Girl using Microsoft Lumia smartphone with apps in summer

Make the most of summer with Instagram and Kindle for Windows Phone

With summer officially around the corner, there’s a host of apps for your Windows Phone that can help you make the most of the great outdoors.

If you’re looking to get more out of the extended evenings by getting fit, the Microsoft Health app can help keep track of your goals.

If a staycation is on the cards for the May bank holiday weekend, download the Met Office weather app to make the most of the sunshine, and avoid the inevitable downpours.

For those jetting off on holiday, the Kindle app means you can pack light and still enjoy your personal library while you sun yourself on the beach.

Voice Translator Pro helps you break the language barrier and impress the locals – just dictate the words or phrase and receive a translation in up to 40 languages.

To capture these unforgettable summer memories, the new Instagram app for Windows 10 launched last week, and is a must-have social network for budding photographers.

All these and more are available to download on your Windows Phone now.



Instagram (Free)

We’ve got some great news – everyone’s favourite photo app, Instagram, is now available on Windows 10. You can now download the full app for your Windows Phone and get snap-happy while on your summer holidays. The Instagram app allows you to transform everyday photos and videos into works of art and share them with your friends and followers. With a host of filters and photo effects, you can publish your own memories, follow people from across the world and stay up to date with your favourite celebrities – this app won’t disappoint.


Microsoft Health (Free)

The free Microsoft Health app allows you to lead a healthier, more active life as it tracks your activity throughout the day, as well as workouts and sleep. The app lets you track basic day-to-day activities as well as running and other workouts; measuring everything from steps to calories and weight. If you’re looking to set personal goals to get fit and healthy this summer, this app will act as your own personal trainer.


Kindle (Free)

If you’re a bookworm heading off on holiday, the Kindle app means you can take your favourite books with you, without the added weight to your luggage. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a Kindle to use the app. The Kindle app for Windows Phone allows users to personalise colours, font sizes and pick up exactly where they left off, while the Kindle store boasts more than 1m titles to choose from.

Met Office

Met Office (Free)

We all know how temperamental British weather can be, especially in the lead-up to summer. The Met Office app lets you check forecasts on-the-go across the UK and promises to provide the most accurate and reliable weather forecasts. Whether you’re staying at home, hosting a barbecue or planning to enjoy the great outdoors, this app will ensure your event is not a wash-out.


Voice Translator Pro (Free)

If you’re heading abroad and keen to get to grips with the local lingo before you travel, Voice Translator Pro is one of the easiest ways to practice another language and impress the locals when you’re there. The app lets you translate words and phrases into more than 40 languages and users can dictate the words out loud, rather than having to guess the spelling.


Todoist (Free) 

One of the hottest apps available on the Windows Store this month is ToDoist – a simple to-do list built for the pace of modern life. With a design created especially for Windows 10, every feature in Todoist looks and feels right at home on your Windows Phone. Whether you need to collaborate with your colleagues, keep track of an important deadline or just remember to pay the bills, Todoist is there to help you stay organised and in control, so you can enjoy more of your free time this summer.