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    I just ordered my Lumia 900 from Amazon. Will be here on Friday.:)

    Now, what are the must have Apps (free or paid)? I need:

    Weather
    RSS Feed Reader
    Call/SMS/MMS Blacklist
    Stock / Bloomberg
    Checkbook
    Real Time Flight Check (Blackberry Travel type)

    And many other productivity stuffs. I don't need Twiter/Facebook stuffs.

    What apps are your favorit?

    Thanks,
    Tintin
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    The only thing I can say for your list is weather flow for weather. I really like the live tile and the interface is pretty cool for the app itself. Give it a try.
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    I like the Nokia weather channel app.

    I use pulse as my RSS feed reader, I'm not sure about the others.
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    what does the SMS blacklist do? And what's the name of the app? Is it in the marketplace?

    I know dumb questions im still new to the smartphone world
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    I'm still trying different ones, but couple keepers are:

    Flaslight XT
    MyStocks Portfolio
    ConvertIt

    I'll have to look at the other weather apps, but I think WeatherLive is great, even if it loads slowly. The tile is a little dull, but it has lots of features once loaded. The local webcams are neat.

    I have my iGoogle page pinned to the start screen which serves as my IE "app."
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollywars View Post
    what does the SMS blacklist do? And what's the name of the app? Is it in the marketplace?

    I know dumb questions im still new to the smartphone world
    Hi Hollywars,

    I am completely new to Windows Phone. I use Blackberry. Advanced call manager Apps are very useful. They block unwanted calls and SMS without bothering you. When you get a junk call/SMS, just add it to the app's Blacklist and it will automatically block any further massge frm those numbers. These are called Advanced Call Manager apps. I am sure there are many for Windows Phones, but like all apps, I am looking for suggestion for the best. In Blackberry, DDM (Don't Disturb Me) is one of the most popular call manager (in Symbian, it was Nokia Advanced Call Manager or Handy Blacklist).

    Anyone recommend a good one for Lumia 900?

    Tintin
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin123456 View Post
    Hi Hollywars,

    I am completely new to Windows Phone. I use Blackberry. Advanced call manager Apps are very useful. They block unwanted calls and SMS without bothering you. When you get a junk call/SMS, just add it to the app's Blacklist and it will automatically block any further massge frm those numbers. These are called Advanced Call Manager apps. I am sure there are many for Windows Phones, but like all apps, I am looking for suggestion for the best. In Blackberry, DDM (Don't Disturb Me) is one of the most popular call manager (in Symbian, it was Nokia Advanced Call Manager or Handy Blacklist).

    Anyone recommend a good one for Lumia 900?

    Tintin
    WP7 doesn't give developers that level of access to create a blacklist app.
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    Weather - Weather channel app is nice, my personal fav so far.
    Stocks - MyStocks -Live Tile updates, holdings, portfolios. Decent, free, but it does display ads but they are not too intrusive.
    RSS - Using and like Pulse. Used on my Android device and it is good. Also give Newsy a look. More video but they summarize reports from several sources. It is more TV type news but they do a decent job.


    I am new to Windows Phone as well, so these are my picks after about a week with the phone so far. I am sure others with more experience might have better suggestions.
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    If you need a pure google news reader, I can recommend WonderReader. The live tile isn't great, but I like the interface and it can send to Instapaper or Read-it-Later. Speaking of Instapaper, if you have a paid subscription, InstapaperStacks app seems like it works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin123456 View Post
    I just ordered my Lumia 900 from Amazon. Will be here on Friday.:)

    Now, what are the must have Apps (free or paid)? I need:

    Weather
    RSS Feed Reader
    Call/SMS/MMS Blacklist
    Stock / Bloomberg
    Checkbook
    Real Time Flight Check (Blackberry Travel type)

    And many other productivity stuffs. I don't need Twiter/Facebook stuffs.

    What apps are your favorit?

    Thanks,
    Tintin
    Weather - I prefer Weather by Microsoft. Simple, very metro, and fast.
    RSS Feed - I use Wonder Reader. Not free but it's the best Google Reader client that I have used.

    I also recommend...

