Sabtu, 17 November 2012

Windows 8 Smartphone: 5 Apps to Enhance User Experience


After purchasing a Smartphone enabled with Windows latest version (8) one may go on looking for appropriate apps for it. However, one may wonder about its app compatibility but the most interesting aspect about Windows 8 phone is its app compatibility with the older version of Windows (7.5). This makes it easier to find apps that suit your needs. Listed in this article are 5 such apps that will help enhance your experience with your Windows 8 Smartphone. Let us have a look at these apps one by one and understand how these apps are useful.


Super Camera

Ever wondered about an app that will easily help you improve pictures with one touch, if so then download Super Camera. This app enables you in improving pictures with one-touch. You can easily add frames, enhance picture quality, apply effects and other such features to make your picture better. Additionally, while you are still using this application you can simultaneously capture a picture and even animate a photograph. Other things include editing pictures and enhancing the color contrast, giving brightening effects and other such improvements to make the picture appear better. With this app you need not get into sub menus for performing functions but the options are available on the easy to access tray for user convenience. Additionally, you can even add text to the picture without compromising the picture quality.

Connectivity shortcuts

You must be aware of the default functionality of lifetime UI in your Windows 8 OS. This feature is all about navigation through menus and pinning apps on start menu for a quick access. Nonetheless, even a pre-loaded feature like this may fail to include a few things like pinning options from a menu to home screen. Options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, flight mode are just a few to name that any user would want to access quickly. Download an app called Connectivity Shortcuts. As the name suggests, this app is capable of creating a quick access to these programs on the home screen. Additionally, you can customize and pin other program options that are present in the sub menu to be pinned directly on start menu. Go to the option > Select > Pin to start menu, it is as simple as this. After you have pinned these options or shortcuts to these apps the icons for these programs will appear as tiles, this helps avoid clutter.

Bing Maps

The most used functionalities that a user wants are mapping and navigation. You need a reliable mapping system like Bing Maps. This is seemingly the best available application for travel and mapping. Bing has all the features incorporated for a good mapping system that Google maps contain. Additionally, Bing Maps are free of charge service and it allows a user to pin and sync on Dropbox. You can utilize it whenever you want. You will have the advantage of searching places, seeking directions and satellite image of places. Therefore, this pre-loaded app in your Windows 8 system is a boon to travelers and for those who are often out looking for directions for a specific area. Got to Bing Maps > Enter specific area > get directions.

Whatsapp

There are various chat apps available with cross platform functionality but the best option is Whatsapp. This chat messenger is truly a cross platform based chat service that is supportive of BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows. A user can share text based chat, audio/video files and pictures with users across your chat network. After downloading this chat a user needs to register with the phone number that acts as the ID and start chatting. However, you must remember that although this chat service is free of cost you still will need to pay for the data charges as it connects through internet. Interestingly, as soon as you download this app on your phone, this app will identify the contacts that are using this app and the friends who are already connected via Whatsapp. This way you need not specifically add friends for chat. Just go to Whatsapp > Contact > Chat and start chatting.

Appdeals

When you are in search of various applications you might also be on a look out for the best deals available. This also includes looking for apps that are available across other platforms and are compatible to your device as well. Download Appdeals, this will help you look for 1, 20,000 apps. You get the best deal with the latest offers on apps. All you need to do is install Appdeal on your Smartphone and get started with it by following the automitacially-guided steps, remember to follow the terms & conditions laid by the app developers for full utilization of this app. When you are done installing this app you will start receiving message alerts or notifications about the latest app deals.

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