Android or IOS: Top 5 best running apps in 2012

With so many mobile applications literally at your fingertips, the task of compiling a year’s Top list of apps is more challenging than ever. Here are 2012’s finest—the best mobile apps of the year.

Flipboard
Flipboard, which is a magazine-style news reader app reached an amazing level of popularity on the iOS platform. It is now available on the Android smart phones with a slight transition that it supports YouTube. It is also an excellent tool to simplify your daily life and lets you add feeds from different social networks such as Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn or Instagram. By integrating your social accounts into its feeds, you can get a quick update of Cover stories, articles, photos and videos shared by your family and friends. By default you need to have an internet connection to read articles, but, if you don’t have one, you can still save those pages for offline reading using an Instapaper, Pocket or Readability. Overall, Flipboard is a gorgeous reader that runs smoothly and looks like an app that was specifically designed for the Android platform. It’s a free download.

Instagram
Instagram is an exclusive, fast and fun way to share your photos with friends and family. Click a picture, use a filter like Willow, to transform its appearance and then post the photo to Instagram in the camera roll. With the latest version, you find an additional foursquare button on location pages that give you the information about the venue. Finally, Instagram makes it dead simple to share photos across social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr too. This app is a free download.

1Weather
1Weather, your quick and accurate weather app, provides weather reports for all cities worldwide. Whichever city you choose, 1weather app locates it quickly and provides you with the current temperature, humidity and wind status. 1Weather app is 100% free and comes with a stylish and uncomplicated user interface. This is the only weather app that has a higher rating among reviewers, so why not download it.

Swiftkey 3
Swiftkey is an absolutely essential add-on for any Android device. Swiftkey has artificial intelligence that predicts and corrects your input in a smarter way. All you need to do is glide your fingers over the spacebar between each word you trace out and Swiftkey does the rest of the magic. You can also personalize it across your social networks. It supports up to 45 languages and lets you to juggle three at a time. SwiftKey also lets you pick the color scheme and theme that suits your device and style. So don’t miss out, download Swiftkey today.

Homesnap
Homesnap makes real estate fun. Its unique technology instantly tells you everything about any home you snap. For instance, you can get the information regarding the value of the house, when was it last sold, the number of bathrooms and bedrooms, the best nearby schools for your child and so on. Download this amazing app and share the new real estate information with your family and friends.

About The Author: Diana is a writer/blogger. She loves writing travelling and reading books. She contributes in Engage BDR