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This Week's Best Apps

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In this week's app roundup: Craigslist, beautified; Infinity Blade, expanded; Android apps, suggested; Evernote, redesigned; legendary boxers, punched out; people nearby you, chatted with; taxes, made easy; group chat, freed from the bounds of SMS; and more!

The week's best iPhone apps


GroupMe: We fell in love with GroupMe at CES, but at that point the app itself was sort of secondary to the whole experience. No more! The free app got a big update, making the default messaging option free "push" messages that get piped in over your data connection (for chat that's both quicker and cheaper than SMS) as well as bringing FourSquare integration and more. Free. Check out the rest of this week's best iPhone apps here.


The week's best Android apps

Chomp: The Android Market has gotten better (OTA app downloads FTW), but it's still pretty piss poor at finding the apps you really want. Think of Chomp as a replacement for Android Market's search function ecause for pure app searching purposes. You can search by app category, such as Restaurant Guides, Crosswords Games, or Driving Apps or Driving Games or just anything that comes to mind, really. Chomp even has a special section for apps on sale. All those crap apps on Android Market? Gone. Well, mostly. Free. Check out the rest of this week's best Android apps here.


The week's best iPad apps


Battleheart: It's certainly not the first RPG for the iPad, nor the most traditional-Aralon probably takes that title-but as far as I've seen it's the best RPG designed for the iPad, a game that rewards investment but is easy to get the hang of, one that has delicious graphics and a control scheme designed around pokings, proddings, and swipings instead of merely accommodating them. $3. Check out the rest of this week's best iPad apps here.


We are so crazy about apps right now you wouldn't believe it. If you have recommendations, tips, or just want to let us know about your own app, drop a note in the comments or shoot me an email.