My smartphone makes me want to be a better person. That’s what I’m going to work on in this New Year. While I’m at it, I’ll work on you too. These fresh Android apps will self-help us both.

The third step is to work toward perfection, at least in terms of your phone use. Perfect Task Switcher lets your flick through running apps and jump to them or force quit them with a single touch. The app integrates into your home screen button (tap “Home” twice to go to the original launcher screen) and works with some existing home screen replacements like LauncherPro and ADW. Best of all, you don’t need to root your phone to run it.