The top Windows apps every woman needs (my post for Nokia blog)

August 19, 2014

Occasionally I get to use and review smartphones, and occasionally I am asked to write for Nokia South Africa’s blog where I try out new apps for their Windows phones. Our biggest issue with Windows phones has been the shortage of apps, but the more I read, try and write, the more I realise how much better their app store is getting.

It being Women’s Month, I wrote a post for Nokia on some great Windows apps for women. Here’s the piece, straight from their site:


Whether you’re a beginner cook, or could audition for MasterChef, YumvY can inspire you with recipes, and guide you step-by-step on how to make them. There are hundreds of recipes to choose from, and you can select by keyword, type of meal, or cuisine.

We can’t see selfies leaving our Instagram and Facebook feeds any time soon, so we might us well look our best in them. Glam Me Up is an app that helps you get your best selfies yet. There’s an auto selfie feature, which automatically recognises when your face is in the shot, and takes the pic for you. You can also take selfies with the front-facing camera, and edit your pics using filters and other effects.

We’re not saying you need to be stuck in the kitchen, but the Bing Food & Drink app has some great recipes, plus wine and cocktail suggestions too. What’s more is that you can sync recipes across devices, and create shopping lists from each recipe.

It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we love a good quote to pick us up, or inspire or motivate us. Life Quotes has hundreds of quotes of wisdom, which you can also share via email, or on Facebook or Twitter.

If you love books but are sometimes too tired or busy to read, then Audible might be literal music to your ears. It’s an audiobook app where you can buy and download books to listen to.

Think of Diary as part scrapbook and part journal in which you can record memories and thoughts. It’s an easy-to-use platform where you can write daily or anytime thoughts by picking a date on the calendar, and adding pictures too. You can also lock the diary with a password to ensure privacy, and backup your stuff to OneDrive.

Want to learn how to apply red lippie, or create a smokey eye that doesn’t make you look like a raccoon? Then this app is your best helper as it gives you detailed steps on how to apply makeup, plus useful tips on everything from what brushes to use, to what to use for your skin type. It also has videos for you to see exactly how it’s done.

Have a brilliant and “appy” Women’s Month!

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