Our 5 best new Windows Phone apps of the week
Five apps enter, one app leaves.
We’ve been chanting this all week as we eagerly wait to see which Windows Phone will be the winner. Okay, we might be exaggerating a bit — this week’s 5 best apps are all winners in our eyes. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t want to hear what you think. Last week you chose the newly updated Hyperlapse as the best Windows Phone app of the week, and we can’t wait to see which one you’ll vote for this week. Take a look at what we’ve chosen, give them a try, and use the poll below to vote for your own favorite.
What is it: a selfie app
Why we love it: We admit it, we love to take selfies. And B612 takes our selfie-love to new levels, with tons of cool features that make it fun and easy to get a great photo. With 78 filters to choose from, you can find the perfect one for you by simply swiping. Even better, B612 remembers your favorite filters or lets you select one at random. Other great features include rear camera support, collage shot, timer, and social sharing.
Who it’s perfect for: Selfie snappers
What is it: a Feedly client
Why we love it: FeedLab is a new client app for Feedly, one of the top news aggregators around. To get started reading articles and news from your favorite websites and blogs, all you need to do is sign up for a Feedly account, grab FeedLab from the Store, and enjoy. You can group your feeds into categories, customize article displays, use optimized gestures, and more. FeedLab also offers Live Tiles and Cortana integration.
Who it’s perfect for: Feedly fans
What is it: calling and messaging app
Why we love it: Talkray is popular on other platforms, and we’re happy to join in on the fun. The VoIP app lets you make international calls and send messages for free, optimized for low data usage. Talkray integrates with your contacts list, so you won’t need to bother with adding people. The app isn’t perfect yet and some users have experienced problems, but we’re sure the kinks will be worked out soon enough. In the meantime, give it a try and let us know what you think.
Who it’s perfect for: those looking for a free calling app
What is it: social planning app
Why we love it: Ganiza has been around for awhile, but received a hefty revamp this week that caught our attention. If you haven’t tried it yet, Ganiza is an app that helps you and your friends plan activities. It shows local events and self-created social activities, and lets your group vote on what to do. In other words, no more confusing group messages. Ganiza is cross-platform and free, so if you have trouble rounding up your friends for social activities, be sure to give it a try.
Who it’s perfect for: people with indecisive friends
Perfect Tube (free)
What is it: a YouTube client
Why we love it: Windows Phone fans get a bit passionate when it comes to YouTube clients. Everyone has their favorite. But we think variety is the spice of life, and welcome new clients that enter the ring. Perfect Tube is the latest contender in the YouTube client battle, offering a number of features that might earn it one of those coveted pinned tiles. Designed exclusively for Windows Phone, you can watch, browse, and upload videos on Perfect Tube’s on a clean interface. Try it yourself to see whether or not you love it enough to make a switch.
Who it’s perfect for: YouTube users
Which best new Windows phone apps will you choose? Cast your vote and tell us why you went for it in the comments below.