On this page, you will find over a hundred of the best Windows Phone apps for all of your mobile needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the extensions and picked only the apps for Windows Phone that we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
Streams music based on your favorite tunes. Free subscription for Windows Phone users.
50,000 stations, 1.2 million feeds from around the world on your phone.
Bypass Zune by managing and downloading podcasts direct to your handset.
Identify songs, lyrics and bios then buy tracks through Zune.
An alternative to Shazam, Soundhound also features social sharing.
Listen to any music with synced lyrics. Get lyrics instantly translated into 40+ languages.
This excellent Windows Phone app lets you find and stream all the best music direct to your phone.
Access a huge library of audiobooks from the web's premium provider of spoken word stories.
Stream Pandora radio to your Windows Phone. Limited to North America, supports album art and background playback.
Enjoy music from YouTube on your phone with this app which downloads videos and rips the soundtrack as MP3
Trouble sleeping? This tool combines 10 basic sounds to help you to drift away on a night.
browse and play the millions of tracks over WiFi or 3G, supports offline playlists and syncs with your PC.
Guide a perpetually rolling ball across 105 action packed levels.
Angry Birds ($0.99)
Kill green pigs with catapults, birds and realistic physics.
Find words in random selections of letters, beat online opponents.
Civilization Revolution ($2.99)
Mobile version of Sid Meier's legendary world conquest game.
Max and the Magic Marker ($0.99)
Cute platform puzzler, draw solutions for Max to escape.
Rocket Riot ($4.99)
Frantic retro-themed shooter, great graphics and soundtrack.
60 games, all free, with online leaderboards for competitive play.
International Snooker ($2.99)
Hugely playable snooker game with rich 3D graphics and tournament mode.
Excellent futuristic RTS with solo and online multiplayer options.
Doodle God ($0.99)
Use fire, water, earth and air to build a civilization from scratch.
Minecraft-esque sandpit with map editor and sharing tools.
Quirky platform/puzzler, striking game design and very playable.
Call of Carlos
Guide Carlos out of the mine and evade the threat of rising lava!
Air Soccer Fever
Air hockey game with multiplayer over wifi and 3G
Command an awesome upgradeable giant robot investigating a lost space base, taking on a range of enemies.
Cracking Sands ($2.99)
Off road racing, done brutal. Weapon-equipped vehicles fight to reach the finish line in first place - awesome!
A top down 3D shooter featuring biologically infected soldiers that you must kill as a Private Military Contractor.
Infinite Flight ($4.99)
Arguably as good as Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Infinite Flight puts you in the cockpit of 13 planes over 2 regions and includes flight lessons.
Final Fantasy ($6.99)
The game that started it all, this is a port of the retro RPG classic.
Retro-style space shooter featuring over 100 levels, 6 upgradeable weapons, over 10 bosses and a bucket full of 8-bit affection.
Texas Holdem Poker
Play cards on your Windows Phone against real players with this free, online club game featuring live chat and fast registration.
A remote device for Xbox 360, enabling you to swipe and tap to navigate the console, use your phone keypad to enter text and enjoy additional content.
Angry Birds Star Wars ($0.99)
Defeat the Empire of Pigstroopers with lightsabers, blasters, the Force and the usual physics. Also includes R2-D2 and C-3PO bonus levels
Players around the world compete on 4x4 grids of letters to find the most words. The fun lasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Doodle Devil ($2.99)
The antithesis to Doodle God, the aim is to work with the Doodle Devil to destroy everything that has been created!
A tower defense take on the popular Radiant shooter, with 9 upgradable weapons and 300 waves of alien attacks over 12 missions.
Dredd vs Zombies
Pretty much what you would expect - Judge Dredd takes on zombies, with a choice of weapons and various equipment upgrades. Great fun!
Contre Jour ($2.99)
A fascinating and unusual game, the aim is to guide Petit to safety, using visually stunning landscape features as portals, slingshots and more.
Rise of Glory ($2.99)
First World War flight simulator pitching you into aerial combat against enemy forces in wooden propeller-driven biplanes. Features a multiplayer mode and storyline.
