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Excellent Apps For Windows Phones

the best new apps of July 2014
  • On June 29, 2016

Microsoft has thrown its hat into the mobile ring with the Windows Phone operating system. It is meant to compete with the likes of Android and iOS. However, its late entry into the market is quite obvious given its rather small range of apps for download. This is not to say that people should shun the phones due to the current ecosystem. On the contrary, those who have taken a chance on this OS do have some nice options out there. Most of the most famous apps and game on the other platforms are available here as well. There are also a few that are exclusive or homegrown.

Office Suite

The Windows brand is nearly synonymous with this productivity suite. Mobile phones used to be nothing more than communications devices meant for calls and text messaging. Now they are being used for web browsing and even office tasks. A lot of people depend on their mobiles to write quick notes for school or work. Having Office apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoint on the go helps them immensely in crafting excellent pieces without having to open their laptops. It is much easier, for instance, to type on a phone while in public transport rather than to do the same on a large-screen notebook.

Star Chart

Of course, phones don’t have to be all work and no play. There are plenty of opportunities for idle moments with the device, especially at night when the world slows down a little. You can always point your browser to for entertainment. You may also use these perfect opportunities to bust open the Star Chart on your phone and look at the night sky. The app will contain a beautiful rendering of the sky with the relative positions of the stars, planets, and other heavenly objects. Use it to get familiar with the various constellations. Impress your friends with your knowledge of astronomy. Use this to improve your navigation skills, especially when you’re out in the wild.

Fiction Book Reader

Phones are also quite suited as e-book readers for people who don’t want to carry additional books as they go around. They can always have multiple titles that they can browse in case they find themselves with nothing to do on a trip. It is not as eye-friendly as dedicated digital book readers but they are more convenient as you don’t have to leg an extra device. Fiction Book Reader is one of the better apps of this kind for Windows Phones. It will open all of the usual file types and offer a good interface for the activity.

Caledos Runner

Dedicated runners do not have to fear. There aren’t as many apps here for the sport as there are in Android but the few options available are quite compelling. For instance, there’s the free Caledos Runner which can use the phone GPS to track the route, record the distance, calculate the pace per mile, count the calories, and more. This can be your constant companion on your morning jobs around the park or your weekend trail runs in the mountains.