Must have apps for your Windows Smartphone. [UAE EDITION]

Must have apps for your Windows Smartphone. [UAE EDITION]

Microsoft Health


They say ‘your health is in your hands’. With Microsoft Health app, it literally, definitely is! The Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone, with its soothing lavender, and easy-to-understand interface is aimed at enabling you to live a healthier life and be more productive in whatever you do. The app allows you to track your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. You can maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, and automatic activity counting, while also enhance productivity with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. What more, you set take notes and set activity reminders with Windows personal assistant Cortana. The app can also be linked to the Microsoft Band.

Skype Qik


Sending texts and photos are passé. With Skype Qik, connect with your loved ones by sending them short video messages. The free video messaging app from Skype doesn’t ask for a Skype account; all you need to do is enter your mobile number, for the app to access your contacts and you are good to go.

With its clean, polished interface, Qik makes it extremely easy to create a group, shoot videos and swap them with just a few swipes. It even lets you erase your video right out of the chat!



4Effects is an interesting app for Windows phone users who have a penchant for photography. Unlike other photo editing apps, 4Effects divides your photo into four parts and allows you to mix and match effects filters. When you first launch the app, you are welcomed by a series of introduction screens guiding you on using the application. Once you have selected your photo, you will have to crop the image so that you can divide it into four quarters. With over 40 different effects available, you can churn the creative wheels of your brain by creating different looking images out of a single image or a single image with different shades.

AC Pirates


From computers to consoles, and now to smartphones, Ubisoft’s massively successful franchise ‘Assassins Creed’ has indeed come a long way. In ‘Assassins Creed Pirates, you get to take on a role of a young and an ambitious pirate-Alonzo, who is eager to take on the fiercest of enemies. You’re tasked with using a ship to traverse the high seas, zone by zone, defeating challengers and enemy naval forces to eventually reach the far corner of the earth. The game features its own theatrical score which simply grows upon you. The graphics are beautiful with great attention to detail and the game brings out the competitive spirit in you.