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26 Best (Must Have) Apps for Windows 10 Mobile

So, you have treated yourself with a new Windows 10 Mobile smartphone lately and here we are with a list of essential apps for your new device. We have categorized these essentials for easy referencing and it is all you need for a jump-start. We know that not everyone has similar apps and games need though, so you can explore our apps & games section after installing below mentioned gems. Here are few recommended links to explore apps once you are done with the games below.

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Device setup & utility Essentials

Transfer my Data:

Grab it for getting data like contact, music etc on your shiny new Lumia from any phone (Symbian, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and others)

Transfer my Data
Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free


For all your cloud needs on the Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile platform. It is an essential app and you will be also backing up all your necessary data for a restore in future to OneDrive along with images that you capture.

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Office Lens:

Very useful when you quickly need to scan and send documents. You will feel the need of having it on your device once you have used it.

Office Lens
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Word, Excel, PowerPoint:

Your productivity won’t suffer on the go if you have these apps installed that allow you to create, edit and share documents on fly.

Word Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
Excel Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
PowerPoint Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Social Essentials

Facebook / Facebook Beta:

Must have, need we say more.

Facebook Beta
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free


The official Twitter app is all-new UWP app now and is near-perfect

Developer: Twitter Inc.
Price: Free


Must have for you professionals

Developer: LinkedIn
Price: Free

Photo sharing Social Essentials


The official Instagram app has just become so much better

Developer: Instagram
Price: Free


Best app for Instagram on Windows Phone

Developer: Rudy Huyn
Price: Free+


Official Vine app

Developer: Vine Labs Inc
Price: Free

Camera Essentials

Movie Creator Beta:

Because it is the best video editor & movie creator app and it’s official too.

Movie Creator Beta
Developer: Microsoft Mobile
Price: Free+

PicsArt :

My personal favorite for Collage making and when the need of editing photos arises.

PicsArt - Photo Studio
Developer: PicsArt Inc.
Price: Free+

Fantasia Painter:

Many vouch for Fantasia painter as the best photo editor app

Fantasia Painter Free
Developer: Nokola
Price: Free

Weather Essentials

MSN Weather:

Very intuitive and simple interface

MSN Weather
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free

Note taking Essentials


The official and must-use app that keeps you connected across devices

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free


One of its kind. Natural Handwriting note taking.

Developer: Steadfast Innovation LLC
Price: Free+

Music and Video

Moliplayer Pro:

Only all-format video player for Windows Phone

MoliPlayer Pro
Developer: Moli Time Technology Corporation
Price: $2.99

Metrotube or MyTube:

Best YouTube experience on Windows Phone

Developer: Lazyworm Applications Ltd.
Price: $0.99

Developer: Ryken Studio
Price: $0.99

Messenger Essentials


It’s all in the name

Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free


It is about eco-system

Skype Preview
Developer: Skype
Price: Free

Facebook Messenger:

You know, you need it

Developer: Facebook Inc
Price: Free


Blog & Blogging Essentials


It’s all in the name after all!

Developer: Fenêtre B.V.
Price: Free

iPress for WordPress:

Bloggers, here is your best Windows 10 Mobile WordPress app

iPress For WordPress
Developer: Global-Soft
Price: Free


RSS Reader & Knowledge Essentials


Flipboard will certainly be on your phone if you have used it on previous devices

Developer: Flipboard
Price: Free

Nextgen Reader:

Best RSS reader for Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile

Nextgen Reader
Developer: Next Matters
Price: Free


Best Wikipedia app for Windows Phone

The app was not found in the store. 🙁 #wpappbox

Links: → Visit Store → Search Google

Special needs


Must have for the commentaholics

Developer: Disqus
Price: Free


This list is certainly flexible and your inputs are welcome!

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  • Victor_D

    Wikipedia UWP is the best Wiki app on W10m.

  • vikramsimha reddy

    ACG player,sofascore

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  • JM

    Open Table app. I use it every week.

  • Maarten Van der Burgh

    Moviemaker doesn’t work on my 950.

  • Joe MacKain

    Missed apps like tubecast, video tuner for light video editing for easy sharing, or for heavy editing Movie maker, lumia panorama (superior to in camera function), lumia selfie (facial detection), ms hyperlapse (time lapse and walking accelerated videos), lumia cinemagraph (short moving videos), Cam scanner (document scanner), Red Laser, shop savvy, Street 360 for street view,

  • Joe MacKain

    In weather there is no better app than the weather channel’s. Beautiful design many apps should try to equal. Air brush, animations, etc. It is full of info, even allergy and skiing conditions. The radar has even a future cast: Not only it tells you current and past like all other services but it gives you a peek in what is to come 4 hours in advance!!!.

  • Michael Fernandez

    IMHO.. I would replace PicsArt with Fantasia Painter.. at least on a 1GB device like the Lumia 640XL Fantasia does an excellent job of photo editing while Pics Art is ‘hang’y and slow

    • Nokola

      Thanks for the support! This is the Fantasia Painter author! We’ve got a new update coming end of this week, see

      • Michael Fernandez

        Honored to have a personal reply from the dev/team of such an awesome app… Being a dev myself have tons of respect for a well done app/program… And Fantasia Painter is surely one.

    • Kamal

      Added Fantasia Painter to the list 🙂

      • Michael Fernandez

        Thanks… glad and exited that a suggestions was accepted…

      • Nokola

        Thanks Kamal! I really appreciate it! Just updated Fantasia Painter with support for 3D objects, high-resolution, and Windows 10 looks. Full info here:

  • sunil

    Can we capture living image on windows 10

  • trnz

    proshot is good camera app

    • Kamal

      Yes, it indeed is, but then we are talking about must haves 🙂


    Its already there, i didnt see it.


    Hey what about audio & video section.Apps like moliplayer & songarc..

  • Kamal

    Yup, we covered that. But that is promotional offer and will last for only one year, once you upgrade.I updated the article and thanks for reminding me 🙂

  • Scout

    Skydrive offers 20G free space these days, not just 7.