This is a back-dated post due to me having a shuffle around on my blog. I’ll still have the main What I Use » WP7 page but I wanted away of updating that without loosing my app history
I got my Samsung Omnia 7 at the begining of December 2010. As one of the early adopters I thought I should keep a list of the apps that I have downloaded that have lasted longer than a week. They all work in the UK on my Samsung, I can’t vouch for other hardware/locations. I let my kids play with my phone so a few of the apps are for their benefit…honest.
I haven’t paid for a single app yet so all the ones below are available from the marketplace for free
You may also want to look at all my WP7 posts on my blog for other tips and reviews.
- Adobe Reader
- Beezz – awesome twitter client
- Big Oven/Tesco Real Food – Recipe Finders
- Break.com Videos – Some funny photos & videos delivered daily, saves me hunting around YouTube
- CardStar – Keep all your store loyalty cards (e.g. Nectar, Boots, Tesco) on your phone as readable barcodes. UPDATE, this app doesn’t seem to work at Tesco or Sainsbury’s self-service checkouts. I’ve been to embarrassed to show it a real checkout. Still it’s a glossy way to keep a backup.
- DIY Calculator – Really handy at working out your materials and costs for any DIY projects, seriously considering buying this app.
- Photo Apps
- Photogram (Samsung Only)
- Photo Studio (Samsung Only) – 3 nice effects but needs a bit of tweaking. Currently defaults to VGA quality instead of 5mp.
- FotoChop – add captions to pictures
- PicFX – Great Tilt-Shift option
- Pic-o-Twit – Upload directly to Twitter
- PictureFrame – Provides Slideshow ability
- Touchnote – send a photo as a real physical postcard
- Send to WP7 – Pushes a link from your Desktop browser to your phone
- Currency Convertor
- Facebook – lovely way to get to most Facebook features
- Foursquare – not used much but seems good so far
- Flixster – good for finding local UK cinema times and user reviews. I wish it would let you add your own review to one’s existing Flixster account.
- Fuels – track your fuel consumption
- IMDb – I use this practically every time I watch a film now to find actor info or other interesting facts
- Hangover Helper – genius idea for those who wake up not knowing where they are or what they did last night
- Last.fm – good for an instant hit of decent music
- Shazam – Identifies tracks playing on a radio/TV and lets you download it staright to your phone. Magic.
- Lyrics – Search for song lyrics. It also identifies the currently playing track so you can sing along
- Level – A working spirit level for your phone (Shame Omnia doesn’t stand on it’s edges!)
- Lunar Phase – Check what phase the moon is in or when the next full moon is
- Maps [built-in] - Works great. Just needs turn-by-turn navigation to replace my TomTom
- OneNote [built-in] - Take notes, add pictures, voice recordings, sync to SkyDrive
- Shopping List – Brilliantly simple but advanced enough to cover my needs
- Springboard Series for Windows – Technical articles & videos from Microsoft for IT Pros
Weather [by the Weather Channel] – Doesn’t look very nice but it’s accurateWeatherBug – Much nicer representation of the weather, good live tile and the RADAR maps work to.
- Where’s my Car? – Locates your car in case you forget where you parked
- World Clock – always handy to see when that state-side broadcast is really happening
- WordPress – Blog while on the go
- YouTube – A necessary evil
- Games, Timewasting
- Magic 7 Ball
- Fun Sounds
- Fake Calling
- Flashlight 7 – great strobe effect for raving!
- Flowerz – not particulary great but only free XBOX Live game atm
- Fruit Ninja (demo)
- iBlast Moki (demo)
- Fast Food
- Ice Ball
- Impossible Shoota
- Omni Jump_Free
- Plan Bee
- Pirates Ahoy (Fruit Ninja rip-off)
- SkyDiver Classic
- Swipy Man
- Tic Tac Toe – Great 6×6 grid option
- Unite – Tilty fun
- Ultra Air Hockey 2
- Word Tangle Free
Let me know what you think in the comments or add any recommendations of your own.
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