Little Acorns ($0.99)
Amusing and charming Xbox Live platformer, the aim being to guide Mr Nibbles as he collects acorns across 80 massive levels.
Real Football 2013 ($2.99)
Excellent arcade soccer game with some managerial aspects, allows you to develop quality of team from minnows to champions.
A sort of Red Dead Redemption for mobile, complete with Xbox Live integration to up your Gamerscore.
Modern Combat 4 ($6.99)
Serious FPS for Windows Phone, throws you into the action and challenges you not to get killed.
Mirror's Edge ($2.99)
Free running arcade game, avoid enemies to reach checkpoints by jumping, sliding, running on walls and being acrobatic.
Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books? Wizard's Choice is the highest rated game for Windows Phone and is based on the same principle.
Outdoors and Travel
Run the Map
Record and analyze outdoor activities such as walking, running and cycling.
Check weather across a 10 day period in many cities around the world with this Windows Phone app.
Default choice for Windows Phone will city-centric Live tile updates.
Where Is My Car
Mark your parking location with GPS to find your way back.
Uses gyroscope for motion detection, displays direction and degrees.
Provides monthly weather stats 26,820 cities in 250 countries worldwide.
Augmented reality planetarium Windows Phone app, displays planet and constellation names.
Weather Flow ($1.99)
Combines typical weather options with predictive feature based on previous day.
Useful Bing-integrated weather app with comprehensive data and radar.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Measure duration, distance, speed and calories for any outdoor activity.
Amazing Weather HD ($1.99)
Up-to-date weather produced with style, includes live HD animations, a 7 day overview and location options. Also includes 5 live tile options.
Excellent personal fitness Windows Phone app for outdoor and indoor activities. Enables you to track activities, uses GPS to record time, distance, burned calories, speed and more.
Aims to get you off the couch and running 5 kilometres in just 30 minutes with a 9 week program of training.
The best way to use Google Maps on Windows Phone is with this app, one of the highest rated on this platform. A premium version is also available at $2.49.
Voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation from Nokia for all Windows Phone 8 handsets. An excellent app with great data backing it up.
Nokia's excellent maps service is now available for all Windows Phone 8 devices. Works in 95 countries and is a superb navigation app for on foot.
Stuck in London? This app will help you to identify which line to take to get to where you want to be. It isn't just for tourists!
Photos and Images
Image Map Plus ($1.99)
Recall where you snapped your photos using GPS and localization options.
130 HQ filters on this camera Windows Phone app with editing and social sharing.
Pictures Lab ($2.99)
Add filters, effects crop and rotate photos for the best results.
Finger drawing app, can also edit/manipulate existing images.
Snap and share images with your Flickr account, browse feeds.
Fantasia Painter ($1.99)
Enables subtle image editing, touchups and merges. Powerful.
Morph photos into objects, animate and add amusing voices.
Adds timed delay to camera so you can appear in your own photos!
Snap, upload and browse and download images from Photobucket with your WP.
Turbo Camera ($0.99)
Burst camera Windows Phone app, take as many as 30 fps with each single shot.
Collect your favourite images in stylish collages, with a selection of templates and effects to choose from!
If snapping photos is a problem for you, this app records what happens before you press the camera button and removes camera shake!
With 42 filters, 72 lighting effects and 49 borders, crop, rotate and flip tools and social sharing, this is the closest you'll get to Instagram on Windows Phone.
Create GIFs, add filters and share the results with this versatile app. Includes a range of editing and social sharing options.
If you have any panorama images saved to your phone, TurnMe Panorama uses motion detection allowing you to view the photo as your move around.
Camera Roll Sync
Overcome the shortcomings of Windows Phone photo uploads to SkyDrive and make sure your snaps are permanently uploaded as and when they're taken.
Providing the ability to create 360 degree panoramas from a series of photos, results can be shared and uploaded to Bing Maps.
Some of the best filters you'll find on any smartphone camera app, allows you to preview the filter before you take a photo using it.
The Windows Phone unofficial Instagram client, offering full functionality. This free version is ad-supported, but a paid version is also available.
Scan documents and save as PDF for cloud storage/emailing.
Task list management with Windows Phone Live Tile support
Adds super-fast memo live tiles to your Start screen.
