2013's Top Apps

Apple has revealed its top apps for 2013, which sees cult game Candy Crush Saga — from developer King.com — sitting pretty on top of the pile as the most downloaded iPhone app.

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Apple also singled out two apps as its ‘picks’ of the year. In the free-to-download category it selected language learning app Duolingo, while Disney Animated, a $9.99 app that covers the famous animator’s library of content, scooped the accolade for paid apps.
Interestingly, Twitter-owned Vine notched more downloads than rival Instagram, but Vine launched in January 2013 so had the advantage of being a fresh arrival this year. Instagram’s 150 million monthly userbase makes it considerably larger than Vine — and also Snapchat which was downloaded more times this year too.
Top free apps for iPhone
  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. YouTube
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Vine
  5. Google Maps
  6. Snapchat
  7. Instagram
  8. Facebook
  9. Pandora Radio
  10. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
Top paid apps for the iPhone
  1. Minecraft
  2. Heads Up!
  3. Temple Run: Oz
  4. Angry Birds Star Wars
  5. Plague Inc.
  6. Afterlight
  7. Free Music Download Pro – Mp3 Downloader
  8. Bloons TD 5
  9. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
  10. Plants vs. Zombies
Top free apps for the iPad
  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. YouTube
  3. Temple Run 2
  4. Calculator for iPad Free
  5. Skype for iPad
  6. Netflix
  7. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
  8. iBooks
  9. Facebook
  10. The Weather Channel for iPad
Top paid apps for the iPad
  1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  2. Pages
  3. Temple Run: Oz
  4. Plants vs. Zombies HD
  5. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
  6. Notability
  7. Angry Birds Star Wars II
  8. iMovie
  9. The Room
  10. Bad Piggies HD
Apple isn’t just about apps, the company also selected its top entertainment content of the year, including:
  • Song of the Year — Royals by Lorde
  • Music Album of the Year — The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Movie of the Year – Gravity
  • Show of the Year — Breaking Bad
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