5 Most Useful Apps Ever?

Cream of the Crop appsThere are “best app” lists for everything – best app of the year, best summer apps, best travel apps, best [fill in the blank] apps. And there’s usually more than one list for each “best of” category. It’s hard to keep track of them all.

But when I come across a “best of all time” type of list (like Apple’s Best of the Best) it’s such a bold statement that it’s hard to not share. And recently Rick Broida of CNET came out with “The five handiest smartphone apps ever.” Most useful apps EVER? How could I not get your opinions! Here’s what Rick thinks are the ultimate must-haves:

Bump (Android & iOS)
Last month, the app got an upgrade that makes it crazy-handy: you can now use Bump to quickly and easily transfer photos to your PC.

Cozi (Android & iOS)
Honestly, I don’t know how my family ever got along without it. The app provides a shared calendar that’s color-coded for each member of your family. Thus, you can quickly see who’s going where, and when.

eWallet (Android & iOS)
It’s no longer possible to go through life without a password manager. There’s so much private data to manage: bank accounts, e-mail passwords, frequent-flyer numbers, shopping site info, serial numbers — the list goes on and on.

Pocket (Android & iOS)
Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket clips Web content so you can, well, read it later. Though it’s useful in any number of scenarios, I find it best for compiling my own mobile magazine.

Yelp (Android & iOS)
Yelp finds all manner of nearby businesses, provides user reviews of those businesses, and lets you check in, Foursquare-style, so friends can keep tabs on your dining, shopping, and the like.

Read more at CNET >>>

So what do you think? Are these the top 5 can’t- live- without apps? Let us know in the comments!

And I must admit, Pocket is one of my favorite apps right now!

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