LG may be hot on Android, but we'll still go to bat for them by saying they offer the best free software of any Windows Phone OEM. We covered their Augmented Reality software (Metro Scanner)and Voice to Text earlier, and just a few days ago they pushed out four new solid titles:
- Today - Local weather, forecast, news feed, Twitter and currency
- Weather & Clock - Local weather, "away" weather + clock and world map
- QR Reader - a live scanning QR reader
- Post Note - note + cork-board
While a little slow to load, the apps are certainly gorgeous looking in our opinion. Sure, a Live Tile would have been nice, but we think the Today app beats out Samsung's and HTC's offerings easily. Likewise, the QR Reader with live scanning is certainly great and combined with ScanSearch (live scanning barcode), it's quite the powerful combo. Finally, Post Note just looks real pretty but similar to HTC's Notes.
All can be grabbed for free in the LG app store but only on your LG phone, of course.
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
I'm gonna give that today app a try, see how it works out.
QUESTION - Right now I have Microsoft Tag Reader, QR Reader, Neo Reader, and Scan Search all on my phone. If I want to have the capability to scan everything, do I need all of these? If not, which one(s) should I get rid of, or which ones should I install?
QR Reader and ScanSearch will do most things. But MS Tag is specific for apps and things. Technically no reader "does it all".
i love the Post note, i use it alot at work and comes in handy when u dont have a piece of paper or pin
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