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Contest: Day Three and Another Chance to Win a $25 Google Play Gift Card (Update: Winner Picked)

It’s day three of our week-long “Awesome Sauce DL Google Play Contest” where we’re giving away $25 Google Play gift cards. Yesterday’s giveaway reached a total of 880+ entries, which gives us some great motivation to do these types of things a lot more often. After today, we still have tomorrow and the following day for more chances to win, so let’s do this. 


Update: We have our winner! Congrats to aj34!

Prize:  1 (one) Google Play gift card worth $25.

How to enter:

1.  In the comments, tell us what your top three favorite apps from 2012 are.
2.  For extra brownie points, follow “Droid_Life” on Instagram if you want.


Today, at 4PM Pacific, we will choose the winner randomly from the comments.

*Contest is for U.S. addresses only.

  • hamblindave


  • chdir

    Star Wars Angry Birds
    Granny Smith
    Google Now (That counts, right?)

  • CM Updater
    Google Now

  • pseudonym_b

    swiftkey, swiftkey, and swiftkey

  • jen

    chrome, apex launcher and foxfi!
    pleco was also helpful during a visit to china 🙂

  • robertlwalters

    Apex Launcher
    gReader Pro

  • dsass600

    Nova Launcher, Mightytext, Google Voice

  • Jim

    Angry Bird Star Wars
    Swiftkey 3

  • David Simmons

    Shark Trivia, Words with Friends, Chrome updated!

  • apex launcher~Swiftkey 3~MyFitnessPal!!

  • Randomocity812

    Taptu, Reddit Sync, Titanium Backup

  • Scope beta
    Apex launcher

  • Chrome, Beautiful Widgets, Tasks

  • androidaw

    Nova Launcher
    Ski Safari

  • Jeffrey Harris


  • Ryan Taylor

    Netflix, SwiftKey, and Facebook. Although none of these are from 2012…

  • Nico Villalobos

    GTA 3
    And NFS most wanted

  • Kindle app, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Google now and all the other awesomeness from switching to Android

  • Google crome / swiftkey / angry birds star wars

  • jmsbwmn

    I don’t know if I can narrow this down to only three, but here are my favorite currently-installed apps:
    Nova Launcer Prime/Tesla Unread Plugin
    Paper Camera
    SmoothSync for Cloud Calendar

  • Sergio

    Google now, Google+, shadow gun: deadzone.

  • Kevin Wright

    Nova launcher
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • dav25

    NBA gametime
    Google talk

  • Google Nav, Scramble With Friends, Profile

  • Trevor

    Light Flow, SwiftKey 3, Google’s Gmail app. It was Tiny Tower for quite a bit, then I totally got sick of it.

  • Top three of 2012:
    Paper Artist
    shopkick (It might be old, but I just found out about it)

    Runners up:
    Star Wars Angry Birds

    Honarable Mention:
    Google Now (I don’t really consider this an app, but it is awesome)

  • Kie

    Oooo, hmmm.
    Apex since I could not imagine dealing with the limitations of stock home

    GMD Gesture Control because it makes controling ym GNex in the car dock much much easier and has greatly increased the speed at which I can use the n7

    LMT Launcher because with it I have had no need for the nav bar since AOKP gave me the option to disable it

  • vonny571

    Falcon Widget
    Google Now
    Shadow Gun: Dead Zone

  • C-Law

    Flow Free, Google Now, Nova Launcher

  • Google Now

    updated ADW Ex

  • Austin

    Sony Xperia Home
    Those are the best apps in my opinon.

  • google reader, chrome, and go sms pro

  • Google Chrome, Titanium Backup, Instagram

  • Jeff T


  • Mike M

    LastPass, Currents, and a dumb game called CrossFingers

  • Gage

    Ingress, Google Music, and wifi tether for root users

  • Nova launcher
    AOKP Backup

  • Alexander H

    Swiftkey X, Granny Smith, Widgetlocker

  • Brian Barcus

    Google Now

  • Tim Smith

    google now, angry birds starwars, pulse, etc etc…

  • TravisHannon

    Google now
    GTA 3

  • Andy

    Bards Tale
    Nova Launcher
    Google Chrome

  • Larry Franks

    Asphalt 7, Flick Golf, and Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Chrome, Falcon Pro, NBA Jam

  • Google Chrome, Angry Birds Space, Instagram

  • Rory Green

    Chrome, Google Now, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Carlos Arzola

    Google now

  • booboo

    Nova Launcher, Chrome, Flipboard

  • Droid Life
    Camera Zoom FX
    FoxFi… Thanx to Droid Life

  • Kal5el

    FoxFi, Google Now, Chrome.

  • Chrome, SongPop, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • brandon

    pick me

  • cykotix

    Chrome, Google Maps/Navigation, Falcon Pro

  • google now, swiftkey x updates, pgm nexus.

  • Eric Smith

    Tablet talk

  • Derick Sheehan

    Google Voice
    My Tracks

  • aj34

    google now, chrome, evernote

  • zakry obrien

    Granny smith, nova launcher, beautiful widgets

  • titanium backup pro.
    nova launcher plus

    i wish i could add more cause theres 2 more i love. (google voice and google wallet)

  • OnlyNexus

    Google Now
    Nova Launcher

  • Swype, Monopoly, Google Now

  • The Race To Die

    PGM for Nexus
    Xbox SmartGlass

  • Jason Brown

    1) Google Now
    2) Chrome
    3) Granny Smith

  • Travis Faulkner

    Waze, Nova Launcher Pro, and Dropbox

  • Mashhood Asalkhou

    My favorite apps for Android are Google Search/Now, Gmail, and Google Wallet.

  • Chris Velez

    1. Angry Birds: Star Wars
    2. Grabatron
    3. aPounce

  • sklein12

    Google Now

  • 1. mydlink Lite – is now may fav so I can access my camera from anywhere and see what is going on at my home
    2. Rocket Player
    3. Facebook

  • ScoopH

    Top three favorite apps: gmail, audible for android, kindle for android

  • luiz7955

    GMD Gesture Control, News 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted

  • Tex

    google now, 4.2 camera, 4.2 keyboard

  • Top 3 Favorite Apps?

    Google Now, Titanium Backup, and LCHS Toolbox (An app I made myself for my school :P)

  • Royal2000H

    Google Chrome – Everyone hates on it, but seriously, with syncing between platforms it’s irreplaceable.
    Google Now – Including the cards and the voice search. Some people consider the search separate from Now.
    Granny Smith – I love this game!

  • Edwin M

    I love using Tweetcaster pro, granny smith, and Words with Friends.

  • antwonw

    Google Now
    Google Chrome
    Nova Launcher Prime

  • Firelight

    2012 Apps – not apps updated before 2012…

    -Falcon (Widget & Pro which ROCKS on a tablet)
    -Nova Launcher (what happened with Apex Launcher?)
    -Dead Trigger

    Bonus: Google Now – not an app but a part of the system in JB – but it’s what is best about JB

  • Keyan X

    My three favorite apps are: Google Search/Now (for its invaluable handling of information) Ingress (for subtly getting me to exersize) and favorite game has been Jet Set Radio (for the nostalgia)

  • Rich Eakin

    Where’s my Perry

  • Stephen Buck

    Nova Launcher
    Titanium Backup

  • Jason Pillow

    Shadowgun Deadzone
    SwiftKey Tablet

  • FelisLachesis

    Google Now
    Beautiful Widgets 5.0

  • Google Now

  • Apex Launcher

  • Ryan

    Google Chrome
    Nova Launcher
    Anger of Stick 2

  • Smeet

    Nova Launcher
    Google Play Music

  • Nova launcher, foxfi, and probably angry birds star wars

  • Drawsomething, BART Runner, and Tweet Lanes 🙂

  • GTA3

  • morrey35

    Chrome, Chameleon, Swift Key 3

  • Pandora
    Pocket Casts

  • blood brothers, Flipboard, and “pen and paper”

  • Jonathan Thomas

    Nova launcher, Chrome, and Subway Surfers

  • yummy

    Google Play music
    ES file explorer

  • www.Ace60.com

    Brody. I agree that Jean`s blurb is great, yesterday I picked up a gorgeous Mercedes since getting a check for $5568 thiss month and a little over $10 thousand last month. this is certainly the most financially rewarding I’ve ever done. I actually started eight months/ago and immediately started making over $76, per/hr. I follow instructions here,,

  • JoshuaCaleb

    Rayman Jungle Run
    Bards Tale
    Chrono Trigger

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Beautiful Widgets 5.0

  • will

    go launcher ex

  • inzandity

    Falcon Pro
    Draw Some

  • Pinball Arcade
    Tunein Radio Pro

  • docnok

    Next Launcher- Anything that could pry me away from Nova HAS to be damn good
    Falcon Pro- Any app that STARTS me using Twitter in a long time is good
    Chaos Rings (and Omega)- best game(s) on the Android OS right now. Looks AMAZING on my DNA.

