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By Rob Zanicchi posted Dec 28, 2012
After unwrapping all of those digital delights this holiday season, you may find yourself wondering what to do next -- download some captivating apps, of course. Whether your stocking was stuffed with the latest Apple iOS device or one powered by Google's Android OS, this roundup will have you covered with some of our essential picks from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.
With the New Year around the corner, you can keep your resolution to get organized in 2013 using Evernote (free in the App Store / Google Play); it's a handy program that allows you to keep all kinds of notes (voice, text, etc.) that can be shared across all of your devices.
In case you need some fun, try Stupid Zombies (free in the App Store / Google Play), an addictive game which has you hunting down the undead, or Words With Friends (free in the App Store / Google Play) to challenge opponents to creative word wars.
When you're done killing time, head over to your next stop with Google Maps for iOS (free in the App Store), which we consider to be a great alternative to Apple's Maps app on iOS 6. It may not have 3D effects, but it brings back Google's well-known map accuracy and advanced mass transit directions to iOS users, along with its own turn-by-turn navigation capabilities.
For all you photo buffs, snap some shots with Instagram (free in the App Store / Google Play) and apply an array of photo filters to your pics before sharing with friends -- essentially giving them that nostalgic Polaroid look.
If you find yourself eager to get back to work instead, you can always access your computers on your mobile device using LogMeIn Ignition, but it'll cost you ($130 in the App Store / $30 at Google Play).