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Essential Software/Apps We Can't Live Without

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List Criteria: The computer & smartphone apps you use the most

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  1. 1
    Up 217
    Down 86
    Paul Buchheit More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 175
    Down 104

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Google Chrome

    Google More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 197
    Down 83
    Mozilla Foundation More
    87
  4. 4
    Up 145
    Down 63

    ranked low on reranks
    Java

    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, James Gosling More
    76
  5. 5
    Up 119
    Down 96

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Skype

    70
  6. 6
    Up 74
    Down 25
    Microsoft More
    67
  7. 7
    Up 101
    Down 48

    ranked low on reranks
    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft More
    61
  8. 8
    Up 99
    Down 140

    often listed &controversial
    iTunes

    Apple Inc. More
    60
  9. 9
    Up 85
    Down 111

    controversial
    Facebook App

    59
  10. 10
    Up 48
    Down 79

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Terminal

    Apple Inc. More
    58
  11. 11
    Up 88
    Down 79

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    DropBox

    55
  12. 12
    Up 78
    Down 102

    often listed &controversial
    Adobe Photoshop

    John Knoll, Adobe Systems, Thomas Knoll More
    53
  13. 13
    Up 76
    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Translate

    53
  14. 14
    Up 53
    Down 36

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    BitTorrent

    53
  15. 15
    Up 67
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Adobe Acrobat

    Adobe Systems, Alok Rawat More
    52
  16. 16
    Up 36
    Down 82

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    MySQL

    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, MySQL AB More
    50
  17. 17
    Up 110
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Maps/Navigation

    49
  18. 18
    Up 54
    Down 100

    often listed &controversial
    Pandora

    48
  19. 19
    Up 29
    Down 46
    Spotify LTD More
    48
  20. 20
    Up 34
    Down 93

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    WordPress

    Donncha O Caoimh, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Nacin More
    46
  21. 21
    Up 49
    Down 83

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Google Docs and Spreadsheets

    45
  22. 22
    Up 26
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    VLC media player

    VideoLAN More
    38
    added by: aegeus
  23. 23
    Up 36
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Calculator

    Microsoft More
    37
  24. 24
    Up 41
    Down 30

    Twitter

    37
  25. 25
    Up 39
    Down 40
    Canonical Ltd. More
    35
  26. 26
    Up 20
    Down 16
    Piriform More
    34
    added by: aegeus
  27. 27
    Up 45
    Down 54
    Microsoft More
    34
  28. 28
    Up 21
    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flickr

    33
  29. 29
    Up 26
    Down 34

    Notepadd++

    32
  30. 30
    Up 5
    Down 7
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    Tumblr

    30
    added by: ArtemisApollo1
  31. 31
    Up 1
    Down 3
    29
  32. 32
    Up 0
    Down 2
    29
  33. 33
    Up 16
    Down 85

    often listed &controversial
    Corel Draw

    26
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