Windows Phone

Top 10 Best Free Windows Phone Apps

It’s undeniably that the number of apps in Windows Phone Store is incomparable with Apple App Store or Google Play but that doesn’t means you can’t find cool apps for your Windows Phone. Although Windows Phone has less than 10% of worldwide smartphone OS market share, there are still a group of fans who love the unique features found in Windows phone. For example, shape-writing keyboard, word prediction, Cortana voice-response digital assistant and more. There are also a huge group of developers who built a lot of useful apps for Windows phone. If you are still using Nokia Lumia 625, Nokia Lumia 830 or any Windows phone, it’s time to check out these top 10 best free Windows phone apps. Well, you don’t need to jailbreak Windows Phone in order to get these apps.

Cool Tiles

Cool Tiles free Windows Phone apps
Try Cool Tiles to customize the interface of your phone in a tile-based format. The tile-based interface is easier to be used especially when you are using one hand. Cool Tiles also allow you to add handy utilities to your interface such as timer, flashlights and more. In 2015, this app gets top ratings in the Windows Phone app store.


Evernote Windows Phone
Compared to the OneNote app that comes with Windows in your phone, Evernote offers a little more features. Other than jotting down important notes with links to websites, you can pin the note to the start screen of your phone. It’s worth to give it a try since there is a free version.


Flixster Windows phone apps
Flixster is an app that tells you which movie worth your time and money. It comes with detail reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, synopsis and box office rankings. It also keep you update about the latest DVD releases. This is definitely the app for movie fans.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8 Airborne
In real life, not everybody is able to buy a few supercars and drive them. However, you can now drive any supercars and race it with Asphalt 8 Airborne in your Windows phone. There is also a multiplayer option for you to challenge other player online. So far, this is one of the best free Windows phone games because it utilizes the sensors and accelerometer in your device.

Kik Messenger

Kik Messenger Windows phone
It works like WeChat, WhatsApp (download WhatsApp on Windows Phone), LINE or Viber. You can send text messages, videos, voice messages to anyone in your friend list. This app doesn’t need your phone number for identification which is perfect for people without a phone number.


Spotify Windows phone
The free version of Spotify allows you to listen to any songs you want at anytime you want. The quality of the music is fantastic and it’s like playing from the original soundtrack. There is an option to pay $9.99 per month for ad-free listening.


Shazam free Windows phone apps
Have you ever heard of a song and wondering what song is that? Shazam is an app that can identify any kind of songs or music. With Shazam installed, simply put your phone’s microphone near to the music you want to recognize. The screen will appear the song name as well as the singer name. On top of that, you can also download Shazam PC version and use on a PC. Alternatively, you can try SoundHound, Tunatic, SongKong or MusiXmatch.


Skype Windows Phone 8
Skype is one of the best free Windows phone apps because you can call any other Skype user who doesn’t has a Windows phone. With Skype, you can call to a PC, Android, Mac, iOS or even Blackberry. See: How to download WhatsApp for Nokia.

Tube Pro

Tube Pro Windows Phone
Tube Pro for Windows phone is like CerCube for iOS 9. It allows you to download YouTube videos and watch it offline. You can also upload videos to YouTube with Tube Pro for free.


Yelp best free windows phone apps
Yelp is a cool Windows phone app that makes your smartphone smarter. It shows you the nearby attractions, restaurant, coffee house and gas station. There is also a built-in map available in this app. This is a must-have free windows phone app if you are travelling to a new city that you have never been.

Editor’s Note: All the previous Nokia phones has now officially become Windows Phones. Nokia Lumia 930 is now officially known as Windows Lumia 930. You no longer see the Nokia logo printed at the back of the phone instead of Windows logo. By the end of 2015, all these phones will be replaced by Windows 10, a powerful operating system that work on computers as well as Windows phones. Lastly, do you have a better Windows Phone app that is free? If you do, recommend it!

Android Apps Android Games

Wandoujia Let You Download Free Android Apps

While you might not even heard of Wandoujia, this China-based Android app store is serving over 200 million Android users worldwide. Wandoujia (known as SnapPea in English version) was founded in December 2009 by an ex-employee of Google, Wang Junyu, with the vision to allow every Android user to collect everything they love into their Android phones, for instance, documents, media, files, music, apps, games, and others. The company aims to use the coolest technology to create the simplest thing that gives Android user the best value. In short, the existence of Wandoujia is to solve any problems occured in the Android market today. Within a few years, Wandoujia has become China’s most sought-after Android app store.

Wandoujia logo
Wandoujia logo

Other than providing free apps and games, this world-leading Android app store makes a smartphone work easier to serve its master. It is the only software that works together with Windows OS and allow you to manage your Android phone from a PC in an uncomplicated way. PC user can download Wandoujia to their desktop and install the program. Wandoujia PC version allowed a user to search for any Android apps he wants and download the app to the PC instantly. The app can be transfer to any Android phones or tablet with a few clicks. Isn’t it simple?

Wandoujia screenshot
Wandoujia Screenshot on Android

Of course it has other reason being the most popular Android app store in China. Two months ago, Wandoujia released its latest video search feature which is currently unbeatable. Users can search for any video, movie, or series and watch it with streaming or they have the option to download it and watch later. All the features are built-in and there is not necessary to download other video player. 99% of common videos can be founded because it combines videos from other famous video databases such as Youku, Sohu, Tudou, and others. Another 1% videos can’t be found are usually homemade videos or memes that is uploaded. Perhaps Wandoujia team is still working on this issue as the alpha version was just released. Most of the apps, games, music, and videos available in Wandoujia are free of charge. It is free to download Wandoujia PC version and the Mac sync app. Almost everything is free on it except some extraordinary app which cost from a few cents up to a few dollars.


While Wandoujia and SnapPea are serving millions of Android devices throughout the country, there is an option to download APK file from the program and install an app to iOS devices through Mac OS X. iOS users will first have to download SnapPea PC version (Wandoujia English version) here and connect both the PC and iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch) together through USB or WiFi, then you can transfer the APK file to iOS device. This process allows you to install an iPhone app manually. It may be complicated for beginners but it is worth to give a try because it you can install a lot of free apps to an iOS device.

Wandoujia and SnapPea competitor in the Android market: 360 market, AppCake, Approb, Kuaiyong, 91 hiapk, Anzhi, Xiaomi,, Gfan, Baidu Market, Tencent myapp, and AppChina.