Microsoft has released Photosynth for the Windows Phone platform today. You might already be familiar with Photosynth, but if not, it is a panorama application that lets you capture and share panoramic images. These images can also be shared on Bing and Bing Maps, along with Twitter and Facebook.
Photosynth is a free app and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Those of you who use the professional network LinkedIn will be happy to know they have released an app for Windows Phone. As usual, this app makes great use of Metro and is another great addition to the lineup of Windows Phone apps.
With the LinkedIn app you can check your inbox, groups, look up your contacts, and more.
Windows Phone users who like to keep up with the latest gaming news will be interested to take a look at GameSavvy. This app pulls RSS feeds from popular gaming sites bringing the latest video game related news to your Windows Phone device.
GameSavvy is free and can be found in the Marketplace.
This is a huge day for SkyDrive as several big improvements and features launched today. We knew SkyDrive is going to have great integration with Windows 8, but today we can have some of that with Windows 7 and other platforms as well.
SkyDrive for the Windows desktop (preview available now). View and manage your personal SkyDrive directly from Windows Explorer on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista with this new preview app available in 106 languages worldwide.
Fetching files through SkyDrive.com. Easily access, browse, and stream files from a remote PC running the preview app to just about anywhere by simply fetching them via SkyDrive.com.
SkyDrive storage updates. A new, more flexible approach to personal cloud storage that allows power users to get additional paid storage as their needs grow.
SkyDrive for other devices. We’ve updated the SkyDrive apps on Windows Phone and iOS devices, bringing better management features and sharing options to those devices. We’re also releasing a new preview client for Mac OS X Lion, letting you manage your SkyDrive right from the Finder.
If you were a previous user of SkyDrive, be sure to also claim your free 25GB of storage! There should be a link near the top when you login via the web interface. SkyDrive was always great, but lacked a solid integration with the OS, now that is solved and takes a big step forward.
Wunderlist is a popular task manager already available on multiple platforms, and today they announced the availability on Windows Phone. Wunderlist already had a great looking UI, and it seems they were able to merge their design ideas with Metro and I have to say it looks great.
On first launch you’ll enter the so-called Panorama, a dashboard-like way to experience your tasks that you won’t find anywhere else in the Wunderlist family. It was worth the wait just for that alone. Peak at your most important tasks right from Panorama, and have direct access to all of your lists and filters.
Aside from that, you can enjoy the usual Wunderlist goodness: due dates, reminders and notes. Wunderlist for Windows Phone 7 works perfectly alongside its older brothers and sisters.
Wunderlist is a free app, and also has cloud syncing so no matter what platforms you use it on, it will always be kept in sync with your other devices.
Microsoft has made available the first beta for Skype for Windows Phone. Mobile World Congress is going on this week so there is lots of mobile news coming out, and this is definitely welcome news for Windows Phone owners.
“One of the things we know people want to do on their phone is Skype. Today we’re sharing a beta of the much-anticipated Skype app for Windows Phone, bringing communication with Skype’s 200 million users to our platform (access the beta here). The Metro design in the new Skype app for Windows Phone makes Skype shine in a whole new way, delivering a clean and simple experience. Check out the video below.”