The best apps of 2015 ... according to Apple and Google

best apps of 2015
Apple and Google have released their lists of the best apps of 2015.

Apple and Google have released their lists of the best apps of 2015.

App store curators at both companies picked 25 apps that they believed were the must-have smartphone apps of the year.

Amazingly, there were only three overlaps: HBO Now, Robinhood and Jet appeared on both Google and Apple's top 25 lists.

Jet is an upstart Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) rival. Robinhood allows you to make free stock trades. And HBO Now is HBO's new cable-free subscription service. (Like CNNMoney, HBO is a Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary).

Here are the full lists:

iTunes App Store

Periscope (App of the Year)

Enlight (Runner Up)

Robinhood (Runner Up)

Workflow (Most Innovative)

Instagram (Best App on the iPhone 6S)

HBO Now

Hopper

Darkroom

Lark

The Everything Machine

Pacemaker

Tandem

Jet

Timeline

Vee for Video

Fit Men Cook

Spark

RefME

Wildcard

Paper

GIPHY CAM

PRY

Reuters TV: Video News

Zova

Blue Apron

Google Play Store

Colorfy

Jet

Khan Academy

Flipagram

Robinhood

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

Ginger Keyboard Emoji

Language Learning

Cute

theScore

HBO Now

WPS Office + PDF

Dashlane Password Manager

Backgrounds HD

Kitchen Stories

Toca Nature

YouTube Kids

Showtime

Peak

Retrica

Memrise Learn Languages

Trulia Real Estate & Rentals

Wishbone

We Heart it

Social Surge - What's Trending

Mortgage & Savings


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