written by: MD Weems•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/19/2011
Looking for some of the best free software for your HTC Touch Pro 2? There are thousands of software apps out there, so how do you choose? Here are some of the very best free software apps that you can find.
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HTC Touch Pro 2 Freeware
If you have had your phone for any amount of time, then you've probably browsed through some of the great free software that you can download. All of the different HTC models have tons of superb free apps that you can download and enjoy, so how do you choose which ones to download on your HTC Touch Pro 2? Well, before you download them all and just weed through them, here are some of our favorites that you should check out:
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Microsoft My Phone
This free software app is available to you on the Marketplace and allows you to sync information from your Windows Mobile phone directly to a password-protected site. Here, you can access all of the information on your phone, edit it, share it, and have a complete backup if your phone has any problems. You can also restore your information onto a completely new phone if you damage yours, lose it, or upgrade to another Windows mobile phone. What I like the best about this free app for the HTC Touch Pro 2 is that it will back up the information on your phone automatically and you can access anything on your phone - text messages, contacts - for free. It also will help you to locate a lost phone if the unthinkable ever happens. This is one smart free software app that any Windows Mobile phone owner should have.
You can find the website for Microsoft My Phone here.
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Love getting the latest news? With the AP Mobile free software app for the HTC Touch Pro 2, you'll have it all at your fingertips. You will not only get national news, but international as well and local news from over 1,200 local newspapers all over the country. To make the AP Mobile free app even easier to use, you can customize your favorite sections for quick access and even set local preferences to ensure that you're always up to date with happenings in your area. Want to share a news story with your Facebook friends? No problem! The AP Mobile app does this too plus a lot more. You can even save the news to read it when you are offline or out of range. My favorite thing about this free software app is that you can fully customize the news that you get so you're not sifting through areas of the news that you don't really read. You can get exactly what you want, when you want it. Overall, this is probably one of the better free news apps out there for the HTC Touch Pro 2. You can also find this great free app for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre, Android, and several different Nokia smartphones.
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Netflix Mobile Manager
Who has time to go to a movie theater and sit through a movie while you're on the go? With the Netflix Mobile Manager free software app, you can easily watch all of your favorite movies directly on your phone. Search through the massive vault of Netflix's choices and you can even move films around that are in your queue to adjust what your tastes are at any given moment. For those that don't have the time to sit around and watch their favorite movies, or just need something to do while traveling, the Netflix Mobile Manager is an excellent choice to get some of your favorite movies. You have access to the specialized preview feature that allows you to see, change, update, and select movies. The excellent thing about the Netflix Mobile Manager is that it's specifically for Windows Mobile phones, even though there are several different Netflix apps for the iPhone, Android, and so on. So, if you're into watching movies on the go - make sure that you download this free software app so you can keep up with all of your favorites.
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Facebook For Windows Mobile
Can't stand to be out of the loop on Facebook? While the normal app that comes loaded on most HTC phones will allow you to see what's going on and keep up with your friends, you can't update your own status or anything else. With the Facebook For Windows Mobile free software app, you can easily update your status, comment on friend's posts, send messages and more. You can even upload photos and video directly from your phone to your Facebook account and share them instantly. One of my favorite features about the Facebook For Windows Mobile app is that you can even call your friends directly from your Friend's list, meaning that you can instantly get in touch with your friends to see what's going on.
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Worried about hitting some major hazards when you're traveling? How about those tiny towns that have speed traps and other problem areas? With Trapster, you can get alerts to speed traps, red light cameras, and plenty of other roadway hazards that can really hamper your driving. You'll see real time traffic, get turn by turn directions, and be able to search local problems all from your phone with this one free software app. Sound too good to be true? I thought so too - so I had to download it and try it out. While some reviewers of this app said that it didn't work on their HTC Touch Pro 2, I had no problems with it and found that it was extremely useful while on vacation. It helped us miss some major roadworks and helped us spot several little speed traps through smaller towns on our journey. You can use this one free software app for so many different things that it's amazing to me that it's free. If you don't have this free app on your HTC Touch Pro 2, get it now.
Trapster is actually listed on CNET as the #1 automotive app, listed on WIRED Magazine as the #1 app that makes the most of any location, and a Time Magazine top 10 app as well. You can get it for the iPhone too if you have one. You'll find up to the minute information about areas all over the US and Europe on their website here.
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More Free Software Apps For HTC Touch Pro 2
While these are just a few of the great free software applications that you can download on your HTC Touch Pro 2 Windows Mobile phone, they are by far some of the very best and most useful out there. I personally have all of these installed on my HTC and love every one of them. I have used them all constantly and not had any problems with any. So, if you're looking for some excellent free apps for your HTC Touch Pro 2 and you aren't sure which ones might help you the most, I would recommend checking out these great free software apps.
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