PhoneArena Awards 2013: Apps of the year

PhoneArena Awards 2013: Apps of the year
Okay, guys, it is time for another batch of awards to be given, and today we're honoring the best apps of 2013. What makes an app worthy of being on the list? Well, there's a number of factors we have taken into account. Most of the apps we've picked are there simply because they are making our lives easier, because they add valuable functionality to our smart devices, and because we often find ourselves using them. Others are just fun to use. Sure, we know that mobile platforms' app stores offer a ton of apps fitting these descriptions, but ultimately, our task was to shortlist the ones we liked the most. Now go take a look at them and tell us what you think down in the comments!

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1. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Google keep, Dash clock and Yahoo weather are my favourite..

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

The only app I am using from the above 8 is swiftkey 4 :\

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Google Keep and Swiftkey 4 are the ones i use. (Google keep came preinstalled on Nexus 5)

4. Sauce unregistered

Duolingo is amazing (Especially for being 100% FREE). Using it to learn Portuguese for my Brazilian girlfriend's family. Started speaking basic sentences to them :) Duolingo has a lot of content and is quite good at teaching. I love it :) Yahoo weather is also great. Over all, good list, but there are other quality/amazing apps that should be on that list as well imo.

20. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

IMO, the best app of 2013 is Xposed Framework.. It is, again IMO, unquestionably the most amazing app, giving even more freedom to android phones.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Lol I'm downloading like all the android apps listed up there. Thanks for the recommendations PA!

6. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Google Keep for me... using it every day...and it's integration with Google Now makes it great

7. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Nokia Camera is truly, hands down, the best OEM smartphone camera app. +1 to Google Keep too. Use to bring some small notebooks (as in paper and pen) coz I'm not satisfied with any other app. Cloud syncing is what really got me to keep Google Keep lol

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yep❕ Nokia Camera is very nice.. I forgot all about the stock WP camera app.. It's cool that Windows Phone lets you choose which camera app you want as default.. Another good one is Nokia Refocus.. It's amazing how well that app works for refocusing after the shot..

8. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Patently waiting for the best phone awards 2013...

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Hint.. NL1020

12. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

No way...

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You'll see...

14. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

My bet would be: 1st: Lumia 1520 2nd: iPhone 5 3rd: Note 3 4th: Xperia Z1 5th: G2

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Don't you mean the iPhone 5s❔

16. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Yep 5S, thanks.

17. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

5, 5s and 5c are all the same apart from one has a finger print scanner

19. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Better chip and camera on 5S.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Google Keep is pretty sweet, I just recently started using it.

18. Mahdi007

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

there is a noticeable improvement in Android apps in terms of quality. Now nobody can say iOS apps have better quality!!! 6 of them are on Android and 3 of them are Android exclusive! interesting ha?

21. Riki67

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

What is SwiftKey '4'? I use SwiftKey (and absolutely love it) but can't seem to find d SwiftKey 4 on the playstore. Any help?

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