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Best Lumia apps - what's in the Spotlight?

Tom Hall Published by Tom Hall Fri, Nov 2

Best Lumia apps - what's in the Spotlight?

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Tom Hall Published by Tom Hall Fri, Nov 2

Extraction: Project Outbreak The Marketplace is naturally my ‘Go to’ place for finding new and popular apps and games when I know what I’m looking for, but today I’m going to look at some of the recommendations that are featured in the Spotlight section. When you’re looking for a game, but aren’t sure what to try, or need that killer app, but can’t quite figure out what it is, the Spotlight can often help. Here’s a few that I found:

Baconit

Cost: Free in the Marketplace
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: Read it, Reddit, done

Baconit - Reddit for your Lumia

If you’re an avid Reddit user, why should you be away from your news feed while you’re on the move? Baconit allows you to continue sharing, learning and giving Karma seamlessly on your Lumia.

Who better to talk us through how Baconit works than Quinn Damerell, the guy who developed the app:

Been using Baconit to get your Reddit fix? Would you vote it up or down?

Extraction

Cost: £0.79/0,99 €/$0.99 (with a free demo) in the Marketplace
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: Zombies, guns, what more do you need?

Extraction - Project Outbreak

I often find the best way to get a feel for the games and apps I’m thinking about trying is to see how others have reviewed them. After all, if they have taken time to leave a review, they’ll probably feel strongly one way or the other.

Chris – ‘very fun and simple shooter’

Thomas (not me) – ‘best game on WP7′

Others, however, said it took ‘ages to load’ and was ‘buggy’.

On balance, I’ll probably give this one a try. Have you tried it? What do you think? Is it really the best game?

Clearer

Cost: £0.79/0,99 €/$0.99 (with a free demo) in the Marketplace
Availability: Everywhere
In a nutshell: Clear that To Do list

Clearer - swipe away your tasks

At first I didn’t understand what this app was all about, or how it worked, until I read some of the reviews. It’s an extremely simple app that keeps track of your ‘To Do’ lists (yes, you can have several different lists – I have work, chores, shopping lists), allowing you to simply swipe tasks away once they are completed (or in your shopping basket in my case). So while the concept of the app wasn’t immediately obvious from the name, things became ‘Clearer’ very quickly.

For a look at the app in action, Jay demoed it for the Lumiappaday series on My Nokia Blog:

Next time we’ll be looking at Health and Fitness Apps, so if you have any suggestions for us, feel free to leave them in the comments, or ping us on Twitter.

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