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November 4, 2014

Enjoy more with “try before you buy”

Log in to the Windows Phone Store and you delve into a world of games and apps, all ready to keep you entertained.

The majority of apps are free to download, while others require you to spend some money–each developer sets the price.

However, thanks to the “try before you buy” feature only available on Windows Phone, you can download many of those apps or games and test them before handing over your hard-earned cash.

Some apps offer full features, whereas some might limit your use. Either way, you can get a pretty good idea whether you want to continue with the purchase or not.

Below, you’ll find some apps that take advantage of the “try before you buy” feature. Download them to check them out with no obligation.

Afterlight – $0.99


If you love taking photos and love editing them even more, you’ll need Afterlight.

With the app’s simple and intuitive interface, you can quickly and easily add any of the 57 customizable filters, add textures, and adjust our images’ saturation, brightness, and so much more.

Tweet It! – $2.99


Billed as a “top Twitter client for Windows Phone,” Tweet It! is a favorite, if the reviews are anything to go by.

This app has a very different look than the official Twitter app, with animations, transparent backgrounds, even a #nowplaying feature that posts the music you’re listening to.

If you choose to continue with the purchase, you’ll remove the in-app adds, sign-in to more than one account and more.

Plants vs. Zombies – $2.99


In this game, a battle as old as time rages between plants and zombies. Well, this may not be your conventional end-of-days scenario, but it’s fun, nonetheless.

Fortify your house with peashooters, walnuts, cherry bombs and more as the zombies approach with one thing on their mind: to eat your brain!

There are thousands more “try before you buy” apps or games in the Windows Phone Store, so don’t let the price tag put you off.


More often than not, an app’s trial version may be more than adequate, but when the time is right, just continue with the purchase to unlock more options.

Do you try before you buy or just jump right in and make a purchase? Let us know below.