RSS is important for me. It’s how I stay up-to-date on all my gaming news and gives me the info I need to create new posts for PowerUp. It’s my morning newspaper with a cup of coffee. As far as RSS readers go on Windows Phone, Nextgen Reader is easily the best I’ve put on my phone. The application connects to a Feedly account and gives you access to the feeds that matter on the go. While I’ll encourage you to support the developer and shell out the $1.99 the full app costs, it does feature an unlimited ad-free trial.
The lock screen. The first thing you see on your phone when the screen lights up. Sure would be nice if it had some important information displayed on it. With Lockmix, you get the benefit of pinning widgets to your lock screen. While some widgets within the app do have a price attached to them, some of the most useful ones (like weather, battery life, and calendar) are available for free with the initial app download – which is also free.