The Windows Phone Store is home to many apps and every day it grows with new submissions. Let’s continue our weekly trend of exploring the top apps available in the Windows Phone Store.
As of June 14th, the top-five free apps are Files, Facebook, Pandora, ooVoo Video Call, and Messenger. The top five paid apps are Download MP3, Background Designer, Theme+, Metrotube, and FLV Player HD. The top-five trending apps are ooVoo Video Call, Pinterest Beta, TED, Forza Football, and Music & Audio.
The top-five free games are Piano Tiles, Extreme Survival Run, Temple Run 2, Don’t Tape on The White Tile, and 100 Balls. The top-five paid games are Doodle Devil, Angry Birds, Cut The Rope Exp, BADLAND, and Sonic CD.
Let’s explore these apps and see if we can find you your new favorite app!
Pinterest Beta (free) – Earlier this week, we were treated to the debut of the official Pinterest app for Windows Phone. But don’t get too excited, the app is just a mobile web wrapper and offers only a few unique experiences. This fact is reflected in the app’s ratings, where many disappointed users left comments like “lazy” and “I waiting for long time a Pinterest official app but I feel a quite disappointed with this version. It’s not different [than] a mobile site version.”
For those that did not know, Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan things you want to do. When you find something that looks interesting, just Pin it! Pins are visual bookmarks that you organize and share the way you want.
The app is available right now and is currently in Beta. This app is currently trending in the Windows Phone Store.
ooVoo Video Call (free) – “With ooVoo you can make FREE video calls, voice calls, and send text messages to easily connect with friends and family. ooVoo is the highest quality video chat app, beating other leading brands hands down. Start a free video call with one person or up to twelve people and experience the best quality video and audio. Over 100 million people are on ooVoo, it’s easy to sign up and add friends,” the app description reads.
ooVoo lets you do one-on-one video calls and group video calls with up to 12 participants as well as instant messaging, and also includes echo cancelation for crystal clear audio. ooVoo is known for offering the best video experience possible even at places with low bandwidth.
This app is currently trending in the Windows Phone Store and is in the top-five free apps list for this week.
TED (free) – “TED’s official app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1700 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added each week) on the official TED app — now for Windows Phone,” the app description reads.
In case you aren’t familiar, TED is an independent, non-profit organization that invites people to share their remarkable stories with others. These stories are made available to all for free on the Web. Earlier this week, the official app for this delightful service arrived at the Windows Phone Store.
Forza Football (free) – “Live scores and push notifications, and video highlights for more than 420 football leagues and cups around the world. As well as being a live score app known and loved internationally, Forza Football is simultaneously changing the face of football by liberating and sharing the collective opinion of fans from all over the world,” the app description reads.
This app is simple and is currently trending in the Windows Phone Store. You can set alerts for your favorite teams, receive detailed and customized push notifications for each team or match you are following, and you can receive quick and accurate updates compared to other football apps. If you are watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this app is the perfect companion!
Music & Audio (free) – “In the Music & Audio, music fans will receive all the features that they require from a Music app. It allows you to search, listen and download lots of songs for free. It also provides an excellent music player. It is quick and convenient,” the app description reads.
This app is also trending in the Windows Phone Store and is a fantastic music player for Windows Phone. The app features various genres of music includes Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rap, Soul, Funk, World, Reggae, Jazz & Blues, Rock, Urban, Metal, Electronic, Classical, Mixtape, audiobooks, learning, storytelling, entertainment. Interestingly enough, you can search for almost any song you want to hear and save it too (utilizing the SoundCloud API).
You can create offline playlists, transfer music to your phone’s library, log in via your SoundCloud account, and much more. Give this app a try and see if you like it.
Stay tuned for next week’s Windows Phone Store app highlights!Further reading: Microsoft, Windows Phone