The top apps of 2012

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It’s that time of year again. The time where everything is put in to a “best of” list and we’ve got some fun for you. If you are a fan of OtterBox, that means that you have a smartphone or tablet. This leads us to believe that you use apps. You got the best phone you could imagine, wrapped that baby in an OtterBox to keep it safe and now you need some fun stuff to do with that awesome new toy of yours. So here they are; the top 5 apps of 2012.

Google Maps

Remember when Google Maps disappeared from the App store? Well it’s back and better than ever. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. This app rocks … I wouldn’t mislead you! (iOS and Google Play)


With music apps like Pandora and Spotify ruling the world of music, it was a surprise to see this app take some of the spotlight. This service is 100% free and features thousands of playlists created by music experts. Songza also uses a music concierge that will cater to your mood. Check it out. This one will be music to your ears. (iOS and Google Play)


This one is a little bit different. Viggle rewards you for watching your favorite TV shows. Viggle can automatically identify the show you’re watching and will give you points for every show you watch.Once you’ve built up your points you can redeem them for real rewards or convert your points into charitable donations. Other features include social networking capabilities, real-time interactive questions, polls and voting related to what’s happening on-screen. (iOS and Google Play)

Action Movie FX

Ever heard of Bad Robot? You know … the film and television production company owned by J. J. Abrams. They’re responsible for movies like Star Trek and Super 8 and they are bringing the big screen to your little screen. Action Movie FX lets you add Hollywood FX to iPhone AND iPad movies that YOU shoot! Don’t take my word for it! Go check it out! (iOS)

Camera Awesome

It’s all in the name. This camera app is awesome! Camera Awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting fast and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with stunning professional effects and share them to your favorite social sites with as little as 0 taps! (iOS and coming soon for Google Play)

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