the app you should install. This app would tell you about the popular apps of the past, present and future! In this way you would be able to choose the most useful and popular apps easily and quickly.

AccuWeather

AccuWeather

This app takes advantage of the Live tiles in the most amazing way possible. This app not only has a beautiful interface and look, but is also very useful as it provides you hourly, weekly and daily weather forecasts and detailed weather stats, so that you always know in advance what type of weather to expect!

SilverDict

SilverDict

Windows Phones do not have a native dictionary in it, but SilverDict app can take care of that. It is a really handy dictionary and is designed to work offline. One of its most amazing features is the fact that it is also a platform that can integrate any dictionary of any language!

Shopwise

Shopwise

Shopwise is a must have for all the shopaholics out there. It is a really cool shopping companion that allows finding the nearby deals, comparing prices and getting the products you need. It will definitely enhance your shopping experience.

Baconit

Baconit

If you are addicted to Reddit, then simply get Baconit. Windows Phone do not have an official app for Reddit, so this is where this app comes in handy. This app offers nice account management and browsing options for all the Redditers out there.

Reinstaller

Reinstaller

Reinstaller is the first app you would want to install if you have switched from WP7 to WP8. As the name suggests, it allows finding and installing all those apps which you have ever installed from a specific Live ID. So you can reinstall all the apps you have always loved and are used to in no time.

Myxer

myxer

Myxer is a great app for finding custom ringtones for your new Windows Phone. It boasts such a large database that it would definitely have something to offer for every search query.

MS PDF Reader

MS PDF Reader

MS PDF Reader is a WP8-exclusive app from Microsoft that caters all your PDF reader needs. It supports quick-resume, zooming and keyword search within documents.

Freda

Freda

The things that set Freda apart from other ebook reader apps are the cloud integration and its stability. It has support for SkyDrive and Dropbox. Another popular ebook reader app is Bookviser, and though it boasts more features than Freda, but lacks in support for Dropbox – and this thing gives Freda an edge over Bookviser.

PhotoSynth

photosynth

This awesome app allows creating and viewing beautiful 360-degree vistas. This app is compatible with only a few WP7 devices, but would run on almost all WP8 devices.

Weave News Reader

weave news reader

Weave News Reader is a cool news aggregator app with a nice interface. It takes full advantage of the Modern UI, and also has many useful features. Using this app you can stay informed and up to date on the go, as it provides you with the latest news concerning the news categories of your choice.

ESPN ScoreCenter

ESPN ScoreCenter

Here is a perfect app for all the sports fans out there. It is a comprehensive sports-related app, and one of the best of its kind. It offers live updates, fixture details and has a large video library. This app can also be personalized to display news and information related to the sports of your choice only.

TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio

Windows Phone boasts an FM radio integrated in its Music hub, but TuneIn Radio app allows streaming countless internet radio stations from around the planet.

Fhotoroom

Fhotoroom

Though Windows Phone 8’s camera app has many lenses, but is nowhere near to what this app has got to offer. Fhotoroom is a powerful and feature-rich photo editing app with a lot of options for editing images.

9GAG

9GAG

Although 9GAG still doesn’t have an official Windows Phone app, but this third-party viewer for the social network can take care of that. It is definitely a must have for all the 9GAG fans!

Endomondo

Endomondo

This app has got one of the most amazing and finest interface from all the Windows Phone s apps. It would help you stay healthy by tracking your exercise and sports activities. It also backs up all your workout data, and also allows sharing your fitness stats on your favorite social networking website.

Flixster

Flixster

Love watching movies? Then Flixster is the app for you! This app would put all movie related information at your finger tips. It offers Rotten Tomatoes reviews, theater information, ticket prices and even locations for restaurants close to the cinemas – so it would not only help you decide between movies but also help you find places where you can eat delicious food after the movie!

Audible

Audible

Audible is the most popular and amazing source for audiobooks and Windows Phone has a great client for it. It can play all the audiobooks from your phone and also allows purchasing new books from the Amazon audiobook store.

Xbox SmartGlass

Xbox SmartGlass

Microsoft boasts WP8’s integration with Xbox, so this app is a must have for all the Xbox lovers. It allows managing your Xbox LIVE account, browsing the Xbox store and remotely controlling the console all at one place.

Ask Ziggy

Ask Ziggy

Ask Ziggy is one of the best virtual assistant type app available in the WP Store. Although it is nowhere near Siri or even Speaktoit’s Assistant in performance and efficiency, but can still prove to be a very useful app as you can simply ask it to provide the latest news, weather updates and answers from the web by speaking to it.


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3 Comments

  1. akhil says:

    I liked Fhotoroom. It is very flexible…thanks for the suggestion..

  2. Salman Ahmad says:

    Very Nice list of apps Amina !
    I don’t have a android phone thou ,but it is really gonna help me suggestion others!

  3. Kashif says:

    true these are really useful and trend going to be more smart with windows phone.