  • Aaron Scott

    Google Now, Nova launcher, and Xbox Smartglass

  • Jonathan Weltback

    Nova Launcher, Angry Birds Star Wars, Swiftkey 3

  • Jason

    Wordfued, DropBox, Titanium Backup

  • shdowman

    Nova Launcher. Kept me sane on my GS3 until stable Cyanogen was released.

  • Angry Birds Star Wars



  • My 3 favorite apps this year have been Hill Climb Racing, I’m extremely addicted haha. Smart Wi-Fi Toggler has proved excellent. And also the Sky Motion weather app has been really cool to test out and watch

  • dapbmonkey4u

    Dolphin Browser
    Titanium Backup

  • Google Now, GTA III, Chrome

  • Titanium Backup Pro,
    Google Chrome,
    Google Maps.

  • Granny Smith

  • the blob

    chaos rings
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Angry Birds Star Wars

  • FaSSt2001

    Apex Launcher
    Google Chrome

  • Justin W

    Chrome, Google Now, and Google Reader. Reader may not have been introduced in 2012 (not sure), but it’s easily my most used app.

  • Michael B

    Dead Trigger


    Reddit Sync

  • Nova launcher, widgetlocker and, shadow gun dead zone even do my droid RAZR maxx heatsquite a bit when playing it ..

  • jaw_shoe_uh

    Falcon Pro, Nike Running, Google Maps

  • Michael Brennan

    nova launcher
    falcon for twitter

  • David Parrella

    Google Now,

    GoSMS Pro,
    Swiftkey (can’t wait for flow!)

  • Shogun: Bullet Hell Shooter, DANMAKU Death, and Sixaxis Controller

  • pezjono

    Nova Launcher
    Xbox Smart Glass
    Google Now (if that counts towards a Google Search update in 2012)

  • David Hodge

    Need For speed, smart actions, color me

  • jonnywin

    Nova Launcher, Flipboard, and Chrome

  • nvitone23

    SwiftKey, Google Chrome, and SnapChat

  • ankit199

    Nova Launcher, chrome and flipboard

  • 9TEN11

    Titanium Backup
    Apex Launcher

  • Falcon Pro (favorite new Twitter Widget)
    Pixlr Express (nice photo editing app)
    Solid Explorer (best File Explorer out there)

  • Alex Mosqueda

    Great Big War Game

  • 1. ROM Toolbox
    2. Seesmic
    3. Google Authenticator

  • My top three favorite apps of 2012:
    The Tiny Bang Story
    Holo Launcher

  • Jeff B

    Falcon pro, google +, plague inc

  • Franz

    Falcon Pro

  • ramifications

    Bad Piggies is amazing! Jetpack joyride and Road Trip 2 are great as well! Thanks Droid Life!

  • JamesU513

    Amazon for phone and tablet

  • Business calander
    Dolphin browser

  • Dillon Brown

    Chrome (for the features)
    Granny Smith
    Shadow Gun: Deathzone
    Bonus: Google Now? (“google search” I suppose)

  • ouch1976

    I’m liking Nun Attack,Ski Safari, and Overdrive. Good luck to all!

  • Nick

    Tweedle, Apex, Instagram

  • ConCal

    1.)Falcon Pro
    2.) AB Star Wars
    3.) Adblocker plus

  • Geoff Johnson

    Nova Launcher Prime
    Titanium Backup
    Wigle WiFi

  • MasterEthan

    Chrome, Xbox Smart Glass, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • 1. Beautiful Widgets 5.0!
    2. Gmail for Android 4.2 (with auto-fit)
    3. Plume

  • CodeToJoy

    TV Portal


  • Elden Avila

    without a doubt for many of us 4G in Verizon FoxFi.
    Second would be the introduction of Instagram. Totally changed it for us users
    Last but not leastleast would be Angry Birds star wars

  • DrewNusser

    Nova Launcher Prime, Google Now, and probably WatchESPN.

  • zachjen

    Nova, titanium and granny smith

  • zwade

    GMD Gesture Control, PGM Nexus and Wake N Shake.
    Followed DL on Instagram as well 🙂

  • Del2337

    chrome, google now, gmail

  • Google Play
    Yahoo Finance

  • epidemik

    nova launcher
    granny smith

  • Dominic Rodizza

    Bards tail
    Nova Launcher
    Viz Manga

  • ForrestTracey

    Google maps, Chrome and IP Cam Viewer!

  • zwade

    GMD GestureControl, PGM Nexus and Wake N Shake.

  • Chrome, Scramble with Friends, Angry Birds Space

  • halcy0n

    Fox Fi, Chrome, Gmail 4.2

  • Abdallah Hirbawi

    Chrome, Nova, and Google Now

  • Chrome
    Google Now
    Falcon Pro

  • NexusMan

    Angry Birds Star Wars, FoxFi & DoggCatcher

  • Jerry

    Chrome, Google Now, and Zombiewood

  • Flipboard for my news needs.
    Jetpack Joyride for the kid in me.
    UCCW for my creative side.

    Now just need that Gift card for some more sides of me. 😉

  • Michael Thom

    Chrome, Google Now, Wunderlist.

  • Jamie Davis

    Google Now

    I went on an airline trip for work recently and was pleasantly surprised that google now had all the gate information for my flights. Helped a lot not having to look for one of those giant screens and finding gate info. Actually kept me from missing a flight!

  • Steven Lenhert

    Angry Birds Star Wars (my favorite Angry Bids game)

    ESPN Fantasy Football 2012
    SwiftKey 3 keyboard

  • Joshua Goodwin

    Bitbeaker – Syncing
    Currents – For RSS
    Solid Explorer – File Mgmt

  • Kevin Morales

    Google Now


    Falcon Pro

  • mike mcginnis

    Granny Smith
    Dead trigger

  • Nova launcher


    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Tyrian

    Nova Launcher, Camera 4.2, Goo Manager

  • Youtube, Pure Messenger widget, Slingbox

  • Angry Birds Star Wars
    Words with friends

  • Daniel Zhao

    nova launcher, evernote, titanium

  • nsnsmj

    1) UCCW
    2) Falcon Pro
    3) Granny Smith

  • Granny Smith, Apollo music player, Nova Launcher

  • erikiksaz

    Maps, twitter, and chrome

  • steven sullivan

    Apollo. Xbox smart glass and Falcon pro.

  • droid life, nova launcher and angry birds: Star wars

  • swiftkey, go sms pro and chrome

  • Oh that’s easy. ROM Toolbox Pro, Ninja Royale, and ipv4 Subnet Calculator.

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Titanium Backup

  • Jason Inofuentes

    SwiftKey, Chrome, Google Now

  • Marc Monnar

    Evernote, Ultimate To-Do List, LevelUp are some of my daily favorites!

  • Christian

    Snap Chat

    Citizens Bank Mobile (It took them long enough)

    Swiftkey 3

  • kselby

    Swiftkey 3, Chrome, and Google Drive.

  • Vyrlokar

    Bard’s Tale, Dead Trigger, and Foldersync

  • Angry Birds Star Wars
    Google Now
    Retro Racing

  • FoxFi, Nova Launcher, & Untappd

  • jason

    weatherbug elite, gasbuddy, pandora

  • 1. FoxFi
    2. Pocket
    3. FlowFree

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, after all.

  • flipboard, instagram, G+

  • I’d have to say my top three apps this year have been the very fun game “Plague Inc”.. making the next killer called “love” is so awesome when it says “Love will eradicate all human life”. Next would be Angry Birds Star Wars… I mean c’mon is freakin’ Star Wars!! Finally, I’d have to say Light Flow. Its a very amazing app for user with notification lights. Google needs to add some of this flexibility into stock Android.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    Chrome, Granny Smith & Google Now

  • Ryan McFadden

    1. Google Now
    2. Nova Launcher
    3. Granny Smith

  • DanPatrickFlores

    Tweakdeck, Spotify, Pageonce

  • Chrome, Xbox Smartglass, and Out of Milk

  • bweiand

    Dolphin browser, foxfi, pulse, and beautiful widgets

  • Beautiful Widgets, SwiftKey, Google Now (wish I had it though)

  • Angry birds Star Wars, Utter!, and Chrome

  • Jetpack Joyride
    Camera (new 4.2 Google app)

  • Kevin Hicks

    Chrome, currents, youtube

  • r0lct

    Launched in 2012 (IIRC)
    Jelly Bean Google Apps (Google Now, PhotSphere, etc)
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Angry Birds Star Wars
    Google Navigation

  • J. Wolf

    Titanium B/U, Granny Smith, swiftkey.

