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Essential Software/Apps We Can't Live Without

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

The most essential software/apps, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add their favorite software and apps to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the best software, as picked by the people who use these applications every day. Add your two cents, share your software expertise, and see how your app addictions stack up against everyone else's.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 259
    Down 106
    Paul Buchheit More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 219
    Down 122

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Google Chrome

    Google More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 224
    Down 108
    Mozilla Foundation More
    79
  4. 4
    Up 170
    Down 81
    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, James Gosling More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 133
    Down 117

    Skype

    67
  6. 6
    Up 118
    Down 160
    Apple Inc. More
    60
  7. 7
    Up 98
    Down 39
    Microsoft More
    56
  8. 8
    Up 123
    Down 61
    Microsoft More
    54
  9. 9
    Up 86
    Down 122
    John Knoll, Adobe Systems, Thomas Knoll More
    53
  10. 10
    Up 104
    Down 131
    52
  11. 11
    Up 105
    Down 93

    DropBox

    50
  12. 12
    Up 96
    Down 54

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Translate

    47
  13. 13
    Up 63
    Down 119

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pandora

    47
  14. 14
    Up 85
    Down 47
    Adobe Systems, Alok Rawat More
    47
  15. 15
    Up 139
    Down 41

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Maps/Navigation

    47
  16. 16
    Up 64
    Down 51
    46
  17. 17
    Up 39
    Down 97
    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, MySQL AB More
    45
  18. 18
    Up 40
    Down 111
    Donncha O Caoimh, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Nacin More
    44
  19. 19
    Up 1
    Down 0
    Google More
    44
  20. 20
    Up 56
    Down 98
    Apple Inc. More
    38
  21. 21
    Up 58
    Down 32

    ranked low on reranks
    Calculator

    Microsoft More
    37
  22. 22
    Up 35
    Down 63
    Spotify LTD More
    36
  23. 23
    Up 0
    Down 0
    Corel More
    35
  24. 24
    Up 7
    Down 17

    Dictionary App

    34
    added by: clash1977
  25. 25
    Up 52
    Down 49

    Twitter

    31
  26. 26
    Up 29
    Down 30
    Piriform More
    31
    added by: aegeus
  27. 27
    Up 51
    Down 68
    Microsoft More
    30
  28. 28
    Up 23
    Down 98

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flickr

    29
  29. 29
    Up 42
    Down 58
    Canonical Ltd. More
    28
  30. 30
    Up 33
    Down 47

    Notepadd++

    28
  31. 31
    Up 7
    Down 65

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eclipse

    Free software community, Eclipse Foundation More
    26
  32. 32
    Up 38
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    VLC media player

    VideoLAN More
    16
    added by: aegeus
  33. 33
    Up 2
    Down 0
    The Weather Channel More
    10
    added by: clash1977
  34. 34
    Up 1
    Down 0

    Fandango

    10
    added by: clash1977
  35. 35
    Up 1
    Down 0
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    new! Kik

    10
    added by: clash1977
  36. 36
    Up 1
    Down 0
    10
    added by: clash1977
  37. 37
    Up 2
    Down 2
    No image
    Google More
    9
    added by: mega55752
  38. 38
    Up 5
    Down 9
    Evernote Corporation More
    8
    added by: pinkhamedia
  39. 39
    Up 0
    Down 2
    RealNetworks More
    7
    added by: JustinLefebvre
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