Smartphones are quickly becoming an integral part of our daily lives and it is therefore no great surprise that 2013 may very well prove to be the defining year for smartphone applications. Both useful and entertaining, these clever programs are certain to become even more popular as time goes on. So, let us have a quick look at some of the top apps for 2013.

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Top Smartphone Apps Of 2013
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Angry Birds: Star Wars Edition
The original Angry Birds has easily become one of the most well-known smartphone games of all-time. It provides hours of enjoyment and is perfectly suited for every age group. What is even more intriguing is that this application has now teamed up with the talent of George Lucas and the Star Wars franchise. This already appears to be a match made in heaven and millions are expected to enjoy this unique game.

Google Maps
When referring to applications that suit a practical purpose, Google Maps can surely be placed near the top of the list. This functional and interactive program boasts newer upgrades for the iPhone and iPad in 2013. Such features now include faster loading maps combined with a turn-by-turn navigation system that enhances the user-friendly aspect necessary when driving from one location to another. Also, these maps are more accurate than ever before and will continue to be updated as time goes on.

This Apple-based application allows users to search for, compare and book hotel and rental accommodations worldwide. Airbnb boasts a constantly updating list of well over 200,000 properties for rent in over 33,000 cities worldwide, and the numbers are growing. This application is perfect for those who are looking for last-minute travel possibilities and allows the user to book a reservation directly over the phone. This is also a powerful tool for hoteliers and property owners, as they can place advertisements as well as communicate with guests in real-time.

For those of us with an artistic side, the application is an absolute masterpiece. Users can sketch, store and share their ideas and drawings across the internet. While the entertaining side of this app cannot be ignored, many feel that Paper will also find a great deal of interest amongst contractors, architects and indeed anyone who may feel a sudden bit of inspiration and desire it to be recorded for future reference.

Naturally, these examples represent only a handful of the literally thousands of applications that are currently available. As the number of smartphone users continues to increase, the number of interesting and practical applications will grow into the foreseeable future.

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