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Top Windows 10 Phone Apps For 2017

Updated on March 11, 2017

Unlike android and iOS, which have a number of well-crafted apps for almost everything and anything, you will not find much variety on Windows Store. There is a serious shortage of apps for Windows Phone. However, in spite of this, there are a few good ones which stand out because of their uniqueness and well-developed UI. For this list, we won't be considering obvious apps like News, Mail, Calendar or Facebook which come preinstalled in many Windows devices. So, here's the list of fifteen lesser known Windows Phone apps which you are absolutely going to need on your device.


1. CamScanner

For this, we compared both Office Lens and CamScanner. The later one turned out to be better in every aspect. It not only has fewer bugs but also is much better in cropping the scanned documents than Office Lens. Just like its Android Version, the developers of Cam Scanner have managed to put out a brilliant application for Window's platform too. Your all scanned documents are stored in the cloud and you can access them from different devices. It's however not completely free like Office Lens, but the free version has got all necessary features.

2. Poki for Pocket

Pocket, as you may already know, is the place to save online articles for offline reading. But sadly, they haven't got an app for Windows yet. Here is when Poki comes to rescue. Poki is the best client for pocket available on Store. It syncs with your Pocket account and saves your articles for you to read them offline. The reading view of the app is stunningly beautiful and you can organize your articles by tags.

3. Runtastic

It’s the best fitness app to track your runs, walks, hikes or other workouts. Developers with Runtastic have put up great efforts in making a clean and reliable app for Windows Phone. Both of its free and paid version work very well and without any glitches across all Window's devices. If you are a fitness fanatic or trying to lose weight, this is the app for you.


This app is although not as good as it's Android counterpart, it still works fine once you can get used to it. Unlike its Android version, it cannot open the Wi-Fi on its own here, you'll have to do it manually. It takes some time to get familiar with the application, but one you do that, you are good to go. It can transfer large files to Windows PC or Android devices swiftly and perfectly.

5. Hyperlapse Mobile

'Life moves at its own pace, but your videos don't have to', says its official promotion video. Made by Microsoft, this app is perfect for turning long videos into time lapsed clips. You can either record your own video or import it from your camera roll. You get options to set up the speed of your hyper lapsed videos. We tried this app a couple of times and the results were very smooth running time-lapsed videos.

6. Blink

Blink is also a camera app with a very specific purpose: to capture the perfect moment. With Blink you are able to capture a burst of images, and then it allows you to chose and save the best snap. This is particularly useful when you want to capture someone in the middle of an action. Blink can also make short animations which can be shared to social network directly from the within the application.

7. Photo Story

It automatically creates a small video from your photos. All you have to do is to choose a day, and Photo Story will automatically select the best photos and turn them into a beautiful video. You get to pick up a theme and soundtrack from a preinstalled collection. The app will also allow you to add or remove photograph before finally saving the video to your device.

8. Metrotube

One grim void in Windows Store is that it does not have an official YouTube application. And with Google's attitude towards Microsoft, it's unlikely that we'll get one in near future. But good news for Windows Phone users is that we have got a fantastic unofficial YouTube client and it is pretty good at what it does. It never makes you feel the absence of an official YouTube application. Without a doubt, it is the best app that you will find in the Store to watch YouTube videos.

9. PicsArt

There are many image-editing apps available on Windows Store, but PicsArt stands out because of its uniqueness and a wide variety of tools it offers. PicsArt has tons of fabulous stickers, a whole bunch of beautiful filters, an awesome collection of frames and numerous 'magic effects’, which can change your photographs into magnificent work of art. It truly lets you let you edit, crop and draw on your photos like a pro.

10. Relax Melodies

This is a brilliant application made to help you with falling asleep, meditate, concentrate or to just relax after a busy day. It has an extraordinarily good UI and a vast collection of sweet melodies. You can mix up different sounds according to your own preference and save them to replay later. The app also comes with an inbuilt timer, so you can set it up to stop after a certain period. You can pay for a premium version, which has no ads and a few more melodies.

11. Movie Moments

Developed by Microsoft, this application lets you trim down your videos to small awesome clips. This lightweight video editing tool is surprisingly easy to use. You can also add captions fonts, effects, and soundtracks to your videos; and you get to chose them from a pretty decent collection. The only demerit of Movie Moments is that your videos cannot be longer than sixty seconds.

12. My Study Life

It is a calendar and an excellent time management tool designed specifically for students and teachers. It enables you to keep track of your academic life by organizing your classes, homework, assignments, holidays and exam in a neat calendar. It can work offline but when on network syncs your data to all your devices. It is a lifesaver for students and a must have app if you are in college.

13. Musixmatch

It's a Lyrics and music player. It automatically finds lyrics from its online database and shows it while playing the song. We noticed that almost every time the lyrics are perfectly synchronized with the music and if they are not, which is rare, you could edit it on their website. Apart from this, the app also let you identify songs and purchase music tracks from within the app.

14. What's On India: TV Guide

If you are living in India and loves watching TV, this isn't the app you would want to miss. It covers 700+ channels of English, Hindi, and regional languages and shows there one-week forward schedule. You can even search movies and shows by actor, director or genre, create your own watch list and set reminders.

15. Tile CheckList

It is a clean and tidy to do list application. It lets you create different checklists, give them a name and set up a priority for them. You can pin your checklists tiles on the start screen and tailor them by giving them a color of your choice. The tiles show live titles that are automatically updated as you check off your tasks. It is a good app to jot down to-do lists for your day or to make a shopping list.


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