With its big, bold tiles and color-intensive interface, the Windows Phone OS sure has lots of style — but, unfortunately, it gets little love in the app department. Although the platform is still trailing behind iOS and Android offerings, there are some great hidden gems available for Windows Phone 8, like the beautiful photo app Camera 360 and Weave, an RSS reader available exclusively for Windows mobile. There's also a new crop of popular apps jumping on the Windows Phone wagon, namely Pandora (which has a special treat for WP users) and the multiplatform messaging app Viber.
The Windows Phone app store is still missing key downloads (ahem, Instagram), but Microsoft's new mobile platform is on the rise. If you're rocking a Nokia Lumia or HTC 8X, make sure you've got these 11 top-notch apps for Windows Phone 8.