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November 24, 2014

Your Picks: Readers’ Best Windows Phone Apps

Here are some of the most indispensable and popular Windows Phone apps that you have on your Lumia smartphones.

Last month, we shared the 50 best apps for Windows Phone and asked for your feedback on your own favorite apps. We heard you loud and clear: Here are the top 10 Windows Phone apps that you love the most.

6tag (free) 6tag

Reader Aloysius Ting recommends 6tag. One of the most loved and popular Instagram clients for Windows Phone, 6tag lets you snap square photos, upload videos, apply people tags, and much more.

The app offers standard photo filters and sharing options along with a seamless user experience and a friendly interface. The app’s smooth scrolling feature lets you easily view all the images from your friends or followers, leave a comment or even tag them as a “favorite.”

Share your Lumia photos with the Microsoft Instagram community here, Connects community here and finally share your Lumia love here, using #MoreLumiaLove or #ShotOnMyLumia.

Timelapse Pro (free/paid) Timelapse Pro

Reader Hethler De Chavez suggests Timelapse Pro. A handy app for lovers of time-lapse photography, it lets you capture an image at any pre-selected interval you want: from one second to 24 hours.For best results, try to keep your phone as stable as possible when recording.

Schedule the time to start and stop recording and even select the resolution you want the image to be recorded in. Once complete, the photos get compiled into a video and you’re greeted with some great time-lapse images.

If you wish to save the final video or the photos, upgrade from the free version to unlock this feature.

Pandora (free)

Reader code von violetron mentions discovering the unexplored universe of music with Pandora on your Lumia. To use Pandora, log in with an existing ID or create a new account. Create up to 100 stations, and easily switch between favorites

The unique capabilities of your Lumia lets you pin your favorite stations to the Start screen or see what’s playing by glancing at your Pandora Live Tile.

MixRadio (free)

Reader Edward Santos suggests MixRadio for your music needs anywhere, anytime. Say hello to your own personal radio station!

Our homegrown music streaming service comes pre-installed on your Lumia and brings you free, personalized music without any advertising. Listen from existing playlists or create your own mixes. Mark one as a favorite and it can be saved for offline playback.

Toshl FinanceToshl Finance (free)

Thanks to reader Mathews Thomas, tracking expenses and saving money is now much simpler with Toshl Finance.  See at what times in a month that you tend to spend the most, track expenses in any currency, set up a budget, visualize your finances with infographics, and more. In addition, you can export your data and keep away prying eyes by setting up a passcode for access.

Moliplayer Pro ($2.99)

The extra-clear and bright screen of your Lumia is designed in part to make watching videos and movies an absolute pleasure.

As reminded by reader Husain Ujjainwala, Moliplayer Pro is an all-format local video and audio media player. Say goodbye to converting video formats as this app will play any format you throw at it. Also, try the “WiFi transfer” feature; it easily lets you transfer videos from your laptop to your Lumia smartphone.

Fotor (free)


Pointed out by Jason Black, Fotor is an all-in-one photo tool for all your image sweetening needs, from basic editing to special effects to making collages and much more. If you don’t like the default layouts of a collage, you can move them around and adjust the sizes of the images. Once your collage is ready, you can also share them online or save them in high-quality mode so you can print them out.

Flashlite (free)

Highlighted by reader Aakash006Sharma, Flashlite uses your Lumia camera’s powerful LED flash as a flashlight with adjustable frequency via a simple tap or shake of your Lumia. Additional features include a compass and an SOS mode. Adjust the settings if you want to make the app run under lock-screen, or select the camera button to turn on/off.


Catching your favorite funny videos just got easier. As suggested by reader Chay, Tubecast is a Youtube client that lets you view Youtube videos in high definition, high quality or standard quality resolution.

You can pause and resume your videos or opt to playthe sound of a video if your Lumia gets auto-locked. Login to your Youtube account and use all the features offered there (subscribe, watch later, history, my videos, subscribers etc.) with this app. You can also cast your videos on your Xbox.

Shoppers Calculator (free) shoppers calculator 1

Shopaholics, beware! Reader bluechrism highlighted Shoppers Calculator, which tracks everything you buy and gives you the final total the next time you go on a shopping frenzy.  With its calculator-like look and feel, this app comes complete with eight types of discounts and sales tax rates. It’s also easy to add labels to items you’ve purchased.  You can even change the quantity of an item or set a daily budget if you tend to go overboard the minute you see the words “sale” or “discount.”

Happy shopping!