Best Windows Phone Apps 2015

List of Best Windows Phone Apps

Ever since I started using my Windows Phone Lumia, people have been constantly asking me about the apps. What are they like? How many are there?

The good news is, there are a lot. I am still missing a few of my favorite iPhone photography editing apps, but in general, everything I need is there. So here is a list, current for 2015, of all the apps you should get as soon as you get a Windows Phone. They are in alphabetical order, and I left off games because that’s a whole ‘nuther post in itself!


6tag

6Tag

The best Windows Phone Instagram app.

photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

Excellent basic photo editing.

afterlight

Afterlight

Lots of lovely filters.


kindle

Amazon Kindle

Read all your books on your Windows Phone.

aroundme

Around Me

Check out amenities around you by category.

batterystatus

Battery Status

Manage battery usage, via a great user interface.


cool tiles

Cool Tiles Pro

Customize tiles for your favorite apps.

diptic

Diptic

Best app to combine multiple photos.

duolingo

Duolingo

Fun app to learn Spanish, German, French, others.


fandango

Fandango

Find movies and buy tickets.

flashlight

Flashlight Free!

Something WP is missing but we all need.

flickrbooth

Flickr Booth

Best Windows Phone app for Flickr.


flipboard

Flipboard

Mix of blog, newspaper and magazine reader.

fotor

Fotor

My favorite overall photo editing app in WP.

gplus

gPlus

Best Windows Phone app for Google+.


heredrive

Here Drive

Best navigation app, with speed control.

huluplus

Hulu Plus

Better interface than even the iPhone app!

instagram

Instagram

Still in beta, but good. Prefer 6Tag.


instasquarer

Instasquarer

Great app to make photos square.

life360

Life360

Cross platform “Find My Friends” alternative.

metrotube

Metrotube

Best Windows Phone app for YouTube.


netflix

Netflix

Binge on House of Cards all you want!

newyorktimes

New York Times

Read limited for free, pay for full access.

opentable

Open Table

Make restaurant reservations easily.


paypal

PayPal

Manage your account from afar.

phone2car

Phone2Car

Better of the 2 WP Car2Go apps.

phonly

Phonely

Get your Feedly feed with Phonely.


pinit

Pin It

Best Pinterest app, with the most features.

rdio

Rdio

My favorite music streaming service.

shazam

Shazam

Music discovery, if Cortana fails.


skype

Skype

Essential business and family connection tool.

sleep

Sleep

Mix sounds and rhythms for white noise at night.

tripadvisor

Trip Advisor

Travel ratings and recommendations.


tripit

TripIt

Excellent travel planning and scheduling tool.

tweetium

Tweetium

Best twitter app besides the offical one.

twitter

Twitter

Official app and better than the iPhone version.


uber

Uber

The car service, with WP interface.

usatoday

USA Today

Great app for general purpose news.

voicememos

Voice Memos

Best for recording sound and sharing. I tested.


waze

Waze

Other fave navigation app, with accident alerts.

weatherflow

Weather Flow

Gorgeaous app with lots of customizable info.

yelp

Yelp

Restaurant rating and discovery app.


As you can tell, there are lots to choose from. Do you have any other Windows Phone apps to suggest?


Note: Microsoft Lumia provided me with a Lumia 1020 in the past. However, all words and opinions are mine. No app creators were involved with the content of this post.

This article has 8 comments

  1. wilderjanie

    Wow, looks like they do have the basics covered.

  2. SomeGadgetGuy

    Terrific list! I would add two apps to it.
    MixRadio is a fantastic music streaming service unique to Windows Phones right now, though it might push to Android later this year as they’ll be splitting off from the Microsoft team.

    I would also throw out a shout to Movie Creator. It’s one of the best mobile video editors on any platform, rivaling what you can do with iMovie, and absolutely stomps anything available on Android. Plus it works on ALL windows devices from phones and tablets, to laptops and desktops. Really handy way to quickly slice up some video. I reviewed it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gRPFCYkPZA

    • Aimee

      Juan, thanks for the additions. I didn’t put Mix Radio on since they were coming standard but good point since they are splitting off. I love that app too! And I will check out Movie Creator!

  3. Mike Jacks

    Will check these out. thanks!

  4. Lizz @ Life360

    Thanks so much for including us, Aimee! We’re proud to be able to provide our platform for Windows users, which was an exciting new expansion for us in 2014!

  5. Kate Majers

    I had no idea there were so many!

  6. Kata

    I love this one, now I can put applications to my Lumia. It is really difficult to find applications suited to windows phone. Thank you for sharing this one.

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