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Best apps of 2013

Posted on 9 May 2013 at 09:57

We round up the best apps for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Windows 8

Apps are the lifeblood of devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, and now Windows 8/RT devices.

Here at PC Pro, we're constantly reviewing the latest apps for each of those devices and operating systems, keeping you up to date with the new releases and old favourites.

Click on the links below to read our app recommendations for your particular device.

Best web apps

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Our collection of great web apps - which should work in any modern browser - includes a stunning alternative to PowerPoint (pictured), a selection of great games, and a place to back up your entire digital music collection. Best of all, each and every one of these apps is entirely free.

Click here to read our best web apps feature

Best iPhone apps

Photoshop Touch

Our list of iPhone favourites includes Photoshop Touch for Phone (pictured), plus a selection of games including graphical mystery Year Walk and fiendish word puzzler W.E.L.D.E.R. Plus, we find alternatives to the built-in Safari browser and an app for safely storing your passwords.

Click here to read our best iPhone apps feature

Best iPad apps

Rayman Jungle Run

You can divert yourself on the iPad, with the fun platform exploits of Rayman Jungle Run (pictured). Plus, we have lots of great apps for photographers and artists, and a fantastic app that allows you to set your Sky box while you're away from home.

Click here to read our best iPad apps feature

Best Android apps


Our pick of the Android tablet and smartphone apps includes Zeebox (pictured), an app that helps you find out which television shows people are talking about on Twitter. Plus, we have apps for keeping track of your flights, our pick of the alternative Android keyboards, and tools for preventing kids from finding inappropriate apps.

Click here to read our best Android apps feature

Best Windows 8 apps

Sim Trader

Finding high-quality apps in the fledgling Windows 8 Store isn't easy, but we've got a score or more of the best. These include a fantasy stock market game (pictured), the SmartGlass app that turns your tablet into an Xbox controller, and the wonderful Star Chart for night-sky gazers.

Click here to read our best Windows 8 apps feature

Author: Barry Collins

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User comments

Have I missed something?

Or does Windows Phone not exist??

By everton2004 on 8 Apr 2013

No BB7/BB10/Playbook apps?

By JamesD29 on 9 Apr 2013

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