LAPTOP Appscars: Now Accepting Your Best App Nominations, Until 2/3 at 12 p.m.

And the Appscar goes to? With awards season in full swing, it’s time to honor those pieces of mobile tech that fill the starring role on smart phones: Apps. From Angry Birds to Facebook, and Kindle to Netflix, we want to know who you think should be named the Best  in a variety of categories (full list below). We’re accepting nominees in 16 categories, including News, Games, Social Networking, Travel, and more.

Here’s how to nominate an app: To add your favorite app to the list for possible consideration, simply add a comment below. Or you can tweet to @laptopmag with #Appscars. Or you can even leave us a comment on

The nominations will be open until Thursday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. Then come back on Friday, February 4 for our first award voting: Best Sports App. Voting will start at 10:00 a.m. and run until Monday at 9:00 a.m. Every business day thereafter will be another award open for voting until 2/28 when you will vote on the Best Overall App, just in time for the 83rd Academy Awards.

Best eReader App – Voting on 2/4
Best News App – Voting on 2/7
Best Finance App – Vote on 2/8
Best Location App – Vote on 2/9
Best Sports App – Vote on 2/10
Best Education App – Vote on 2/11
Best Video App – Vote on 2/14
Best Music App – Vote on 2/15
Best Photography App – Vote on 2/16
Best Travel App – Vote on 2/17
Best Utility – Vote on 2/18
Best Productivity App – Vote on 2/21
Best Shopping App – Vote on 2/23
Best Social Networking App – Vote on 2/24
Best Game – Vote on 2/25
Best Overall App – Vote on 2/28

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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  1. Roy Blumenthal Says:

    Best ereading app for me is Aldiko. By far.

  2. Neeraj Says:

    Aldiko for ebooks!

  3. Aldiko Fan Says:

    Aldiko for best e-book reader app!

  4. peteri Says:

    I recommend Aldiko as Best eReader App

  5. Aldiko user Says:

    Aldiko is best for ebooks !

  6. Kellie Says:

    Lo-Fi by Wingnut for Best Photography App

  7. Jimmy Says:

    Lo-Ff is the best Photography App Ever!

  8. Jeff Zheng Says:

    Nook is the best !

  9. kaliman Says:

    Best eReader App – Voting on 2/4: Aldiko

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