App suggestions for new Windows Phone user switching from Android
WPCentral forum member, rtojohnny08, is getting a new Nokia Lumia 1520 this week. He is coming from Android and has decided to switch to Windows Phone. He needs help and wants to know what Windows Phone has to offer to replace some of the Android apps that are important to him.
Here are some of the important apps on his Android device:
- JEFIT Pro - workout app
- KeePassDroid - password keeper
- Google Keep - notes app
- Key Ring - holds rewards cards
What apps on Windows Phone do you recommend for rtojohny08 to check out? Head over to the forums to join the discussion and see what others have told him already.
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By Jez Corden
Also I recommend checking out so some of the photography apps we have. One note is a comparable alternative to keep I believe.
If I can't get gamerpoints out of it, it's not worth my time these days :P
2.ever note/one note
Winter ski and ride
Any Bing apps
2. ever note/one note
3. keeper (password) 6sec
Readit or Baconit
Texas holdem poker
OneNote or Evernote for note keeping.
Wallet which is preinstalled will keep your cards.
And no need for a password keeper, WP is way more secure than Android :)
Works anywhere - everywhere Linux, windows, ie, opera, chrome, windowsphone you name it
Mia coach, one note, password manager (backs up everything to skydrive), wallet, etc.,
• 2. LastPass or SecureWord
• 3. OneNote
• 4. FidMe And... TinyDO, Connection Tiles, Voice Memos Lite, Nokia Camera, Photosynth, SoundHound, Xbox Music, MetroTube, Cocktail Flow, StarChart, Run The Map, Bing News, Bing Finance, Bing Translator, Neurons...
And so I'm not way off topic, I'd say must haves are:
Runtastic Pro(since he's the active type)
•"One Note" is a perfect for "Google Keep", it helped me a lot when I switched from android, he can also check Tinydo if he needs a simple clean UI to do app.
•adidas miCoach / 6 Week Training / BodBot Personal Trainer (it's really a taste / purpose thing)
•WPCentral app!! One of my favorites.
•2safe for his passwords
•MyTube the best YouTube app on WP8
•Digitally Imported / SKY.FM Radio / TV Show / CineTube for music and media
•Camera360 / Picsart / Fhotoroom / Photosynth Sophielense HD as the best photography apps
•Bing's Collection of apps (News, Sports, Weather, Finance, Food & Drinks...)
•NBC News, Bloomberg, FlipMag Beta, Phonly for news
•Battery Performance / Insider / Cal Calendar for accessory apps
• Get Them All and wpTorrent for downloads. These are my personal favorites, still, there are tons and tons of great apps on WP8.. I avoided to mention the obvious ones like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Beta. Hopefully this will help a little bit.. Welcome to windows phone 8 buddy!!!
Papyrus for note taking
Runtastic/Adidas micoach for workout
LastPass for passwords
NBA JAM/ Subway Surfers for games
Wallet for rewards
Nokia Camera for ultimate photography
Photosynth for beautiful and interactive panaromas
6snap for snapchat
Warp photo booth for funny selfies
Youtube HD for watching and downloading videos
App Switch for considering some pretty good alternatives from android
FilmONTV for serials and tv shows
2.Sky wallet...password keeper. Its badass and it has a desktop version, backs up all password data to cloud(encrypted). U can access it anywhere just like SkyDrive. I don't know what is do without it.
3 I use one note and again can access it from anywhere( a.k.a across multiple devices)
4 I think wallet for Nokia devices handles the key ring app. Im not sure I would look into it before u take my word for it.
Alpajax (scrabble game) for fun
HERE drive for directions
Paul Thurotts supersite for MS stuff
Advanced English Dictionary
And of course WP central
Password Padlock - Passwords (Has SkyDrive support)
Amazing Weather HD - Weather
OneNote - Note Taking and Checklists
6tag - Instagram
6snap - Snapchat
Nokia Panorama and Photosynth - Panorama Type Pictures
SkyDrive - Cloud Storage
Insider PRO - Settings Shortcuts and Quick Live Tiles, Flashlight, Battery Level/Diagnostic Live Tile, Bing Daily Wall Paper, All Windows Phone Specs Listing...and more!!! (My most used app other than WPCentral...TONS of features!)
(+) Lockscreen Style - Collage Picture App for Lockscreen Wallpapers
WPCentral - haha..you know about this one already!
App Social - Social network for sharing your favorite apps and seeing other peoples favorites
Nokia Camera - Best Camera App!
Facebook Beta (Official) - Better than the Regular version currently
MetroTube - YouTube...just recently updated
Car Stand - Dashboard Hub with speed dial, quick contact link for texting, music player, battery level, weather and more!
HERE Drive - GPS (And all other HERE titles by NOKIA)
Desktop Mode - For use while docking or charging. Displays weather, time and appointments
SBUX - Starbuck Card Payment, Balance Checker and Rewards Points Checker
Pandora and Nokia MixRadio - Music Streaming Service
...any other app replacements that you need...just let me know!
Biggest question - how does WP handle app permissions? Quite simply is why I am thinking of leaving Android, Google has allowed apps to require way to intrusive privacy information in an all or nothing manner. IOS at least lets you decline a permission and still use the app (don't misunderstand, I do not use and am not shilling for Apple products :-)) so where does Windows Phone come in, like Google or closer to IOS model? Thanks for any insight /education anyone might share. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
in april i'm switching from android to windows phone Is Threema in development? i need this app. =/