USA TODAY: The very best (new) apps of 2013

The very best (new) apps of 2013

Whether you’re a longtime smartphone or tablet owner or unwrapping your very first one over the holidays, there are many thousands of new applications (“apps”) for your device. In fact, therein lies the problem: with more than a million apps at Apple’s App Store (for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Google Play store (for Android-powered mobile products), finding something new to download for your phone or tablet can be overwhelming. No problem, as we’ve curated some of the newer “must have” apps for your collection. Here is a look at the year’s best – divided into various categories for your convenience. Unless specified otherwise, all of these apps are available for iOS and Android devices. And hey, be sure to suggest your favorites too.