App of the Year: Nominate Your Favorite

App of the Year

We’re starting something new here at 40Tech that we hope turns into a tradition each year. At the end of the year, we’re going to name an “App of the Year.” We have some ideas of our own, but we want to hear from you, too. So let us know in the comments what your favorite app was in 2011, to be included in a poll that we’ll run in another week.

By design, we are keeping the definition of “App of the Year” very loose. The app doesn’t have to be a new app, as long as it was your favorite app this year. We’re also not going to give you specific criteria, such as telling you it must be innovative, or that it must be a complex, full-fledged app. Forget all that – simply let us know what app was your favorite in 2011. We’ll come back in a week with a poll, that will contain our choices and some or all of the nominations (depending on how many we get).

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  1. Favorite daily app was discovering evernote.

  2. Only one? :) My favorites are Evernote, LastPass and Dropbox!!

  3. 1Password Pro. How could I live without it?

  4. Evernote and
    I bet I’ll have some more new favs once the list is published! Can’t wait!

  5. 1Password

  6. Mindjet Connect

  7. The apps that I forget I’m using as they fit in so seamlessly:

    The one I use the most:

    The fun one on Android:
    Paper Camera

  8. Evernote

    Evernote has become essential to the extent that I’m worried about this dependence. I like Dropbox but I can live w/o it.

    Worst Apps (I know you did not ask for those but you should)
    Firefox 6, 7, 8 whatever.

  9. Hmm . . . I like evernote. But I don’t think it is the best.

    Since you’re vague, I’m going with Chrome and Google Voice.

  10. I’m going with the seeming majority and my initial thought … Evernote.

    If OneNote could capture web pages as cleanly as Evernote, I’d have to go with it, but it just doesn’t clip as well … but the ability to let me scribble anywhere on the page is a huge advantage that OneNote has over Evernote on my tablet.

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