Waze, Echofon, Chrome: My 12 Favorite Apps of 2012
Admittedly, I use this mainly as a way to listen to local sports radio, but it's a damn useful music app even if Clear Channel invented it. It allows users to mix and match stations and music plus talk radio and the like. It's also great if you want to catch the stream of a station from home when you are on the road. Plus, the signal quality is excellent, so much so that I can listen while riding my bike with rarely a drop.
11. Hi-Def Radar
Out of all the weather apps I use, and I use a lot, this is by far the most simplistic and the most useful. It's just a great radar and that's it with dopplr, infrared and a couple other minor bells and whistles. The radar shows fast and is remarkably accurate.
The best traffic app on the market is still the user-driven Waze. As the app gains more and more users, traffic gets more and more accurate. I often find myself leaving it on as I drive to give other drivers an idea of what traffic is like where I am and it's super easy to figure out why the hell I'm sitting in traffic and how to get around it.
In the battle of online storage, there are some very solid contenders from Dropbox (which I also use and love) to Google Drive to iCloud to Amazon Cloud, but SugarSync is my favorite. It's very easy to use, inexpensive and, as all good apps should, it runs smoothly all the time. It's like magic to grab a quick look at a file from my phone when I don't have access to my computer.