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100 All-Time Top Apps List For iPhone & iPad


Apple recently announced that they are closing in on 50 billion app downloads. To celebrate, they are giving away an iTunes gift card loaded with $10,000. That is a considerable number of apps that have been downloaded since iTunes opened their doors. This raises a question that I think most people at some point ask themselves. What apps are the all-time top apps downloaded from the App Store? It so happens that Apple released that list at the same time that they announced the official app download countdown.

If you were to guess, what apps do you think would grace the top 25 list of free and paid apps at the App Store? There’s no doubt that most people would say Angry Birds is the top grossing app of all time, right? That is entirely correct, and it so happens that Rovio Entertainment, the developers of the Angry Birds games, actually have 5 apps on the top 25 list of the all-time top apps chart.

To no one’s surprise, most of the paid all-time top apps are games, but on the free side of the list, there are more surprises since utility apps are more represented than games. It’s an interesting fact that I think goes hand in hand with how people justify their purchases, if you know what I mean.

The number of apps purchased from the App Store is somewhere in the region of 1,000 every second. With the average price probably being around $0.99, and with Apple taking 30% ($0.297 per app) of revenue earned, Apple’s revenue from apps is a staggering $297.00 per second. This amounts to $25,660,800 in daily revenue for Apple from apps. But, the statistics are polluted and cannot be assured since there are plenty of free apps included in the 1,000 apps downloaded per second. Still, these numbers tell an intriguing story about the all-time top apps and how much revenue they actually generate for their respective developers, and of course for Apple.

In order for you to easily check out, purchase and download some (or all) of the all-time top apps, both for the iPhone as well as the iPad, I have compiled the top 25 list with links to every single app presented on the list. All you need to do is to click the all-time top apps and you will be forwarded to their respective App Store listing where you will be able to download or purchase it instantly. I guess all that is left to say is…happy apping!


Apple’s App Store All-Time Top Apps

iPhone All-Time Top Apps – Paid
Pos App Title Price
1 Angry Birds $0.99
2 Fruit Ninja $0.99
3 Doodle Jump $0.99
4 Cut the Rope $0.99
5 Angry Birds Seasons $0.99
6 WhatsApp Messenger $0.99
7 Camera+ $0.99
8 Words with Friends $2.99
9 Tiny Wings $0.99
10 Angry Birds Space $0.99
11 Pocket God $0.99
12 Plants vs Zombies $0.99
13 THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition $0.99
14 The Moron Test $0.99
15 Where’s My Water? $0.99
16 Draw Something $2.99
17 MONOPOLY $0.99
18 Angry Birds Star Wars $0.99
19 MotionX GPS Drive $0.99
20 Skee-Ball $0.99
21 SCRABBLE $1.99
22 UNO $4.99
23 Minecraft – Pocket Edition $6.99
24 Color Splash $0.99
25 The Sims 3 $6.99
iPhone All-Time Top Apps – Free
Pos App Title Price
1 Facebook Free
2 Pandora Radio Free
3 Instagram Free
4 YouTube Free
5 Skype Free
5 Words With Friends Free Free
7 The Weather Channel Free
7 Twitter Free
9 Temple Run Free
10 Google Search Free
11 Netflix Free
12 Shazam Free
13 Angry Birds Free Free
14 Draw Something Free Free
15 Flashlight Free
16 Facebook Messenger Free
17 Google Earth Free
18 Fruit Ninja Free Free
19 iHeartRadio Free
20 Movies by Flixster Free
21 Bump Free
22 eBay Free
23 PAC-MAN Lite Free
24 Groupon Free
25 Google Maps Free
iPad All-Time Top Apps – Paid
Pos App Title Price
1 Pages $9.99
2 Angry Birds HD $2.99
3 Angry Birds Seasons HD $2.99
4 Where’s My Water? $0.99
5 Fruit Ninja HD $2.99
5 Angry Birds Space HD $2.99
7 GarageBand $4.99
7 Words With Friends HD $2.99
9 Cut the Rope HD $3.99
10 Keynote $9.99
11 Numbers $9.99
12 Angry Birds Star Wars HD $2.99
13 GoodReader for iPad $4.99
14 SCRABBLE HD for iPad $4.99
15 Minecraft – Pocket Edition $6.99
16 Plants Vs Zombies HD $0.99
17 Notability $1.99
18 MONOPOLY for iPad $9.99
19 Quickoffice Pro HD $14.99
20 Star Walk HD $2.99
21 Draw Something $2.99
22 iMovie $4.99
23 iPhoto $4.99
24 Where’s My Perry? $0.99
25 Bad Piggies HD $0.99
iPad All-Time Top Apps – Free
Pos App Title Price
1 Skype for iPad Free
2 The Weather Channel for iPad Free
3 Netflix Free
4 Angry Birds HD Free Free
5 Kindle Free
5 Facebook Free
7 Pandora Radio Free
7 Calculator for iPad Free Free
9 Fruit Ninja HD Free Free
10 Words With Friends HD Free Free
11 Google Earth Free
12 ABC Player Free
13 Calculator Pro for iPad Free Free
14 Temple Run Free
15 YouTube Free
16 eBay for iPad Free
17 CNN App for iPad Free
18 Dropbox Free
19 Adobe Reader Free
20 Twitter Free
21 Solitaire Free
22 NYTimes for iPad Free
23 Temple Run 2 Free
24 Hulu Plus Free
25 Draw Something Free Free
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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at


Mary-Margaret Walker

May 8th, 2013

Richard – This is just fantastic! I’m actually going to use this list to make sure I have all the apps I’m missing from my recent phone swap at the Apple store. Thanks! Mary-Margaret



May 8th, 2013

Thanks for the list. This exact info is actually surprisingly hard to find in an easy-to-read format like this.

Curious, though – do you know whether this list is ranked in terms of revenue generated, or total downloads for the paid apps? It’s surprising that Pages is #1 if the ranking is based on # of downloads vs. revenue.


WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for all-time


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