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Nokia Lumia 800; top apps for Windows Phone

I’ve had a Lumia 800 for quite some time now and as part of our Lumia Windows Phone coverage, I thought it’d be a good idea to list the apps I use frequently on my Windows Phone device.

Firstly, I love the Nokia Lumia range as they combine a great display with powerful specs and fluid OS and all of these make for a good app experience. Before we forget, this is just 10 apps chosen from 90,000 on the Windows Phone Marketplace (over 100,000 now actually) so this list is the ones I use, but it may not be the best apps for your use.

Here’s my top apps for Nokia Lumia Windows Phone smartphones; (screenshots courtesy of the Screen Capturer app on developer unlocked Windows Phone devices)

Carbon

Carbon for Windows Phone

Looking for a good Windows Phone Twitter client? Carbon for Windows Phone is definitely one of my favourite Twitter apps. It’s sleek, fits the Metro UI and supports live tiles as well as push notifications. Everything you could ask for really.

Carbon for Windows Phone

Cost: £1.49 ~ Free trial available

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace: Paid Version and Free trial

ESPN Goals for Windows Phone

ESPN Goals

The Barclays Premier League season may be over for another year but during the course of the season, this apps is definitely key to me as it provides goal updates (usually soon after they’re scored) as well as push notifications, video previews and reviews of all the games.

Cost: Free!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace

F1 World for Windows Phone

F1 World

I’m a massive Formula 1 fan and this app is essential to my Lumia as it basically gives me all the F1 info I need! It includes a race schedule, live updates, driver and constructors table standings and information about races and race tracks.

F1 World for Windows Phone

Cost: Free (Pro version: £0.99)

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace; Free and Pro

Live Tile News for Windows Phone

Live Tiles News

This pretty much does what it says in the name, delivering live news via a live tile direct to your homescreen. You can choose from several categories, including world news, science, politics, technology and UK specific news.

Live Tile News for Windows Phone

Cost: Free (Pro version: £0.79) – a special mention goes to the developers as all ads revenue/ app sales revenue will go to Charity!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace; Free and Pro

NextGen Reader for Windows Phone

Next Gen Reader

This is my app of choice to keep up to date with all my RSS feeds through Google Reader. Quite simply FANTASTIC and we’ll be covering this app in much more detail in the next few days. I love this app and it is by far the best app for Google Reader in my opinion.

NextGen Reader for Windows Phone

It supports sharing, viewing of videos (via YouTube) and includes push notifications and a live tile for your homescreen.

NextGen Reader for Windows Phone

Cost: £1.49, free trial available

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace – paid version and free trial

SkySportsNews for Windows Phone

Sky Sports News

This one is for all the sports fans out there as it gives you access to Sky Sports News Metro UI style! Need I say more? Does what it says on the tin and simply the best for Sports on the Go!

SkySportsNews for Windows Phone

Cost: Free!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace

Tango for Windows Phone

Tango Video Calls

This one disappeared for a while but I use it quite a lot to interact with people abroad who are also using Tango. This has saved me quite a lot of money and call quality is pretty good as well. Works via your internet connection.

Tango for Windows Phone

Cost: Free!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace

Toggle for Windows Phone

Toggle

This is quite a handy app that gives one click shortcuts to widely used features (such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular etc) by making them available in one click via a live tile on your homescreen, that also updates to show connection status.

Toggle for Windows Phone

Cost: Free!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace

WP Shortcut Tiles for Windows Phone

WP Shortcut Tiles

This works really similar to Toggle, but includes several additional features (focusing around connectivity, e.g. switching from cellular to wifi data etc) but doesn’t include the updated homescreen live tile. I generally use Toggle and check this app when I can’t find something in particular.

WP Shortcut Tiles for Windows Phone

Cost: Free!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace

XECurrency for Windows Phone

XE Currency

I’m always buying stuff online from other countries or transferring money around the world or planning a holiday. For any of these, this app is simply invaluable and I use it at least 4 times a day to see what a particular exchange rate is.

XECurrency for Windows Phone

As with all currency apps, it automatically updates and allows you to enter a particular amount in a set currency to do a conversion on.

XECurrency for Windows Phone

Cost: Free!

Download from the Windows Phone Marketplace

That’s my favourite apps on my Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone smartphone. What are yours? Let us know in the comments below.

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This article represents my own views and not those of any firm I am associated with. Furthermore, the views do not represent the views of UKMobileReview, it’s parent company or any company associated with it. Whilst these are my recommended apps, they may not work as well on your device and myself, UKMobileReview, any of its partner/parent companies and any companies I am associated with are not liable for any damage, disruption, loss of earnings or negative outcome from actions taken based upon my suggestions. I am happy to stand corrected if I have missed anything or misunderstood how the app should work!

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