VideoStudio 8.0 is a good pick for beginners who want to create and customize videos and DVDs.
Premiere 6.0 is easily the best, all-around midrange editing program for Windows. For complex Mac projects, however, choose Apple Final Cut Pro 2.0 instead.
SwiftKey is, quite simply, the best Android keyboard we've used.
More than just a news app, Yahoo stands out for its customization and search tools.
Its streaming video quality may not be perfect, but HBO Go for Android is still a must-have for anyone who already subscribes to HBO at home.
This award-winning game is an excellent port to iOS, bringing the creepy storyline loved by console gamers to the touch screen.
If you want to try a running game that's a little different from the rest in the genre, Running Dead is a good option, but be ready to grind through levels to make money for new weapons.
Nitro Pro 8 is a feature-packed PDF program with impressive performance and a dead-simple interface. And with its slim price tag, it is a fantastic option, even over the popular Adobe Acrobat.
If you are part of the target audience for the A Beautiful Mess Web site, this app might appeal to you, but if you're looking for a strong photo editor, you should look elsewhere.
With addition of 15-second video clips, Instagram is tough to beat for photo and video sharing with an enormous and lively community.
NOAA Hi-Def Radar is an excellent way to track storms, giving you a ton of useful information, but it's missing one important feature.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition makes tablet PCs easier to use, but the whole package isn't ready to replace your primary PC.
GarageBand is the best app for music creation on a touch screen. With real-world instruments, true-to-life sounds, and tons of easy-to-use tools, there is simply no other app in its class for iOS.
The official Gmail app is a solid option with multiple account support, integration with Google apps, and more features that bring the app closer to the Web-based client.
Pandora's easy-to-use interface and massive music library make the app a must-download for music fans with Windows phones.
With its iOS Maps app, Google sets the standard for what mobile navigation should be and more.
Navfree USA is about as basic as navigation apps get, but its ability to store local map data, its frequent updates, and the fact that it's free make it an invaluable tool for Android navigation.
Inrix Traffic for Android is a good trip-planning supplement for accurate travel time estimates, but you'll need a primary navigation app for turn-by-turn navigation.