Stellar performance and an intuitive layout make WPS Office a great choice for mobile editing.
An elegant blend of Dropbox-like storage and mobile document editing, Google Drive is a must-have app, especially if you're a dedicated Google user.
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 tons of customization options and a unique magazine-style interface, anyone looking for a better way to browse the latest news and social info should definitely download this app immediately.
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.
Apple's upcoming Photos app and iCloud Photo Library promises to put all your iOS photos on all your devices, as well as offering some handy ways to pretty them up.
Nokia sure tried hard to give us something new, but its mashup of Android, Windows Phone, and Asha gives its Nokia X phone limited powers and a nagging identity crisis.
If you battle the urge to keep hitting the snooze button, Carrot Alarm delivers more fun and more features than other alarm apps.
With new features and a redesigned interface, Shazam is a top app for music identification and discovery.
Office Mobile is worth downloading if you're a current Office 365 subscriber, but with only basic editing features, this app should be free for all.
Bing Weather is well worth the free download for its pretty, dead-simple design and comprehensive weather reports.
Despite a few hiccups, 8 Ball Pool is an addictive, straightforward billiards app that is endlessly entertaining, whether you're a pool shark or not.
First-time and veteran cloud users alike will appreciate Copy's affordable and simple storage offering.
Beats Music's extensive playlists and spot-on recommendations mean you'll never have to hunt for music.
Xbox Music feels more like a first foray into music streaming rather than a finished product; it's functional, but it needs more features to compare with established apps like Spotify.
Despite its limitations and problematic interface, Magisto is great for quickly and effortlessly throwing together short, polished video compilations.
The slick and easy-to-use design makes Facebook for Windows Phone 8 a worthy free download, but the lack of key features will disappoint power users.
Voxer Walkie-Talkie is an excellent communications app with all the tools you need to get in touch quickly.