Facebook, Pandora, Instagram, YouTube And Skype Top App Store All-Timers

Top-25-Apps-BEven as the polish seems to have dulled on the Apple corporation's once blindingly shiny brand image, the company still has massive and impressive numbers with which to dazzle us. The Apple App Store is counting down to its 50 billionth download in the coming days, and the company is marking the occasion with an updated set of lists around the top 25-all-time app downloads.

On the iPhone, the free category is dominated by third-party brands that have seen enormous migrations of their user base to the smartphone, or in the case of Instagram have pretty much been invented by the phone. In the paid category, it's no surprise to see gaming fully dominate, with the legendary Angry Birds franchise leading the way.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the top app list is how person-to-person connections, via social networks and calling/messaging tools, remain the leading function that people pursue. 



On the iPad, utility and entertainment dominate the top tiers, led by Skype for iPad and followed by The Weather Channel app as well as Netflix, Angry Birds, and Kindle from Amazon. On the paid content side, Apple itself occupies several of the top slots, with its word processor Pages as the number one paid app on the tablet, with GarageBand in the seventh position and Keynote the 10th.

In addition to the utilities from Apple that are among the iPad bestsellers, we can see how the tablet has emerged as a replacement for the laptop among many users as well, as it has emerged as an entertainment and newsgathering hub. When we move down into the bottom end of the top downloads list, we start seeing the ABC Player, YouTube, eBay and CNN. Likewise, we see utilities aimed at moving content and viewing content across screens, such as Dropbox and Adobe Reader. The full lists are reproduced below.


Top 25 All Time Paid Apps - iPad

  1. Pages
  2. Angry Birds HD
  3. Angry Birds Seasons HD
  4. Where Is My Water?
  5. Fruit Ninja HD
  6. Angry Birds Space HD
  7. GarageBand
  8. Words with Friends HD
  9. Cut the Rope HD
  10. Keynote
  11. Numbers
  12. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
  13. GoodReader for iPad
  14. Scrabble HD for iPad
  15. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  16. Plants Vs Zombies HD
  17. Notability
  18. Monopoly for iPad
  19. Quick Office Pro HD
  20. Star Walk HD
  21. Draw Something
  22. iMovie
  23. iPhoto
  24. Where’s My Perry?
  25. Bad Piggies HD


Top 25 All-Time Free Apps for IPad

  1. Skype for iPad
  2. The Weather Channel for iPad
  3. Netflix
  4. Angry Birds HD Free
  5. Kindle
  6. Facebook
  7. Pandora Radio
  8. Calculator for iPad Free
  9. Fruit Ninja HD Free
  10. Words with Friends HD Free
  11. Google Earth
  12. ABC Player
  13. Calculator Pro for iPad Free
  14. Temple Run
  15. YouTube
  16. EBay for iPad
  17. CNN App for iPad
  18. Dropbox
  19. Adobe Reader
  20. Twitter
  21. Solitaire
  22. NYTimes for iPad
  23. Temple Run 2
  24. Hulu Plus
  25. Draw Something Free


Top 25 All-Time Paid Apps for IPhone

  1. Angry Birds
  2. Fruit Ninja
  3. Doodle Jump
  4. Cut the Rope
  5. Angry Birds Seasons
  6. WhatsApp Messenger
  7. Camera+
  8. Words with Friends
  9. Tiny Wings
  10. Angry Birds Space
  11. Pocket God’s Return
  12. Plants Vs Zombies
  13. The Game of Life Classic
  14. The Moron Test
  15. Where’s My Water?
  16. Draw Something
  17. Monopoly
  18. Angry Birds Star Wars
  19. MotionX GPS Drive
  20. Skee-Ball
  21. Scrabble
  22. UNO
  23. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  24. Color Splash
  25. The Sins 3


Top 25 All-Time Free Apps for IPhone

  1. Facebook
  2. Pandora Radio
  3. Instagram
  4. YouTube
  5. Skype
  6. Words with Friends Free
  7. The Weather Channel
  8. Twitter
  9. Temple Run
  10. Google Search
  11. Netflix
  12. Shazam
  13. Angry Birds Free
  14. Draw Something Free
  15. Flashlight
  16. Facebook Messenger
  17. Google Earth
  18. Fruit Ninja Free
  19. iHeartRadio
  20. Movies by Flexter with Rotten Tomatoes
  21. Bump
  22. eBay
  23. Pac-Man Lite
  24. Groupon
  25. Google Maps
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