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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)

Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free


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.

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.

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.

Price: Free+
Price: Free+
Price: Free+

Social Essentials

Facebook / Facebook Beta:

Must have, need we say more.

Price: Free

Price: Free


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

Developer: Twitter Inc.
Price: Free


Must have for you professionals

Developer: LinkedIn
Price: Free

Photo sharing Social Essentials


The official Instagram app has just become so much better

Developer: Instagram
Price: Free


Best app for Instagram on Windows Phone

Developer: Rudy Huyn
Price: Free


Official Vine app

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.

Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free

PicsArt :

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

Developer: PicsArt Inc.
Price: Free

Fantasia Painter:

Many vouch for Fantasia painter as the best photo editor app

Developer: Nokola
Price: Free

Weather Essentials

MSN Weather:

Very intuitive and simple interface

Price: Free

Note taking Essentials


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

Price: Free


One of its kind. Natural Handwriting note taking.

Price: Free

Music and Video

Moliplayer Pro:

Only all-format video player for Windows Phone

Metrotube or MyTube:

Best YouTube experience on Windows Phone

Price: Free

Developer: Ryken Studio
Price: Free

Messenger Essentials


It’s all in the name

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free


It is about eco-system

Developer: Skype
Price: Free

Facebook Messenger:

You know, you need it

Developer: Meta
Price: Free

Blog & Blogging Essentials


It’s all in the name after all!

Developer: Fenêtre B.V.
Price: Free

iPress for WordPress:

Bloggers, here is your best Windows 10 Mobile WordPress app

Developer: Global-Soft
Price: Free

RSS Reader & Knowledge Essentials


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

Developer: Flipboard
Price: Free

Nextgen Reader:

Best RSS reader for Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile

Developer: Next Matters
Price: Free


Best Wikipedia app for Windows Phone

Developer: Rudy Huyn
Price: Free

Special needs


Must have for the commentaholics

Developer: Disqus
Price: Free

This list is certainly flexible and your inputs are welcome!

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