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March 29, 2015

Our 5 favourite new Windows Phone apps of the week

A new week, and a new group of outstanding apps to try. What did the Windows Phone Store have for us this week?

We think this week’s selection of the best new Windows Phone apps is mighty fine indeed, with a fab five apps that have something for everyone out there in Lumialand. Whether you want to listen to the radio as you enjoy the spring weather or take hold of an unorganized inbox, the Store has you covered. So without further ado, let’s take a look at this week’s top picks.

Taxify (beta)

What is it: an app for getting a taxi

Why we love it: Taxify lets you order a cab from quality companies with one click, choosing based on price or ratings. The app uses automatic location detection so that you don’t need to enter an address, and you can also track your incoming taxi on GPS. The app is currently available only in select cities, most of which are in Finland and the Baltic countries, so check the list of available locations before you download it.

Who it’s perfect for: taxi users in Northern Europe




What is it: a shortcut app for actions you do often on your Lumia

Why we love it: Simplify is a free app that lets you create a tile for things that you do often, such as sending a certain type of text message or sending an email reminder to yourself. The app has 4 categories (calendar, email, phone, and message) which you can select and customize to fit your needs. After creating tiles, you can then pin them to your start screen.

Who it’s perfect for: anyone looking to simplify certain tasks


What is it: the official app for CBS Radio

Why we love it: This free app lets you stream radio stations, with nearly 300 CBS Radio stations to choose from in cities across the US. You can see which songs are playing on different stations, browse artist and station info, check out the latest music headlines, and search the music catalogue. There’s also a sleep timer for those that like to listen to the radio at bedtime.

Who it’s perfect for: music lovers in the US



What is it: a Snapchat-like app

Why we love it: Snapfly works similarly to Snapchat, letting you send images with a specific time of expiration. All you do is take the photo, set a lifespan, send it to your friends or family, and Snapfly will then delete it from your Lumia so that your camera roll can remain uncluttered. The app costs $0.99, but there is a trial option so that you can try it before you buy it.

Who it’s perfect for: those looking for a Snapchat substitute




What is it: an email client

Why we love it: Maestro is newly released email client that includes quite a few interesting features, such as account themes, favorites, multiple accounts, and gestures like “swipe to reply.” The app, which offers support for Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo Mail, currently costs $1.99.

Who it’s perfect for: those looking for an email client



Do you think this week’s selection will make it to your app list? Let us know what you think of our choices in the comments below, or fill us in on one of your own apptastic discoveries from this week.