Essential first applications for Windows Phone 7
16 (mostly free) starter apps
By John Cox | Network World US | Published: 16:06, 08 November 2010
Buy your Windows Phone 7 handset on Monday, November 8 and start sorting through the phone's Marketplace hub for more than 1,000 initial games and apps. In alphabetical order here's what stood out for us in usefulness, innovation and in exploiting the unique qualities of Microsoft's innovative mobile user interface.
This is one app that really needs to be seen, and tried out: the developer bills this as the "thinking man's note pad," a freeform notetaking user interface, with rudimentary copy/paste [take that, Microsoft!]. You can start typing anywhere on a Mental Paper "page" and build lists, tables, check lists, trees and other formats. It seems to let you type thoughts almost randomly, keeps them separate and lets you expand them by adding a checkbox, or other feature to further unpack the idea.