Reinstaller is a free little app available for Windows Phone that aids consumers in starting fresh on a new handset, or when resetting a Windows Phone. The app essentially does exactly what the
As the name suggests – it reinstalls the apps already purchased by connecting to windowsphone.com.
Once the user has logged in and connected Reinstaller to the official Windows Phone website, Reinstaller pulls down all previously installed apps (both paid and free downloads). Instead of searching the Store for each and every app you’ve previously owned, Reinstaller provides a useful shortcut.
Once all your apps have been identified you can go ahead and reinstall things or return to the main menu. After the list has been created you can tap the Install bar to view the list, tap refresh or begin the installation process.
The Install list view has a kinetic scroll feature. There are three buttons available such as check all, uncheck all, and install. Just check the apps that you want to be re-installed by tapping the install button.
The app has recently been updated to version 1.7, which includes a new interface to match changes applied in the past to windowsphone.com, as well as the change applied to reflect the fact the Windows Store doesn’t report different categories.
The new interface looks great and it has the “live tiles” effect on it. But some drawbacks like it doesn’t restore saved app and game stats, unable to access any information beyond the list of apps and it doesn’t transfer apps/games to another Live Account. But overall, the concept is very promising and we recommend this app for everyone. We hope that this app will evolve into a more in-depth one click solution for a seamless backup and restore of apps for you Lumia device.
You can download Reinstaller from the Windows Phone Store for free.
Author’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars