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Happy Thanksgiving! These are the Windows Phone apps for which we're giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! You can tell a lot about someone from the apps they have installed on their phone. Knowing some of their favorite apps gives you even greater insight into that person. Today we're going to give thanks to the apps on Windows Phone that the team at Windows Central appreciates.

Below you'll find three apps that we're thankful for. Check out some the apps and then head to the comments to list the apps on Windows Phone you're glad to see on your phone! After that, go spend time with your friends and family today. We'll catch you all tomorrow.

Daniel Rubino

Sam Sabri

Mark Guim

George Ponder

Seth Brodeur

Abby

Jon

Paul

It's fun to see the apps my co-workers don't just frequently use, but are thankful for on Windows Phone. Daniel is active on Twitter, so it's no surprise that Tweetium is an app he likes on the platform. Mark lives in NYC, so relying on Uber to get from point A to point B is a good reason for him to be thankful for the app. George is big on photography, which is why he edits and is thankful for Adobe Photoshop Express. HappyCow is a useful app for finding vegetarian and vegan restaurants, so you'll find Seth using it on his Windows Phone. Abby is a newshound, so what better app than MSN News to aggregate content from a variety of sources. Jon plays on his Xbox One every day, which is the exact reason you'll see him using SmartGlass. Paul uses a variety of video apps to get his video fix on Windows Phone.

Overall, a solid list of apps. You can't go wrong with using any of the above in their respective categories. Sound off below with the apps on Windows Phone you're thankful for and have a great day!

