With its eye catching user interface (UI), and bold tiles, the Windows Phone has surely come a long way. While the mobile OS is still evolving, a lack of killer apps is no doubt its biggest problem.
The Windows Phone store may now be catching up with Google Play, in terms of sheer number of applications available. The Windows Phone store now features more than 300,000 apps and games.
With more and more quality applications and games are coming weekly, we think the situation has changed a lot in a year's time.
That sounds promising; though Microsoft still needs to do a lot more to please users. Perhaps the biggest question remains: "Why should I buy a Windows Phone over Android or iOS?"
Which are the must-have apps for your Windows Phone? Here our top picks.
No doubt, MetroTube app is the best YouTube app for Windows Phone. Since the official YouTube app is missing, we have no choice but to recommend our readers to check out MetroTube. The app is simple and blends well with Metro UI.
Dualshot for Windows Phone is a free application, which let you capture an image using the front and back cameras. Basically, it combines two images and then allows you to add filters to it. Later you can share the image on either Facebook or Twitter. There are as many as 18 filters available for customizations of images.
The official Vine app is now available for Windows Phone. Like the iOS and Android versions, Windows Phone version also allows users to tap and hold their screen to create short and looping videos with sound. Just for the reminder, the widely popular 6-sec video sharing service is free to download.
If you love listening to music, the official Gaana app is the best place to access popular music. Well now you can access and listen to popular music without paying a single buck. The app is neat and very simple to navigate. As usual, you can also login via Facebook and get started; though signing up isn't necessary to use the app.
Uber is, of course, the best Windows Phone apps for renting cars. The app is clean and simple to navigate. All you need to sign up with an email address, phone number and your credit card details, which obviously makes the whole process cashless. Uber is available in key cities of India, including Delhi and Bangalore.