How many apps are on your phone or tablet? It seems we're always making room to squeeze in yet another solution or diversion into our app arsenal, ranging from educational to the recreational, from the instructive to the creative. With hundreds of apps released each week, think of the recommendations below as our way of cutting to the chase and getting to the good stuff.
• Interior Design Showcase Apps Help You Find Decor Inspiration
• Hit the Trails This Weekend With The Modern Hiker App
• Home Automation Made As Easy As Swiping an App: Belkin WeMo
• Photo Editing Simplified: CameraBag 2 Desktop
• Burner: Disposable Numbers for Craigslist, Online Dating, Short Term Projects
• Easily Create Mesmerizing Cinemagraphs With Flixel
• Top Apple Apps to Organize Your Life in 2012
• Apps for Finding a New Home
• Brain vs. Phone: The Best of Brain Teaser Apps
• Panna Recommended As the Best iPad Cooking App
Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.
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