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Free Windows Phone 7 Apps: Essential Apps

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Want some free apps for your Windows Phone 7? Take a look at this list of great apps — and let the downloading begin.



This app gives you access to virtually everything you might use on Amazon’s Web site, including One-click Purchasing, your Wish List, past orders, and shipment tracking.

Amazon Kindle

Shelling out $140 or $190 for a dedicated Kindle device is hard to justify unless you’re a major bibliophile, but for casual readers, Amazon’s Kindle app is the next best thing.


Arkwords is a dictionary, thesaurus, and language translator in one–it can read aloud the words you look up (albeit in a computer-generated voice).


This app is a good alternative to carrying around those store loyalty cards (or keychain thingies). It has a database of national and regional merchants (with a built-in store locator) and generates virtual cards complete with bar code.

Chess by Post Free

It’s turn-based chess that you can play with a distant friend or a random opponent. Push notifications let you know when it’s your turn. (An available $2.99 paid version banishes the ads.)


With this app you can search for and bid on eBay items, monitor auctions, and share listings via e-mail and SMS.


Although Windows Phone 7 lets you keep tabs on Facebook friends via its People and Pictures Hubs, if you want comprehensive access to the service on the go, you want this app.

Fandango Movies

With Fandango Movies, you can see what’s playing nearby, watch trailers, read reviews, and buy tickets.


If you use Flickr for photo sharing, you’ll want this app to manage your account and upload snapshots directly from your phone.


There’s a paucity of IM apps on WP7 at the moment, but with Flory, you can communicate via Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and of course, with other Flory users.


Notice the rising price of gas lately? This app will tell you the cheapest places in your area to fill up.

GDocs for Google Docs

Accessing Google Docs via mobile IE is a kludge at best. If you don’t need the ability to modify your documents (editing isn’t currently supported), check out this app, which will let you search for and view your documents. You can also download your docs–including all of them in one fell swoop–for offline viewing.


Prefer Google over that Bing thing? Here you go–the only catch is that you can’t replace Bing as the default search engine (i.e the one that comes up when you press the physical search button).

Handyscan Lite

You could “scan” a document without this app by simply by taking a snapshot of it, but HandyScan Lite offers some worthwhile added features such as the ability to rotate and crop images and save multiple pages to a single file. A paid version ($3.99) adds the ability to save documents as PDF and send them via e-mail.

iClickr PowerPoint Remote Lite

This app, along with companion desktop software, lets you control a PowerPoint XP-2010 presentation from your phone via Wi-Fi, and it will also help you track the time spent presenting. It works with the Mac version of PowerPoint and’s presentation software as well. (Limited to 15-page presentations; a $9.99 paid version eliminates this restriction.)


When you just have to look up something about a movie, TV show, or actor, (where have you seen that person before?) there’s no better resource than IMDB.


You’re not taking full advantage of your Netflix account unless you have this app, which streams from your Instant Queue (you can also manage your queue) and lets you resume watching where you left off on another device.

Nite Buddy

Particularly suitable for phones with kickstands such as the HTC HD7, Nite Buddy displays the current time and local temperature /weather conditions and provides an adjustable brightness setting.

Pro Sports Scores

The latest scores, schedules, stats, and TV broadcast info for major league baseball, football, basketball, and hockey in a clear, easy-to-read format, with Live Tile updates to boot.


Like a mental challenge during your down time? Riddler offers 150 mind-benders with hints available if you want them. (Frank Gorshin in a bodysuit not included.)


Seriously, what’s a Windows operating system without Solitaire? This card game offers crisp graphics, one or three card draw, multiple scoring modes, and an unlimited undo feature.

See more Windows Phone 7 apps at Enterprise Mobile Today.

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