It’s the end of the year and we’re all encountering more lists than we can count. We’re looking back and aggregating then distilling the best ____ of 2013. Videos, articles, apps, magazine covers, you name it. Well, here is my list of the best lists.
YouTube’s top Trending Videos of 2013: Fact: the fewer of these you recognize, the more productive you were in 2013.
Pocket’s list of most-shared/saved articles: How many of these saved articles were actually read? (Asking for a friend.)
Federico Viticci’s Must-Have Apps: 115 apps listed across three articles, with a total cost of $438.38 to outfit your iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
Time’s list of 10 best movies: I’ve only seen a few of these, but I concur that Gravity (in IMAX 3D) was the best film of the year. And the BBC answers your nagging question of how long the runway is at the end of Furious 6.
The Verge’s favorite 50 people of 2013: Their list of who they consider to be this year’s dreamers, informers, noisemakers, entertainers, world changers, old guard, and the next wave.
Tools and Toys Favorite things: One of the only lists where you’ll find a USB bike lamp, an iPad text editor, and a badger hair shaving brush together.
The Macworld Eddys: Some great apps here, well-deserving of the Eddy.
Best movie posters of 2013: A lot of these are great designs, and curiously (or perhaps not so much), almost none of them are for movies of Holywood blockbusters.
The Sweet Setup’s favorite games: Some of these games aren’t from 2013, but who’s counting?
Kottke’s List of the Best book cover lists of 2013: Yes, another Kottke list of lists, but a list of list is decidedly meta, and what’s more meta than listing a list of lists in a list of lists?
Time’s Year in Pictures: So many magnificent, sober, and fun images from events around the world.