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40. Trailhead

Feeling like an adventure? The North Face Trailhead apphelps you find trails, hikes and bike routes based on your location. Alternatively, you can search by activity or length. Using the smartphone's GPS, Trailhead will then track your route, speed, distance and elevation — in real time — and when you're done you can post your experience to Facebook, Twitter or EveryTrail.com. More than 300,000 trails, hikes and bike routes are included in the app. (iPhone, Windows phone)

41. SitOrSquat

The user-generated content of this free restroom finder is the ultimate resource for when you gotta go when you're on the go. An independent group began compiling the data several years ago, but the app was recently acquired by Charmin, which accounts for the prominent toilet paper branding. Contributors often include information on operating hours and sometimes post photos of the facilities. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone) (PM)

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42. Skype

This free app lets users video-chat with friends and family anywhere in the world — as long as they're also using a Skype-enabled device, such as a tablet, smartphone, computer or television. Using a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, you can see who you're talking to and they can see you; you also can tap to change to the rear-facing camera for them to see what you're looking at — such as a home renovation as you walk around your house. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

43. Bump

Bump is a free app that lets smartphone users easily exchange information between devices. Simply bump two smartphones together and as long as you're online — via Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity — the paired phones will exchange contact information. Beats swapping business cards — and more fun, too! (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

44. HeyTell

Stiff fingers? Not a problem. This voice-based tool lets you send, receive and record texts and calls with the touch of a single button. It not only instantly connects you to friends and family vocally, but also shows everyone's location, in case you need to find each other (different privacy levels can block the information if you prefer). And messages also can be saved and exported to Facebook and email. (Android, iPhone) (PM)

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