As the year winds down, news outlets are filled with “Best of 2021” articles. We thought you’d be interested in discovering what smartphone apps made it onto best-of lists for 2021.

Whether you have an Android smartphone or an iPhone, here are 5 apps that made the best-of lists of popular online tech publications:    

Craigslist – You may have used this online classified ads site on your computer, but the cellphone app is more recent. “It has a simple, non-fussy interface that’s reminiscent of the website version, where you can search for everything from jobs to furniture to cars,” says CNet, which rated it a top app of 2021. Download it here for Android or here for iPhone.

Google Maps –This essential app gives you directions from wherever you are to wherever you want to go—whether you’re driving, walking, or taking public transportation. “Google Maps virtually owns the navigation apps scene, and it remains one of the best apps ever,” according to the Android Authority website. Download it here for Android or here for iPhone.

 Duolingo – “Duolingo is a fun way to learn a language,” says CNet. The app offers 39 languages, and lessons include reading, writing, speaking, and listening in your chosen language. Download it here for Android or here for iPhone.

 MyFitnessPal – This app helps you stay fit by tracking what you eat. It includes a barcode scanner, a food database, and a recipe importer. TechRadar gave it a top rating saying, “The ability to connect exercise apps also means MyFitnessPal can become a kind of hub for your general wellbeing.” Download it here for Android or here for iPhone.

1Weather – There are several popular weather apps, but Android Authority claims, “1Weather is arguably the best weather app out there. It features a simple, paginated design that shows you the current weather, forecast for up to 12 weeks, a radar, and other fun stats.” Download it here for Android or here for iPhone.

4 Thoughts on "BEST SMARTPHONE APPS OF 2021"

  1. Stuart Smith says

    I’ll respectfully disagree about 1Weather. For one thing, its “Next 24 hours” forecast is way off, e.g. its forecast for noon is lower than for the morning. I corresponded with them 6 months ago without resolution. Today Weather is much better: wide variety of weather services and widgets, great weather details

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  2. Bruce Duguid says

    Please note I made changes to billing to mail in payment. Will mail payment this WK. Let me know you recvd this chng

    reply to Bruce

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