If you are searching for the best Windows phone apps for 2017 then you have come to the right place. Here you will find the 17 such apps that are all free to download on your mobile device and also serve as utility tool to make your mobile work more smarter like a pro.
Translator is a free app which comes handy in case you are travelling to a country or land where you do not understand a foreign language. It can translate text from 51 languages and voice from 18 languages. More impressive still is its instant translations from images captured on your phone camera: signs, menus and, albeit at a stretch, newspaper articles can be translated on-screen before your eyes. With additional offline support and the ability to save previously translated phrases, Microsoft’s translation app is essential for those doing business outside their native country.
2. 1Password Beta
1Password is a kind of security app that encrypts your account and password entries. It can securely store the passwords for accounts you access on your Windows Phone.
3. Voice Memos
Voice Memos by Creobe is a heavy-duty audio recorder free app. The app enables users to record when their phone screen is locked and includes the ability to geo tag recordings. In the premium version, users can also save recordings as MP3 files, export them to their music library and add images to them. A useful tool for those in need of a better audio app than WP’s built-in one.
4. Microsoft Remote Desktop
With this free app you can view and manage files on your work or home PC from your phone or tablet. Microsoft Remote Desktop allows you to refer back to your desktop PC, find files, or simply access documents from your Windows device, even when you’re away from your desk. You can also stream video and audio, read and edit documents, and take advantage of the app’s multi-touch experience.
5. Office Lens
Office Lens is a Microsoft-developed solution for your digitisation needs. Using the app and your smartphone’s camera, you can capture receipts, whiteboards, business cards, and other documents in a speedy and readable manner. Images are saved to OneNote and can also be converted to Word or PowerPoint files.
6. Perfect Recorder
Perfect Recorder makes it easy to share and save your audio files so that you can focus on what you’re doing by recording meetings or dictating ideas to refer to later. Having a reliable audio recorder and player with playback controls makes it easy to log ideas, dictations, meetings, lectures, or anything else you want to refer to later. With the ability to upload audio files to OneDrive, this app makes sharing and saving your recordings a breeze.
This task management app syncs across your Windows devices for a convenient and up-to-date rundown of everything on your to do list. Live Tile Updates provide reminders on your start screen while expiration dates keep your content relevant. If viewing tasks by priority isn’t quite cutting it, there’s a tag system within the app to give you an alternative outlook.
The Evernote workspace syncs across all of your devices so you can easily switch between tablet, smartphone, and desktop. More than just a note-taking app, create checklists and clip webpages for later reference in one uncluttered workspace. The search tool makes it easy to conduct research and save information without having to worry about how you’re going to find it later. Evernote even has a presentation mode and work chat to make it easier for you to collaborate and share your work with others.
Created by the Microsoft Garage project, InstaNote is a smart way to take audio notes or memos, and assign log references to them. With the app running, users can simply touch their smartphone to turn the last 30 seconds (or more) of recorded audio into its own playable sound clip. This makes it easier to scan through the pivotal parts of a meeting or conversation when transcribing or picking out action points to be acted upon. InstaNote makes your note taking in meetings as easy as a single touch.
A unified communications tool that allows professionals to more seamlessly speak with one another via VoIP calls, SMS, cross-OS instant messaging and more. iTelMobileDialer is the most popular app of its kind for Windows Phone users, with all messaging designed to work over 3G/4G and Wi-Fi and cross-platform instant messaging ensuring you won’t have to worry about co-workers using Android or iOS.
11. AirWatch MDM Agent
A management tool for the company that relies on communication and collaboration, this app can be used with the AirWatch console to monitor and manage all devices across a company. This app keeps track of everything, and is easy to set up and use.
Box offers 10 GB of free storage space out of the gate – that’s currently 8 GB more than competitor Dropbox (2 GB). If that’s not reason enough to use this reliable and, so far, secure cloud storage service, we don’t know what it is. It’s also cross-compatible with Windows 8 and 10. Thus with 10 GB of free storage has the ability to sync your files to all your devices.
By their very nature, calendar apps tender to be pretty straightforward, but with the frequency that we use them only the very best are worth your time. CalendarPro is among the highest-rated scheduling apps on Windows Phone, offering a smart interface and deep integration with Live accounts.
14. Call Recorder
Recording phone calls can keep the focus on your conversations and help you refer back to important details in the future. Play back the file on your phone or upload it to OneDrive to save or share it so that you can follow those important phone calls without busying yourself with note taking. You can even password protect sensitive calls to keep conversations confidential and secure.
A fast and efficient way to keep track of your business contacts, CamCard recognizes sixteen languages and allows you to exchange e-cards with other app users. Simply scan the card using your phone’s camera, then read the information to complete the profile. The card data syncs across smartphones, tablets, and web so that you have access to the information you need when you need it.
16. Adobe PhotoShop Express
Adobe’s PhotoShop Express is without the doubt the most impressive tool for editing photos on a Windows Phone device. As is the case on the Android and iPhone iteration, it features plenty of editing tools to make your picture shine. Crop, adjust red eye, white balance, contrast, noise, tone and much more, it’s a must-have, even if you’re not an avid photographer. All of these actions only require one or two taps of the screen to completely transform your snaps, making it easy for even the novice to use.
17. Adobe Reader
The most popular app for viewing, editing, converting, and sharing PDFs, Adobe Reader allows you to view PDFs straight from emails and more. The app also allows you to view password-protected documents for extra security, convert DOC, RTF, and easily share files and documents between team members.
You can download these best 17 apps for 2017 from Microsoft store all free on your Windows phone and experience the difference.