Apple on Tuesday announced the year’s most downloaded apps and games, including critical productivity apps such as Zoom and Popular Multiplayer Hits.
Released in a press release titled Apple’s “Best of 2020” App Store Awards, this year’s most downloaded apps and games reflect trends shaped by a global epidemic.
Leading the free chart is Zoom, a video conferencing app increasingly adopted by businesses, government and individuals in the form of a coronovirus lockdown order and forcing people away and inside from others. Food ordering service DoorDash was another company that experienced a boom due to the epidemic, as did Amazon and the mobile payment app Venmo and the Cash app.
Entertainment and social networking apps were big players in 2020, with TickTock and Disney + stalwarts appearing on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix and Spotify. Widgetsmith, which rose to fame for iOS 14’s customizable home screen widgets, also made the cut.
Messenger, Gmail, Google Maps, Google, Google Meet and WhatsApp made it to the list of top free apps.
The App Store’s top paid chart features a hodgepot of stars featuring the Disney + series “The Mandalorian” ranging from stargazing tools to “Star Wars” stickers. TouchRetouch led the pack, followed by Procreate Pocket, Facetune, HotSchedules, AutoSleep, The Wonder Weeks, SkyView, Shadowrocket, Sky Guide, Forest, FlickType Keyboard, Mirror for Samsung TV, Scanner Pro, kirakira +, Toca Hair Salon 3, Screen Mirroring + + Roku, Mandalorian Stickers, FiLMiC Pro, Apochemix WebCera for Computer, Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map.
among us! Ranked as the top free game of the year, followed by Call of Duty: Mobile, Roblo, Subway Surfers. Ink Inc., Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game, Brain Tests: Trick Puzzles, Brain Out, Coin Master, Cube Surfer !, WoodenTurning 3D, Homemade, Johnny Trigger, Tangled Master 3D, Mario Kart Tour, Fishdom, Sort 3D, Rescue Cut, Park Master and the United Nations !.
Minecraft topped the paid game charts, followed by Plague Inc., Heads !, Monopoly, Blondes TD6, Geometry Dash, NBA 2K20, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Game of Life, True Skate, Clu: The Classic Mystery Game , Terraria, Freddy’s, Stradway Valley, Papa’s Freezeria to Go !, Blondes TD5, Exploding Kittens, Farming Simulator 20, Rebel Inc. and Five Nights in Arcadia.