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10 Free Must Have Windows Phone Apps

In this post, we wont be discussing social or top apps, we will be discussing short and free apps that are very useful, and you wont have to find specific apps for your routine tasks.

10. Ringtone Maker
Price: Free 
Developer: Microsoft Mobile

In Windows Phone 8.1, you cannot set any sound file as a ringtone, you have to follow their official method which is to make a folder of Ringtones from your PC in your phone, and add the sound files that you want to use as a ringtone.

With the use of this app, you can easily trim any DRM-free sound file and use it as a ringtone.

9. 7-zip –ZIP-RAR
Price: Free
Developer: Media Mobile Technologies

7-zip –ZIP-RAR is a free file archiver. It supports zip, 7z,, RAR, ISO, XZ, GZ, LZMA, CPIO, AR, LZOP, LZIP, L74 and BZ2 file formats and can pack and un-pack files' folder, and also supports extracting files into SD Card.

8. Fresh Paint
Price: Free
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Fresh Paint is a very fun and easy to use painting app that lets you make original artwork, and also lets you apply effects and paint on your existing pictures.

It also has an 'Inspire Me' mode, that gives you the option to use other pictures for inspiration for your artwork.

7. wpTorrent

Price: Free with ads
Pro Version: $2.99
Developer: ErrNet
Alternative recommendation: Torrex Lite

wpTorrent is an ad-supported torrent client for Windows Phone 8.1. It has every feature that a torrent client should have, and gives you unlimited download speed. You can customize it's look as well.

6. The Sound Recorder
Developer: WinMob

Price: Free with ads
Alternative recommendation: Perfect Recorder

The Sound Recorder is a free app that lets you record your voice in WAV and M4A formats. And supports sample rates from 8KHz to 96KHz in Stereo, while 8KHz se 44.1KHz in Mono. It also features the ability to skip silence.

5. Surfy
Price: Free
Developer: Outcoder
Alternative recommendation: Maxthon Browser

Surfy is a highly customizable and feature rich web browser that supports Full-Screen, tabs, voice search, private browsing, themes, download manager, shake to refresh, desktop mode, night dimmer and listen to pages mode. You can also pin your favorite pages to the start screen or can add in to Surfy’s launch pad.

4. Photosynth
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Price: Free

Photosynth is a panorama app developed by Microsoft which is better than Lumia Panorama.

3. Office Lens
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
Alternative recommendation: CamScanner

Office Lens is a Scanner app that allows you to scan whiteboards, documents, and Business Cards. This app is similar to CamScanner but unlike CamScanner, which forced users to store all their data into CamScanner's cloud storage, Office Lens allows you to save your pictures in Camera Roll but it lacks exporting to PDF.

In Office Lens, you can also directly send your scans to OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word.

2. Remote Desktop
Alternative recommendation: TeamViwer
Price: Free
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

With Remote Desktop, you can remote your PC on your Windows Phone, and use your computer completely on your phone.

1. FLV Player
Price: Free
Developer: Ice Cube Soft

Since the Windows Phone supports only a limited amount of video formats, and if you copy video files from your PC to your phone, you also have to spend time converting the file for it to work on your Windows Phone.

The FLV Player is a free, and simple Video Player that supports FLV, F4V, MKV, VOB, MPG, SWF and MP4 Video Formats and features the ability to resume your video from where you left off, zooming and subtitles.


Muhammad Junaid

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Published On Entertainment Ghost At Monday, January 12, 2015