LG's exclusive Windows Phone 7 apps

LG's exclusive Windows Phone 7 apps

Some of you might think that Windows Phone 7 is still young and yellow and if we compare app numbers that is true. However, come to think about it, not many people use more than a dozen third-party apps and what matters the most is that all the essential ones are covered. LG has gone the extra mile to include its own LG Apps Store (available on the LG Quantum and Optimus 7) inside the Marketplace and it does well in exactly that – covering some pretty essential apps, which we decided to bring to your attention.

The first app we stumbled upon is called Tool Box and it gives you all the right tools to reference just about any measure, time zone, holiday and yes, flashlight is also included. Handymen will like the level meter feature, while travelers could find useful the world holidays section and the unit converter. Except for the familiar world clock section, LG included a date calculator, so you can see how many days exactly you have to wait until your birthday comes, or Super Bowl 2011 kicks off (46 days, we checked this one for you). And you might wonder what could the random numbers section from the app could be used for. How about drawing the winners of a giveaway? Overall, Tool Box is a useful app with nice looks and it comes for free.

Our second suggestion would be great for those missing a photo-editing app like Instagram on your LG Windows Phone 7. The LG app is called Photo Stylist and comes with eight filters adding punchy colors to your pictures. Beauty shots, vintage photos or analogue-like lomo effects are all on board. Fast and easy to use, Photo Stylist is definitely on the top list of our Windows Phone 7 apps. We only wish we saw some nice framing options and social integration to make it a truly amazing life-sharing app.

Look n type is an app by LG, the purpose of which is to enable you to text and... walk simultaneously. It uses half of the screen to show you what's ahead, through the camera, while the other half is taken up by the QWERTY keyboard. Honestly, we have found ourselves in weird situations while walking and typing and this app might make it a little easier for geeks to avoid bumping into doors occasionally and doing all other things that make us the geeks we are.

In any case, it might be a good idea to take a look at the LG Apps Store since the few apps there are free and we found some of them pretty useful.

This article is sponsored by LG.

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1. vander09

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

im sad for not owning one :(

2. smpdx

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

HAHAHAHA that look n type is hilarious!!! I want it!!!

3. celldude unregistered

something like timescape would have made the store even better

4. cinesca unregistered

you forgot voice to text which is an exclusive LG app store feature and works pretty well

5. Prof.Yeow unregistered

great idea type when you walk ahahaha i love it !!! i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6. LittleBJ

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

I have an ancient Nokia that still says Cingular on it and have been wanting to get a new phone, but I keep waiting for that "perfect" phone. Should I go purchase the new Quantum before the end of the year while ATT has the buy one get one free deal or wait to see what comes out new next year ? My college age daughter could use the "free" phone, but of course would have to pay for two data plans.

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