a huge spike this Christmas, especially on the Touch. I know I downloaded more games this weekend than I've ever used in my life, just to entertain kids I was visiting.App downloads on the iPhone and iPod Touch saw
With all this app downloading going on, though, which apps will prove to have staying power? What can you download today and expect to keep using throughout the next year? Below is my collection of the downloaded apps I used the most in 2009. I'd love to compare lists, so let me know in comments about any hidden gems that you've come back to again and again throughout the year.
The app sharing widget above is from AppsFire, my favorite way to share single or groups of apps with other people by widget or email, and one of 5 app recommendation services we compared feature-by-feature last month.