Expenses and account management Windows Phone app, Dropbox and XLS files support.
Movie and cinema listings can be checked and booked with this app.
Free budget management software, supports import/export to Google Docs.
Task management with Outlook/MS Exchange support. Unmissable.
Ultimate note-taking app, voice, text and photo support.
Real-time updates on stocks and quotes with this mashup app.
Prime TV ($0.99)
Never miss a broadcast of your favourite TV show with this tracker.
Designed to handle the most simple or the most complex finances, MoBudget is scalable but also provides hints as to where you might make savings.
Top Task List
Attach your tasks to the Start screen and assign colours and priorities with this elegant task organizer.
Note Plus Free
Easy to use memo Windows Phone app, notes can be locked with a password to deter prying eyes. Note Plus Free also has SkyDrive sync support.
Provides real-time stock quotes, this Windows Phone app is India-centric but provides international markets and live financial TV news.
Can I Stream It?
Been wondering if you can watch a particular TV show or movie on Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc? Can I Stream It? searches and tells you when it is available.
Rather than using a notes app, why not just save your notes as tiles to your Windows Phone Start screen?
Keep an eye on your PayPal balance, send and request money and check recent transactions. Sadly no option to move money to your bank account.
Ultimate lexicon reference, includes content from Thesaurus.com.
Read news, view video clips and get breaking news on your phone.
Mobile business news latest with stock market recommendations and social sharing.
Access Kindle account, sync books and read on your Windows Phone
Slick newsreader with 180 pre-loaded sources and social sharing options.
Nextgen Reader ($1.99)
Google Reader client with social sharing and pin feeds to Start screen.
Periodic Table Pro
Images and details of all elements, plus a training game.
Official app of go-to Windows Phone website with news, tips, reviews.
Official Windows Phone app of popular food site with thousands of recipes to use.
Geek Library ($3.99)
Manages cloud syncronization of eBooks, movies, music and games on your WP.
Probably the best mobile app for IMDb, slick presentation.
Latest news, sport and weather from the popular network.
Browse and share Wikipedia articles in all popular languages.
Wonder Reader ($1.99)
Enables reading of Google Reader feeds from your Windows Phone.
Lindy Comics ($0.99)
Read comic files in CBR/CBZ format stored in your Dropbox account.
Microsoft's replacement for Adobe Reader, this is the best of a bad bunch of PDF readers on Windows Phone.
BBC News Mobile
Provides fast, Metro-style access to BBC News, includes sharing options and voice for listening to the news as you travel.
Pretty much what you would expect - an app for reading manga, complete with various online sources for downloading new comics.
Curated news app, with the contents stylishly presented with tiles and brief descriptions so you know what's happening even if you don't read.
Easily the best Reddit.com reader/client for Windows Phone. Available free, a donation version is also available for $1.99.
Prone to sleeping on trains? Use this to set wake up points.
Manages passwords and account data, with Dropbox sync and 256 bit encryption.
IP Camera Viewer
Access any IP camera in the world, great for home security.
Burglar Alarm Sentry Bot
Detects motion or sound, alarm activated by proximity when armed.
Use Windows Phone to monitor baby with your PC mic and webcam.
Password management app. Best used to securely visit websites and access other online services without having to remember your password.
Search, bid, and win auctions or check progress of items you're selling.
Search Amazon and shop with your phone. Includes barcode price comparison.
Create checklists for shopping, marking off items as you pick them up.
Scan barcodes and find the best deals on Google, eBay and beyond.
Search the Newegg service, read reviews and shop with confidence with this Windows Phone app.
Find great deals in your local area with phone-based discount coupons.
If you're shopping online or off and multiple discounts are offered, use this calculator Windows Phone app to work out your savings.
Thirsty? You needn't be with this app, designed to help you find the nearest liquor stores and off licences to get that party started.
Shared Shopping List
Intelligent shopping list app that can be shared between Windows Phone devices, with support for Live Tiles.
Find and purchase tech, electronics and the coolest gadgets from this curated collection from sources such as ThinkGeek.
Order fresh fruit with your new books thanks to Amazon Fresh, which enables you to place orders and check past purchases wherever you are.
