Microsoft published a “Files” app to the Marketplace around the end of May that is compatible with Windows Phone 8.1 only. The Files app enhances the phone’s functionality by providing the phone with File Explorer type access to user files.
I finally got some time to spend exploring all the goodness that the Files app brings to the phone. As you can see from the screenshot below, we can now access the various types of files we store on a phone in a way that is similar to a File Explorer. Instead of opening up the Office Hub to browse and share the Excel, PowerPoint, Word and other files that are stored there, we can find them via the Files app in the Documents folder; Music and audio files are stored in the Music folder, Photos and Videos are stored in the Pictures folder, etc. The Files app also gives us access to a Downloads folder and a Ringtones folder.
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Microsoft closed down its Marketplace for Windows Mobile devices on May 9, 2012 and the Windows Mobile OS has been discontinued. Many developers who used to create windows mobile software have moved on to support and develop for more modern mobile platforms and the pool of Windows Mobile apps is getting smaller and smaller every day.
But you can still find software for a Windows Mobile device at some websites.
Links to Third Party Websites
These third party websites still sell and distribute Windows Mobile software:
Links to useful Windows Mobile software that you can get
Here are some links to some windows mobile software that you might find useful:
You won’t find Windows Mobile Software for Some Popular Apps
Many popular apps that you might want to use on a windows mobile device just are not available for this platform either because the developer discontinued them or, as is the case with many newer services, the developers of these services never created a version of their software to run on Windows Mobile devices. Some popular apps that are NOT available for windows mobile devices include:
I’ll try to keep this article updated to keep it relevant, and I’ll add more software links as I become aware of them. You’ll find my most up-to-date set of relevant links on my Delicious bookmarking service page – relevant links will have the #Windows Mobile tag.
Please share links to Windows Mobile software in the comments below.