The year 2012 was a big one for mobile devices. We saw the release of a new iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini, several all-new Android phones and tablets and a whole slew of Windows offerings.
But smartphones and tablets are only as good as the apps that run on them. That's why I've rounded up all of the very best apps 2012 had to offer. Here's a rundown of this year's top ten Apps of the Week.
10. Apps you didn't know you needed - There are certain apps that are synonymous with smartphones. These are the ones in the front of your mind when you opened up the box of your shiny new gadget. I'm talking about video chat, Facebook apps, turn-by-turn navigation and Angry Birds.
These are not those apps. No, these are the apps you would never have guessed even existed! But as soon as you try them out, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
9. Apps to save money on calls and texts - Maybe as few as a couple of years ago, you sported an old-school flip phone. It had a calculator and an alarm clock, and if you were really lucky it had a camera. But the main draw was talking and texting.