Essential apps for your new Windows Phone 8 by Joyce Huang

Happy New Year everyone! I’m quite sure a lot of you managed to get your hands on the brand new flagship Windows Phones by Nokia and HTC. If you didn’t because they were sold out, don’t worry! More stock will come soon.


To kick start your new journey with Windows Phone 8 and perhaps to  inspire you to build new ones, here are some of our top picks!

Top featured App

Make free Skype to Skype video and voice calls as well as send instant messages to friends and family around the world with this preview of Skype for Windows Phone 8.

SKYPE for Windows Phone 8 Preview.




Essential Apps



INSIDER – Gives you new ways to personalize your phone with free wallpapers, ringtones, app and game recommendations, and tips and tricks.



MYFITNESSPAL – Lose weight with the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter for Windows Phone. With the largest food database of any mobile calorie counter (over 1,200,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we’ll help you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app.



NIKE+ KINECT TRAINING – Allow you to access all of your console activity, on the move. You can track your program progress, explore your workouts, get Challenge reminders, connect and cheer on friends and prepare for upcoming sessions.

NOTE:  You cannot work out with this Windows Phone app. This app provides information about your workouts on Nike+ Kinect Training for Xbox 360. You need to complete workouts Xbox console before this app will work properly.


DROPBOX – Completely new version of Boxfiles for Dropbox: new user interface, increased speed, integrates with SkyDrive so you can get your modified documents back to dropbox, pinch to zoom.




PDF READER – A free app for viewing and interacting with PDF documents on the Windows Phone 8 platform.  You can:

• Quickly open PDF files

• Bookmark pages and jump back to the bookmark from anywhere in the document

• Search text to find specific information

• View documents in single page mode or continuous mode


MetroTube is YouTube on Windows Phone. Beautifully designed. The #1 TOP rated YouTube app on the marketplace!

*unlimited & unrestricted free trial for limited time!*




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One Response to “Essential apps for your new Windows Phone 8”

  1. Vijay

    Very Nice Started package. Next time may be you want to include a QR code for easy installation of each app.


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