136 Comments
  • This is an awesome list! Thanks guys and a happy Thanksgiving to all!!!
  • 1)Photoshop express
    2)All the angry birds(which I got for free)
    3)App social
    4)BBM
    5)Flipboard
    6)office lens
    7)photobeamer
    8)windows central (whoops..got to take it back..sorry!!) ;)
    Happy thanksgiving
  • Ditto that!  I've got one to add - iFunny has given me hours of laughs over the years.
  • Yes.
  • I can't find the free version of tweetium. Where is it?
  • No more free version. $2.99 for the basic features.
  • Hey isn't rich Rich Edmond part of the team anymore??? What about his list??
  • Windows Central
    WhatsApp (hate it or love it, its damn useful.)
    Rap Dialler. Most used by me. So thanks to the developers of these apps.
  • Thanks guys
  • 1) temple run
    2) temple run 2
    3) temple run brave
    4) temple run Oz
    Hahaha jk)
  • Temple run brave??
    I think you are seriously jokin :P
  • I've played temple run brave on my friends phone. Don't know whether its released on the windows phone store.
  • I remember when Sam sabri bum rushed me with 34 laddermen in aoe
  • LOL
  • Lolz haha then burn their bum with a flame tower.
  • Mine:
    Win Central
    Xbox One Smartglass beta
    metroTube
  • Use mytube instead metrotube
  • MyTube kicks ass, I can't go back to MetroTube.
  • Instagram beta
  • Cortana will respond to Thanksgiving themed questions. Throwing it out there.
  • Windows central app. Idk what i would do without this app!
  • MeTweets
    Tubecast
    Music Deals
    Bonus: Music Hub Tile
  • I love Tubecast. Closest to a first-party Youtube experience you find on Windows.
  • Windows Central :-)
  • If i had to pick 3, these are mine
    1- Windows Central
    2- MyTube
    3- Duolingo
  • Doulingo!
    Hahaha you little language learning kid
    Jokin :D
  • Windows Central
    ESPN Cricinfo
    WhatsApp
  • And also mytube. Love it.
  • Windows Central
    MyTube
    9Gag
    6Tag
    Whatsap
    F Messenger
    Lumia Camera
      and on
  • Fucking messenger?
  • Ha!! I saw what you did there.
  • 1) windows central
    2) mytube
    3) WhatsApp
  • P.R.E.M.I.U.M.S. WOWs Apps.Nice article.
  • Windows Central. All day everyday! With a side order of Office and WhatsApp of course. Desert? Duolingo :)
  • My phone would be somewhat boring without Windows Central.
  • Happy thanksgiving everybody!
  • Mine:
    Mytube
    6snap
    WhatsApp
    Wcentral
    Adobe
    Moliplayer
  • +1 for 6snap. I'm basically thankful for Rudy.
  • Hell yeah!
  • Thanx for the list you guyz! Here's to a great Thankgiving everyone!  
  • 1. Tweetium
    2. Converge
    3. UniShare
  • Twitter
    Windows Central
    MixRadio
    If i have to choose these are the 3 Apps..
    #HappyThanksgiving
  • someone answer my question , why microsoft apps in android or ios devices are better than windows phone it is making me bully why whyyyyyyy http://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/FuFIH2hmk8oZTkMJ9k_HyEqLAOA=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/2453890/windowscold1_1020.0.jpg
  • I think u had fallen for the API's used for other platforms.. I just hate android, material designed...? But even i hate them... Ios is better than anything... And windows is far different from other platforms..,
  • WhatsApp Facebook (MS) World Cricket Championship UC Browser Video Player Clasic 6tag Truecaller   Happy Thanksgiving WC peeps:-)  
  • My list:
    1. Rawer (a nice apps so i can open raw files without copy to laptop)
    2. Windows central
    3. Lumia Camera (if only 1020 could record in 60fps :( )
  • Happy Thanksgiving :)
  • OneNote
    MSN News
    Windows Central
    Microsoft Health
  • Candy crush saga must come to Windows store
  • No please
  • As much as I hate that game, for a lot of people it would be good to have it, sadly people at king are a bunch of d@#%#heads
  • It was game I was playing in different title . Just waste of time
  • Whatapp, age of empires, smartglass
  • Age of empires caste siege
    Uc browser
    Hike messenger
    Windows central
    OneNote
    OneReader
  • I forgot OneNote. I use it everyday
  • Caste siege. What.
  • Facebook Messenger
    Whatsapp
    MetroMail
  • Apps I'm thankful for:
    1) Cortana
    2) Microsoft Xim
    3) VLC (to be released on WP)
    4) Tubecast PRO
    5) Surfy
    6) Straw
  • ...and Windows Central too :)
  • Windows central
    Moli player
    Flipkart
    Wikipedia
    Zomato
    HDFC
    IMDB
    Here maps
    Redbus
    Barn story
    Fantasia painter Ofcourse my list is lengthy
  • Duolingo
    Flipboard
    Wunderlist
    Mystudylife
    Music Deals!!!
  • Agreed on Music Deals. The app is not that great, but the deals are crazy good!
  • WCentral
    Whatsapp
    OneNote
  • MyTube
    MyTube
    MyTube
    MyTube
    MyTube
  • MyTube
  • 6tag
    Audio loud
    Beach Buggy Racing
    CBS News
    Duolingo
    ESPNFC
    Fotor
    Gmaps+
    Hill Climbing Racing
    Imagefusion
    Kobo Books
    LinkedIn
    Metrotube
    Nextgen Reader
    OneDrive
    Photostastic
    Run The Map
    Subway Surfers
    Twitter
    Vevo
    WhatsApp
    Zbox
  • Audio loud - ?.....
  • Oops! My bad. Audio loud, happy now
  • X1 smartglass,
    Mehdoh &
    Cricbuzz !!
  • Readit FTW!
  • Surprised Plex is not on anyone's list? I'd love to see a list like this of great or favorite Windows 8.1/RT apps!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all. My favorite apps are Windows Central, mytube, facebook, messenger, fb pages manager pro, Tweetium, Transit Chicago, Xbox one smartglass, and office. Got plenty more apps just don't want to name them all as my favorites.
  • Wincentral
    Metro radio
    Music➕
    Star wars commader
    Happy thanksgiving guys!!!
  • 1. Fhotoroom
    2. MixRadio
    3. 6Tag
    All homegrown Windows apps, guess I can be thankful for that.
  • Many many thanks to the one and only Windows Central app...
  • * WindowsCentral * MSN News * MixRadio * CamScanner
  • Enjoy, thanks for the good work
  • windows central u forgot the heart app of the OS
  • Age of Empires : Castle Siege Asphalt 8 : Airborne WhatsApp
  • Wp central
    Mytube
  • Camera360Pro is full of bugs, how that can be a top 3 is beyond me. Potential, yes.
