3 apps for finding great new Windows Phone apps

3 apps for finding great new Windows Phone apps

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Figuring out what apps are worth your time or money is one of toughest challenges faced by any smartphone owner. Even with the Windows Phone Store’s handy browsing filters (new, highly rated, popular) at my disposal, the sheer number of options can sometimes feel overwhelming. I’m constantly thinking: What’s good? What’s fun? What’s useful? What hidden gem have I missed?

This week Nokia made that quest easier by launching App Social Beta, a free and fun new app exclusively for Lumia owners with Windows Phone 8. The app—formerly known as App Highlights—lets people create their own app lists and vote on their favorites, essentially solving the what-app-should-I-download problem through crowdsourcing. Download it now. The app lets you follow friends and like-minded curators, and also features Nokia-curated lists of top apps. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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But that’s not the only app that can help you find great apps to download. Another one of my favorites is the official Windows Phone Central ($0.99) app, which features news and app reviews from a crack team of Windows Phone enthusiasts. Microsoft also has something to offer here. Our free Windows Phone Insider app offers plenty of download suggestions—plus a feed from the Windows Phone blog, our Facebook site and more.

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What have I missed? What’s your favorite way to sniff out great new apps?

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  • Princy
    0 Posts

    All these are good collection of app and i would like to share few app which i came across and felt that it could be useful to other as well.This app is entirely free for download and quality app as well.


    The above app is used to find the near by areas like shopping, bank/atm, medical, fuel, leisure, restaurant.


    The above one is used to view missed session of cricked matches without compromising in quality.Make sure you have installed the YouTube app to play the videos that is fetched from YouTube

  • Princy
    0 Posts

    Day by day new apps are getting released and hard part of it is, people are unaware of those app.And the next tough part is which app should i need to use.Thanks to App Social Beta.This does my job.


  • vieya
    44 Posts

    Please bring a Nokia Windows phone to Sprint! Please get instagram!

  • App Social Beta has been available for download from Nokia betalabs site www.betalabs.nokia.com for more than a month :)

  • Maybe if the store wasn't so unorganized we wouldn't need these apps.... ❕❕ Just joking...

  • App Social beta is not available yet in Canada, so I have to keep using App Highlights for now.  Other apps I use to find new apps include: AppDeals and myAppFree.

  • Thanks for sharing, Windows always great

  • Sheeds
    205 Posts

    Hey Michael. Long time no speak :) Yeah - Still around.

    Thought your Aussie readers might like to know we have the Developed Down Under App - promoting and supporting for FREE the Aussie WP Dev Community. Discover great Aussie-made WP Apps via this all-regions App:


    And if you are an Aussie Dev - submit your Apps to our catalogue (for FREE) here: www.developeddownunder.com