Best new iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps of September 2014

It’s that time of the year again: the prelude to a busy Holiday season in gadgets, and after a whirlwind of announcements including two brand new iPhones, a new Galaxy Note, and many more, we can finally take a look around and see what’s new in the world of apps. Luckily, app developers have not only caught up with this busy schedule: with a pretty much completed iOS 8 roll-out, and an upcoming crazy few months for Android with the arrival of L, we started getting a taste of the avalanche of updates and new apps.

This month, iOS 8 opened up a whole new level to camera apps by exposing camera controls in their entirety, so you can control the camera on iOS devices in a way identical to the controls you have on dedicated cameras: full-on ISO, shutter speed, and white balance control. We also have the first wave of third-party keyboard replacements to the stock iOS keyboard and (finally!) a lot of those support gesture typing.

In the slideshow below, we start off with iOS apps, but pick up with all the new arrivals on Android. We’re already seeing the first Material Design apps, and probably the biggest launch this month was of Google’s Hangouts dialler that works as a VoIP client that you can use to call (for free if you’re dialing USA and Canada!) people across the globe.

We wind it up with a handful of new Windows Phone apps, and with thoughts about the huge change on the horizon with the unified across all screen sizes Windows 10 experience. But rather than talking about the future, let’s see what are the best iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps that the month of September brought us.



1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Tile Background is an awesome app. Love it!

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I'm waiting for W10. It will let us choose 'back-ground' (image behing the tiles like in W8). I was waiting for it.And i love where MS is heading. Unified store , unified apps :) (Also there are rumors that while presenting W10 there was an Official Youtube app pinned on Start Screen)

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I hope there's some sort of multi view mode to run apps simultaneously so that I can take full advantage of my 1520's big screen in W10.

7. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013


9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes there is one :) For phones with 4.9' + screens.

4. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

But where did windows 9 go...

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Maybe 8.1 = 8 + 1 = 9? Hopefully 10 is free for 8.1 user, like 8.1 for 8 users

6. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

I also need that multi window for my lumia 1520 and yea cant wait for that W10.

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

WP10 is supposed to be coming with snapview multitasking like in W10, and W8.. Overall multitasking is to be much higher while still being resource efficient.. Is that what you're talking about? ........ It will be nice to be able to float a calculator over any app, or screen, similar to the some Android devices do.. That's one of my most anticipated features..

11. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Manual, Misfit Shine, Sky Guide, and Weather Timeline. (y)

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