Google has posted a list of 75 apps on the Play Store, which it claims are the ‘Best Apps of 2014.’ The list includes apps not only released in 2014, but also those that received a major update during the year.  The list includes some extremely popular apps, including IFTTT, Shazam, Timehop, TuneIn Radio and more. Also, for once, Google has only included apps in the list, and has not mixed games into them like it does on the top apps listing in Google Play.

Google has included some unexpected apps in the list as well Rundavoo, Monki Chinese Class and OkCupid Dating. The list also provides some interesting insight into Google Play including the fact that out of the 68 apps listed by Google, only 5 are paid with others being either completely free to use, or feature some kind of IAP (In-App Purchases). Below is the list of the best apps of 2014 as per Google:

Wunderlist TED SwiftKey Keyboard Lumosity Wish Shazam IFTTT Over Groupon Locket Lock Screen Timehop Yahoo News Digest EyeEM 7 Minute Workout Sunrise Calendar Afterlight BuzzFeed Facetune musixmatch Music Expedia Hotels & Flight Booking Todoist djay 2 Link Bubble Browser TuneIn Radio The Economist Espresso Maps.ME OkCupid Dating Uber CNN Breaking US & World News Onefootball Carousel Anywayanyday SlideShare Presentation Duolingo Test Centre NYTimes Secret SoundHound edjing Craftsy Classes Mailbox 5by Dailymotion LINK minube Equalizer+ Mp3 Player Video collage maker Frontback Obscure Google Fit lettrs Monki Chinese Classes Telegram Samba OFFTIME Child Mode & Time Rundavoo Unicvision Deportes Skype Qik Viadeo Camera Zoom FX Bitmoji Ultimate Guitar Tab Golfshot Amazing World Atlas Money Tracker Watchup Windfinder Strive

While the list does contain some genuinely useful app, it still contains a lot of apps that are not very useful in day-to-day life, or offer anything new. What do you think about this list from Google? Can you come up with a better list? Drop in your comments and let us know. → Best Apps of 2014