Best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps for August 2013

Best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps for August 2013
Another month, another set of awesome new applications. Android, iPhone and Windows Phone all got some great new apps and we’ve summed them all up below, trying to cover it all - from the trivial alarm clocks to scientifc apps, photography apps and sports.

We can’t help but notice how August marks a time when developers finally start to pay close attention to design and looks of their apps. iOS applications have long set the gold standard, but now Android is also catching up and we have to point out the awesome Timely Alarm Clock app.

There was more than this however, and we have summed it all up below - the best new Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone applications. Make sure to let us know which ones you like and which new ones you have that we did not include - all in the comments below.



1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Why are 4 bing apps on their? Did Microsoft give you some $?

2. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

NO, because these apps are new, helpful and high quality apps!

18. raphz

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

amen to that

4. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

bcuz dey r awwsum in all seriousness... you don't get much more than what they offer for FREE so yeah

3. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I was excited to see Windows Phone listed, and that they started so early meaning a lot. Then they were mostly Bing apps (which are great) but I already have them. MyTube looks good though. Also, more and more apps look like they're designed for Windows Phone, even on other platforms. Very Metro-like. And some users mistakenly call the interface ugly, yet their own OSes are being inundated with it.

5. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

they only hate it because it is MS and not android seriously... these people have so much hate for MS not their bias is ever evident Google and MS could do the VERY SAME THING and only MS will get the flack take for example NSA and prism... you never hear anything about google or apple, they just got a pass... but everywhere you hear something about MS NSA backdoor, spydrive, spyboxone, etc they just want to attack the giant or bully even though google is the most prickish company on the planet.... surpassing apple

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I still hold apple's patent EVERYTHING (even previously made stuff by other companies and individuals) strategy worse than anything google has done yet.

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh com'on! No one is hating on M$ or WP right now so leave it alone.

17. papss unregistered

Other than sadder I mean shatter.. ;)

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I've seen much worse, this wasn't worth going ham over.

6. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That's more like it phonearena! The calculator app is very good.

8. thenerdlyknight

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

I'd also like to point out that the Windows Phone also has the NFL Mobile app that was highlighted for Apple and Android. The article should be updated to include it's link too! Otherwise great stuff, loving seeing the Bing App's mentioned, Bing News and Bing Weather are amazing.

9. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

6tag is better than official Instragram imo :) WP apps are great. I'm very satisfied with my new phone - ATIV S.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Next time they need to use the screen shot feature in WP8 so that the pictures of the WP apps look as good as the iDroid apps.. And, they failed to mention that Inrix is also available on WP.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Personally I think these, with the exception of 6tag, are a poor representation of the best apps on WP.. Try Hipstamatic Oggl, Proshot, Nokia's new Pro Camera app, 6sec, WPCentral, any Rudy Huyn, or Liquid daffodil, app.. OMG the list goes on... And, like it was mentioned before these top quality WP apps are setting a new design direction even for iDroid apps... The WP experience is just absolutely amazing❕

15. papss unregistered

I agree with your list actually. Wpcentral is by far the best app imo

20. Dastrix unregistered

+1 Totally agreed! I'm loving those new apps that are coming out. I really like Hipstamatic Oggl, although I kind of defaulted to Nokia Creative Studio after a while. That's just me though, but the app is great. On a side note, the Nokia Pro and Smart Cam apps rolling out for the Amber update are brilliant! I actually set my default camera app to Nokia Pro Cam!

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

These are just the new ones per-month, not best overall :)

12. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I'm not able to view the slideshow in IE10 on my WP8 device.

19. Dastrix unregistered

You must be doing it wrong then buddy.

21. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

It works for you, then?

27. Dastrix unregistered

Sorry, late reply. Yes, it works fine, but I'm also having the same issue with the buttons. I'm not sure if it happens on all phones.

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Works for my Lumia 925, however I'm still unable to hit "reply" , "report", or "thumbs up" with it before it disappears. Need to get Ray S. on that since he has a 720.

25. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Was going to say about that too. Those buttons appear when the the finger is on the screen, but disappears when you stop touching. There are many quirks with the behavior of IE10 on many sites.

13. papss unregistered

Mobile version my friend

14. papss unregistered

I have to say that I quite enjoy Bing news. Looks amazing and has a great ui

26. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Good to see WP making that list :)

28. mithiljadhav

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

iCountTimer is a new Android app for workouts. Its simple, sleek and handy!

29. sou2050

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 03, 2014

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