App of the Week: My Top Ten Most Used Apps
6. Google Maps
This is the one app that comes standard and rightfully so. In the same way Shazam makes it feel like we are truly living in the future, imagine being told 30 years ago you could carry around a detailed map of the entire world on a machine the size of a deck of cards. That's how incredible it is.
5. Google Chrome
An Instagram photo of an Instagram photo. How meta.
I started with Safari and moved on to the wonderful, if a bit convoluted, iCab, but I have settled in with Chrome. It is my desktop browser as well, making the connection between the two seamlessly functional. It loads quickly, looks great and instantly updates bookmarks across my platforms. I have no need for any other browsers.
I've said for a while now that this is my weather app of choice and it remains so. It is fast loading, detailed and easy to use. Plus, it sticks with what it does best. It doesn't try to include every little thing -- like hurricanes, for example -- but does what it is designed to do well, the mark of a great app.