As we all prepare for a big year ahead, we spent the month looking back at the best of the best from Lifehacker from 2011. Here's a last look back at the best of 2011 in case you missed anything along the way.
Most Popular How-To Guides of 2011
We handle a lot of different topics throughout the year, and our how-to guides come in a wide range of sizes and subjects, but the goal is always the same: More ?
Most Popular Top 10s of 2011
Lifehacker's been around for a few years, so every week we like to round up some of our favorite posts-new and old-on a particular topic. Here's a look back at our most popular top 10 lists of 2011.
Top 10 Gaming Hacks and DIY Projects
We love our games and consoles, but there's a big... More ?
Most Popular Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks of 2011
This was a great year for all things photography, with posts to help you behind the camera, in front of it, when you're shooting, and when you're editing. More ?
Most Popular DIY Projects of 2011
2011 proved to be a great year for all things DIY, from repurposed and updated technology to computer building to cool things you can make for your own enjoyment. More ?
Most Popular Windows Downloads and Posts of 2011
Windows had some great apps and how-tos in 2011, not to mention our first preview of Windows 8 and all the fun that comes along with a public beta. Here's our look at Lifehacker's most popular Windows downloads, how-tos, and other posts from the past year. More ?
Most Popular Mac Downloads and Posts of 2011
2011 brought a new version of Mac OS X and plenty of great Mac-oriented content. Here's a look at our most popular Mac downloads and posts this year. More ?
Most Popular Linux Downloads and Posts of 2011
Linux may not be the world's most popular desktop OS, but that doesn't mean it has to take a back seat to its proprietary brethren. Here are our best Linux downloads and posts from 2011. More ?
Most Popular Hive Fives of 2011
2011 was a great year to get your feedback. Every week we put out the call for applications, gadgets, products, or services in a given category, and every week we challenge you to vote for the best in each category. More ?
Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011
There is something special about the tricks and tips people come up with to turn old or useless objects into something fresh and useful. Turning an old gadget or piece of furniture into something completely new is a great way to extend its life, and here are some of our favorite conversions from... More ?
The Most Popular Featured Desktops and Home Screens of 2011
Every week, we feature desktops and home screens submitted by readers that we find elegant, informative, attractive, and in most cases, a great use of the customization tools and UI tweaks available for both desktop and mobile operating systems. More ?
The Best Featured Workspaces of 2011
Each week we highlight the interesting workspaces of Lifehacker readers and others around the world. Today we're looking back at the 20 most popular workspaces from 2011 for your browsing and idea-gathering enjoyment. More ?
Most Popular Explainers of 2011
This year, we broke down some tough subjects, from technical how-tos to internet-related law to psychological theory. Here are some of our favorite explainers from 2011. More ?
Most Popular Lifehacker Videos
In the last year or so, we've been building up our video production skills to bring you regular video content and even a video podcast. Here are the videos that were most popular in 2011. More ?
Most Popular iPhone Apps and Posts
2011 gave us iOS 5, one of the best upgrades to Apple's mobile operating system, and plenty of great apps. Here are the most popular iPhone-related posts and apps this year. More ?
Most Popular Android Apps and Posts
2011 was a great year for Android fans, with lots of new and improved apps and the sweet introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich. Here are the most popular Android-related posts and downloads. More ?
Most Popular Chrome Extensions and Posts of 2011
2011 was a big year for Google Chrome and all of its users. There are more Chrome users out there than ever before, and tons of great Chrome extensions to add functionality, privacy, and other services to your browser. More ?
Most Popular Firefox Extensions and Posts of 2011
2011 saw Firefox race ahead with a new version with lots of improvements-speed being chief among them-and lots more features and add-ons to fully customize your web browsing. More ?
The Best of the Lifehacker Show
In 2011, Lifehacker took to video in the form of our weekly web series. We've produced a lot of awesome video, learned a lot, and had a lot of fun in the process. More ?