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Recent Reviews - Applications
Belgian company SNCB are behind 'Train Tickets', an international application that lets you buy train tickets across Europe for international travel. Unlike other applications (such as Scotrail's Windows Phone app), Train Tickets is geared towards the long distance traveller on services between European countries. Think Eurostar and Fyra rather than the 1810 to Basingstoke, and you'll be in the right area.
Let's be honest here, if you were to look at UK Trains purely on the functions offered when installed on the handset, you wouldn't be that impressed. There's no live tile support for individual stations, you can't do a manual search, and platform information is truncated. But I still like it.
Now we're into the second week of Major League Baseball, I decided it was time to see what the Windows Store has to offer for Windows Phone. Until MLB bring their comprehensive 'At Bat' to the platform, I'm going to recommend Baseball Live.
Long time publisher of travel guide books Fodor's have brought out a series of digital versions of their guides for Windows Phone. Currently there are seven tourist destinations around the world (Austin, New York City, Paris, London, Rome, San Francisco, and Barcelona). As I'm spending this week at SXSW, I've been looking at the Austin version of the application.
Disqus, which powers the commenting system used here on All About Windows Phone and on many other websites (e.g. Nokia Conversations), has released an app for Windows Phone that makes its easy to find, follow, and contribute to conversations across the Disqus network.
A little bit of a surprise this week, as an update was released to Twitter's Windows Phone client. It's been a long time coming, and with an update to the UI to bring it in line with the official client on other platforms, has the opportunity been taken to update the core functions of the app? Unfortunately not.
Rarely have I reviewed such a flawed application that I've had to give such a relatively decent score. CloudMuzik exasperates and delights in utterly equal measure, but has to be given props for existing in the first place. You see, it's a client for Google Play Music, which means it's a way into your entire music collection in the cloud, hosted by Google for free and, thanks to CloudMuzik, playable for free as well on any Windows Phone 8 device.
Yes, your Windows Phone has OneNote, but it is rather overpowered in some circumstances. For me, I want a notebook that is there when you just need to get an idea or two down as quickly as possible, so it's easy to find that thought a few hours later. That's where third party notebooks come in, and I'm pleased with how useful the Moleskine Journal application is.
If your smartphone has replaced the newspaper, you're probably looking for the best app to catch all information you can get. There are plenty of apps for Windows Phone for specific sources of news, such as BBC News Mobile and our own AAWP app, although there are not so many that collect news from numerous sources. Other platforms, for example, have Flipboard and Google Currents. Fuse is an app for Windows Phone that provides curated news feeds and presents them in an attractive, dare I say glossy, format for your reading pleasure.