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26 Best (Must Have) Apps for Windows 10 Mobile

So, you have treated yourself with a new Windows 10 Mobile smartphone lately and here we are with a list of essential apps for your new device. We have categorized these essentials for easy referencing and it is all you need for a jump-start. We know that not everyone has similar apps and games need though, so you can explore our apps & games section after installing below mentioned gems. Here are few recommended links to explore apps once you are done with the games below.

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Device setup & utility Essentials

Transfer my Data:

Grab it for getting data like contact, music etc on your shiny new Lumia from any phone (Symbian, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and others)

Transfer my Data
Transfer my Data
Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free

OneDrive:

For all your cloud needs on the Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile platform. It is an essential app and you will be also backing up all your necessary data for a restore in future to OneDrive along with images that you capture.

OneDrive
OneDrive
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Office Lens:

Very useful when you quickly need to scan and send documents. You will feel the need of having it on your device once you have used it.

Office Lens
Office Lens
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Word, Excel, PowerPoint:

Your productivity won’t suffer on the go if you have these apps installed that allow you to create, edit and share documents on fly.

Word Mobile
Word Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
Excel Mobile
Excel Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
PowerPoint Mobile
PowerPoint Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Social Essentials

Facebook / Facebook Beta:

Must have, need we say more.

Facebook Beta
Facebook Beta
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Facebook
Facebook
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Twitter:

The official Twitter app is all-new UWP app now and is near-perfect

Twitter
Twitter
Developer: Twitter Inc.
Price: Free

LinkedIn:

Must have for you professionals

LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Developer: LinkedIn
Price: Free

Photo sharing Social Essentials

Instagram:

The official Instagram app has just become so much better

Instagram
Instagram
Developer: Instagram
Price: Free

6tag:

Best app for Instagram on Windows Phone

6tag
6tag
Developer: Rudy Huyn
Price: Free+

Vine:

Official Vine app

Vine
Vine
Developer: Vine Labs Inc
Price: Free

Camera Essentials

Movie Creator Beta:

Because it is the best video editor & movie creator app and it’s official too.

Movie Creator Beta
Movie Creator Beta
Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free+

PicsArt :

My personal favorite for Collage making and when the need of editing photos arises.

PicsArt Photo Studio: Collage Maker and Pic Editor
PicsArt Photo Studio: Collage Maker and Pic Editor
Developer: PicsArt Inc.
Price: Free+

Fantasia Painter:

Many vouch for Fantasia painter as the best photo editor app

Fantasia Painter Free
Fantasia Painter Free
Developer: Nokola
Price: Free

Weather Essentials

MSN Weather:

Very intuitive and simple interface

MSN Weather
MSN Weather
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Note taking Essentials

OneNote:

The official and must-use app that keeps you connected across devices

OneNote
OneNote
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Squid:

One of its kind. Natural Handwriting note taking.

Squid
Squid
Developer: Steadfast Innovation LLC
Price: Free+

Music and Video

Moliplayer Pro:

Only all-format video player for Windows Phone

MoliPlayer Pro
MoliPlayer Pro
Developer: Moli Time Technology Corporation
Price: unknown

Metrotube or MyTube:

Best YouTube experience on Windows Phone

Metrotube
Metrotube
Developer: Lazyworm Applications Ltd.
Price: unknown

myTube!
myTube!
Developer: Ryken Studio
Price: unknown+

Messenger Essentials

WhatsApp:

It’s all in the name

WhatsApp
WhatsApp
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free

Skype:

It is about eco-system

Skype
Skype
Developer: Skype
Price: Free

Facebook Messenger:

You know, you need it

Messenger
Messenger
Developer: Facebook Inc
Price: Free

Blog & Blogging Essentials

Nokiapoweruser:

It’s all in the name after all!

Nokiapoweruser
Nokiapoweruser
Developer: Fenêtre B.V.
Price: Free

iPress for WordPress:

Bloggers, here is your best Windows 10 Mobile WordPress app

iPress For WordPress
iPress For WordPress
Developer: Global-Soft
Price: Free

RSS Reader & Knowledge Essentials

Flipboard:

Flipboard will certainly be on your phone if you have used it on previous devices

Flipboard
Flipboard
Developer: Flipboard
Price: Free

Nextgen Reader:

Best RSS reader for Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile

Nextgen Reader
Nextgen Reader
Developer: Next Matters
Price: unknown

Wikipedia:

Best Wikipedia app for Windows Phone

The app was not found in the store. 🙁

Special needs

Disqus:

Must have for the commentaholics

Disqus
Disqus
Developer: Disqus
Price: Free

This list is certainly flexible and your inputs are welcome!

Nisha

Nisha is the Managing Editor at WinCentral. She has more than 5 years of experience in covering Tech, Phones and Gadgets. She has also been associated with other well-known Tech sites GadgetOx and Nokiapoweruser. Her motto in life is “work hard party harder”!!

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