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Microsoft Windows Phone: The five apps you need this summer

The summer is in full swing, so the Windows Store has chosen some amazing free apps you need over the next few months.
Our top picks include GroupMe, which allows you to connect with friends and family on the go, and AccuWeather, so you can stay up to date on the unpredictable British weather before you leave the house. Creative apps for the whole family to enjoy include the Art Of Colouring by Disney, which allows kids to create amazing characters and beautiful backdrops, and, Etsy, the online gift shop that can help you choose an original and bespoke present.
All these and more are available to download on your Windows Phone now.
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GroupMe (Free)
GroupMe is a new app that makes staying in touch with friends and family simple and easy. Whether you’re looking to organise a night out, keep in touch with co-workers or discuss the latest episode of your favourite TV shows, GroupMe is on hand wherever you are. Now available on Windows Phones for free, GroupMe will simplify your socialising.
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Stay ahead of the temperamental British weather with this new weather app from the Windows Store. AccuWeather, which was designed specifically for Windows 10, contains the latest weather news and information – including MinuteCast, the minute-by-minute precipitation forecast that is hyper-localised to your address.

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Etsy (Free)
With the school term drawing to a close, you may be looking to purchase a something special for the teacher who means the world to your little ones. The free Etsy app allows you to buy (and sell) original hand-made products – from vintage items and crafts to bespoke creations.
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MSN Sports (Free)
With Wimbledon and the European Championships well under way, you need the latest sports news at your fingertips. The MSN Sports app contains live scores and in-depth match statistics from more than 150 football leagues. The app also allows you to view fixtures, results, rankings and match analysis, including photo and video highlights.
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If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do with your kids during the school holidays then the free Disney colouring app should be perfect. Art of Colouring is the perfect companion to help children unleash their creativity and show off their artistic side. From animals to florals, princesses to villains, this app offer hours of entertainment.