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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.
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  1. 1
    Up 254
    Down 102
    Paul Buchheit More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 208
    Down 121

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Google Chrome

    Google More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 217
    Down 106
    Mozilla Foundation More
    78
  4. 4
    Up 166
    Down 76
    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, James Gosling More
    72
  5. 5
    Up 129
    Down 115

    Skype

    66
  6. 6
    Up 115
    Down 157
    Apple Inc. More
    60
  7. 7
    Up 93
    Down 37
    Microsoft More
    54
  8. 8
    Up 121
    Down 59
    Microsoft More
    52
  9. 9
    Up 84
    Down 119
    John Knoll, Adobe Systems, Thomas Knoll More
    52
  10. 10
    Up 103
    Down 129
    52
  11. 11
    Up 103
    Down 90

    DropBox

    49
  12. 12
    Up 61
    Down 117
    47
  13. 13
    Up 92
    Down 52
    46
  14. 14
    Up 63
    Down 48
    45
  15. 15
    Up 38
    Down 94

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    MySQL

    Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, MySQL AB More
    45
  16. 16
    Up 81
    Down 44
    Adobe Systems, Alok Rawat More
    45
  17. 17
    Up 137
    Down 39

    ranked low on reranks
    Google Maps/Navigation

    44
  18. 18
    Up 38
    Down 109
    Donncha O Caoimh, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Nacin More
    44
  19. 19
    Up 59
    Down 95
    43
  20. 20
    Up 55
    Down 96
    Apple Inc. More
    38
  21. 21
    Up 35
    Down 61
    Spotify LTD More
    36
  22. 22
    Up 56
    Down 30
    Microsoft More
    35
  23. 23
    Up 52
    Down 46

    Twitter

    31
  24. 24
    Up 27
    Down 27
    Piriform More
    30
    added by: aegeus
  25. 25
    Up 23
    Down 96

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Flickr

    30
  26. 26
    Up 51
    Down 66
    Microsoft More
    30
  27. 27
    Up 41
    Down 56
    Canonical Ltd. More
    28
  28. 28
    Up 31
    Down 45

    Notepadd++

    27
  29. 29
    Up 6
    Down 62

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eclipse

    Free software community, Eclipse Foundation More
    27
  30. 30
    Up 18
    Down 94

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Corel Draw

    25
  31. 31
    Up 37
    Down 20
    VideoLAN More
    13
    added by: aegeus
  32. 32
    Up 4
    Down 6

    new! Evernote

    Evernote Corporation More
    5
    added by: pinkhamedia
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