There are now millions of educational, productive, business, entertainment and informative iOS and Android apps available for mobile users. The iOS App Store alone reached 40 billion downloads in January 2013. Google Play users had downloaded more than 50 billion apps by July 2013.

Most people have lost track of the best and most downloaded apps their friends are using  but you may be using some of the best mobile apps in the world. Greater percentage of smartphone users may have downloaded at least five of the apps listed below.

Whether you’re using the latest Android phone, an iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone or BlackBerry device, we’ve put together some of the most used and best mobile apps  for your smartphone or tablet. In no particular order, the 47 most frequently used mobile apps in the world include:

1. Spotify – A new world of free music is just a click away.

2. Grooveshark – Listen to free music online. Internet radio and MP3 streaming.

3. – Connect with your friends for realtime social listening.

4. Flipboard – Your personal social magazine

5. Facebook – Facebook social app has millions of mobile users.

6.  Klout – The standard for influence

7. SkyDrive– 7 GB of free cloud storage accessible anywhere

8.  Things – Awesome to-do list for Mac/iPhone/iPad.

9.  Pocket– Save what you find on the web

10. Yelp–  User-generated reviews of bars, restaurants and shops

11. Dropbox–Upload your files onto a ‘cloud’ server and access anywhere

12. Twitter – The official Twitter  app is a dominant social sharing tool.

13. Flashlight– turns your phone into a mobile light

14. LinkedIn– Connect with professionals in your industry.

15. HootSuite – Dashboard for teams using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

16. – Leverage curation to easily build gorgeous magazines.

17. Waze –  Become part of a 40 million-strong road news network.

18. – Your social media source.

19. Alarm Clock HD – Wake  up to your favorite music

20. Temple Run – Run until you can’t run any longer while dodging obstacles.

21.  Bump – Share files just by ‘bumping’ the phones/tablets.

22. Instapaper– Use a bookmarklet in your browser to save links to Instapaper

23. Pinterest– Collect and organize the things you love.

24.  Snapseed – Photo editor that will help you stand out on the web!

25. Skype- The service that first brought free VoIP calls to millions of desktops

26. – Become a publisher and start an online newspaper

27. Google Drive -Keep all of your documents in one place

28. Expensify-Keep track of all your expenses

29. Snapchat– Short photo messaging app

30.  Skitch -Add arrows and other shapes, and  text annotations to images.

31.  Instagram – Photo and short video social sharing

32. Google Currents-turns your iPhone into an innovative magazine

33.  TripIt – Automatic travel itinerary and trip planner

34. Vine– Create short videos and share

35. Sprout Social – Social media management, Twitter tools, social CRM

36.  Evernote – Remember anything

37500px – Share and discover inspiring images

38. airbnb – Vacation rentals, private rooms, sublets by the night

39.  Hipmunk – Cool flight and hotel search.

40. Google Maps- Street and route planner for travelers

41. Paper – Ideas begin on paper. Closest thing to sketching on real paper on the iPad

42. RunKeeper – Running app and fitness community

43. YouTube– The world’s biggest video sharing app

44. Foodspotting – Find and recommend dishes, not just restaurants

45. Google+ – Social sharing by Google

46. Whatsapp – Personal real-time messaging

47. Foursquare – Find great places and make the most of your visits

Which mobile apps do you use the most? Let us know in the comments.

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