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List Rules Upvote the most indispensable mobile apps on either Android or iOS.

The most indispensable mobile apps are those that, for whatever reason, people just can't seem to function without. These are the apps that are used on a daily basis, allowing smartphone or tablet owners to perform important tasks. From Gmail to Evernote to Dropbox, the mobile apps listed here are considered by many to be so important, they're virtually essential. Be sure to vote for the most indispensable mobile apps that you believe are the best, and vote down any apps that don't seem all that necessary. Also, you can add your own most needed mobile apps to the list.

How did we ever function without mobile apps? From being able to communicate instantly with anyone around the globe to paying for our coffee, apps have become such a key part of our lives that it's almost difficult to remember what life was like without them. The best mobile apps can increase productivity, help us store media and save a ton of time. They can wake us up, put us to sleep and allow us to catch up with our (essential) TV viewing. There's an app for everything, it seems. And also that's why some are must-have apps and some are better left undownloaded.

With thousands of mobile apps available, many have become so indispensable that we can't go one day without using them for something. That's what this list is all about, so start voting. And, if you're interested, check out this list of the most indispensable Android apps, too. Just a word of caution about these must-have apps however--not all of them may be available for your chosen mobile operating system.

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Google Maps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 381 101
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 576 308
Thechive.com is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 348 180
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 271 140
Gmail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 236 145
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 231 160
Google Chrome is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 226 165
Pandora Radio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 218 158
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 141 146
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 97 93
IMDB is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 142 161
Dropbox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 81 77
iMessages is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 158 209
Twitter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 127 170
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 122 166
Adobe Flash Player is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Adobe Flash Player

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+ - 92 115
WhatsApp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 113 163
Spotify is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 70 96
Shazam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 99 152
Kindle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 21 18
Messenger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Messenger

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+ - 51 82
Pinterest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 21 29
Outlook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 74 152
iBooks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 77 162
Wi-Fi Finder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 73 161
Google Voice Search is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 9 11
Ranker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 8 9
eBay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 13 21
Uber is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 38 82
Yelp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 13 23
Snapchat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 8 11
BBC News is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 7 9
SoundCloud is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
SoundCloud

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+ - 3 1
CNN is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
CNN

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+ - 28 62
GoodReads is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

36
+ - 2 0
Wire Browser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Wire Browser

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+ - 6 10
Clean Master is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Clean Master

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+ - 6 10
Reddit is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 1 0
Truecaller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Truecaller

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+ - 1 0
Showbox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Showbox

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+ - 1 0
Mobdro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Mobdro

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+ - 4 8
Weather Underground is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 5 11
Battery Doctor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
Battery Doctor

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+ - 5 11
LinkedIn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked
LinkedIn

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+ - 5 11
ESPN News App is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 1 1
TripAdvisor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 61 154
Evernote is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 58 149
Google+ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 4 11
RunKeeper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked

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+ - 31 81
iHeartRadio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Must-Have Indispensable Mobile Apps, Ranked