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August 29, 2015

Our 5 best new Windows Phone apps of the week

Ready to discover 5 of the best new Windows Phone apps of the week? Read on!

If you like to stay on top of what’s new with the Windows Phone Store, you’re in the right place. Each week we put together our list of the 5 best new apps for Windows Phone, and with your help, choose one app to reign supreme as the best app of the week. Last week, the popular messaging app Whatsapp earned your vote with a series of new updates that made it better than ever. Which of these apps will win you over this week?



What is it: an app that turns your phone into a point of sale system

Why we love it: eMobilePOS lets you use your Windows Phone for a variety of mobile sales needs, such as retail, hospitality, field service, delivery. You can process credit cards, checks and cash, email/print receipts, control price, and view inventory. You can also work with the payment processor of your choice, track sales with analytics, integrate with products such as Microsoft Dynamics RMS, and more. The app is free, but requires a monthly subscription.

Who it’s perfect for: small business owners

eMobilePOS for Windows Phone



What is it: an app for Latin America’s leading online payment solution

Why we love it: MercadoPago is a popular online payment solution similar to PayPal that is used by many people in Mexico and South America, and now it’s available on Windows Phone. You can send and receive money and pay for goods with your Lumia, as well as set a password to protect your account. MercadoPago is free, and is available in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Who it’s perfect for: MercadoPago users

MercadoPago for Windows Phone



What is it: a fun social polling app

Why we love it: Want to hear what your friends, followers, or even Internet randoms think about certain topics and questions? Straw is an app that lets you poll people on social media or via StrawCast, an in-app function that sends your polls to other Straw users. And now StrawCast has gotten even more handy with #Topics, a new tagging system that lets you find polls that interest you most.

Who it’s perfect for: social people who love to share their opinions

Straw for Windows Phone



What is it: a simple photo editing app

Why we love it: There’s no shortage of fantastic photo editing apps in the Windows Phone Store, but perhaps sometimes you just want an easy-to-use app that does one thing and does it well. Instablurrr is simple app that lets you add blurry edges to your photos. The blur intensity is adjustable, as well as the unblurred area. Sound like something you might use? Give it a try!

Who it’s perfect for: anyone who feels intimidated by complex editing apps



Disneyland Expedition

What is it: an info app for Disneyland Resort

Why we love it: Disneyland in California is a huge place, with tons of attractions and activities. Trying to pack everything you’d like to do and see at the “happiest place on Earth” into one holiday is no small task. Disneyland Expedition can help make your visit happier with useful information such as detailed lists of all available must-sees, official wait times, schedules, menus, and more. There’s even a restroom locator! Be sure to give a try if you’re planning a family trip.

Who it’s perfect for: Families visiting Disneyland

Disneyland Expedition for Windows Phone

There you have it, our picks for the best new Windows Phone apps and updates of the week. Give them a try, cast your vote using the poll, and let us know in the comments what you think.

Image credit: Darren Wood