TuneIn Radio is one of the best streaming-radio apps available for when you want to listen to local or national radio. Most will be able to get by with the free version, but for DVR-like recording capabilities in the Pro version, you'll need to decide just how much you use the app.
Because Facebook Home dominates your Android start screen, it really only makes sense if you're a Facebook junkie. Luckily, you can dial down Facebook Home or completely remove it, even if it comes preloaded on your device.
With its impressive controls and gameplay, The Walking Dead: Assault offers a zombie-themed strategy game that is easily worth the $2.99 download cost.
If you want to create a multi-camera video automatically, this app has the tools to do it, but be prepared for a little frustration trying to figure it out.
Whether you're a regular Google+ user or just interested in the app's photo-editing or auto-upload features, Google+ for Android is a must-have.
If you want current weather forecasts with radar, severe weather warnings, and weather predictions for the near future, this is a great app to have handy.
Though it's a niche product, Thunderspace is a worthwhile download, with realistic-sounding storms that make for a relaxing experience.
With its clean design, new picture-in-picture features, and improved browsing, it's hard to argue that there's a better way to watch YouTube videos on iOS devices.
If you don't mind the limited streaming library, Netflix offers great picture quality, smooth controls, and reliable performance.
With its impressive menu of listening options (particularly for premium subscribers), Slacker Radio is one of the best streaming-music apps on the market.
The official Twitter apps for iOS offer reliable performance and slick design, but power users may find themselves wanting more.
iTunes 11 is a much-needed refresh with a new interface and a useful MiniPlayer, but it's still a little overly complex for its own good.
With an elegant interface, weather information, and interactive maps, Yahoo Weather is a must-have for weather watchers everywhere.
If you like seeing what you're friends are shooting or want a way to share your photography skills, the Flickr app offers better search and filters to make your photos pop.
With adorable characters, challenging puzzles, and a compelling storyline, Botanicula is worth your money, but it takes patience to succeed.
Cheaper than buying individual books, Scribd offers most of the books you want to read for a low monthly cost.
With easy to use tagging features, QuickPics gives you a better way to search your photo library, but only if you're willing to put in the work.
Released with Mac OS X Yosemite, iTunes 12 gets some small interface changes that make your music, movies, and other content easier to navigate.