The Home Depot
Browse and shop online at The Home Depot without risking that Sunday morning car parking nightmare.
Social and Communication
Cross platform messenger similar to BBM, send text, images, audio and video.
Text message fun, incorporates and ASCII art generator.
Cross-network IM with Skype chat, Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo! and more.
Local search app ideal for finding restaurants, events, people and gas prices
Official app is the most reliable despite strong competition.
Comprehensive LinkedIn options available, status updates, profiles and messaging.
Text, voice and video calling over 3G or Wi-Fi.Rear-facing camera ideal.
4th & Mayor
Foursquare client to aid in discovering highlights in a new city.
Google Voice Windows Phone app with text and voicemail options for long distance communication.
A great browser that supports text splicing, file uploads and faster browsing speeds via Thunder mode.
TalkBox sends messages with your voice or with text input. Features PTT, photo and location sharing, group chats.
Official app for the popular professional social networking service, offering extended features beyond the native integration.
An extremely easy to use Twitter app, with all of the features you would expect.
Arguably the best Twitter app for Windows Phone, supports photos, multiple accounts, sharing with email and text and much more.
Create Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity shortcuts on the Start screen.
Wiztiles Pro ($1.29)
Create colourful and themed tiles to customize your Start screen.
WP Shortcut Tiles
Range of preset shortcut Start screen tiles for connectivity, messaging and more.
More Start screen connectivity toggle tiles.
Rapid dialling for Windows Phone, avoid using People Hub to call contacts.
Predictive search tool to quickly find contacts and call them.
Enables the addition of connectivity shortcuts to your Start screen as tiles.
Enhances native functionality, adds browsable interface to default cloud storage service.
BoxFiles for Dropbox
Access Dropbox data, share with SkyDrive, share snaps from Pictures Hub.
Displays Dropbox folders, enables reading of PDFs and Office docs.
The most complete access you will get to Dropbox on a Windows Phone, offering view, move, copy and edit, uploading and downloading from and to your handset.
For many, Box is the ultimate cloud storage solution and this official Windows Phone app offers comprehensive access to your data.
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Brings Siri-like functionality, integrates with Yelp and native calendar.
Uses the cloud to translate spoken phrases. Several languages supported.
Translates speech, input text and any text captured from photographing documents.
Uses camera LED flash to provide instant-on lamp with SOS mode.
Useful collection of calculators, tips, mortgage, loan, calendar - 32 in total.
Measure Note ($1.99)
Use your camera to measure length and distance, integrates with Bing Maps.
Control mouse and keyboard, media services and PowerPoint from your phone.
OverDrive Media Console
Download EPUB-format ebooks and audiobooks from local libraries.
The smart calculator for Windows Phone. Includes 5 unique calculators: Basic, Scientific, Programmer, Currency Converter, and Unit Converter.
Unit converter, protractor, spirit level, even a plumb bob are included in this amazing free Windows Phone app.
Do you want to make your own Windows Phone apps but can't afford a developer's licence? Install this and start for free!
Use your subscription to access TV shows and movies on your phone.
All-round YouTube app, remote control, account access, viewing and download.
Upload videos, browse your account and view clips from other users.
Downloads videos in Flash format from many popular websites.
The most elegant way to access YouTube from your Windows Phone device.
Flash Videos ($0.99)
Brings Adobe Flash support to Windows Phone, enabling the viewing of streamed video media at last!
myVideos 3D+ Free
Think Instragram for videos - adds filters, allows viewing of your SkyDrive video content in 3D and much more.
Enjoy movies and TV shows on your Windows Phone for free with 20 new titles added each month.
Supporting Dropbox and SkyDrive, this Windows Phone app allows you to record, organise and set reminders for your personal video diary!
VLC Remote ($1.99)
Remote control your computer's VLC media player, enabling you to skip tracks, launch videos and compatible with VLC on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Action Cam ($0.79)
Dashcam application for Windows Phone. Misses export options, but otherwise reliable and well-designed.
Remote streaming app for the popular Plex media centre software. Stream your music, videos and photos from PC to phone.
One of the most popular mobile apps on any platform, this allows you to upload videos at group events that are then mixed with those of others at the same place.
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