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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Social Essentials

Facebook / Facebook Beta:

Must have, need we say more.

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

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Must have for you professionals

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Photo sharing Social Essentials


The official Instagram app has just become so much better

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Best app for Instagram on Windows Phone

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Official Vine app

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Camera Essentials

Movie Creator Beta:

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

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PicsArt :

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

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Fantasia Painter:

Many vouch for Fantasia painter as the best photo editor app

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Weather Essentials

MSN Weather:

Very intuitive and simple interface

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Note taking Essentials


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

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One of its kind. Natural Handwriting note taking.

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Music and Video

Moliplayer Pro:

Only all-format video player for Windows Phone

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Metrotube or MyTube:

Best YouTube experience on Windows Phone

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Messenger Essentials


It’s all in the name

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It is about eco-system

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Facebook Messenger:

You know, you need it

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Blog & Blogging Essentials


It’s all in the name after all!

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iPress for WordPress:

Bloggers, here is your best Windows 10 Mobile WordPress app

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RSS Reader & Knowledge Essentials


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

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Nextgen Reader:

Best RSS reader for Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile

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Best Wikipedia app for Windows Phone

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Special needs


Must have for the commentaholics

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This list is certainly flexible and your inputs are welcome!