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.
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.
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:
- Procreate Pocket
- The Wonder Weeks
- Sky Guide
- FlickType Keyboard
- Mirror for Samsung TV
- Scanner Pro
- Toca Hair Salon 3
- Screen Mirroring for Roku
- The Mandalorian Stickers
- FiLMiC Pro
- EpocCam Webcamera for Computer
- Star Walk 2: The Night Sky Map
Among Us! ranked as the year's top free game, followed by:
Minecraft topped the paid games charts, followed by: