50 Best Free Apps for Windows Phone 7: Page 2

Posted December 20, 2010

Eric Geier

Eric Geier

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17) The Weather Channel

Get quick access to current location-based weather, forecasts, and interactive radar maps. You don't have to wait for the next TV newscast—check the weather any time from your phone.

18) Microsoft Tag Reader

With the growth of mobile phones comes new versions of bar codes. Microsoft calls their bar codes Tags, scanable on Windows Phone 7 with this app. Like QR Codes for Android devices, Tags can open a webpage, dial a phone number, or take some other action on the phone. You can find them in businesses, on marketing materials, websites, pretty much anywhere.

19) PhraseMeme Scanner

This multi-format barcode scanner lets you scan all the popular barcodes. Easily compare prices while shopping or scan QR codes on advertisements like Android phones do. See the result and then send to online services, such as Google Product Search, eBay, and Amazaon or share via text message, email, and social networks. The free trial is full-featured, you just have to deal with the nag screen.

PhraseMeme Scanner

20) Netflix

Manage your Netflix account, or start a free trial membership, right from your phone. Search and browse movies, manage your Queue, watch TV shows and movies, and even start where you left off on your TV or computer.

21) Flickr Manager

The photo sharing service, Flickr, already has some presence in Windows Phone 7. You can see Flickr images from your friends who have linked their Flickr and Windows Live accounts. However, if you're a full-fledged Flickr user, you'll want more. The Flickr Manager lets you view and manage your photostream, view your favorites, sets, and tags, and those of your friends. You can even upload photos with GPS positions.

22) Shazam

Next time it's killing you that you can't remember the artist of a song that's playing, just point your phone to the music. This app will detect the song and give you the details. Reminisce over old tunes or discover new artists.

23) IMDb

This gives you the world's largest collection of movie, TV, and celebrity information in the palm of your hand. Look up showtimes, watch trailers, search for actors, view TV listings, and more.

24) 170,000+ Recipes - BigOven

Search and reference over 170,000 recipes. Discover new dishes and access the ingredient list when you're at the store. Plus comment on or share recipes right from your phone.

170,000+ Recipes - BigOven

Social Apps

25) Facebook

Windows Phone 7 already integrates fairly well with Facebook. Installing the app gives you even more access to your Facebook account, including the inbox, messaging and events.

26) Twitter

Are you a Follower and/or Tweeter? Install the official Twitter app to keep up with your friends, colleagues, and celebrities. It even detects your location and can give a map-based listing.

27) Loopt

Similar to Foursquare, discover where are your friends are at and explore local locations. You can send Pings to friends and family, which are text messages containing your location info. Discover the favorites places your friends visit. You can check in to places to share your location with Facebook and Twitter friends.

28) Foursquare

Similar to Loopt, see what friends are around you and discover area businesses. You can also check in to places to share your location, discover where your friends frequent, and unlock rewards as you travel.


29) Seemic

Have one or more Twitter and/or Facebook accounts? With this app, you can view and update all of them via one interface. Tweet and update your Facebook status at the same time. Plus share your location by geotagging your updates and share photos to photo sharing services.

30) WordPress

If you blog with WordPress, this is a must-have app. Write or edit posts, view statistics, and moderate comments, all from your phone. Works with WordPress.com or hosted WordPress version 2.9 or later.

Tools and Utilities

31) Flashlight 7

No flashlight? Just pull out your phone and open this app. It can give you plenty of light in different colors and also comes in SOS, strobe, and police modes. Swipe up or down on the screen to adjust brightness or speed of the strobe or police lights.

32) Send to WP7

Lets you easily send website addresses or text from your computer's web browser to your Windows Phone 7. This is great for sending directions or maps to your phone before running out the door.

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