Apple Names All-Time Top App Store Apps

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After the 25 billionth app was downloaded over the weekend, Apple released lists of the all-time top iPhone and iPad apps, both free and paid. Many of these apps are now household names and cultural phenomenon. Remember whn the iPhone was released and web apps were supposed to suffice?

Angry Birds App Smash

The list of the most popular apps is available in iTunes. Many of these apps are games or other forms of entertainment. A few free utilities made the iPhone list. And the iPad’s popularity in business is evident in the top paid app list with the mobile iWork apps all making an appearance.

How many of these are currently on your i-device?

iPhone
Paid Free

1.

Angry Birds

1.

Facebook

2.

Fruit Ninja

2.

Pandora Radio

3.

Doodle Jump

3.

Words With Friends Free

4.

Cut the Rope

4.

Skype

5.

Angry Birds Seasons

5.

The Weather Channel

6.

Words With Friends

6.

Google Search

7.

Tiny Wings

7.

Google Earth

8.

Angry Birds Rio

8.

Angry Birds Free

9.

Pocket God

9.

Shazam

10.

Camera+

10.

Netflix

11.

The Moron Test

11.

Paper Toss

12.

Plants vs. Zombies

12.

Twitter

13.

Skee-Ball

13.

Movies by Flixster

14.

The Game of Life

14.

Bump

15.

Scrabble

15.

Pac-Man Lite

16.

Monopoly

16.

Flashlight

17.

Fat Booth

17.

Unblock Me Free

18.

WhatsApp Messenger

18.

Temple Run

19.

Uno

19.

Instagram

20.

Color Splash

20.

Touch Hockey: FS5

21.

The Sims 3

21.

Angry Birds Lite

22.

Flight Control

22.

ESPN ScoreCenter

23.

MotionX GPS Drive

23.

Fruit Ninja Lite

24.

Where’s Waldo?

24.

Groupon

25.

I Am T-Pain 2.0

25.

Angry Birds Rio Free

 

iPad

Paid

Free

1.

Pages

1.

Angry Birds HD Free

2.

Angry Birds HD

2.

The Weather Channel for iPad

3.

Angry Birds Seasons HD

3.

Netflix

4.

Penultimate

4.

Skype for iPad

5.

Scrabble for iPad

5.

Kindle

6.

Fruit Ninja HD

6.

ABC Player

7.

GarageBand

7.

Pandora Radio

8.

GoodReader for iPad

8.

Angry Birds Rio HD Free

9.

Angry Birds Rio HD

9.

CNN App for iPad

10.

Cut the Rope HD

10.

Words With Friends HD Free

11.

Numbers

11.

Google Earth

12.

Keynote

12.

Calculator Pro for iPad Free

13.

Words With Friends HD

13.

Fruit Ninja HD Lite

14.

Star Walk for iPad

14.

Calculator for iPad Free

15.

Monopoly for iPad

15.

NYTimes for iPad

16.

Plants vs. Zombies HD

16.

USA Today for iPad

17.

Where’s My Water?

17.

Facebook

18.

Friendly Plus for Facebook

18.

MyPad - for Facebook & Twitter

19.

Quickoffice Pro HD

19.

Flipboard

20.

Notability

20.

eBay for iPad

21.

Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad

21.

Angry Birds Seasons HD Free

22.

Pinball HD

22.

Dictionary.com

23.

MyPad+ - for Facebook & Twitter

23.

Twitter

24.

Infinity Blade

24.

Solitare

25.

Real Racing 2 HD

25.

Friendly for Facebook 

 

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10 Comments Leave Your Own

Julie Kuehl

I was curious… I have 16 of the iPhone apps and 11 of the iPad apps. How about you?

dhp

14 iPhone apps (actually on a 4th gen. iPod Touch)
17 iPad apps (but many of them never get used)

davebarnes

I have zero of the iPhone apps.
I use Yelp.
I use my credit union app.
A lot.

Lancashire-Witch

I have 4 of the iPhone apps.  Perhaps not being a game player or a social networker has a lot to do with it. ;-(

Of the dozens of apps I’ve downloaded I guess I regularly use 6 or 7 of them. 

I don’t have an iPad - I’m tempted by an 11-inch MBA instead.

geoduck

iPhone (on an iPod Touch)
Have tried 10, still have 2
iPad 2
Have tried 3, still have 1

Mind you I’ve tried many dozens of apps, especially games, just few on the list.

c’est la vie

Lee Dronick

From that list I have

0 paid apps for the iPhone
3 free apps for the iPhone

2 paid apps for the iPad
4 free apps for the iPad

As with Lancashire-Witch I am not a gamer, but I am on Facebook. I have mostly news, photography, art, writing, and sketching apps.

geoduck

OK then, how about a corollary to the original question.

What OTHER apps are you using INSTEAD of the ones on this list?

Examples:
I found that I like Crush the Castle and Siege Hero better than Angry Birds.
I use the CBC Radio App rather than CNN.

mrmwebmax

+

What OTHER apps are you using INSTEAD of the ones on this list?

Examples:
I found that I like Crush the Castle and Siege Hero better than Angry Birds.

I’ve yet to try Crush the Castle, but intend to, as I’m a huge Angry Birds fan and the gameplay is similar.

One game I highly, highly recommend—perhaps my favorite ever—is Amazing Breaker. Like AB and CTC, you’re flinging stuff and trying to break other stuff. But this one’s pretty unique: For starters, its played in portrait mode. Also, the targets are multicolored ice sculptures, and they are beautiful. Coolest of all is what you’re flinging: five different kinds of bombs:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazing-breaker/id421088863?mt=8

Like the different birds in AB, the bombs have different strengths. The coolest thing, though, is bomb-linking: certain types of bombs, if close enough to one another, will form links that act like fuses. If you look closely on the Amazing Breaker page (above), and in the left-side image (with the rose), you’ll see thin green lines linking the green spherical bombs together.

They act like fuses, so if one bomb goes off, the others will detonate in sequence. And the explosion effects (both sight and sound) are top-notch.

The best part of all, though, is how much strategy is involved. In Angry Birds I often find myself wishing I could change the order of the birds. In this game, you can somewhat change the order of the bombs you use by swapping out the bomb in the slingshot for the one “on deck.” There’s also much more velocity control than with Angry Birds.

Highly recommended!

Lancashire-Witch

@ Geoduck.  Some of my favourite iPhone apps are Pedometer; IMDb; NavFree (Sat.Nav); Vimeo; Kindle (iBooks has poor content in my location); iMovie; Remote.

I also tend to use the Apps that came pre-loaded with the phone - Mail, Safari; Weather; Stocks; Currency.

Lee Dronick

I second IMDB, Internet Movie Data Base, as one of my favorite apps. Not only does have info about movies and actors, but it has listings and showtimes for local theaters. It is also one of my favorite websites.

I recommend Rhyme for the iPad if you need a rhyming dictionary.

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