Most Popular Apps of 2012

Apple iPhones really brought the idea of apps into American culture, helped by the successful “There’s an app for that” commercials (seems so long ago, doesn’t it). Now with millions of apps being created, downloaded, updated and used every day, apps for shopping, cooking, photo-ing, listening, creating and more have become second nature.

Looking back on 2012, here is a list of the most popular apps for iPhone and iPad.

(Bonus: Here is a roundup of Mashable’s top apps for the Mac.)


iPhone Top Free

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Draw Something Free
  4. Flashlight
  5. Facebook
  6. Pandora
  7. Temple Run
  8. Pinterest
  9. Twitter
  10. Skype

iPhone Top Paid

  1. Angry Birds Space
  2. WhatsApp Messenger
  3. Draw Something
  4. Camera+
  5. Where’s My Water?
  6. Angry Birds Star Wars
  7. Fruit Ninja
  8. Angry Birds
  9. Bejeweled
  10. Tetris

iPad Top Free

  1. Skype
  2. Temple Run
  3. Facebook
  4. Netflix
  5. The Weather Channel for iPad
  6. Draw Something Free
  7. Kindle
  8. Pandora
  9. Angry Birds HD Free
  10. Calculator Pro for iPad Free

iPad Top Paid

  1. Angry Birds Space HD
  2. Where’s My Water?
  3. Pages
  4. Draw Something
  5. Notability
  6. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
  7. iPhoto
  8. Minecraft — Pocket Edition
  9. Where’s My Perry?
  10. Words With Friends HD

So which ones do you have? What was your most indispensable app of 2012 that you just can’t live without? Let us know in the comment section.