  • Please share that background image
  • Windows central (yes i'm serious ;P)
    Onefootball
    CastleMine Deluxe
  • Windows central
  • Fhotoroom
    Picsketch
    6tag
    WC
  • 6snap
  • every single day app list Tapatalk
    Pocketfilemanager
    Chronos
    HSBC app
    Mixradio
    Start screen
    One drive
    One note
    Blue skies
    Wpcentral
    Great great app podcast + pro every day
  • Folders is better that pocket file manager
  • Oh man! How could I forget Chronos Calendar +. I think that's at the top of my list.
  • VBA8
    WhatsApp
    UC Browser
    Windows Central
    Moliplayer
  • Telegram Nextgen Reader CloudMesh Onetube Moliplayer Duolingo
  • "Google Mail" Boooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
  • Maestro(preview) use this... Really awesome...
  • 1. Whatsapp
    2. Windows Central
    3. mytube
    4. 6tag
    5. Here Maps
    6. 20 Minuten
    7. MSN Travel
  • Whoa...
  • Instagram beta
    Windows Central
    Facebook & Facebook beta (for me & my wife's acct, lol) These are my frequently used apps (and maybe the most useful ones on my 520).
  • Whatsapp
    Duolingo
    6snap...... ;)
  • WolframAlpha!
  • I'm grateful that I'm finally getting the 925. HUZZAH! :D
  • Mytube
    Geekbyte
    Weave
    Appygeek
    Dead target
    Amazon
    Wells Fargo
    Skyward
    Zappos
    Pappa johns
    Dominos pizza
    Hipstamatic
    Lumia camera classic
    Wikipedia by Rudy Hun
    Lockbuster
    Windows central My fav apps I'm thankful for.
  • Cal
    WolframAlpha
    chronos calendar +
    WindowsCentral
    Tks
  • Ty: Amazing series, beach buggy racing and movie creator beta.
    Happy thanksgiving y'all.
  • Age of Empires Castle Siege
    OneFootball
    Duolingo
  • 6tag YEAHHHHHHH
  • Windows central
    My tube
    Poki
    PhotoShop
    Thank u all
  • I love Windows Phone and here is my list:. Podcast Lounge Nexgen Reader HERE Maps Office Lens Halo: Spartan Assault
  • 6tag
    6sec
    6tin :P
    6snap
    9gag
    AKA Rudy collection :D
  • Happy thanks giving!
  • Windows Central                                                                                                                                               NBC News Weather
  • Hmm.
    1. Tweetium
    2. ProShot
    3. NextGen Reader
    And of course the Windows Central App
  • CarDash
    Here Maps/Drive
    Halo: SPARTAN ASSAULT
    PC Remote Pro
    AllRecipes
    MyTube
    Windows Central
    Pandora
    Package Tracker
    Photosynth
    Nokia Camera
    Xbox 360 SmartGlass
  • I have photoshop express, 6tag, onenote, one drive from this list! Hoping to get tubecast after this comment!!! Thanks Sam for the list!
  • Where does the videos downloaded using tubecast get stored
  • 6tag
    Tubecast
    MyTube
    Uc browser
    WhatsApp
    Music hub tile
  • OneNote
    Poki
    Windows Central :)
  • Agree about Tweetium. Now I can share the news easily using it. Although it's still beta, it's worth the price :)  
  • Happy Thanksgiving everyone....
  • Resuming ​   ​
  • kindle
  • UC browser
    Windows central
    FB pages manager
    Lumia Camera
    WhatsApp
    Temple run 2
    Hike
    Moliplaer
    WordPress
  • I don't have fav apps, I love every good app on WP Store. But if i can be thankful about something, than I am thankful for: 1. Having a WP Device (Samsung ATIV S i8750 on WP8.1.1 Official) 2. Developers - For developing and supporting Windows Phone OS in general. 3. Windows Central - For its existance. I read it more than I read sports news (and i am big on sports).
  • Mine:
    Angry Birds Rio
    Lumia Camera
    Freda
    UC Browser
    Wikipedia
    OneNote
    Iconic
    Runtastic(fitness app)
    Video Downloader for FB
    and many more . . . Windows Central isn't in the list because I recently started using it.
  • Instagram Beta..messed up!! msft you need to do something about it.
  • Office Remote (as PowerPoint remote) ​ ​
  • I thought all those apps are free for thanksgiving!!:(
  • Try reading :)
  • i want all king games
  • Where are you Sam Sabri ...... Photography contest has not reached Windows Central App yet . Am waiting for results and new challenge . Its usual Friday for contest
  • What about 4shot ?!
  • Remote Desktop! ^^^gawd I'm thankful for this app! Also Windows Central and many others...
  • Microsoft làm ơn hãy tối ưu hóa lại các Game / App cho Lumia 730 :(
  • Here are mine:
    OneNote
    Windows Central
    Vieather
    PhotoShop Express
    OneDrive Kind of a mixed bag.
  • 1) ScrobbleMe. This is my #1 most important app, and if ever stops being supported, I will leave WindowsPhone immediately. This app allows me to use a platform I really love, so this app is just necessity. 2) Music Drop. Much like ScrobbleMe, this app keeps me hanging on. With Music Drop, I'm able to enjoy my Windows Phone without needing to connect it to my Mac or to my Linux machine. I don't use a Windows PC, and I don't like the thought of compromising, so I have my Apple pie and I can eat it, too. 3) Music Hub Tile. The third in a suite of necessary music apps, this app, especially now that they found a way to reactivate the live tile, makes using Windows Phone 8.1 an absolute dream on my 820 or my 520. 4) The HERE suites and Deutsche Bahn app for helping my lost ass out. 5) Turtle Blog Viewer, the ultimate Tumblr app on Windows Phone. Puts the official app to shame. 6) WhatsApp/Viber, for allowing me to keep in touch with my American friends. 7) 6Tag. I'm a bit of an Instagram fiend at times. 8) The plethora of choice offered by subscription music services, including Xbox Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Nokia Music, and Deezer. 9) Data Sense. 10) VBA8 and any other emulator that lets me play Pac Man games.
  • So many third party apps, 'cuz official ones are still in beta. Happy Thanksgiving! :)
  • A couple of months ago, I would have agreed about MixRadio as being an app (probably THE app) I'm most thankful for. Not anymore. It's been very erratic in the last two or so months. I'm quite sad about that.
  • Happy Turkey day, you can really tell by this list on who is a gamer, who cant get enough tv and who cant keep out to touch....LOL