Apple reveals 2020's most downloaded apps

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Apple on Tuesday announced the year's most downloaded apps and games, lists topped by important productivity apps like Zoom and popular multiplayer hits including Among Us.

Revealed in a press release that named Apple's "Best of 2020" App Store awards, the year's most downloaded apps and games reflect trends shaped by a global pandemic.

Leading the free charts is Zoom, a video conferencing app that businesses, government, and individuals quickly adopted as coronavirus lockdown orders forced people inside and away from others. Food ordering service DoorDash was another company that experienced a boom thanks to the pandemic, as did Amazon and mobile payments apps Venmo and Cash App.

Entertainment and social networking apps were big players in 2020, with TikTok and Disney+ joining stalwarts YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Netflix and Spotify. Widgetsmith, which rose to fame thanks to iOS 14's customizable home screen widgets, also made the cut.

Messenger, Gmail, Google Maps, Google, Google Meet, and WhatsApp rounded out the top free apps list.

The App Store's top paid charts shows a hodgepodge of apps ranging from stargazing tools to "Star Wars" stickers featuring the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian." TouchRetouch led the pack, followed by:

Among Us! ranked as the year's top free game, followed by:

Minecraft topped the paid games charts, followed by:

 

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