  • Douglas Lin

    google maps

  • RobAllenHomes

    Gtasks, Gmail, Swift Key

  • jax

    1. Used to be fix fi but now I personally hate that app so I’m going with pda net
    2.Google now!
    3. Bad piggies. Needs new levels tho

  • Chris Pinola

    Nova Launcher, Falcon Pro, and the new Google Play Music

  • MikeSaver

    Solar Power, Power toggles, APW Google Reader

  • CmRam

    Chrome, Google Now, and Granny Smith

  • ChuckDz3

    I’m really enjoying Fancy, Subway Surfers and the updated Pulse app.

  • Jeremy_Bowling

    FoxFi, Chrome and Granny Smith

  • jeff laird

    SwiftKey Netflix and YouTube

  • Google drive is for me the best apps!

  • gooner13

    1. Falcon Pro for Twitter
    2. DoggCatcher
    3. Tune-In Radio Pro
    Can’t live without these apps daily!!

  • Nicholas Micucci

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Google Now, Nova Launcher

  • Thomas

    Droid Life
    Droid Life Wallpapers
    Asphalt 7

  • Ingress, Instagram, Dolphin Browser jetpack

  • carluverdrm2004

    Granny Smith, Notif Pro, Ultrachron Lite

  • Sool777

    Nova launcher

    Google Now

  • Daniel Clifford

    Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars, Swift Key

  • Nova Launcher
    Granny Smith

    Falcon Pro

  • Nova Launcher, Chrome, SetCPU

  • Go Launcher,Asphalt 7 & Foxfi

  • Big_EZ

    Dolphin HD browser, Nova Launcher, and AppExtractor

  • David Oliver

    Chrome, JustReader, and Bible from YouVersion

  • IronLion

    1) Pulse News
    2) Todoist
    3) Xbox SmartGlass

  • kkanemt

    dead trigger,, contract killer zombies 2, google now

  • comfortableonlyatnight

    Dolphin Browser, feedly, and Spotify. Thanks!

  • nightscout13

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    GTA 3

  • YariCavi

    Beautiful Widgets, Dead Trigger, and Google Maps

  • Brien Gerber

    Granny Smith, Nova Launcher, Google Now

  • Predators, untappd,instagram I really love all three of them

  • Corey Loughrey

    Chrome, Google Now, and conversation translation, love spying on the waitresses at my favorite Mexican restaurant.

  • Justin Bowers

    Go launcher
    Go locker

  • fiveHellions

    Google Now
    BT Auto Connect & BT Auto Tethering (combined tethers my nexus 7 to my phone whenever I turn on bluetooth)
    Minimalist Shortcut

  • The_Dude_Abides

    Zen Pinball HD Hulk, Chrome, Ski Safari

  • CompCrash

    Tweet lanes, SwiftKey, and Jetpack Joyride.

  • Kevin Moses

    PowerAmp, Currents(everything I want from the web and Bacon Reader

  • Google Now, Splice, Cogs

  • RBI411

    Nova Launcher Prime, Jelly Defense, GTA III

  • Alan Paone

    Tasks, Boid and the Sword and Sworcery Beta that came with the newest Indie Bundle.

  • androidkin

    Google Play Music, Twitter, and Granny Smith

  • Jared Pannell

    Google now, Kangerator, and Chrome.

  • Easily Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Kindle!

  • Photoshop Touch, Solid Exlorer, & My all Time fav. Sketchbook pro

  • vonbane

    Gmail, 4.2 Camera, and Google Now. Yay Google!

  • nwd1911

    Nova Launcher, Astro File Manager & Swiftkey

  • JMonkeYJ

    i proclaim 2012 the year of the game! gaming on android finally got really fun this year:
    – Rayman Jungle Run
    – Waking Mars
    and non game:
    – Lyft has completely changed the way i do transportation

  • Angry birds Star wars (I will win this contest lol) Swift Key (just really started using it) my and of course Alarm Clock Ultra I never over sleep now…

  • athom07

    My top 3 apps are:
    1)Reddit Sync
    2) Pocket
    3) Play Music

  • Mixologist

    Nova Launcher
    Zooper Widget
    Swiftkey 3

  • 1. FoxFi
    2. Google Now
    3. Google Music

  • Rob Dennie

    Nova Launcher, SwiftKey keyboard, and Slices for Twitter!

  • Jesse McCall

    Nova Launcher
    Google Chrome
    The latest SwiftKey!

  • Yahoo Fantasy Football
    Kindle App
    Sirius XM

  • Kory Knopp

    Chrome, SwiftKey, CrossMe Color

  • Chrome

  • My three apps that I cannot live without are Swype Beta, Chrome and Tasks Pro!

  • Neil Voskeritchian

    Google Now, Star Wars Angry Birds, and Granny Smith

  • Flipboard, Swiftkey 3, Utter!

  • SD_Scott

    Google Now
    Judge Dredd v Zombies

  • hoosier_gal

    My three favorites are Foxfi, Words with Friends and Apex Launcher

  • Nova Launcher
    Google plus
    Google Music

  • Nova Launcher. Google Now. SwiftKey.

  • cfb

    Chrome, Star Wars Angry Birds, and Granny Smith

  • HuskerDad3

    FlipBoard, Google Now, SwiftKey 3

  • Prime7

    Coin Flip Free

  • reevester

    Hey No Fair!!! What if i still want these even though I’m not from the US? I know how to redeem these! 😀

    It’s the season of giving, give a little!

  • Nova launcher, plume, Google Chrome

  • Flyinion

    Top 3 are Plague Inc., Bad Piggies, and Chrome

  • kwwwar

    Nova Launcher, Chrome, Swiftkey.

  • Harmeet Singh

    foxfi, google chrome, nova launcher

  • Brian

    waze, nba gametime, chrome

  • 1. Spotify
    2. Chrome
    3. #Superbrothers (through the Humble Bundly FYI)

  • Rebuild, Witch Wars, and Crunchyroll.

  • Diego Diaz

    FlightTrack, Slice, TripIt, Avacado, and Utter

  • Juan


  • 1. I really LOVE Ingress. So, that’s #1..
    2. Granny Smith
    3. Bad Piggies

  • Butters619

    1. Nova Launcher
    2. HD Widgets
    3. Titanium Backup (will always be a favorite)

  • T. J. DeLuca

    Google Maps

  • Chrome, gmail, endomondo

  • Dennis Sinclair Sr.

    Stopwatch & Timer, Swiftkey 3, Angry Birds: Star Wars

  • Justin Koch

    mint, foxfi, chrome

  • 1. Afterfocus
    2. Apex Launcher
    3. Songpop

  • Utter, Chrome, Bleacher Report Team Stream

  • fodawim

    Apex launcher
    Tasker! The best 3 apps for android productivity.

  • Bob G

    Beautiful Widgets 5.0
    SwiftKey 3
    Park Me Right

  • Jean Rivera

    Google Chrome, Dead Trigger, Google Now

  • David Imel

    Granny Smith, Pattrn, and Currents!

  • MJZ

    Google Now
    Swiftkey 3

  • mplacido9

    Chrome, plume, max payne

  • GuidZilla

    Google Now

  • dieringer scott

    Google Now
    Nova Launcher
    Falcon Pro

  • ti backup pro, dead trigger, field trip

  • SwiftKey 3, predators the game, and Speed test to see how crappy the 4G is!

  • Jerry Barbero

    FalconPro, MovisleNotes andGO SMS Pro

  • ROBV_100

    Words with Friends, SongPop, Angry Birds Star Wars.

  • Chrome, Google Now, TV Portal

  • Bob Sacamano

    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Gary Reynolds

    gReader, Google maps, Evernote

  • TWRP (although it is technically a recovery, not an app), Google Now, and Scramble (I used to love Boggle).

