So, you have treated yourself with a new windows phone lately and here we are with a list of essential apps and games 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.
Device setup 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)
System Tiles: Add tiles like WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular data, NFC for quick access on Home screen
Facebook / Facebook Beta: Must have, need we say more.
Twitter: The official Twitter app.
LinkedIn: Must have for you professionals
Photo sharing Social Essentials
6tag: Best app for Instagram on Windows Phone
6Snap: Best app for Snapchat on Windows Phone
Vine: Official Vine app
Instagram Beta: Official Instagram app. It isn’t as fully featured yet as 6tag.
Here Maps: The best mapping experience across any platform
Here Drive+: Again nothing comes close to its offline driving experience
Here City Lens: Mapping experience with Augmented reality
Nokia Camera Beta: Because it is the best camera app out there and Beta is available for all WP8 devices.
Nokia Refocus: Because it is about amazing experience!
Nokia Video Trimmer: Because, it is so useful.
Bing Weather: Very intuitive and simple interface
Note taking Essentials
Papyrus: One of its kind. Natural Handwriting note taking.
Music and Video
Nokia MixRadio: For those millions of songs, free mixes and biggest market coverage.
Moliplayer Pro: Only all-format video player for Windows Phone
Metrotube: Best YouTube experience on Windows Phone
WhatsApp: It’s all in the name
Skype: It is about eco-system
Angry Birds Go: It is the latest and it is free to play
Temple Run 2: Because it is awesome and free to play
Minion Rush: Again it is awesome and free as well
Jetpack Joyride: Highly addictive, be-aware
Asphalt 8 Airborne: Best racing game
Wordament: Brain-teaser is your cup of tea, here is the best.
RSS Reader Essentials
Nextgen Reader: Best RSS reader for Windows Phone
This list is certainly flexible and your inputs are welcome!