30 Best Windows Phone 7 Apps For Year 2011

Not many people were optimistic about the future of Windows Phone 7 when it was launched, and sure enough, the start to WP7’s smartphone life was shaky, to say the least. However, the interface, and the basic concept behind WP7, is so unique that it was bound to attract a lot of people. Even though it is still way behind iOS and Android in the smartphone race, the metro OS has really come of age with Mango, followed by a growing quantity of great apps added to the Marketplace in 2011. Here, we will take a look at some of the best WP7 apps covered by us during the course of the previous year.

1. Wiz Tiles (Customize Live Tiles and create themes for WP7 Start screen)

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2. TuneWiki (Listen to songs, browse by artists, albums or lyrics and follow people with similar music interests)

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3. Image Map (Edit and view all the data related to your photos, including EXIF data)

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4. FunShot (PhotoBooth-like app for Windows Phone 7, only for Samsung phones)

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5. SoundHound (Recognizes music being played anywhere, also recognizes humming)

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6. Recipe Shows (Video instructions for cooking just about any dish)

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7. Tango (Make free voice and video calls across multiple smartphone platforms)

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8. Foodspotting (Lets you find restaurants, based on what you want to eat)

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9. Stop The Music (A small, handy tweak that clears the volume bar of past music)

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10. Myxer (The ultimate ringtone-finder for Mango)

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11. GeoReminder (Reminds you of a particular task when you are at a specific place)

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12. PuriClub (Add photo frames, stamps and other effects to your pictures)

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13. Traffic4All (Navigon’s navigation app that works through user feedback, letting people know of any hazards on a particular section of a road)

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14. Yammer (A social network for business environments)

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15. Pulse (A beautifully laid-out newsreader, supports custom categories)

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16. WhatsApp (The famous cross-platform messenger)

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17. Tonido (Remotely access files from your computer, stream music from PC to WP7)

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18. AccuWeather (Beautiful weather app, hourly updates, activity suggestions)

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19. IM+ (Cross-platform messaging app with support for a plethora of IM services)

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20. Music Cloud (Allows you to search for and stream songs from SoundCloud)

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21. easyTube (Removed for Google policy violation)

22. I’m A WP7 (A social network exclusive to Windows Phone users)

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23. Calorie Tracker (Lets you keep track of the amount of calories you have consumed each day)

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24. Poynt (Find out every useful place near you with ease)

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25. App Flow (App discovery platform for Windows Phone 7)

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26. Kik Messenger (Cross-platform messenger with a light interface)

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27. 8Tracks (Listen to playlist of songs according to your mood or occasion)

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28. TripIt (A comprehensive travel planner for WP7)

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29. 1App Budget (An app that caters for all your financial record-keeping needs)

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30. Compass VO (Compass app with multiple skins)

Compass VO Rose ThemeView in gallery Compass VO ThemesView in gallery

Of course, there were a lot more apps which came out in 2011, but our list of apps consists exclusively of apps that we covered during the year. Most of these apps are for Mango, and free, however, some are pre-Mango as well. With the Marketplace reaching the 50,000 apps mark, we are hopeful that this year too will see plenty of amazing additions to the Windows Phone app store.

If you didn’t find your favorite app of the year in the list, do tell us about it in the comment section below.

  • Athi2592

    hey tanks.. dats really useul 🙂

  • I like the wiz tiles, I can tile the color according to my priority but the thing is that when I used to select a tile a load time was quite longer because of wiz tile.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, you forgot Fantasia Painter- the #1 top rated app for Oct, Nov, Dec 2011 according to App Flow’s Highest Rated list. Just saying 🙂 Disclaimer: Apart from being the author and directly benefiting from popularizing the app I have nothing to do with it 🙂 hehe Happy new year! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      To be honest, I am a big fan of Fantasia, and its one of the apps which I personally use. However, you don’t see it in the list as we did not get a chance to cover it, and the list only has apps we covered at AddictiveTips. I hope to writw about it some time soon in the future whenever a major update for the painter is rolled out.

      Happy New Year to you too.      🙂

    • Anonymous

      To be honest, I am a big fan of Fantasia, and its one of the apps which I personally use. However, you don’t see it in the list as we did not get a chance to cover it, and the list only has apps we covered at AddictiveTips. I hope to writw about it some time soon in the future whenever a major update for the painter is rolled out.

      Happy New Year to you too.      🙂

  • Terrell3947

    Radio Controlled need to be on there. Its the Pandora app

  • markiz

    Metrotube destroys every other yt app.
    Photo weather live has as nice live tile ass accuweather, but the app itself is much, much nicer.

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  • Justin Pauls

    Flashlight XT – simple, quick to load, and doesn’t blind you with a bright screen. I want to be able to see in the dark, not ( like Flashlight X) see a big bright icon that messes up my vision. 😛

    Weatherbug is my favorite weather app, and Perfect Scan is a fantastic scanner app.

  • Justin Pauls

    Flashlight XT – simple, quick to load, and doesn’t blind you with a bright screen. I want to be able to see in the dark, not ( like Flashlight X) see a big bright icon that messes up my vision. 😛

    Weatherbug is my favorite weather app, and Perfect Scan is a fantastic scanner app.

  • Schosarah

    Check
    out Razor Sharp! It’s a free book, audio book and really scary clever horror
    story. Looks like they are putting out more in the next few months too.  And did I mention free! No ads – nothing!
    Better quality than kindle or ibook! But big downside – not available on
    anywhere else but windows phones.

  • Schosarah

    Check
    out Razor Sharp! It’s a free book, audio book and really scary clever horror
    story. Looks like they are putting out more in the next few months too.  And did I mention free! No ads – nothing!
    Better quality than kindle or ibook! But big downside – not available on
    anywhere else but windows phones.

  • Emma

    I would like more educational apps for children.
    My First Numbers is a great and fun app!

    • Hamza Khalid

      If you have a Nokia Lumia device, “100th Day of School” is a good app for toddlers as well.