  • Champlification

    Nova Launcher, Chrome, Swiftkey

  • Seth Arrazola

    Chrome. Google Maps and Latitude. Google Now. And hill climb racing just throwing it in there cuz for some reason I find myself playing it everyday

  • ScottyByrd

    Chrome, Eternity Warriors 2, Google Now

  • Icehunter

    Camera Zoom FX
    SwiftKey 3

  • Granny Smith
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • DanRunsWithSwizzors

    My top three favorite apps are Star Wars Angry Birds, CameraPro & PS Touch

  • Brandon Breslin

    chrome, shazam, pandora

  • topherct

    Google Now

  • Corey Smith

    Nova Launcher, Flight Track/Flight Board.

  • Alex Vice

    Info cool and technology in DROID

  • Sean Wood

    Nova Launcher

    Skeye Pro

    StarLog(paid full version)

    sorry astronomy buff here… :-

  • google now
    nova launcher


  • Ryan Mayle

    GTA Vice City (no way can they mess this up after how awesome 3 was)



  • AgustinRodriguez

    1.Granny Smmith
    2.Video Locker ‘:)
    3.Gunman Clive

  • sef

    Gta3 , droidlife, bgr, mc3, and tdkr….

  • LGT

    Chrome, Navigation, Bad Piggies!

  • Evernote, Slacker, Endomondo

  • KreeTerry

    Google Now, Falcon Pro, and the newest Beautiful Widgets update.

  • Niall Fox

    flipboard, YouTube and battery widget reborn

  • Pinball Arcade is my clear cut favorite app. Followed by Google Now and Angry Birds Star Wars.

  • PuzzleShot

    Foxfi, Chrome, Google Play Music

  • jafunk

    google now, chrome, and i’m sure vice city will make this list starting tomorrow

  • Mine would be

    1. Dead Trigger
    2. Max Payne
    3. Predators

  • DillonDaniels

    Top 3 apps of 2012: 1. Angry Birds Star Wars 2. Titanium Backup 3. Goo.im Manager.

  • Brent Cooper

    Granny Smith
    Google Now

  • Captain_Doug

    Solid Explorer, My Boy! GBA emulator, and Explosm!.

  • Plume
    Go Launcher
    Go SMS

  • Google+, Chrome and Nova Launcher.

  • I love rummikub, bingo, sims, and catch to store my notes!

  • Google Chrome, Dice with Buddies (because it’s addicting, not because it’s a good app), Swiftkey

  • Ski Safari, Google Now, Jetpack Joyride

  • Chrome, Granny Smith, Boid Beta

  • Booyah

    Nova Launcher
    Tersus Icons
    Falcon Pro

  • Need for speed most wanted, falcon pro and the bard’s tale

  • Raven

    Excluding Google Apps for obviousness sake, I would say they are Folder Organizer, Flixster, and Poweramp.

  • achaff86

    1) Pinterest
    2) Instagram
    3) Chrome

  • Kidqwik

    Dolphin Browser, Instagram, and Foursquare. I use them so many times a day.

  • hollerwt


  • Adamania

    Chrome, Navigation and definitely Swiftkey

  • Eddie

    Reddit sync, the verge, and chrome

  • Patrick Maher

    Beach Buggy Blitz, Pro Zombie Soccer, SHADOWGUN: DeadZone

  • Adam Cargal

    1. Chrome
    2. Dropbox
    3. Apex

  • Roga

    NBA Jam, Moon+ Reader Pro, and B/R Team Stream

  • drparty

    Rayman Jungle Run
    Nova Launcher

  • Stephen Clagett

    1. Google Now
    2. Scores Mobile
    3. Evernote

  • Falcon Pro, Nova Launcher, and Google Music

  • ZombieWood,Taptalk,Integris

  • Sarpedon1069

    1. Plague Inc.
    2. Bad Piggies
    3. Grabatron

  • Tweet lane, wind-up knight, plague, inc

  • all apps not instagram

  • mz.ap

    google chrome,instagram,phase 10


    weather notification
    super video

  • My top three apps in 2012 were -> Tapatalk, Tweakdeck, and Google Now.

  • Dropbox, Titanium Backup, Youtube

  • mbagasao

    Nova Launcher, Pocket, and Flipboard

  • Nicholassss

    Foxfi, messaging, and browser.

    PS I dont have instagram. Sorry.

  • Chrome
    Google Now
    Dead Trigger

  • Adam

    Google now
    Granny Smith (although Plague Inc is very close)

  • aholland1

    It’s not quite new to 2012, but LoseIt has really helped me lose weight this year. Other awesome apps are Chrome and Google Now. Thanks!

  • Bigwavedave25

    Nova Launcher

  • Sporttster

    Angry Birds Star Wars for my son, Foxfi, and Run Fatty Run, lol.

  • Paul Garza

    Google Now

  • Nova launcher, titanium backup, and seeds of life

  • EdsonDJ

    Chrome, Google Now, Instagram

  • Turbo Kids
    Angry Birds Star Wars
    NFL Mobile

  • rjm12rjm12

    1. Quell
    2. Titanium Backup
    3. Ezroot

  • Kenny

    FoxFi, Mini Motor Racing, Family Feud

  • jaybar

    1. Snapchat
    2. Apex Launcher
    3. Chrome

  • Kyle Miller

    Maxthon Browser

  • arthur2142

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Granny Smith, SlingPlayer update with improved streaming quality.

  • kismet769

    Apex Launcher
    Plague Inc.
    Scope Beta

  • Reddit News (on there more than I care to admit)
    Google Navigation (lots of driving in far away places this year)
    GrooVe IP (no more overages when I have to make 3 hour phone calls to the insurance company grumble grumble)

    If Verizon had gotten the SGS3 Jelly Bean update ready sooner, Google Now would probably be on that list…

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Bad Piggies
    Falcon Pro

  • Nova, Google Play, Chrome

  • Chris Vuong


  • hfoster52

    1) Angry Birds Star Wars
    2) Granny Smith
    3) Flip Board

  • Logan Edwards

    Hill Climb Racing, Granny Smith, and Thuuz. The last of which is a must have for any die hard sports fan, I’ve never caught the end of so many exciting games in my life.

  • Chrome, Google Now, Bike Race

  • DeeMat

    Nova launcher

  • newboyx

    Nova/Apex (I keep going back and forth)

  • BTLS

    Granny Smith (on days in which they actually update it)
    BitTorrent (Boardwalk, Dex, Movies, etc… in mins)
    MX Player (plays avi+, with great swipe controls)

  • Joshua Berkowitz

    Eye in Sky Weather

  • guyverprime

    Best apps
    1, foxfi
    2. Addblocker plus
    3. Mine craft

    That’s it

  • Chrome, Gmail, Twitter

  • bheider


  • Untappd, Granny Smith, Gamboid

  • Alex Rieck

    Google Now, Chrome, and Songpop

  • Jay W.

    MLB at Bat 2012
    Swype Beta

  • slider112

    Uno) Ski Safari
    Dos) Hill Climb Racing
    Tres) Google Music

  • “Zenonia 5”
    “Candy Crush Saga”

    “Shadowgun DeadZone”

  • Angry bird space, angry birds star wars, modern warfare

  • ADW Ex, Dropbox, Netflix

  • Nova launcher Ski Safari and road trip 2

  • K. Nelson

    The three apps I rely on most:
    Gentle Alarm
    SwiftKey 3

    Notable mention:
    Nova launcher

  • cyruss69

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Granny Smith, Draw Something!

  • Arie Hoogendoorn

    Dead Trigger
    Google Now

  • Angry Birds Star Wars, Jetpack Joyride, Great Big War Game

  • Jeremie Hittenmark

    Xbox Smartglass
    Subway surfer

  • Pocket
    Google Now

  • KnappyRoot

    Titanium Backup

  • Micky

    Angry Birds, Coin Dozer and Ingress.

  • Angry Birds Star Wars, Granny Smith, and Horn

  • josh

    WidgetLocker lockscreen

  • Flipboard
    YouTube Remote

  • gardobus

    Nova Launcher Prime

  • Waze
    Notification Toggle
    And ABP, primarily since it doesn’t require root so i don’t have to worry with the whole moto feedback network thing.

  • Brian

    Google Drive, utter!, and Smart WIFI Toggler Still getting the hang of the last two! But should be promising!

  • jhjr24

    Chrome, Plague Inc., and iFunny. lol.

