Apple Announces the App Store’s Best Free and Paid Apps of 2014


Apple has released a cumulative list of the best performing apps in the App Store across 2014. The list highlights four sections, including the iPhone Top Free, iPad Top Free, iPhone Top Paid, and iPad Top Paid.

The number one free iPhone app of 2014 was Facebook Messenger. Even though the app is on the top of the list, the social networking giant continues to face criticism for removing the messaging capabilities from its main Facebook app. Here is a look at the top five free iPhone apps of 2014:

1. Facebook Messenger

2. Snapchat

3. YouTube

4. Facebook

5. Instagram

The top free iPad app of 2014 was Google’s YouTube app, which is a standalone app that lets users enjoy YouTube videos on the iPad’s large display. Here is a look at the top five free iPad apps of 2014:

1. YouTube

2. Netflix

3. Calculator for iPad Free

4. Skype for iPad 

5. Microsoft Word 

The number one paid iPhone app of 2014 was the popular party game Heads Up!, which was made famous thanks to its multiple appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Here is a look at the top five paid iPhone apps of 2014:

1. Heads Up! 

2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition

3. Afterlight

4. Plague Inc.

5. Sleep Cycle alarm clock

The top paid iPad app of 2014 was Minecraft – Pocket Edition, which first debuted on iOS in 2011. The app has been updated countless times with new features, better graphics, and bug fixes. Here is a look at the top five paid iPad apps of 2014:

1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition 

2. Cut the Rope 2

3. Heads Up! 

4. The Room Two

5. Survivalcraft

Apple also announced the top grossing apps of the year, which include Clash of Clans, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Candy Crush Saga, and Big Fish Casino.

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