With this glorious year coming to an end, Apple has published its list of most downloaded iPhone and iPad apps on the App Store. Read all about it after the jump.

The list is split into two categories; iPhone and iPad, and is further split into two more, one consisting of all the ‘free’ titles that are up for grabs on the App Store, while the second one consists of all the top ‘paid’ ones.

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Without wasting a minute more, let’s jump straight into the list, starting with the top free and paid apps for the iPhone.



  • Facebook Messenger
  • Snapchat
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Pandora Radio
  • Google Maps
  • Flipagram
  • Spotify Music
  • 2048


  • Heads Up!
  • Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  • Afterlight
  • Plague Inc.
  • Sleep Cycle alarm clock
  • Facetune
  • Cut the Rope 2
  • Bloons TD 5
  • A Dark Room
  • 7 Minute Workout Challenge

Now let’s dive into the most-downloaded paid and free apps for iPad.



  • YouTube
  • Netflix
  • Calculator for iPad free
  • Skype for iPad
  • Microsoft Word
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Facebook
  • Candy Crush Saga
  • Chrome
  • Clash of Clans


  • Minecraft – Pocket Edition
  • Cut the Rope 2
  • Heads Up!
  • The Room Two
  • Survivalcraft
  • Notability
  • Terraria
  • Plants vs. Zombies HD
  • Hide N Seek: Mini Game with Worldwide Multiplayer
  • Card Wars – Adventure Time


As can be seen from the above lists, the ranking does not offer any surprising upsets, and well, YouTube, Facebook Messenger apps and more are of a staple nature for an iPhone, or iPad.

What’s your favorite free or paid iPhone, iPad app from 2014? Share with us in the comments section below!

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