  • sakebomber77

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Chrome & Swiftkey

  • Nate Olson

    Granny smith, swiftkey 3, and Chrome

  • Gordon White

    Dead Trigger
    “aboutfights” workout timer


  • br_hermon

    1. Subway Surfers
    2. Widgetsoid Redesign
    3. Apex Launcher

  • RoboRobP

    Llama, Thuuz Sports, and Google Now

  • Kalaster

    Knights of Pen & Paper
    Lockscreen Policy

  • markgbe

    Plague Inc

    Organ Trail: Director’s Cut

    Tiger woods PGA 2012

  • Fred

    FIFA, Angry Birds Star Wars, Chrome

  • kingsfan33

    Google Now (its a system app, nevertheless…)
    Square Register
    Samsung Tectile

  • Roswell Cummings

    Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Google Now

  • SwiftKey 3, Google Now, Nova Launcher Prime

  • azholio

    Google Now, Chrome and Spotify (which still kinda sucks on Android)

  • will bartlett

    granny smith, chrome, and smartglass

  • Mark F

    1. Google Drive
    2. Google Voice

  • elemeno

    Google now, Pocket, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Bryan Holcombe

    Chrome. Any.do. Google now

  • Pocket Casts
    Ultimate Rotation Control (a must-have for tablets with docks)
    MX Player

  • Chris Brinkley

    Chrome, reader, and music do the trick for me

  • Swiftkey Flow (not out yet but will be awesome when it does)
    Nova Launcher
    HueBrix (addicting game)

  • chrome, foxfi, and instagram

  • Michael Gardner

    Apex Launcher and Google Now for apps actually in the play store. CM10 has been awesome on the GS3 as well as KT747 kernel!

  • AustinML

    Nova Launcher
    Google Now (does that count? ’cause it’s awesome . . .)
    Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper

  • DanSan

    Beautiful Widgets
    Nova Launcher

  • Google Now, Chrome, Ski Safari

  • Kutter Ross

    Chrome, Google Now, Hax Sync

  • gp126904

    1. Google Now
    2. Ingress
    3. Granny Smith

  • Starwars Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, Words with Friends

  • Google Plus
    Titanium Backup

    Great Big War Game

  • Nova Launcher
    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Rayman Jungle Run

  • Key Ring, Chrome, Scramble

  • Chrome
    Beautiful widgets

  • Jeff Bank

    Nova Launcher
    Ski Safari
    Eye in the Sky Weather

  • CamScanner

    It’s simply staggering how much of your life you can carry around on something the size of a deck of cards….

  • DroidCzar

    Granny Smith
    Apex Launcher for my Droid RAZR Maxx
    Google Music with new playlist created for you feature (I’m horrible about creating my own playlists, so it’s nice to have some new ones each week.

  • Jason Hansen

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Google Now, Apex Launcher

  • summit1986

    Chrome, Nova, Ingress

  • 1. Chrome
    2. Angry Birds Star Wars
    3. Pocket Planes

  • fajitatt

    Google now, tasker, angry birds star wars 🙂

  • William

    Google play
    Dead trigger

  • silverWRX03

    Google Now

  • Matthew Foster

    Go Launcher Ex
    OfficeSuite Pro

  • WatchESPN
    Google TV Remote
    Nova Launcher Prime
    and something I’ve been using a lot lately…
    Titanium Backup Pro

  • Bryan Saroza

    pocket, horn, bible study

  • Boundzy

    Chrome, Audible, Google+

  • Chrome
    Sky Pigs
    Google Now

  • Chrome, Titanium Backup, Swype

  • xFeaRx

    ShadowGun Deadzone, Trapster, GasBuddy

  • Pat

    Google Now, Granny Smith

  • Brian

    Angry birds Star Wars

  • Nun Attack, Pulse and Xbox Smartglass….Three apps i cannot live without!!! 🙂

  • Nova launcher
    Ski Safari
    Google Search/NOW

  • overclock

    Corporate Address Book

  • Nick V

    Falcon Pro for Android
    SwiftKey 3

  • Tuna

    Google Now

  • Nova Launcher
    Smart WiFi Toggler

  • Scott Breitbach

    Updated ADWLauncher EX; Regularly; Battery Widget? Reborn!

  • Muddy B00ts


  • Eric Kubbe

    Chrome, Google Now and Angry Birds Star Wars.

  • monsterenergy22

    Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Google now!

  • Nova Launcher, Google Now, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • JSiNeM

    Trickster MOD
    ROM Toolbox Pro

  • CorranHorn421

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Google Search (Google Now)

  • Nicholas West

    1. Shadowgun Deadzone
    2. Gmail 4.2.1
    3. GTA Vice City

  • Michael Ouellette

    Google Now, Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • final fantasy
    final fantasy 2
    final fantasy whatever else

  • angry birds star wars
    google now
    solid explorer

  • Gaurav K

    Apex Launcher, Chrome, Google Now

  • Eric

    Angry Birds Star Wars

    The amazing Spiderman

    Google Music

  • BestonMars

    Falcon Pro
    Hill Climb Racing (Can’t get enough!)
    CrossMe Color (awesome puzzle game)

  • Google Now, Mint, and Camera ZOOM FX.

  • Edward Figueroa

    Field Trip, Dr Who Ringtones, and Cordy Sky

  • rtdroid72

    Google Now, Cut the Rope, Bad Piggies

  • masterxchief

    Angry birds star wars, Google now, Jet set radio

  • Justin Oliver

    Chrome, Twitter and Slickdeals reader

  • iceburgh

    death rally

  • Angry Birds Star Wars
    Chrome Browser

  • chey023

    angry birds star wars
    Update to Minecraft

  • Need for speed most wanted

  • bigdav1178

    X-plore (tied for my go-to file browser with Root Explorer)
    Citizens Bank app (because I’ve been waiting for years to have a native app for my bank)
    Nova Launcher (replaced GoLauncher since upgrade to ICS)

  • B J Books

    Falcon Pro, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Jetpack Joyride

  • sean

    Google Maps. Google Now. Google Navigation.

  • Erik B

    Granny Smith!
    Angry Birds Star Wars
    and ADW Launcher finally updated!

  • AnthonyMoya

    N.O.V.A. 3
    Xfinity Tv Player

  • MichaelFranz

    Angry Birds Star wars

    Granny Smith (GOTY in my opinion)

    mSecure – i have many account and like to know all the passwords for them, great app

  • The top three apps that I’ve used in 2012 are:
    1. Play Music
    2. Nova Launcher
    3. Dropbox

  • Temple Run, Tweet Lanes, Nova Launcher

  • brandito

    Nova Launcher
    Google Wallet
    Zombies, Run!

  • Carl Gaines

    Hoot Suite, Holo Launcher, and Glympse

  • Eric Franca

    Nova Launcher Prime
    Swiftkey Flow (I’m obviously guessing, but it looks fantastic)

  • Rza

    Google Reader

  • Trueblue711


  • Christian Ruud

    Hanzi recognizer
    google translate

  • Guest

    Google Now

  • David Caccavo

    google music, granny smith, and domino’s pizza app. late night mistakes have never been so easy

  • Geo

    jetpack joyride, triple town, google now

  • Cong Nguyen

    Best Design: Falcon Pro
    Most Useful: Solid Explorer
    Coolest: Google Wallet

  • jcorf

    Chrome, Google Now, & League of Evil

  • monkey082506

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    ADW Launcher

  • jmasterj

    Google Now
    Great Big War Game

  • tat2junior

    Granny Smith
    Google Now
    Xbox Smartglass

  • Futbolrunner

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    FIFA 12
    Smart WiFi Toggler

  • e_droid

    Google Now

    Couldn’t do without these 3 apps!
    (And I already follow you guys Instagram 😛 )

  • WarGames, Where’s My Perry, and Pocket Casts

  • Sven Enterlein

    Not sure how long they’ve been around for but I used them the most:

    Falcon Pro for Twitter
    Mobo Player
    N7 Player Music Player

  • slyder0244

    Dolphin Browser, Reddit is fun, Dice Player

  • 1. Myfitnesspal
    2. Nova Launcher
    3. Foursquare

  • usmitcboy

    Appy Geek

  • Rom toolbox Pro
    Hax sync
    Falcon pro

  • TheDrizzle

    Dungeon Raid
    Hero’s Call

  • Jonathan Berry

    Tweetlanes (RIP)
    Great Big War Games

  • Angry Birds Star wars
    Granny Smith
    Motorola’s smart action app

  • Jon Youngblood

    Evernote, Angry Birds Star Wars, Titanium Backup, plus many more…

  • Zack Serna

    Google Now

  • Rich Dross

    Dead Trigger

  • Rick Wilson

    Beautiful Widget

  • ProfessAndObey

    Chrome, Google Now, Angry Birds Star Wars.

