The Year's Best Apps
During 2011, apps changed the way we got things done. Software once found only on $10,000 workstations can now be had as free downloads to tablets or smart phones, and can do everything from render designs to hold video conferences to scan documents to PDFs. There are apps to help you find your car in a crowded parking lot. And the app ecosystem is just getting warmed up. Here are the best apps we saw in 2011.