15 incredible Windows Phone apps that don't cost a single cent

MovieJax

Fancy yourself as some sort of amateur Tarantino? Even if you aren't the biggest tech-head in the world, this attractive and intuitive app is idiot-proof, letting you make your own home videos swiftly with easy-to-understand instructions on how to trim your video clips and add your own audio files on top of them.

Customise them further by adding text and photos, and pepper your moving images with timed stills, and you've got yourself a contender for the Home Movies Oscars. However, the free version only allows you to make videos of up to 30 seconds, which is still six times better than Vine. If you prefer to make longer epics, fork over S$3.99 for the full version.

Download MovieJax here

Hipstamatic Oggl

This hip photo editing app offers users the option of post-editing with Hipstamatic’s five lenses and five types of film, with the integrated convenience of uploading straight on to Instagram within the app itself. Prefer passivity? Oggl at other users’ shots.

If you can’t decide how to shoot, there are five situational shooting modes (Portrait, Landscape, Nightlife, Food, and Sunset) to fall back on every time. If you have a Nokia Lumia 1020, there's even a special version of the app - Hipstamatic Oggl Pro - that was specifically created to make the most of the Lumia 1020's massive 41MP eye.

Download Hipstamatic Oggl here

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Papyrus

Write faster than you type? Then you’ll find this note-taking app very handy. Papyrus transforms your Windows Phone into an upgraded notepad that you can also import images into. Take notes the old-fashioned way (with finger or stylus) and then make sure they're actually legible via the magic of modern technology.

Get more features including a shape tool with the Tool Pack (S$4.49) and the added option of exporting your notes as PDFs via Cloud Services (S$4.49).

Download Papyrus here

Telegram Messenger Beta

Take your compulsive group chats to a whole new level with Telegram Messenger. It allows you to participate in group chats with up to 200 people, in the unlikely even that you even have that many friends in the first place.

Claiming to be the fastest and most secure messaging app to date, the app features Secret Chats that promise end-to-end encryption of messages that you can also set to self-destruct, which means you can send across that private photo... of your boss dozing off in a meeting to another colleague. But what we liked most was the ability to share videos of up to 1GB in size. 

Everything you send is safe and snug in the cloud, and accessible from other devices. Your only problem now is to get your group off WhatsApp and on to this so you can get the party started. 

Download Telegram Messenger Beta here

TED

TED (not the talking bear but the non-profit group behind the mind-opening talks) has recently joined the growing stable of apps in the Windows Phone Store. Why waste time snoozing on your commute when you can learn form the best minds in existance?

Spanning a myriad of topics from tech to religion, TED has featured everyone from Steve Jobs to JJ Abrams. And if you should fall asleep, there's still a chance you might be enlightened subconsciously. But don't take our word for it.

Download TED here

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