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A smartphone is only as good as the apps you have on it. We've filtered Android’s Google Play store and the Apple App Store to select the most useful and fun apps for your phone. Check out our picks for the top mobile utilities, entertainment software, news apps, productivity tools, and games available today.
(To read the related story about each category of apps, click the appropriate heading below, or use the contents box to the right. You can also consult our alphabetical list of all the apps described in our "Super Apps!" package.)
SayHi Translate ($1) iOS
Smart Tools ($2.50) Android
Alarm Clock Ultra ($3) Android
EDITOR'S PICK: Tweetbot ($3) iOS
Snapseed ($5) iOS
AfterFocus (free) Android
Friendcaster for Facebook (free) Android
Viddy (free) iOS
EDITOR'S PICK: Assistant (free) Android
Camera+ ($1) iOS
K-9 Mail (free) Android
Sparrow ($3) iOS
DoubleTwist (free) Android
1Weather (free) Android
Flipboard (free) iOS
EDITOR'S PICK: Business Calendar Free (free) Android
EDITOR'S PICK: GoodReader for iPhone ($5) iOS
Google Drive (free) Android
OneReceipt (free) iOS
EDITOR'S PICK: Infinity Blade 2 ($7) iOS
SpellTower ($2) iOS
Hero Academy (free) iOS