  • David Rando

    Angry Birds Star Wars

    Appy Geek

    Sector Strike

  • Subway surfer, agent dash, and hill climb racing

  • Michael McAfoos

    Google Now
    Rayman Jungle Run
    The Bard’s Tale

  • Tablet Talk

  • PhillipNorris

    Granny Smith
    Swipe Pad
    Tapatalk 2

  • The hobbit

    Minecraft pe, chrome, and amazon mp3

  • nmaxfield

    google now, ingress, xbox smartglass

  • Emmanuel Sanchez

    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Asphalt 7
    Need for Speed Most Wanted

  • Nova Launcher, Chrono Trigger and Zooper Widget


    Asphalt 7
    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Google Currents

  • evltwn

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Beach Buggy Blitz
    Temple Run

  • Jeff

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Google Now

  • Dustin Billings

    HBO GO
    World Newspapers

  • Dead Trigger, APW socal widgets, Google Now. And i hope you don’t hold it against me but i don’t use instagram. i just don’t get it. it applies filters to images and it’s a social network? that taps into facebook?

  • 1) Instagram
    2) SongPop
    3) Crayon Physics DLX

  • Teamviewer, Zombiewood, Google Now

  • Brian Sprague

    Google Now
    Angry Birds Starwars

    Flip Board

  • Anthony Mueller

    Staying connected is key!

  • andrew egger

    Nova Launcher Prime

  • ChrisConner09

    Great Big War Game; Granny Smith; NBC Olympics

  • quiklives

    Google Now, for sure.

    Ingress. (hehe…I may need a 12 step program)

    And probably Chrome.

  • Nex__

    1. Pocket
    2. Falcon Pro (Thanx DroidLife)
    3. ShadySMS (for a *cough* personal reasons)

  • Sapko82

    Google Now, Chrome and Falcon

  • bonzix

    Titanium Backup. Photo Grid. Google Music.

  • onDroid

    Google Now
    Dead trigger
    Song Pop

  • Drew Day

    Google Now, Chrome, and Angry Birds Star Wars

  • dylan84

    Falcon Pro for Twitter
    Nova Launcher
    Ski Safari

  • Scott in MA

    Evernote, Chrome, Jet Pack Joyride

  • mangst

    Google Now, Chrome, Google Music

  • Zachary F

    Google Now, Nova launcher, ES file Explorer.

  • Kevin Jones

    Google Now
    Play Magazines

  • Matthew Bennett

    Nova Launcher, Flip Launcher, Ski Safari!!

  • BuzzDropr

    Google Now
    Google Chrome

  • Bill Slowey


    Subway Surfers – very addictive

  • SwiftKey, Angry Birds StarWars, and GoSMS

  • Kevin Lim

    1) xda
    2) twitter
    3) instagram

  • Chrome
    Google Currents
    Ski Safari

  • MITBeta

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Google Now, Marine Traffic

  • Ivan92116

    Springpad, Netflix, Amazon PriceCheck

  • drgalaxy

    nova launcher
    Plague inc

  • Sparxx2k7

    1. Google Now (installed on OG RAZR running ICS)
    2. Angry Birds Star Wars
    3. Swype

  • Pocket, ROM Toolbox PRO and Jetpack Joyride

  • Matthew Majeika

    Beautiful Widgets

  • DrSchlotkin

    angry birds star wars

  • Joe Trinosky

    Dice with Buddies

  • Chrome, Max Payne and Dead Trigger

  • Stoker

    Mantano Reader



  • Nate Swanner

    Google Talk
    Google Currents

  • Jason Corder

    SongPop Free

    Google Drive

    Angry Birds: Star Wars

  • Nova Launcher, Zooper, Google Now

  • Stephen E

    Jetpack Joyride
    Wargames and Plague Inc (Tie)

  • Angry Birds Star Wars
    Falcon For Twitter

  • Dustin Murphy

    Nova Launcher Prime
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • EvanTheGamer

    Angry Birds Star Wars (who woulda known? lol)
    Ski Safari (Most addicting game ever…or perhaps most addicting Android game in 2012, and for $.25, WOW!)
    The Bard’s Tale (Can’t go wrong with the classics, right?)

  • Adam Wells

    Plague Inc
    Falcon pro

  • Jesse Dick

    perfect viewer, skifta, and sixaxis controller

  • Brian Parkerson

    Although I have many daily used, favorite applications, the three I would not want to do without are (1) Evernote, (2) Free Wifi Tether, and (3) Pulse.

  • Brian Walker

    Having a lot of fun with Angry Birds: Star Wars, but if I’m going to name a favorite “app” I have to say Jelly Bean 4.1.2. This OS is seriously the best Android has ever been. 4.2 needs some work still, but I’ve really enjoyed my time on 4.1.2.

  • tagrzadz

    Nova Launcher Prime
    Falcon Pro
    Granny Smith

  • Rafa Sandoval

    Google Now
    Granny Smith

  • jbegs

    Swype Beta (hopefully trying out Swiftkey Flow before the new year)

    Nova Launcher Prime

    Falcon Pro

  • angry birds

  • kylebrodeur

    Hollywood Camera Work Shot Designer
    Xbox SmartGlass
    Falcon Pro

  • Nova
    Falcon Pro
    Bike Race

  • PocketCloud, FoxFi and NZBair

  • interstellarmind

    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Minecraft PE

  • Masterminded

    Nova 3, Modern Combat 3, and Granny Smith

  • Julian Coronado

    Google Now
    Bad Piggies
    (SwiftKey Flow when its released)
    I follow in instgram too (: julianc28

  • Tom Jones

    chrome, gmail, handcent

  • Angry Birds: Star Wars, Easymute, Smart Wifi Toggler

  • JS629

    google now, currents, smart glass

  • google now
    dead trigger

  • leimeisei

    Need for Speed Most Wanted
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Xbox Smart Glass

  • Frank

    YouTube, Google+ Messenger, Google Reader

  • Nova Launcher
    Plague Inc
    Zombies, Run!

  • Samuel Victor

    Grand theft auto
    google drive

  • Jed Hwang

    Google Now
    Google Music

  • Jot!

    ezPDF Reader

  • Solid Explorer (it has completely replaces Astro for me)
    Ingress (just because)
    Chrome (because who doesn’t love Chrome on their phone)

  • Rick Trujillo

    My 3:
    Cracked lite

  • Brian Spearman

    Beautiful Widgets 5
    Adblock Plus

  • BikerBob1789

    Holo launcher
    Words with Friends.

  • Bradthor

    Outbreak Zombie Slots, Splashtop Remote, WiFi File Explorer Pro

  • humidity

    Google Now, Chrome, and SwiftKey Flow!

  • Louis Parrilla

    My favorite apps this year are Google task organizer, Google translate and Google now

  • eck79

    Google Now
    Swiftkey 3

  • zUFC

    Angry birds SW (that I can’t play because of the DNA)

  • Xbox smart glass
    Flip board
    Clear vision

  • Glen

    Nova Launcher
    Google plus
    Musical Pro (a toolbox of musician’s tools and a fun scrolling music game)

  • Swiftkey 3
    Granny Smith

  • Mike Sullivan

    Draw Something, Words With Friends, and SongPop are my faves.

  • Tony Byatt

    Google Now, Instagram, Google Music

  • Nova launcher
    Google now

  • active_eng24

    Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars, Google Now

  • Brian

    Perfect Viewer

  • Corey Foltman

    SongPop, Google Now, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • jonathon johnston

    SwiftKey 3. Dead Trigger. Papa Johns (not sure it is from 2012 but it gets a lot of use 🙂 )

  • joshua knight

    Flipboard, Google now, and goomanger

  • Tweakdeck
    Swiftkey 3

  • gbenj

    Light Flow

  • Kernschatten

    Horn, Bard’s Tale, and Granny Smith

  • T4rd

    I hate these questions.. it’s so hard to choose, so I’ll just arbitrarily list 3 great apps that I use the most everyday;


  • mustardhomie

    foxfi, google navigation, and the droid life app.

  • Jacob Neves

    instagram, XDA and Shopkick

  • QQpayne

    Project 83113
    Evernote (Probably pre 2012, but new and life changing for me)

  • Cody Stamps

    Google Drive
    Titanium Backup
    Xbox Smartglass

  • nobody72



    foxfi (though the last update is a downer)

  • Puzzle prism
    Angry birds star wars

  • GTA3….sooner to be GTA: Vice City
    Nova Launcher
    Google Now

  • Mchl496

    Favorite APps of 2012… hmm Angry Birds Starwars… Pandora(since the last update)… Google Currents.

