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The year 2013 was full of surprises and hoopla’s! However an undeniable fact was the whole IT industry was turned their attention into mobility sector and chose to stay there till they change the future!

Mobility although came years back, its power has just now started to get unleashed in slow and steady pace. In that sequence, one of the achievement in the mobility sector is B2C mobile software’s called “mobile apps” or just the “apps” plainly.

The future will be mobility would still go further into getting into our lives by just a blink of the eye just like what Google Glass does! Well who knows, the future would be something like where you have sit idle and gadgets around you will do everything what you think of!

Foreseeing these B2C application sector, this article will curate top apps found in two major digital distribution platform- Apple Inc’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

With no further delay jumping straight into the list, the first entrant is Android with its own comrades of Top apps both free and paid leaving away some of the “well known” names lets plunder into see what others have!

Note: The number does not intent to mean about the rank of the app, well it’s just random you know! ;-)

Android:

Cover Lock Screen (beta) 

Category: Personalization
Cover Lock Screen lists out a handy menu of recently and most used app list right from the lock screen!
Also, this app changes its colour and theme based on Morning, Evening and Night times! 

Newsblur

Category: News and Magazines
Newsblur was introduced cleverly at the right time when Google Reader was no longer available for service. The app constitutes all your RSS feed channel in one place to access to other user profiles who has subscribed to same feeds as you.

Agent

Category: Communication
Agent is a multi-purpose app that can send free SMS to your PC and other phones as well wherein you can share images, videos. Agent app dint stop with that, it had an additional feature to make calls across numbers. Once you have configured to Agents built in mail service called Ru Mail, you can receive push notifications for incoming mails as well.

Tinder

Category: Lifestyle
Tinder basically just two things,
1) Tinder shows you someone nearby it thinks you should know, and lets you anonymously like or pass on them!
2) If someone you like happens to like you back, then Tinder makes an introduction & lets you chat within the app.

Duolingo

Category: Education
Duolingo made almost all the critics to gape in surprise for making learning languages so much fun! The added USP of the app is there are no gimmicks, no hidden subscription or fees and above all no annoying ads!

Vine

Category: Social
Vine, although categorized under Social, don’t think of it as yet another Facebook or orkut! With Vine, you can create mesmerizing videos of life events and upload them for free! Also a user can publish them in Facebook or Twitter and it’s all for free!  

Digg

Category: News and Magazines
Digg is a featured app in Play Store and also it features only the featured RSS feeds wherein your RSS feeds can be organized under as many folders as you like.

Kakao Talk

Category: Communication
Kakao Talk allows user to make free calls, send sms, voice notes and locations. It works on mobile data as equal as working In Wi-Fi. The voice filter makes the user to have fun with Talking Tom and Ben’s voice!

Candy Crush Saga

Category: Games
Candy Crush is one of the most downloaded games after Angry Birds and Temple Run 2. This made it to our list of 2013 very soon after its release.

Fitbit

Category: Health and fitness
Fitbit, a smart app that primarily tracks your everyday fitness goals, against your previous records. The best is part that you can compete with friends by posting about your records over social medium.

Pocket Casts

Category: News
Pocket casts is rated as an “essential app” that lets you stay updated with all the latest podcasts.             The intuitive interface, auto downloads and speed has attracted many users.

Evernote

Category: Productivity
Evernote, an easy -to-use note taking app, which guides you in remembering and organizing tasks effectively. Not just saving text, it allows users to snap photos, record voice reminders and ‘custom tagging’ the note that makes accessing easier in future.

Pixlr Express

Category: Photography
Pixlr express is a photo editor app assists users to quickly crop, resize, fix any picture, remove red eye and whiten teeth. Auto fixes, lighting effects, overlays and borders gives a ‘pro’ feeling even to the first-time user. Also it lets the user share the edited pictures on social platform.

Nova Launcher

Category: Personalization
Nova launcher is a highly customizable, performance driven home screen replacement for android 4.0+. It categorizes all the apps into custom tabs and folders within the ‘app drawer’. Thus it provides a clutter free environment for a pure android experience.

Double Twist

Category: Music
Double twist music player is all-in-one podcast, radio, sync and music player app.This app is capable of seamlessly blending music from user’s library with new music uniquely tailored to the user’s musical preference from a catalogue of various songs.

Sleepbot

Category: Health and fitness
Sleepbot is an intuitive smart alarm and a sleep cycle tracker that allows user to record their movements and sounds throughout the night. It benefits the user by identifying their sleeping patterns using long-term trend graphs and stats.

