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September 27, 2015

Our 5 best Windows Phone apps of the week

Another week has passed, and another roundup of new Windows Phone apps and updates is waiting for you in the Store.

You know the drill! We select five of our favorite new apps, updates, and games of the past few days, and you help us decide which of these apps is the best Windows Phone app of the week. Last week you voted for Total Commander, a classic file manager that recently made its Windows Phone debut. Which app will you choose this week? Read on, give them a go, and cast your vote in the poll.

All India Radio

What is it: the official app for All India Radio

Why we love it: This new official app from All India Radio, the national public radio broadcaster of India, aims to deliver “infotainment” and public service broadcasts to Indians both in India and around the world. It offers broadcasts in a variety of languages such as Hindi, Urdu, and other major regional Indian languages. Popular stations such as AIR Urdu, AIR Gujarati, Vividh Bharati, FM Rainbow, and FM Gold are available.

Who it’s perfect for: Indians living abroad

All India Radio for Windows Phone


Outlook Groups

What is it: a business app for Office 365 users

Why we love it: Outlook Groups lets you communicate with your team on the go. You can join discussions, share notes or photos, and collaborate on files. The app lets you work together in a shared notebook on OneNote or Office documents. Naturally, you’ll need an Office 365 work or school account to be able to use Groups.

Who it’s perfect for: Office 365 users

Outlook Groups


FIFA 16 Companion

What is it: a companion app for FIFA 16

Why we love it: EA Sports released FIFA 16 for PC and consoles this past week, and fans of the game will be happy to hear that the companion app for Windows Phone has been updated for the new game. The app has a new look and feel, with a bunch of cool features to add to your gaming experience. You can draft your squad using the app, view TOTW Squad Previews and History, and manage Club items. You’ll need an EA Account to get started, which is free.

Who it’s perfect for: Gamers who love FIFA 16

FIFA 16 Companion Windows Phone


Slack Beta (update)

What is it: an app for team communication

Why we love it: Yes, Slack is still in beta. However, a new feature that many of us have been waiting for has been added this week: file upload. Now you can not only join in on discussions with your colleagues, but upload files using your Windows Phone. What’s next on the list for Slack? According to their changelog, auto-complete for mentions and emoji, Slack commands, and a reactions & emoji picker are among a few of the fun features heading our way in the future.

Who it’s perfect for: people who like access to work info on the go

Slack for Windows Phone


Swarm (update)

What is it: a location-based social app

Why we love it: FourSquare’s Swarm is a fun app that lets you find nearby friends and message them. You can also “check in” at various places and share what you’re doing with your friends. The app recently received an update bringing back leaderboards and mayorships, letting you compete against friends for prizes and the highly-coveted title of “Mayor”.

Who it’s perfect for: active, social people

Swarm for Windows Phone


Five great apps, one tough choice. Use the poll below to let us know which one has earned your download, and don’t forget to tell us what you think in the comments.