  • Todd B

    1. The Pinball Arcade
    2. Samsung TecTiles
    3. Subway Surfers

  • XBOX Smartglass, Jetpack Joyride, McPixel

  • John

    Nova launcher
    Solid explorer
    Google drive

  • Scott Haggerty

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Pixlr Express & all the Red Cross apps (first aid, hurricanes, earthquakes & wild fires).

  • Duke Nukem 3D, Broken Sword, Instagram

  • I want to buy more seasons of adventure time. I bought season 1 (only to find out that it is only half of the season because they spilt the first season into two seasons and even though they sell the dvd of seasons 1&2 together at FYE on the play store they only sell them separate for double the cost.) But its a great show and I want to get into it more!

  • Fireface

    Dead trigger, SongPop, Google Now

  • Nova Launcher
    Dead Trigger
    Google now

  • Doug8307

    Reddit is Fun

    Light Flow

  • SJ Prettyman

    FoxFi, Zombies Run!, and Draw Something. Thanks DL!

  • NYCHitman1

    1) Xbox Smart Glass
    2) Nova Launcher
    3) Google Now (aka Google Search)

  • Plume, Chrome, Comixology.

  • rom toolbox pro
    nova launcher

  • Jason Felicio

    Scramble with friends
    Bike Race

  • sean yesmunt

    Google now, swiftkey 3, granny smith.

  • Sparktweek

    FoxFi, Play Music, and Draw Something. Thanks DL!

  • Kevin

    Nova launcher
    Falcon pro

  • EC8CH


  • Inquizitor

    Falcon for Twitter, Google Now, and Pocket Casts!

  • Davros

    EZ Unlock
    Nova Launcher
    AB Star Wars

  • Swype
    Titanium Backup

  • SG: DeadZone, Swiftkey, Pixlr Express

  • Nova Launcher, Instagram, and Flipboard.

  • Joseph Ree

    Google Voice

  • Swype, and can’t wait to be able to use Google now and Ingress.

  • Adam Musso

    Xbox smart glass
    Call of duty elite
    Falcon pro

  • duke69111

    NFL Flick football, granny smith and nfl pro 2012 are my three favorites from 2012.

  • John Nagy

    Zombies, RUN!!!

  • Hmza Fahz

    Temple Run, Running Fred, and Bad Piggies are my favorite Android Apps.
    But if it isn’t just limited to android, then my favorite Apps would be Gmail, Unblock Me, and Temple Run.

  • Elliott Hancock

    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • rdrizzle

    MediaTakeOut by Drizzle.
    Nova Launcher
    Dunkin Donuts (yea I know)

  • Falcon widget, Asphalt 7, titanium backup.

  • Bad Piggies
    Titanium Backup

  • mydroidphone

    Google Now
    Angry Bird Star Wars
    Nova Launcher

  • shadowgun deadzone— the beginning of mobile multiplayer!
    Xbox SmartGlass— has huge potential
    Granny Smith– who thought a game with only 2 buttons could be so addicting?

  • pouxonu

    Shadowgun Deadzone for me and solid explorer beat 2

  • Nova, Pulse, Eye in the Sky

  • Granny Smith
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Angry Birds Star Wars, Falcon Pro, ShadowGun: DeadZone


    Ingress, Chrome, and SwiftKey 3!

  • villian1998

    Beautiful Widgets

  • Douglas Hill

    Rom Manager
    Falcon Pro

  • mustbepbs

    Granny Smith
    Mantano Reader Premium

  • Hill climb race, Google Now, and groove ip

  • muffnman

    Falcon Pro (for Twitter)
    Podkicker Pro (love the redesign)
    Pocket Planets (my son LOVES this app)

  • Kirk Hayes

    Angry Birds Star Wars
    Flow Free
    Nova Launcher

  • Heather Johnson

    HD Widgets
    Our Groceries.

  • Falcon Pro, Xbox SmartGlass, Beautiful Widgets after yesterdays update

  • Dan Balan

    Swype – Dropbox – AirDroid

  • ES File Explorer, Falcon Pro, and WidgetLocker

  • Anoop CH

    Juice defender pro
    Office suite pro
    Poweamp pro

  • SwiftKey 3, Nova launcher and Granny Smith (hopefully SwiftKey flow soon enough!)

  • iGunZombies, SongPop, Scramble with Friends

  • My favorite apps of 2012 are:
    1. Plants vs. Zombies
    2. Instagram
    3. Park Mobile

  • ssjnimma

    Chrome, Falcon Pro (widget & App), Flipboard!

  • GO Launcher
    Taptu News

  • Ingress, SongPop, and Marvel War Of Heroes

  • 1. Chrome
    2. Angry Birds Star Wars
    3. Xbox Smart Glass

  • plague, bad piggies, angry birds star wars edition

  • little piano (my baby LOVES it)
    Kingdoms of Camelot
    Rom Toolbox

  • Jetpack Joyride
    Subway Surfer
    Google Now

  • Chrome, Flipboard and Xbox Smartglass

  • Bad Piggies, SwiftKey and Marvel Comics app

  • In order of acquisition: SVTP, Google Now, Google Play Magazines

  • DanWazz

    Nova Launcher, Google Music, Evernote

  • setulf

    My favorite three were Catch Notes, Triple Town, and Chrome.

  • Google Now, Google Music, Google Wallet

  • angry birds starwars, bad piggies, and the new Endomondo Pro

  • farmerbrian

    Chrome, our local KSPR weather app, and dropbox

  • Alexa White

    The newest Gmail update, Swiftkey, and Gtasks.

  • geedee82

    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Asphalt 7
    Need for Speed Most Wanted

  • Jackie Chen

    Beautiful wisgets

  • nextstepbasketball

    Swiftkey, Google Music, Google Now

  • kaufkin

    Apollo, Instagram, Swiftkey 3

  • davidwasherr

    Dolpfin browser
    and hill climb racing

  • Jose

    Dead trigger NBA game time and subway surfers

  • Angry Birds Star Wars!!! Nova Launcher! and Xbox Smartglass!

  • romma

    New England Patriots
    Mark Levin
    TV Guide

  • Prox

    Angry Bird Star Wars, Google Now, Swiftkey 3,

  • Greyhame

    Google Now easily the best app of 2012.. for travellers it’s amazing.
    Nova Launcher
    Granny Smith

    Thanks DL!

  • Themanhere10


  • napes22

    Plague Inc, Organ Trail, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Smartglass, Chrome, and Google Now

  • wiz

    cerberus, reddit is fun, flipboard

  • Google Wallet, Ingress, and SwiftKey 3!

  • Christopher Mann

    the new swiftkey, Nova Launcher (now the only launcher i use), and i guess Chrome browser

  • morethanbirds

    Swype Beta

  • Josh Parish

    Apex Launcher
    Titanium Backup
    Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Velmeran

    Granny Smith, Star Wars Angry Birds and FoxFi

  • Brandon Sikes

    For me it would be Xbox Smartglass, Tasker, and Falcon Pro.

  • Fazor

    Waze, Instagram, Swiftkey

  • Google Now, Nun Attack and Swiftkey

  • Granny Smith! (I win on that one right)
    Angry Birds Star wars

  • Google +, Zaxxon, Angry Birds: Star Wars

  • Swiftkey 3


    Granny Smith

  • Akshay Paropkari

    Hill climb racing, Memory Booster, Ringer Manager

  • Ilan Alpert

    Is google now considered an app?
    Titanium Backup – saved me headaches
    Nova Launcher

  • Cut The Rope Experiments, Dead Trigger and Asphalt 7

  • Matt Guinn

    Falcon Pro, Chrome, Google Extreme, Extreme Road Trip 2

  • Zack Walker

    Google Now, Granny Smith, Tablet Talk

  • Top three favorite apps from 2012: 1. Groove IP. 2. Granny Smith. 3. Angry Birds Star Wars.

  • Falcon Pro
    Google Now
    Time Warner App

  • Kelbs

    Swiftkey , Google + , plume

  • jakemsyter84

    Jetpack Joyride

  • rggarrison

    Granny Smith
    Angry Birds STAR WARS

  • Havoc70

    Netflix, HD widgets, ES File explorer

  • Susan Shambaugh

    Nova Launcher, Plume, Microsoft Skydrive

  • Matthew O’Sullivan

    NFC Task Launcher – really a genius app! Makes NFC Task Management easy. Tapatalk HD – Still in beta, but man, it’s sexy on a nexus 7. Finally – Splashtop HD. Simple remote access to my home PC from my nexus 7.

