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6. Pushpins

This popular — and free — shopping app cleverly combines your shopping list, digital coupons and nutrition facts on thousands of products. Search for items you'd like to buy or scan bar codes and Pushpins will show you the digital coupons related to the items on your smartphone (such as $1.50 off dishwasher detergent). And the app can save you time, too, by grouping your lists by aisle to get in and out the supermarket quickly. (iPhone)

7. CNET reviews

Buying consumer electronics can be an overwhelming endeavor given how quickly technology evolves, how expensive it can get and how confusing the terminology can be (do you know your gigahertz from your terabyte?). CNET Reviews is a handy companion for shoppers who want to carry CNET's expert staff in their pocket. Read clear and concise reviews, watch videos and scan bar codes to pull up price comparisons for popular products. (Android, iPhone)

8. Groupon

The free Groupon app brings the popular money-saving service to your pocket or purse. Check for daily deals at local stores — and if you like, pass them along to family and friends — and then present the offer at the store on your phone to get your deal. In other words, you don't need to print off the deal like you do when it's received on your personal computer. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

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9. ESPN ScoreCenter

Sports fans never have to miss the action with the free ESPN ScoreCenter apps. Regardless of your preferred sport — football, baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer or motor sports — you can get personalized scoreboards and live game updates including plays, stats and standings. True diehards can even get scores pushed to their device in real time. (Android, iPhone)

10. ClearPainting Free

Use your fingertip or stylus pen to create a unique drawing on your iPhone. This free app is easy to use thanks to a clean interface that offers many tools, including multiple brush styles, sizes, colors and opacity levels. Plus, unlike most other painting apps, you can import photos to use as a background image to your artwork. (iPhone)

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