With spring just around the corner, it’s no surprise that the best new Windows Phone apps and updates are blossoming in the Windows Phone Store.
Are you as ready as we are for winter to finally be over? Well, thankfully we only have a few short weeks left of the coldest, darkest time of year, and signs of spring are all around us — like all of the fresh new goodies in the Store. This week we’ve found a few lovely new additions for your apps list that can help out with everything from planning your next holiday to passing a little time by expressing your musical creativity.
What is it: a travel app for planning and recording your trips
Why we love it: uTraveler can help you organize your trip or other event by letting you keep track of important information such as routes, notes, expenses, and photos in one place, offline. You can create an offline map with your route and place markers for places you plan to visit, track expenses for things such as food and hotel in various currencies, and share your photos on Facebook.
Who it’s perfect for: travelers
What is it: a weather radar app
Why we love it: The Windows Phone Store has many wonderful weather apps to choose from, but AeroRadar is different. This app by Appfinity, makers of the popular Atmosphere Weather, lets you take weather watching a step further by providing you with HD, newsroom-quality weather radar. Features include over 30 layers, animated radar, various map types and 3D views. AeroRadar costs $1.99 and some features are country-restricted, so be sure to try it before you buy it.
Who it’s perfect for: Weather aficionados
What is it: an app for making music
Why we love it: Music-making apps are tons of fun, and we say the more the merrier. Electro Pad is a super simple app that lets you create electro beats and music on your Lumia, with 36 different sounds to play around with. You have control over the speed, volume, and pitch, so you can get those beats exactly how you want them. After your music is made, you can replay or export to SoundCloud.
Who it’s perfect for: music lovers
What is it: an unofficial companion app for OneNote
Why we love it: Pinmore does exactly what its title suggests and lets you pin more things from OneNote. Now you can pin notebook and section tiles to the start screen, and create new notebooks and new sections in notebooks, making it faster and easier to directly open specific notebooks. Tile text is customizable, and the app supports transparent tiles as well. Pinmore costs .99 cents, but there is an option to test it first.
Who it’s perfect for: OneNote addicts
What is it: the popular third-party Instagram app
Why we love it: 6tag is a favorite of Lumia-loving Instagramers around the world, and it we’re excited about the many updates the app has been getting in the past week or so. The update to 4.0 brought fantastic new features such as 5 new filters and the ability to edit your posts, and four additional updates since 4.0 have given us improved cropping, support for special characters, support for four more Lumias (435/530/532/535), and a refresh button, just to name a few.
Who it’s perfect for: Instagramers
Did these five apps put a spring in your step? Let us know what you think below, and as always, share some of your own Windows Phone Store discoveries from this week.
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