This summer, the Apple App Store will turn 11. It launched in July 2008 with 500 apps. As of the end of 2008, the Apple and Android apps stores both feature over 2 million apps. It's hard to even remember life before smartphones, with an app at our fingertips for just about anything we might need or want to do.
Now the struggle is, which apps are worth the precious storage space on our phones? I'm always on the lookout for apps that can help me be more organized, productive, connected, and informed. I look for apps that are well-built, visually appealing, stable, and fun to use. I'll often download an app, use it for a week, and delete it.
Occasionally I find one that sticks. Here's a quick list of some of the best apps I've found that I'm happy to recommend.