Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your Windows Phone with our monthly app roundup.
Back up your precious memories in the cloud.
Price: $0.99 | By: Neologics S.N.C. | Available at: www.windowsphone.com
photo2cloud allows you to back up your photos, in full resolution, to SkyDrive, Picasa, Flickr, Dropbox and/or Box. The power in the app lies in its ability to back up different albums to different accounts, or single albums to multiple accounts.
Unfortunately, apparently due to limitations in the WP7 OS, automatic backup isn’t supported and background uploading can only support a queue of five or less photos (in-app uploading doesn’t have such a limitation). In place of an automatic or scheduled backup, you can set a reminder to let you know that it’s time to run a backup operation.
In truth, I’ve never been a fan of instant uploads, as I usually prefer to take lots of photos of an event/object and then delete the crappy ones. Instant upload would mean that a fair bit of my quota/battery life would be wasted uploading photos I have no intention of keeping. So I’m actually happy to just back them up at the end of a given day, rather than instantly, although it would be nice to be able to get it to schedule these automatically. Hopefully this will come in time.
A trial version is available that limits uploads to five photos per day to give you an idea of what to expect.
Price: Free | By: Atadore SARL | Available at: www.windowsphone.com
Chrync brings your Chrome bookmarks to your WP7 handset using a simple Google Account sign-in. You can sync bookmarks, passwords, history and/or open tabs. The app doesn’t overwrite or integrate with your existing IE bookmarks, though. You open the app and then click on a bookmark to launch IE. You can view and click on your history, or any open tabs on your desktop. It lets you pin bookmarks and bookmark folders, as well as share them with others.
Price: $0.99 | By: Giovanni Brienza | Available at: www.windowsphone.com
Place a Live Tile on your home screen that counts down to a specific day. While I’d prefer if you could also specify a time of day, it’s handy for noting how far away your next holiday is, when your milk expires, or even when your cult leader predicts the apocalypse will arrive and the Ascension will begin. There’s a peculiar limitation that requires you to open the app every 14 days, lest the tiles stop counting down, so make sure you do this or risk eternal damnation.
Price: $0.99 | By: wsoftvn | Available at: www.windowsphone.com
If you’re trying to shed some of the weight you gained over winter, perhaps you’ve started exercising. If so, it can be particularly useful to know your heart rate, as it can be a good yardstick for measuring your improvement in fitness. By placing your finger on the camera lens of your handset, easyHeartRate can view the changes in colour caused by the blood coursing through your veins and give you a fairly accurate idea of your heart rate.