Microsoft Outlook ( iOS)
With simple gestures for inbox management and an incredibly useful built-in calendar, Microsoft Outlook for iOS is a must have.
The LEGO Movie Video Game ( iOS)
The Lego Movie is a fun way to get into the action if you're a fan, but don't spend your money if you haven't seen the movie.
Shadowmatic ( iOS)
Shadowmatic is worth the pocket change for its unique perspective, but a better progression of difficulty would make it a more engaging play.
Trivia Crack ( iOS)
Trivia Crack is a fun trivia challenge with friends and strangers, just be aware of in-app and pay-to-win purchases.
The Princess Bride: The Official Game ( iOS)
All but the most die-hard "Princess Bride" fans should steer clear. While it will remind you of the classic comedy, it has few other redeeming qualities.
Adobe Lightroom for iPhone ( iOS)
For rating and flagging photos already in Lightroom while you're killing time or for quick, rough edits, it's good. But the phone version of Lightroom mobile needs more features before it feels essential.
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Salient Eye ( Android)
As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems go, Salient Eye has the lock on simplicity.
Kwilt ( iOS)
Despite some promising features, Kwilt currently has too many irksome kinks to take down the Photos app as your default mobile image editor.
Kingdom Rush Origins ( iPad)
Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.
TwoDots ( Android)
TwoDots is one of the best games you can play this year, just watch out for those in-app purchases.