The curated UWP app directory for Windows 10 (Mobile): May 2018 update

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Over the last 18 months I've been adding to my curated directory of applications for Windows phones, including both 8.1 and Windows 10 versions. But, as we head into 2018 and with the latter really all that most (though not all) currently active Windows phone users care about, I've whittled it all down to UWP applications, those with native Windows 10 UI and which support different orientations, Continuum and even use on laptop or tablet. This is the mid-May update of the directory.

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With regards to the 'curated' bit in the title, all of these titles have been personally checked or recommended by a trusted reader of the site. See below the table for some helpful notes and background.

I've include (and marked as such) some of the new packaged PWA applications. While not UWP, they're in the same category in my mind, working with the Edge engine on Windows 10.

Directory updated 10th May 2018

General

General

Productivity

Productivity/Office

Travel

Commercial Travel/Movie Booking

IM

Communications and IM

News

News and Web

Reference

Reference/Language

Shopping and banking

Shopping/Banking

Social

Social

Navigation

Personal Navigation/Travel

Tech

Settings/Internals/Utilities

Runner

Sports/Exercise/Health

Secret

Privacy/Secrecy/Security

Weather

Weather-related

Watch

Time related 

calculators

Calculators and (numeric) Converters

Money

Finance (tracking/analysis)

Camera replacements

Camera replacements/aids

Music recording

Music/Speech recording/tuning

Music

Music playback/streaming
/downloading/FM

Graphics

Imaging/Graphics

Podcaster

Podcast related/Audio-book

TV

Media (Video) and Entertainment

Reading

Reading/PDFs/comics

Video editing

 Video editing/sharing

This is a bookmarkable page of the top 500 or so applications that should be a useful aide-memoire after a hard reset if rebuilding a Windows 10 phone from scratch or, perhaps more appropriately, a great place for a new Windows 10 Mobile user to start.

Some notes:

  • FAQ: I don't mark new entries as 'new' in any way because there's no point - you already know what they are as we've featured them on the front pages of AAWP over the last month. These reference pages are just that - for reference. For newcomers and for people looking up recommendations.
  • Thanks to the AAWP community for suggestions so far (e.g. in comments below and on previous pages), this is a crowd-sourced project!
  • Not included (obviously) are games. They're here (for both 8.1 and W10M). Also not included are applications which come with every phone, such as the core Windows and Lumia apps.
  • Yes, I know that a couple of entries are in two categories. Just trying to be helpful!
  • Implemented as a table, I've kept the width right down, now with just two columns, in order to be phone-friendly. In other words, you can view this article on your phone and, depending on the link and the item, dive right into an app, its page and then download it. In theory!
  • I've broken down our recommendations into categories, to be helpful. No doubt things may get tweaked in time!
  • If you're after the original WP 8.1 app directories, they're here: Photo/Media/Reading and General.

 

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