Essential Software/Apps We Can't Live Without Software

Essential Software/Apps We Can't Live Without

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The most essential software/apps, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add their favorite software & 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 Criteria: The computer & smartphone apps you use the most

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  1. 1
    Up 217
    Down 88
    Paul Buchheit More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 177
    Down 104

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Google Chrome

    Google More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 197
    Down 85
    Mozilla Foundation More
    87
  4. 4
    Up 146
    Down 64
    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, James Gosling More
    76
  5. 5
    Up 120
    Down 97

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Skype

    71
  6. 6
    Up 75
    Down 26
    Microsoft More
    67
  7. 7
    Up 102
    Down 48

    ranked low on reranks
    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft More
    61
  8. 8
    Up 99
    Down 141

    often listed &controversial
    iTunes

    Apple Inc. More
    60
  9. 9
    Up 85
    Down 112

    controversial
    Facebook App

    59
  10. 10
    Up 48
    Down 80

    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Terminal

    Apple Inc. More
    58
  11. 11
    Up 88
    Down 80

    ranked low on reranks
    DropBox

    55
  12. 12
    Up 77
    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Translate

    53
  13. 13
    Up 78
    Down 103

    often listed &controversial
    Adobe Photoshop

    John Knoll, Adobe Systems, Thomas Knoll More
    53
  14. 14
    Up 54
    Down 36
    53
  15. 15
    Up 67
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    Adobe Acrobat

    Adobe Systems, Alok Rawat More
    52
  16. 16
    Up 36
    Down 83

    controversial
    MySQL

    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, MySQL AB More
    50
  17. 17
    Up 111
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Maps/Navigation

    49
  18. 18
    Up 54
    Down 101

    controversial
    Pandora

    48
  19. 19
    Up 29
    Down 47
    Spotify LTD More
    48
  20. 20
    Up 34
    Down 94

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    WordPress

    Donncha O Caoimh, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Nacin More
    46
  21. 21
    Up 49
    Down 84

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Google Docs and Spreadsheets

    45
  22. 22
    Up 27
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    VLC media player

    VideoLAN More
    38
    added by: aegeus
  23. 23
    Up 37
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Calculator

    Microsoft More
    37
  24. 24
    Up 41
    Down 31

    Twitter

    37
  25. 25
    Up 39
    Down 41
    Canonical Ltd. More
    35
  26. 26
    Up 46
    Down 54
    Microsoft More
    34
  27. 27
    Up 20
    Down 17
    Piriform More
    34
    added by: aegeus
  28. 28
    Up 21
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flickr

    33
  29. 29
    Up 26
    Down 35

    Notepadd++

    32
  30. 30
    Up 1
    Down 2
    30
  31. 31
    Up 5
    Down 8
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    Tumblr

    30
    added by: ArtemisApollo1
  32. 32
    Up 1
    Down 4
    29
  33. 33
    Up 16
    Down 86

    often listed &controversial
    Corel Draw

    26
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