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Google picks the best apps on the Play Store for 2013

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Google picks the best apps on the Play Store for 2013
Just a week after we at PhoneArena huddled together to pick the very best apps of 2013, Google has decided it's time to join in on the fun, and has cast their pick of apps they consider most worthy of a spot on your homescreen.

The list includes some awfully popular apps, such as Wunderlist, TuneIn Radio and Aviary's Photo Editor, but also obscure underdogs, like The Whole Pantry and Toca Hair Salon 2. You can check the full list at the bottom.

As to just what kind of criteria were used to shortlist these remains unknown, so we're pretty much in the dark, right next to you. It's interesting to note that only two of these app are actually paid, while everything else on the list can be gotten for free. It would also appear that gaming titles weren't of much interest to Google, though we tend to disagree -- there were some seriously kick-ass releases this year.

The 14 best apps of 2013 according to Google include:

1. Duolingo, FREE
2. Runtastic Running & Fintess, FREE
3. Umano, FREE
4. Toca Hair Salon 2, $0.99
5. Circa News, FREE
6. We Heart It, FREE
7. 500px, FREE
8. The Whole Pantry, $2.99
9. JackThreads, FREE
10. theScore, FREE
11. Magisto Video Editor & Maker, FREE
12. Wunderlist, FREE
13. TuneIn Radio, FREE
14. Photo Editor by Aviary, FREE

source: Google Play Store via 9to5Google

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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 09:41

1. stanleytrotman (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Duolingo
WHAT IS!!!!)

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 09:44 4

2. sorgo (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


It's a really great system of learning laguages. Deserves the first place definitely!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 10:53 1

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


No slide show, PA?

Really makes it easier to look at lists of apps.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 11:08 1

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


500px rocks.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 11:43

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I've using wunderlist for a year or so...it's just awesome..have try other apps....500px and duolingo has got my interest..

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 12:18 2

6. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Surprised Swiftkey didn't make the list. It's an older app, but the amount of overhauls and updates it's received to stay current, it always feels new.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 17:10

7. nexusdude (Posts: 139; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Duolingo is what the Internet should be about.

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