When someone says to me, \u201cI have good news and bad news,\u201d I always ask for the bad news first.\n\tThat\u2019s why I\u2019m following up yesterday\u2019s post\u2014about the most disappointing mobile apps I found during the past three months\u2014with today\u2019s look at the best iOS and Android apps I discovered since I started this blog on Feb. 2, 2012. The three iOS and Android apps that follow are my personal favorites. All three, ranked in order of preference, offer cool features and let you do something you couldn\u2019t do before.\n\t1. Next Issue\n\tA number of apps exist for reading magazines on Android tablets, including the popular Zinio service. But in my experience, no tablet newsstand app works as well as Next Issue.\n\tThe free app (current version, 220.127.116.117) is like a magazine version of Netflix\u2019s streaming-video service. A monthly fee of either $10 or $15 lets you download as many digital editions of popular magazines as you want. And they aren\u2019t just scanned copies of print issues. The magazines come alive on Android tablets, with real-time Twitter feeds, interactive elements, video clips, and more.\n\tNavigation is easy, issues download quickly and you can try the service for free for 30 days. An iPad edition is apparently in the works, too. One caveat: the app is compatible only with tablets that run Android 3.0 or higher and have a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 or 1280 x 800 pixels.\n\t2. Jetpac\n\tI rarely bother to look at my friends\u2019 vacation photos on Facebook. And yet, when they're all gathered together in one place, as they are in the social-travel iPad app Jetpac, I suddenly find the photos to be fascinating and even inspiring.\n\tJetpac (current version 0.0.8) is by no means alone in the social-travel space. But the free app stands out by taking a great idea\u2014turning your Facebook friends into tour guides\u2014and executing it with style. Also, the app doesn\u2019t simply feed you geotagged pictures from your Facebook friends\u2019 photo albums. It also has the smarts to figure out the locations of many pictures that aren\u2019t geotagged\u2014though it served up a few misfires here and there. And its \u201cHot 100 Cities\u201d slideshows provide enticing images of interesting places from people you don\u2019t know. \u00a0\n\t3. Tablified\n\tTablified is on my list because it does something that Google's official Play Store should, but oddly doesn\u2019t. It\u2019s an Android tablet app that makes it easy to discover other Android tablet apps.\n\tThere are two versions of Tablified: Tablified Market HD Lite, which is free, and Tablified Market HD Pro, which costs $2 but spares you the free version\u2019s ads and includes a few additional features. I recommend the paid app, because it lets you filter apps by star ratings and sort by price.\n\tWhen I reviewed Tablified Market HD Pro, the current version was 2.1 and it cost $1.49. The latest version, 2.1.2, costs an extra fifty cents. Perhaps the developer, Tablified Apps, is feeling extra confident. The company has every reason to feel this way\u2014though I\u2019d be worried that one day, Google Play Store will get its act together and make Tablified redundant.\n\tYour Favorites?\n\tWhat are the best iOS and Android apps you\u2019ve discovered in the past few months? Please share your favorites in the comments section below.