    AppDeals - Great for finding apps that go free.
    AppFlow - Great for discovering new apps.
    ArkWords- all around dictionary/thesaurus/translator app.
    iHeartRado - Just starting using and I'm very impressed. Has custom stations and real radio stations.
    MixTapes - Great for users of 8tracks.com.
    Network Dashboard - a must for easy access to WiFi
    SkyWallet - Great app for storing passwords and important things. Backs up to your skydrive.
    Stop the Music- Want to get rid of that last track or podcast from showing up on the volume screen. Use this app.
    YouTube Pro- best youtube app.
    Thumba Cam and Thumba Photo Editor- excellent photo apps.
    Thanked by:
    moc426 
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    • Netflix
    • Fandango (for local movie times and related things.)
    • 4th & Mayor or the Offical 4square app (for 4square)
    • Facebook (I don't personally use it much because of the me tile)
    • Weather Channel or AccuWeather
    • Flashlight XT (very good very clean app for use of the LED)
    • Xbox Compaion (if you have an xbox)
    • Tunin Radio (probably the best radio app)
    • Fhotoroom (give very good effects to pictures)
    • Creative Studio (it's in the nokia collection, takes panoramic shots very well)
    • Nokia Drive (personal gps, has offline maps)
    • CNN (it's in the nokia collection)
    • Shop Savvy or Red Laser (comparison shoppin apps)
    • Open Table (reserve seats at resturants while on the go)
    • Sketch Free (turn your photos into sketches)
    • Wpcentral app
    • Calculator Toolbox Free
    • easyRing&Music
    • GasBuddy (helps finding gas and gas prices)
    • Skype (beta)
    • Youtube Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtext View Post
    Weather - I prefer Weather by Microsoft. Simple, very metro, and fast.
    RSS Feed - I use Wonder Reader. Not free but it's the best Google Reader client that I have used.

    I also recommend...

    AppDeals - Great for finding apps that go free.
    AppFlow - Great for discovering new apps.
    ArkWords- all around dictionary/thesaurus/translator app.
    iHeartRado - Just starting using and I'm very impressed. Has custom stations and real radio stations.
    MixTapes - Great for users of 8tracks.com.
    Network Dashboard - a must for easy access to WiFi
    SkyWallet - Great app for storing passwords and important things. Backs up to your skydrive.
    Stop the Music- Want to get rid of that last track or podcast from showing up on the volume screen. Use this app.
    YouTube Pro- best youtube app.
    Thumba Cam and Thumba Photo Editor- excellent photo apps.

    Stop the Music! Thanks for mentioning that!
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    Give Flight Tracker by Shoreline Animation a try. Works pretty well for in-flight tracking.

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    Great List so far. I would add:

    * Open Table (for reservations)
    * SkyManager (easier to manage skydrive)
    * WPCentral (great source for Window Phone information)
    * ReversePhoneLookup (enough said)
    * Ask Ziggy (Seri knockoff. Doesn't work as well but sometimes it shuts up iphone
    4s owners when that brag about Seri)
    ...When you judge someone you tell more about yourself than the person you are judging.
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    I like Feed Reader for RSS
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    Nice list. As far as weather apps go, I like Accuweather because the live tile also shows you the forecasted high/low, not just the current temperature like most weather apps.

    I'll add these:

    Allrecipes (has great little features in addition to just looking up recipes. The "Dinner Spinner" feature will suggest dishes for you based on input from you.)
    Amazon Mobile
    Ebay Mobile
    IMDb
    Tango (for video calls)
    WhatsApp (for cross-platform SMS and MMS)
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    Thanks for the SkyManager tip. Trying it out.

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    So far, the only app I was using on my iPhone that is currently unavailable is the Sonos app to use with Sonos wireless speakers. Other then that, I have everything I need or something that duplicates what I was using previously.
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    Weather flow and my stocks, no need to open an app to check either. Love the live tiles.

    I like carbon for twitter, but rowi is also nice, haven't used others.

    Wordament if you need an addicting game.
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    I personally like WeatherMaster best myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin123456 View Post
    I just ordered my Lumia 900 from Amazon. Will be here on Friday.:)

    Now, what are the must have Apps (free or paid)? I need:

    Weather
    RSS Feed Reader
    Call/SMS/MMS Blacklist
    Stock / Bloomberg
    Checkbook
    Real Time Flight Check (Blackberry Travel type)

    And many other productivity stuffs. I don't need Twiter/Facebook stuffs.

    What apps are your favorit?

    Thanks,
    Tintin
    Use Spending Money over checkbook...much better app!
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    I like Reader2Go for RSS feeds. It integrates with Google Reader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by properbostonian View Post
    So far, the only app I was using on my iPhone that is currently unavailable is the Sonos app to use with Sonos wireless speakers. Other then that, I have everything I need or something that duplicates what I was using previously.
    Did you try Phonos ($9.99) and SonPhon ($1.99)?
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    curbside cusine is awesome!!
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