As the product-reviews editor at Wired, I'm constantly testing out new apps on my iPhone (and then deleting them) as part of my job, though I do have a few go-to apps I use every day. Most of my favorites are for consuming media, but I rely on a few list-keeping and calendar-syncing apps, lest I forget to pick up coffee beans and cat food on the way home.
Number of Downloaded Apps: 28
Categories/Organization: I don't use a lot of folders. Instead, I group my top apps together in clumps (music apps down here, reading apps up here, photo apps over there) that are spread out across my three home screens.
Most Frequently Used: Mobile Safari. I've long championed the open Web as a killer application platform, and I still see great potential for mobile Web apps to deliver as much utility as their native counterparts do. In fact, I prefer to use a company's Web app most of the time, if it offers one.
Three Favorite Apps:
—Michael Calore, Wired's product-reviews editor. Follow him at @snackfight
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