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It’s time to beef up your Windows Phone. You can do more with that slick design and luscious interface than play Angry Birds (although you can do that too). The Windows Phone Marketplace offers social apps to keep you connected, entertainment so you can find a movie showing near you or just watch one on the go, and aids for shopping, traveling and money management. Your phone is just waiting to make your day. Check out some screenshots below and see slides from your future favorite apps.
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The Facebook app makes it easy to stay connected to friends and family, and share information with them, anytime. Post status updates, upload photos, accept friend requests, and more. You can also try Facebook Chat, which is built into the Messaging app on your Windows phone.
The Twitter app lets you discover what’s going on right now, anywhere in the world, with the official Twitter for Windows Phone app. Tweet, share photos, send direct messages to friends, and check out suggested users and trending topics.
The Spotify app opens up your phone to a world of music. And with Spotify Premium, you can access millions of tracks from the Spotify library, and take your playlists on the go using “Offline” mode: no connection needed. Browse and play millions of tracks, and explore and play your friends’ playlists.
The InstaCam app makes your photos unique by adding one of 23+ filters and nine great frames. Share your pics on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr®, Flickr® and more.
The Foursquare app provides a great way to explore the world around you. Meet up with friends, find places to go, save money with Specials. Plus, with the latest updates, you can enjoy Foursquare support in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean and other languages.
Yelp for Windows Phone helps you search for places to eat, shop, drink and play, whether you’re in your hometown or on vacation. You can also read reviews from an active community of local users.
7. gMaps Pro
The gMaps Pro app offers an automatic re-routing feature, offset auto correction, and current step highlighting. Just search for your destination and decide whether to travel by foot, car or public transportation. You can also download maps for offline usage.
Flixster is the top movie app for watching movie trailers, finding showtimes and reading critics’ reviews. View the top box office leaders, upcoming movies and new DVD releases. Just search for movies by title, and watch trailers for more than 15,000 blockbuster and indie films.
The Amazon Mobile App allows Windows Phone users to quickly search, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Gold Box Deals, and make purchases on Amazon using a simple, yet elegant, interface. To make on-the-go shopping and price comparison even easier, the Amazon Mobile App includes helpful shopping features that allow users to scan a barcode or type a search to quickly compare prices and check availability. Users may also save time by pinning the Amazon barcode scan tile to their Start screen, enabling them to simply tap the tile to take them straight to the barcode scanner.
Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching movies and TV shows on your phone. Get the free app as part of your Netflix membership, and you can instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes on your phone.
11. Bank of America
The Bank of America app helps you take your banking with you. Check your balances, transfer money, and pay bills; and using GPS, you can locate the nearest ATMs and banking centers. To prevent unauthorized access, your personal information is protected by advanced encryption technology.
The BoxFiles for Dropbox app lets you edit your text files and access documents (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.), music, videos and photos. Pin folders to your start screen and copy, delete or rename folders, and email links to any file or folder. The new interface makes this app easier to use than ever.
And There’s More
More great Windows Phone apps to try: Pinspiration, YouTube®, IMDB®, iHeartRadio®, TuneIn® Radio, LivingSocial®, Groupon®, TripAdvisor®, Evernote®, BoxFiles for Dropbox™, Pulse, ESPN ScoreCenter®, ShopSavvy®,GPS ON—Turn by Turn Navigation, Pageonce® Money & Bills, Angry Birds®, Deer Hunter™ 3D, Wordament™, Fruit Ninja®, Monopoly®, Words by Post