  • Joseph Joffe

    – xbox smartglass (glad it’s finally available on my Nexus 7 as well as my GNex)
    – Google Now
    – Angry Birds Star Wars (I can’t stop playing!)

  • LP

    New Swiftkey
    and Chadwick (thanks for the tip)

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Netflix, Hill Climb Racing, and Mobo Media Player. Why Mono. because you catch watch videos in a window while running other apps. Works on every phone and tablets.

  • medscape & standard dictations

  • FarmerTechno

    Granny Smith, Angry Birds: Star Wars, and Horn

  • smingo

    tweet lanes
    camera zoom fx

    chrome-love being able to have access to ALL of my desktop bookmarks

  • -Ingress
    -Asphalt 7

  • Lenesse Berg

    SWIFTKEY 3!!!!!! eWeatherHD & Evernote! Saved my life this year ^_^

  • Hail

    Subway Surf, FoxFi, and probably Google Music.

    Sorry, don’t use Instagram 🙁

  • Michael swaim

    Falcon Pro, Ingress and Dead Triger

  • Jared Fulgham

    Chrome, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Space

  • JoshGroff

    Wind Up Knight
    Chrono Trigger

  • Graham Oxborrow

    smart tools, chrome, google currents

  • Jordan schwartz

    SwiftKey X, angry birds star wars and tapatalk pro.

  • Nelly547

    Granny Smith, Titanium Backup, Clear Vision

  • thedonxr

    six axis controller, titanium backup, MC3

  • moelsen8

    groove ip, ski safari, does superuser count? 🙂

  • For me, Star Wars Angry Birds,The Dark Knight Rises and Amazing Alex. Thanks for the contest!

  • Tweet Lanes

  • Bradley Ruiz

    Rayman Jungle Run

    Granny Smith

  • – Hotel Tonight
    – RateBeer
    – Pocket

  • Swiftkey 3, Apollo, and Chrome

  • 1) Maps
    2) Plume
    3) DeskSMS

  • kevg73

    Plague inc. Chrome to phone. Angry birds star wars

  • Capt. Crunch

    Granny Smith
    Xbox Smartglass

  • DigitalEnforcer

    Utter!, Chrome Browser, Ultimate Custom Clock Widget.

  • GrayWest

    Google Now, Google Drive, Google Authenticator.. Most used apps of 2012.

  • flipboard
    beautiful widgets 5.0
    bad piggies

  • Ingress, Chrome, Tasker

  • SysWiz

    Nova Launcher
    Titanium Backup

  • Barlog

    Star Wars Angry Birds, Granny Smith, and The Dark Knight Rises

  • goodbyebb

    HD Widgets 3, Chrome, Cut The Rope

  • John Zandig

    tweetbot, letterpress, yahoo sportacular

  • Johngi

    1.) Chrome

    2.) Instragram

    3.) Falcon

  • Br_d

    Tweet Lanes
    Google Now
    Xbox Smartglass

  • 3M4NU31

    Falcon Pro. Ingress. & the new 4.2 camera app

  • Alex Sturman

    Llama, swift key and TB

  • Boles

    Temple Run, Flipboard, and the re-vamped or updated Google Play Movie/TV Show app.

  • Bryan

    1. Angry Birds Star Wars
    2. Bad Piggies
    3. Chrome

  • New Gmail, Currents and Chrome

  • Pixlr Express Mobile, Instagram, Chrome

  • chris125

    dead trigger, chrome, go sms pro

  • granny smith, gmail, maps

  • Josh Ingram

    Reddit Sync, Humble Bundle, Adblock Plus

  • MTPenguin

    Top 3 apps for 2012: (most used)

    1.) Nova Launcher
    2.) Dropbear SSH
    3.) PowerAmp


  • Abbie Rosario

    SwiftKey 3, Granny Smith, Virtual City

  • my top three have to be: swiftkey, foxfi, and beautiful widgets update

  • CM

    instagram, swiftkey, lightflow

  • SwiftKey
    Remote Media Center Live

  • Michael Floro

    1. Ingress
    2. Lightflow
    3. Podkicker

  • Fredy Nativi

    Granny Smith, Google + and tweetcaster prop

  • Josh C

    LightFlow, Wallet (on my VZW Gnex), and Trickster Mod

  • john monsalve

    falcon pro, lightflow(who wouldnt?) and chrome(to be on droidlife all the time)

  • Swiftkey 3, Dead Trigger, and Ski Safari!

  • Swiftkey 3, ARLiberator, and MightyText

  • 1. Final Fantasy III
    2. Dropbox
    3. Foursquare

  • Hunter

    Jetpack Joyride, Yahoo Fantasy Football, Air Navy Fighters

  • NBA JAM, Angry Birds Space, and Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Tasker, Star Wars Angry Birds, ESPN FFL.

  • Korban Hadley

    Starwars Angrybirds, Battlefriends at Sea, istawifi

  • Bauce40

    Falcon Pro, deadtrigger, Shadwogun: dead zone

  • SwiftKey, Falcon, Ski Safari!

  • George Rudgers

    Angry Birds Star Wars, Falcon Pro, Solid Explorer (beta).

  • Phssthpok

    The newest on my phone are Swiftkey (no brainer), Lightflow (also no brainer), and FieldTrip.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    Falcon pro
    HD widgets
    Android pro widgets “APW”

  • anezarati

    plume, swiftkey, instagram

  • Kevin Dahlstrom

    Angry Birds Star Wars

    Bad Piggies

  • Michael Robinson

    Falcon Pro, Angry Birds Space, SkyMotion

  • TomStieger

    Temple Run, Beautiful Widgets (revamp), Shadow Gun: Deadzone

  • ChristianJohnson

    Ingress, Beautiful Widgets and Chrome.

  • swiftkey, TB, tasker

  • Falcon Pro
    HD Widgets
    My NBA2k

  • Swiftkey, Dropbox, Camera360.

  • TheWenger

    Swiftkey 3, Dead Trigger, Ingress.

  • ADWLauncher EX, Handcent, Swiftkey 3

    • Ugh, I forgot about Titanium Backup…How could I have forgotten that. I don’t know where it would go though. :/

  • Kyleen Blanchard

    The new Pixlr (big fan of the old one), Pattrn, and Pinterest. I like to look at pretty things.

  • komradefox

    Bad Piggies
    Granny Smith

  • Worm

    Granny Smith, Star Wars Angry Birds, Falcon Pro

  • The 3 apps that I am using most at this point are:
    XBMC Official Remote

  • David Willden

    Let’s go with…the updated Drive app, safestrap v3 for my RAZR maxx, and…jetpack joyride for gaming. 🙂

  • violator702

    Granny Smith, Major Mayhem, and Dead Trigger.

  • zmberven

    Temple Run, Swiftkey 3, and Flipboard

  • drewfus0929

    Star Wars Angry Birds,
    Need for Speed Most Wanted
    Falcon Pro

  • Lambo_21

    Shadow Gun: Deadzone,Snapchat, NBC Live Extra

  • Tim Buchanan

    SwiftKey 3, Flipboard, and Instagram.

  • James S

    Tasker, Power Amp, App Radio Liberator

  • Falcon, Reddit is Fun, Yahoo Fantasy Football

  • Jerald Bondoc

    Top 3
    Swiftkey, Spotify, Zombies Run!

    Notable mentions
    ESPN Scorecenter, ESPN Fantasy football, and Instagram

  • Bacon Reader
    Nova Launcher

  • MikeD675

    Where’s my Perry, KungFu Warrior, Angry Birds Star Wars

  • Rodeojones000

    Granny Smith, Angry Birds Star Wars, and (while technically not a 2012 app, the complete revamp is) Beautiful Widgets.

  • Amy

    My top 3 fave apps of 2012 are Swiftkey, Call Control, and Need for Speed Most Wanted!

  • 1. Locale
    2. Dropbox
    3. AdBlockPlus

  • Teng Taing

    Falcon Pro, Reddit is Fun, Google+

  • tanknspank

    Falcon Pro
    Reddit Sync
    Adobe Photoshop

  • Derek Duncan

    Falcon Pro, Granny Smith and Where’s My Perry

  • cashclay

    The Hobbit: KOM, Granny Smith, Gears and Gutz.

  • Temple Run, Instagram, Snapchat