My Windows Phone 7 Applications

Published on 09 July 2011

The following is a list of the applications that I currently have installed on my HTC HD7 running Windows Phone 7. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of “essential” Windows Phone 7 Applications, but rather a list that I will use for my own purposes (as a gentle reminder of what I have installed in case something ever goes wrong) and which will likely change over time as more applications are found.

Feel free to let me know about any apps that you have that you think that I would benefit from, I always like to hear about new things!

NOTE: If you are interested in how I got the URL’s for the applications listed here, take a look at this blog post here.

MarketPlace Applications

  • ...i’m a wp7! – I have to admit, I haven’t done much with this particular app yet, but it does show a lot of promise. Perhaps, as more people start using it, it will become more useful.
  • Adobe Reader – Not an application that I use a lot, but very handy when trying to read the odd PDF on the phone
  • Allrecipes – I am a terrible cook, but at least this will help me get all the ingredients needed for throwing something together.
  • Amazon Kindle – Thanks to Amazon’s WhisperSync technology picking up your book from where you left off is just a joy
  • Another Level – A very nicely put together app, that is VERY useful!
  • BabelCam – Again, another app that I haven’t had to use yet, but I really like the idea of it.
  • Bing Get Me There – I used this on my last trip to London, and it is an absolute must!
  • British Airways – This is an application that I use a lot, mainly because I don’t fly BA all the time, but it is a very nice sample application of what can be achieved.
  • Cocktail Flow – Like the British Airways application, this is one I use as a reference application more than anything else
  • Currency – Just one of those apps that you should have installed.
  • – Just one of those apps that you should have installed.
  • Dude, WIMU – When the Nodo update was running late, this application was very handy for checking on the status of the update. Let’s hope Mango isn’t going to be the same
  • eBay – I don’t do a lot of eBay shopping, but when I do, I like to keep an eye on my bids, and this helps perfectly with this.
  • Facebook – Typically I use the built in OS functionality for talking to Facebook, but there are some things that it can’t do, so being able to fall back to the full application is always handy.
  • Flickr – When nice application for looking at your photostream and your friends.
  • Gifts – With the run up to Christmas and birthdays, this provides the ability to track what presents you have bought and ideas for others.
  • gMaps – Normally I default to the built in Maps application, however there have been times I have used this, for instance, when trying to get traffic updates.
  • Groupon – Even though they are in trouble just now with the OFT, a handy app to have on the phone.
  • GuestList – I have been playing with this app in order to track the attendees at the Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group meetings. It doesn’t quite do everything that I want, so may be replaced with another Eventbrite application.
  • handyscan – Does exactly what it says on the tin!
  • IMDB – Amazing application, nothing else to say.
  • Jingle Balls – A very simple, yet addictive little application. Perfect for the holiday season.
  • IN+ Networking – The LinkedIn integration on the WP7 isn’t perfect, and this fills the void.
  • LastPass – I am currently “trialling” LastPass across my multiple computers, and having it on the phone is a bonus, also there are some websites that it just flat out doesn’t work with.
  • Love Clean Streets – I really like the idea of this application although I have not yet had the occasion to use it.
  • MY LOVEFiLM MOBILE – Very handy to be able to add items to our LoveFilm lists without having to log into the computer.
  • My Trips – I have been using TripIt for a while now, and this application does an incredible job of bringing down all the information directly to your phone.
  • NextGen Reader – One of the better Google Reader applications out there.
  • Phonealytics – A very good interface into your Google Analytics data.
  • Pocket C# – A cracking example of what can be achieved by an application running on Windows Phone 7
  • rowi – This is now my default Twitter client (over took BirdSong a while back). It is very quick at bringing down the updates to your phone.
  • Shazam – I have yet to get this to actually provide me the name of the song that I am listening to, but I am holding out hope.
  • ShopSavvy – A very good application for finding out exactly how much things cost while out and about.
  • Sky Mobile – Very handy application!!
  • SkyMap – Love it! Not free, but lots of information.
  • SuperTimer – Another app that does exactly what it says on the tin!
  • System Information – Can’t say enough good things about this application. Brings out all the information to one place. I have it pinned to my home screen.
  • appa mundi tasks – Due to the fact that Tasks synchronisation with Exchange is missing in the built in Windows Phone 7 OS, this application is pretty much mandatory.
  • TaxiRoute GB – A very nice sample application, and could prove to be very useful.
  • Telerik Examples – This is a showcase application for the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 7. A very useful resource.
  • Text My Location – A “nice to have” application.
  • TFS Phone Explorer – A very nice idea. Unfortunately, our TFS at work is not publically accessible, so haven’t been able to put it through its paces.
  • TouchDevelop – Has to be seen to be believed!
  • UkSnow – When everyone started using the #uksnow hash tag at Christmas time it was very interesting to see where all the snow was across the UK. Hoping for more snow this year!!
  • WebTone – If you want an MP3 as your ringtone, you need this app.
  • WeightWatch – Keep track of your weight.
  • WikiPanda – A nice little application for browsing through Wikipedia.
  • WordPress – Management tools for this WordPress Blog. Can quickly moderate posts and view stats for my blog without having to fully log in.
  • Yammer – My company has recently started using Yammer as a corporate version of Twitter, and this is a very nice client for it.
  • Yell – You never know when you might need to find someone.
  • YouTube – I have been told that this isn’t the best YouTube application, but for all the time I spend looking on YouTube this application serves it purpose very well.
  • Ztitch – A very nice application that allows you to stitch photos together to create immersive panoramic pictures.


HTC Applications

NOTE: For whatever reason, I can’t find these listed in the Marketplace, so can’t provide a direct URL, however if you go to your phone and click Marketplace, you will then be able to select HTC Apps and find them in there.

  • Attentive Phone
  • Connected Media
  • Connection Setup
  • Converter
  • Flashlight
  • Hidden Wifi
  • HTC Hub
  • Photo Enhancer
  • Sound Enhancer
  • Stocks
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