Toib, eHarmony, BitTorrent Sync and more are your app highlights for the week!

As Windows Phone grows in popularity it’ll become harder and harder to keep track of all the new apps joining the platform. Which is why we like to take a moment on the weekends to look back at the past week of activity in the Windows Phone Store and highlight some of our favorites. We’ll look at new apps and games now available in the Store. We’ll also look at apps that picked up nice updates. And finally we’ll let you know of any new betas you should sign up for. Let’s check out the app highlights for this week!


Toib – We still don’t have an official YouTube app on Windows Phone that users deserve. That’s not too bad since we have some stellar third-party clients. Toib is a brand new YouTube app for Windows Phone that we’re smitten with. It might lack advanced features found in other apps, but this is just the initial version and future updates will make it even better. We’re big fans of the simple, beautiful design. Performance is great as well. Download Toib from the Windows Phone Store. (Trial/$0.99)

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BitTorrent Sync – Looking for a replacement for Microsoft’s old Live Mesh product? Then you’re going to want to check out BitTorrent Sync, now available on Windows Phone. BitTorrent Sync is a way to save and access your files from any device you own, without storing your data on some third-party server. Your files sync directly to your devices without a middleman. You can also send files to friends. There is no limit on file size, which is great if you’re sending a very large file to a client. Best of all? This is all free. No subscriptions. No hidden fees. Just free. Download BitTorrent Sync from the Windows Phone Store. (Free)

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eHarmony – Are you reading this alone right now? Then it’s time to find that special someone to spend time with. Popular dating site eHarmony now has an app on Windows Phone. Don’t worry about this being a half-ass version app either. We checked out eHarmony on Windows Phone and walked away pretty impressed. It does appear to be a fully featured app. You can find support for all major website functions in the app. Create a profile, find matches, view photos of matches and more. Download eHarmony from the Windows Phone Store. (Free/Upgrade options)

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Twickets – Living in the UK and want to get tickets for the next hot event in town? Then you probably use Twickets from time to time. Which is a good thing that there’s now an official app out on Windows Phone. UK-based ticket exchange service Twickets has produced an app to let you get tickets for football matches, comedy clubs, musicals, cinema and more. You can sort by category, date and/or region. Download Twickets from the Windows Phone Store. (Free)

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Podcast Critter – Not exactly a new app, but Podcast Critter is one we haven’t covered before. We recommend checking out some of the great podcast apps in the Windows Phone Store if you aren’t happy with the native podcast support in Windows Phone 8. Podcast Critter is an excellent little podcast app that is packed full of features. You can add podcasts by searching, browsing, RSS URLs, or even OMPL data. Episodes can be downloaded automatically or streamed. If you want a podcast app with a ton of features check this one out. Download Podcast Critter from the Windows Phone Store. (Trial/$0.99)

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Track Runner – There are tons of activity trackers in the Windows Phone Store. Track Runner is one that’s exclusive to Windows Phone and offers some next-level GPS tracking. Just check out some of the reviews of the app and you’ll see plenty of happy users. A recent update to Track Runner adds the ability to live track your run and let friends/family cheer you on. You can now even track the mileage of a pair of your shoes to see how long they last. There’s also new elevation and weather data in the app. All this and they still managed to fix bugs and give the app a redesign. Ready for the cherry on top? Track Runner is now free. No catches or gotchas, just free. Download Track Runner from the Windows Phone Store. (Free)

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Camera360 – We’re actually becoming bigger and bigger fans of Camera360 on Windows Phone with each and every update. The app hit version 2.0 earlier this week and brings a few changes to the mix. You have new textures and light leaks. You can also adjust the strength of the effect on the editing page. And finally, if you want you can pin Camera360 to the Start screen. Download Camera360 from the Windows Phone Store. (Free)

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Evernote – OneNote has been getting all the attention lately, but Evernote is still a great note taking platform. The Windows Phone app was updated to version 4.3 this week with a ton of new featuers. Look forward to digitizing Post-It notes, the ability to automatically assign notebooks, tags and reminders to different colors of Post-It notes and much more. Download Evernote from the Window Phone Store. (Free)

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Boxcryptor – Looking for a way to automatically encrypt your data that you upload to the numerous cloud storage providers out there? Then you’re going to want to sign up for the beta of Boxcryptor, coming soon to Windows Phone. The app works with providers like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, SugarSync and many more. You’ll be able to keep your information and files secure even when you upload them to the various third-party servers out there. Head to the beta sign up page and become a Boxcryptor for Windows Phone beta tester.  


Hexic – Looking for a free way to gain even more Achievements on Xbox Live? Then download Hexic on Windows Phone and Windows 8. The new (and free) game just became available yesterday. Fans of puzzle games shouldn’t miss out on this one. Download it from the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store (opens in new tab). (Free)

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Have any other apps or games from the week you really liked? Sound off and promote them below!

Sam Sabri
  • Wow ! Toib is good, but mytube is better..
  • Yes mytube is better and sounds much cooler to use LOL. Toib sounds like crap and doesn't even hint YouTube.
  • I love love love the animations in mytube !!
  • Being a little harsh maybe?
  • It'll always be about what's better and who/what's the coolest... Welcome to the new age.
  • Dont get me wrong, i always support devs. That's why i wanted to support toib. Just that i was too in love with the transitions in mytube.. Otherwise i would've switched to toib, if just only to support the dev.
  • I think Toib is pretty awesome. I don't use MyTube since Tiob dropped.
  • It was said a huge update for ebay is coming in March. Its the end of the month and nothing is out yet.
  • I am also waiting for this eBay app!
  • "without using storing your data" that doesn't really sound to correct :p but I like the updates!
  • Neither does your comment sound "too correct".
  • Too sounds like to, so it would sound correct out loud :D
  • I just love this kind of posts .. Makes it easy to track almost everything happening in the store. Glad we finally got bit-torrent sync app, makes things much more easier.
  • Bit torrent sync is excellent.
  • I hope you're right. The Android app is BUGGY, and uses about 50 MB of cellular data per day, even if you tell it only to use Wi-Fi. Since WP apps are much more limited about what they can do in the background, I'm hoping that's not the case with BTSync on WP. That all being said, without a proper file system on the device, what can you actually do with BTSync on Windows phone? Can it be uses to sync your music library or pictures? If you sync a folder with documents, can you open them in Office and save them back to the sync'd folder? If not, why bother with BTSync?
  • They mentioned that you can do all that. Infact they have all details with steps on the website too. Sadly i couldn't make the sync start, it just stayed stuck at zero. Shouldn't be a case with everyone though, my bad luck.
  • Endomondo should have been mentioned here. They made their app amazingly stable, smooth and worthwhile with more to come.
  • Mention it under beta i mean.
  • And your check is in the mail
  • I think they posted a full article about it earlier in the week.
  • Yeah they covered all these apps over the last week. This is the highlight. That's why I'm wondering why they didn't mention endomondo. Perhaps the reason may be a low comment count on that particular article.
  • TOIB!!!
  • TOIB maybe good but YouTube HD plays vevo and has capture and upload feature.  
  • I'd be more excited for a plenty of fish app. But that's just me
  • There is one. It just sucks, like the website
  • myTube is better than toib.
  • Still I prefer the YouTube app I made myself. But I like toib
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