Dallas: The best apps for iOS in 2014 are categorized as iPhone and iPad downloads. These are further divided into paid, free and the grossing apps. They are termed as the best apps for 2014 based on the number of downloads. Some apps are repeated in the top category list of iPhone and iPad as they have been downloaded the most both on iPhone and iPad. The list of best apps revealed by Apple clearly says that the games dominate the list.
We can see only few essential apps like YouTube and Facebook in the list. However, the leading place in the list of top free apps is taken by Facebook Messenger while putting aside all the games and other applications. Not to be surprised, because the social network has removed the private chat option on both iOS and Android apps. Let’s get into the detail and check out the most downloaded free, paid and grossing apps in the year 2014.
Most downloaded free iPhone apps:
Here are a few free iOS apps which are in the list of most downloaded apps in 2014. As mentioned before, Facebook Messenger takes up the top most position in the list. Then the apps like Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram take up the top 5 spots in the list. These apps are followed by Google Maps, Pandora Radio, Spotify Music, Flipagram and 2048. Here, 2048 is the only game in the list of most downloaded free iPhone apps.
Most downloaded paid iPhone apps:
Getting into the paid apps, the first place is acquired by a hilarious game called Heads up. This is followed by Minecraft- pocket edition game. Later, the apps like Afterlight, Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Plague Inc., Cut the Rope 2, Facetune, A Dark Room, Bloons TD 5 and the 7 Minute Workout Challenge. Out of the top ten paid apps, 6 apps are games.
Most downloaded paid iPad apps:
Here in the list of top paid iPad apps, runner up in the top paid iPhone apps i.e. Minecraft- pocket edition takes up the first place. This is followed by Cut the rope 2 puzzle game and then the Heads up (which was in the top most position in the list of paid iPhone apps). Later comes The Room Two, Notability, Survivalcraft, Plants vs. Zombies HD, Terraria, Hide N Seek: Mini game with worldwide multiplayer and Card Wars - Adventure time. This list is also dominated by games which gives us clarity that the iPad users like gaming.
Most downloaded free iPad apps:
Most downloaded free iPad apps include some repeated apps from the list of free iPhone apps. Here the number of games is less as it is populated by a few essential apps. YouTube acquires the first place which is followed by Netflix. Calculator for iPad is in the third place and then comes the Microsoft Word, Skype for iPad, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga, Facebook Messenger, Google Chrome and The Clash of Clans. This list bricks up the status of an iPad as the mixture of production, entertainment and gaming.
Grossing iPhone and iPad apps:
Out of all the downloaded apps in 2014, the most grossing iPhone apps were Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, Pandora Radio, Game of War - Fire Age, Hay Day, Big Fish Casino, Farm Heroes Saga, Slotomania, Pet Rescue Saga and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. The most grossing iPad apps were Clash of Clans, DoubleDown Casino, Game of War - Fire Age, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Candy Crush Saga, Big Fish Casino, Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Hay Day, Simpsons: Tapped Out and GSN Casino.
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