My favorite Windows Phone Apps, Part 1

Posted on February 2, 2012


As I mentioned before, there are 16 categories for apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace.  For this week, I will feature my top favorite for the first 8 categories.

Magic Black Ballentertainment: Magic Black Ball.

Curious what the future holds? Ask the Magic Black Ball – similar to the magical toy we all used to play with as a kid.




Lumia Musicmusic + video: Lumia Music.

Don’t keep staring at album art when you’re playing music. You deserve to see stunning visuals. This app provides Lumia stunning visuals when it hears music or nearby sounds… Its amazing visuals can keep you entertained while listening to music, and will keep people staring at your phone.

The trial is ad supported with full functionality.

MetroMarqueetools + productivity: MetroMarquee.

MetroMarquee is a fun tool for showing text to somebody with your phone.





lifestyle: Allrecipes. Dinner Spinner is a fun and useful recipe app from the world’s #1 food site, delivering thousands of our members’ favorite quick and easy recipes to your Windows Phone device.

It’s FREE! Thousands of top-rated recipes – each featuring photos and reviews from our community of millions of home cooks – right in the palm of your hand! Plus, time-saving recipe tips from Members and their ideas for recipe variations that help to eliminate any guesswork!

It’s EASY & FUN! Dinner Spinner lets you be a picky eater or come hungry for ideas:

• Choose by Dish: Appetizers, drinks, main dishes, side dishes, desserts—the list goes on!

• Choose by Ingredient: Search for what you have on hand or what you are looking to buy.

• Choose by Desired “Ready In” Time: from recipes in under 20 minutes to all-day slow cooker dishes.

SHARE RECIPES! Post to Facebook, tweet to Twitter, or email your favorite recipes to friends. Go ahead—give it a spin!

PIN the app to your home screen to get daily recipe push notifications.

Choose your favorite food category to get new recipes from that collection every day.

Pick your own background!

Visit us at for more great recipes and helpful tools.

Touch Fireworkskids + familyTouch Fireworks.

Pass the time, distract yourself or your kids with this quick loading fireworks app. Everytime you touch the screen a new unique fireworks explosion will happen.

*1.5 Added bloom effect
1.4 Added multi-touch
1.3 Fixed small bug, showing version number at start
1.2 Added subtle sound FX (not working for all phones).

Weathernews + weather.  Weather.  Take your weather experience to the next level with The Weather Channel® for Windows Phone 7.  Full-screen interactive maps, facebook & email sharing, live-tile, local video and more. And with hourly, 36-hour and 10-day forecasts, you can use this app to plan all of your outdoor activities.  Take the weather with you.


MMDA Traffic Navigatortravel + navigation: MMDA Traffic Navigator.

“Kamusta ang traffic sa tuwid na daan?”

★ Navigate your way through Metro Manila traffic
★ View the traffic situation in System, Map or Line View
★ Includes EDSA, C5, SLEX, Roxas Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Katipunan, Espana, & Quezon Ave.
★ View problem areas so you can avoid them
★ MMDA FAQs built-in for your guidance
★ Includes MMDA Directory

The MMDA allows you to view Metro Manila’s traffic situation in an easy to use and convenient app. The app also contains MMDA’s FAQs for easy reference on the road. The full MMDA office directory is also included.

Stopwatchhealth + fitness: Stopwatch.

With version 5.1, the most popular Stopwatch application on Windows Phone just got even better!

Designed for Windows Phone 7.5, the Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1 allows you to effortlessly switch between applications while ensuring millisecond precision. Save events on your phone and then send the elapsed time and associated laps by email or text message.

Resume existing stopwatch sessions by simply clicking the application live tile again!

Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1 places you in control, allowing you to disable the operating system lock screen while timing events, disable the reset warning, change the background image, or disable the background entirely.

Update 12/7/2011

Windows Phone Stopwatch 5.1 was published to the marketplace today to resolve an issue that occurred during the update from version 4.6 to 5.0.

Happy downloading everyone!  🙂

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