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  • 18 Apps We Couldn't Live Without In 2013

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    Maybe you woke up this morning with a shiny new smartphone under the tree.
    Maybe you love the phone you've got, but are looking for a few new good apps.
    Maybe you're just curious as to what other people have on their phones.
    The editors at Business Insider are here to help. We've got our annual lists of the first apps to download for your new iPhone, and your new Android.
    But we're also sharing the apps we couldn't live without in 2013.OpenTable for easy reservations
    Julie Zeveloff, Lifestyle Deputy Editor
    App I can't live without: OpenTable
    Why I love it: It's an oldie but one I use all the time – makes it so easy to make and find (and cancel) restaurant reservations. The locator is great for finding availability in any neighborhood at any time. Plus you earn points that go towards gift certificates to OT restaurants.
    Free. iPhone, Android, Windows, BlackBerry
    Fantastical for a great calendar
    Paul Szoldra, West Coast Editor
    App I can't live without: Fantastical
    Why I love it: Great calendar app, super intuitive, and works seamlessly with Google calendar.
    For iPhone/iOS. $1.99 on iTunes.
    Venmo to manage money and split checks
    Steve Kovach, BI Tech Senior Editor
    App I can't live without: Venmo
    Why I love it: It makes it easy to send money to friends. I like using it when I need to split a check at dinners.
    Free. iPhone and Android.
    Easy Voice Recorder to turn your phone into a recorder
    Jillian D'Onfro, BI Tech Writer
    App I can't live without: Easy Voice Recorder for Android
    Why I love it: Makes it easy for me to record interviews and send them directly to my Dropbox. I no longer have to carry around a traditional recorder when going on interviews.
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