[sc:mobile-category ]I’ve had my Windows Phone 7 for just a little while, but I thought I’d give a quick summary of the app’s I’ve installed (and kept) and my thoughts on them (in alphabetical order).
So, I haven’t actually read a PDF on my phone, it seems likely I eventually will. So Reader gets to stay.
While the integration in to the core OS is great, having the standalone app makes sense as some things are easier in the app. Thinks like seeing your upcoming events.
There are a couple of movie apps in the marketplace, but Flixter seems the easiest to use. Some of the other apps try and bury the movie listings several layers down showing instead what they want you to see instead of what you want to know.
How else are you supposed to find out about that 80’s move your watching right now and can’t remember the actor’s name? This slick app will get you your celebrity fix lickity split.
I have a Netflix account, which I use regularly, but I’m not convinced I’ll use it on my phone. It’s here, but it may never get used. We’ll see.
Opera Link for WP7
Opera is my main desktop browser, so this is a no brainer. All my speeddial links and bookmarks right on my phone. Sweet!
Live tile integration, forecasts, multiple locations and radar maps, what more can you want from a weather app. The best of the best as far as I can tell.
If IMDb gets you your celebrity fix, then Wikipedia get your “everything” else fix.
This is another one of those apps I’m not sure I’ll use, but since I pretty much installed WordPress on this site to try out the apps, I guess it will stay for a while.
Yellow Pages Canada
I expect Microsoft and other phone makers to eventually include this kind of functionality directly in to the phone. Reverse lookups, personal and business searches, it looks like the kind of app that will eventually be useful.
So that’s what’s on my phone so far, only two of the apps have made it my home tiles, WeatherBug and Opera Link.