Aereo beta

Category: Media
Gone are the days when we required a giant rooftop antenna to catch up with our ‘over-the-air’ favourite shows. With Aereo beta, a user can control their cloud-based DVR’S shows from wherever they are. Pausing live telecasts/saving them gives user a hassle free watch.

iOS:

Seene

Category: Photo and video
Seene stands tall and out of all the apps in this category! Instead of the boring 2-D platform, Seene creates a new kind of shareable 3-D photo that brings together a rotating image revealing various angles of the photo. The seene experience doesn’t cease here, it also allows interaction with other seene users.

Newsblur

Category: News
Newsblur entered the market at the right tick of the clock, when Google reader was unavailable. It’s a personal news reader that contains all the RSS subscriptions and keeps the user connected to the people who share similar interests.

Quiz up

Category: GamesQuizup
is the largest real-time trivia game ever. Quizup fascinates its users with the huge variety of topics to choose from. The success and the phenomenal growth rate is likely due to the social features that lets the user challenge friends or strangers alike round the globe.

Cycloramic 

Category: Photo and video
Cycloramic is the first app that makes your device rotate 360⁰ hands free! It generates a beautiful panoramic photo every time! In addition to this, it also constitutes of a complete photo editing suite.

Bill Guard

Category: Finance
Bill Guard, a delightfully simple app that keeps a record of all your credit and debit card transactions. Also, it keeps a check on the spending analytics and alerts user with web offers to reduce bills and manage them.

Oyster

Category: Books
Oyster-attracts all the bibliomaniacs to create their own library, access thousands of books under various categories. Not just reading, Oyster also allows sharing and exploring libraries of people who share similar likes. 

Heyday

Category: Lifestyle
Heyday, a journaling app that offers a more holistic approach of tracking the user’s life on their device. Heyday automatically creates a journal with the location/camera roll on user’s device and aids in giving the user a handful of memories to save!

Time Hop 

Category: Social networking
Timehop gives the device the power to travel back in time through user’s social network. It shows old photos/messages/updates from the past from all the networks. Additionally it also lets the user communicate with the people thus making it not just a read-only app.

Clumsy Ninja 

Category: Games
Clumsy ninja is the first game app on touch devices to produce the most believable character who thinks and acts with real intelligence. User can train/toss/tickle/throw their ninja and have a great real-time adventurous gaming!

Tinder

Category: Lifestyle
Tinder – A match maker that facilitates anonymous communication between users. Although used as a dating app, has been used for meeting viable mates in user’s surrounding areas. Users gain access to a message system allowing users to converse without sharing any extra personal information.

Digg

Category: News
Digg is an easy to use real-time new reader application that provides popular and current news stories. It facilitates customization and management of RSS feeds. Along with this it lets user share and follow people through social networking.

Duolingo

Category: Education
Duolingo has definitely made a revolutionary change in the way of learning languages, wherein it’s completely free, with no gimmicks and irritating ad, making it user-friendly and fun. Duolingo is also a crowd sourced translation platform that translates either ways for thorough understanding!

Sunrise

Category: Productivity
Sunrise is a compatible calendar with Google Calendar and iCloud. The LinkedIn integration makes it easier to pin down the contact with a profile picture of attendees. With time-zone and weather forecast support the app looks complete and fine!

Vine

Category: Social networking
Vine, although categorized under Social, don’t think of it as yet another Facebook or orkut! With Vine, you can create mesmerizing videos of life events and upload them for free! Also a user can publish them in Facebook or Twitter and it’s all for free! 

Candy Crush Saga

Category: Games
Candy Crush Saga holds a story line wherein Tiffi and Mr Toffee go through an epic adventure. With more than 400 levels, Candy Crush Saga is one of the top rated games in the history of iOS! 

Temple Run 2

Category: Games
Surpassing a long time winner “Angry Birds” from Rovio, Temple Run 2 became the fastest downloaded app in just two days from the date of release!. This game uses every aspect of the word entertainment as you will have to slide up, down, left, right and tilt your phone to win the game!

Google Maps

Category: Navigation
Google Maps, the rivalry map technology Google Maps proved its potency in the arena of iOS finally! The Google Maps covers more turn by turn navigational guides than native iOS map making it most preferred navigational app even in iOS.

Heads up!

Category: Games
Heads Up! Became a holiday sensational game very soon after its launch! The game concept is interesting, the user have to hold the game over his forehead and with friends giving clues the user has to guess the word on the card before the timer runs out!

Ember

Category: Productivity
Ember is a simple looking app that organizes your collection based on the tag keywords being used. Ember has a Mac desktop app that works well with an iCloud account through your Ember iPhone or iPad app.

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