10 great apps for Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile
These apps can run on a big screen with keyboard and mouse
Continuum, the feature baked into Windows 10 Mobile, allows you to run UWP apps on a big screen/monitor and use keyboard and mouse, simulating a Desktop-like OS environment powered by your phone. Although the current state of Continuum is far from perfect, the feature works pretty well on my Lumia 950 with a wired Microsoft Display Dock.
Here are some of the most useful apps supporting Continuum right now:
This UWP app allows you to remotely connect to a Windows PC and run Win32 apps in Continuum mode. You are fully dependent on the Internet connection, and a wired Dock is required for lag-free experience, but the Remote Desktop app is a must have application.
Instagram has recently added support for Continuum on Windows 10 Mobile, allowing you to browse and post photos from your desk.
A powerful photo editing tool. You can add filters, adjust settings, create collages, and more. Save the photo to your phone, share it with friends or the PicsArt community.
This is a universal YouTube client for PC, tablet and phone. A really well-designed app for watching YouTube videos. You can switch video quality, sign-in your account to manage playlists and favorites, upload new videos, and more.
A Multimedia player supporting many different audio & video formats. It also supports subtitles – you can manually select the subtitle file.
8 Zip Lite
The free version of the app allows you to extract files from different archive formats. It supports RAR, ZIP, 7z, ISO, and many others. 8 Zip has a paid version if you want to create archive files and access some extra features.
The most powerful app for those who love cooking. It pulls recipes from sources like AllRecipes, Food52, and popular cooking blogs. Yummly has a built-in search engine with many filters for finding the perfect dish – you can filter by cuisine, taste, diet, cook time, technique and more.
Microsoft’s app translates text from 50 languages, and even text captured by the phone’s camera. Voice and offline translations are also supported.
Star Walk 2
Get a detailed glimpse at the stars that changes depending on the orientation of the phone. You can also change the position using the keyboard and the mouse, zoom on constellations, stars and planets.
Blackout for Continuum
This app works only on your phone, but it could be very useful until Microsoft improves the Continuum with Redstone 2 update in 2017. Blackout for Continuum disables the phone’s screen, making it pitch black, so you can save battery while working in Continuum mode. You will also notice that the device is not getting too hot.
Here are some other apps I’ve been using in Continuum mode:
- 9Zen Store
- ACG Player
- Astronomy Hub
- Deezer Music
- Dynamic Theme
- Formula 1
- Lux Meter 10
- Office Lens
- Photo Scan
- Ringtone Maker
- Skype Preview
- TuneIn Radio
- WiFi Analyzer
- all built-in apps