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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