Apps have taken center stage with the growing uptake of smartphones and tablets. In fact, the platforms with the best apps will likely be the ones that get to stick around and survive in this highly-competitive and crowded market place.
However, with the vast number of apps flooding the market, the hard thing is knowing which ones are the best to install. That can be especially difficult for new smartphone users. That's why TechRepublic has created a series of lists of the must-have apps apps on the various platforms.
Take a look at our lists and then chime in with your picks for the must-have apps on your platform of choice.
Top Android apps
Top Android widgets
Top iPhone apps
Top iPad apps
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).