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Popular Apps of 2013

Apple has officially unveiled its most downloaded apps of the year and—well whaddaya know—Candy Crush comes in strong at number 1. There were, however, a few legitimate surprises thrown into the mix

For one, Pandora comes in at number 9 with Spotify nowhere to be seen. Given the fact that Pandora’s been around longer (meaning many would already have it downloaded), you’d think it would have been overtaken by now. That certainly seems to be the case with Facebook, which—though obviously wildly popular—is sitting a full four slots below Vine; it’s almost certainly due to the fact that most users have already downloaded Facebook in past years.

There’s nothing we love quite as much as games though, with Minecraft taking the number one spot in paid apps and Candy Crush as its free (debatable) equivalent. Naturally the iPad rankings saw apps more conducive to a larger screen like iBooks and Netflix, but interestingly enough, they were pretty devoid of social media apps—at least when comparing to the iPhone’s.


If you want to see what all the fuss is about, here’s the full list of the top apps of 2013 for your downloading pleasure:

Top Free 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 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 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 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

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