Nokia N8: Top 10 free utilities apps you must download

The Nokia N8 and apps are a match made in mobile heaven. The Nokia Ovi Store is stuffed to the brim with fun and useful apps, and some you just can’t do without. Speaking of which, join us for a look at some of the best, most useful free N8 utility apps you need on your phone.

From apps that let you send text messages faster, to currency converters and language translators able to get your tongue out of a continental-flavoured knot, we’ve scoured the Nokia Ovi Store for the best free utility apps for your N8. Check them out.

Skype

An essential tool in your app catalogue. Skype lets you save money and your call minutes by letting you make free Skype-to-Skype calls both home and abroad – especially useful for those with unlimited data plans.

Opera Mobile 10.1

Opera Mobile 10.1 is the latest version of Opera’s excellent mobile web browser. It’s nine times faster than the previous version and features tabbed browsing, geolocation and a convenient password manager should you forget any of your passwords.

Nokia Battery Monitor 1.2

Nokia Battery Monitor 1.2 gives you a clear at-a-glance indication of how much battery power you have using an easy to read bar display showing how juice your N8 has in hours and minutes.

Free Translator – 12 languages

Doing exactly what it suggests, the Translate app translates words, phrases and sentences between 45 different languages to prevent you getting tongue-tied abroad.

Swype

We recommend that Swype is one of the first apps you download for your Nokia N8. It takes a little getting used to, but once you do it’s likely you won’t want to go back. Text in ease, comfort and at speed.

Sports Tracker

Nokia Sports Tracker transforms your N8 into an indispensable fitness tool that uses GPS to track how far you’ve run, display calories burned and your average running speed.

Converter Touch

You never know when an app such as Converter Touch may come in handy. Converter Touch features unit measurements in Kilograms, ounces, miles, knots, stones and more.

Battery Extender Lite (1.16)

Give your N8 battery more stamina using this app. It extends the standby time of your N8 by up to 30 per cent by tweaking the settings of your handset

SlideUnlock

SlideUnlock gives you a new way to unlock your N8 by swiping across it. Once you’ve downloaded it you’ll never go back.

Kaspersky Mobile Security

If your treasured N8 gets lost or stolen the Kaspersky Mobile Security app will keep your important info away from prying eyes using data encryption or by remotely blocking or wiping it. It’ll even locate your beloved N8, should the worst happen.

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