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'There just aren't enough good Windows Phone apps' is an accusation often levelled at Microsoft's smartphone OS. However, the number of Windows Phone apps available, like the OS's market share, is on the way up — here's our handy guide to some of the better ones that should be gracing your smartphone.
And where better to start than with a Microsoft app only available for Windows Phone and designed for Office users.
Recently released by Microsoft, Office Remote turns your Windows Phone 8 device into a remote control for the Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents on the desktop.
It's handy for giving presentations: while you walk around the boardroom table talking up your BYOD strategy, you can be changing the PowerPoint slides shown on the wall display straight from your Windows phone.
Office Remote relies on companion 'add-in' software installed on the desktop and operates over a Bluetooth connection. (Worth noting: it won't work on Office for RT.)
While there are third-party tools to access Dropbox, the company hasn't produced a dedicated Windows Phone app for its popular storage and sharing service.
For those seeking an alternative, however, there's Box, which is stepping up its enterprise credentials and has its own Windows Phone app.
The free app comes with 5GB free storage and offers support for 75 document types, including Photoshop and AutoCAD. There's also a few enterprise admin features, such as restricting downloads to the device and support for two-factor authentication. (Also worth noting: new Windows Phones come with 7GB of free storage on Microsoft's own SkyDrive service and, as you'd expect, there's a SkyDrive app too.)