After detailed research we managed to come up with the most popular apps for this list. As you will notice, free apps are significantly more popular than paid ones, because well, they don’t cost anything, and we all know how hard it is for us to spend money sometimes, especially on the little things. So here are the 25 most downloaded apps created since the Great App Race began. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about new apps and maybe even download some.
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While there are a ton of weather apps, there isn’t a single app with the same brand recognition and popularity as this one.
Voice Search is a Google product that allows users to use Google Search by just speaking to their smartphone. In August 2014, a new feature was added to Voice Search allowing users to choose up to five languages, each of which the app automatically understands when spoken.
If someone told you there would be an app that would allow you to call any place on earth for free you would probably laugh, right? Well Viber made this dream come true for millions of people.
Temple Run (and Temple Run 2)
This is a famous video game app that was initially designed only for Apple devices, and later developed for Android. It has captured the hearts of gamers around the world. To get an idea of its popularity keep in mind that Temple Run and its sequel have been downloaded over one billion times since 2011.
Talking Tom and Friends
This app won the award for “Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family” at the 2014 Tabby Awards, the global competition for the best tablet app. It was also voted the 2014 Tabby Award Users’ Choice favorite in the category “Best Android Game: Puzzle, Cards & Family.” It’s ideal for parents who strive to keep their kids busy.
Shazam might be a veteran nowadays but in 1999 when it came out it was considered a technological marvel, mainly for its music identification capabilities. Sixteen years later, the Shazam app has more than 100 million active monthly users worldwide and has been used on more than 500 million mobile devices. In October 2014, Shazam announced that its technology had been used to identify fifteen billion songs.
Pandora Internet Radio
Pandora Internet Radio, better known as Pandora Radio, is the most popular music streaming and automated music recommendation service in the world with millions of fans. As Elvis would say, over 150 million users can’t be wrong.
If your eyes don’t hurt from staring at a small screen when watching movies and TV series on your iPhone then you are going to love the Netflix app for the rest of your life.
People say that Instagram is the best way to share photos with friends in 2015, and judging from the millions of times this app has been downloaded, it must truly live up to the hype.
Google Translate is a multilingual service provided by Google Inc. that helps users to translate written text from one language to another. It supports 90 languages and serves nearly 200 million people daily.
Fruit Ninja Free
Fruit Ninja is a video game developed by Halfbrick Studios in Brisbane, Australia. It was released on April 21, 2010, for the iPod Touch and iPhone and has since become the second most successful video game for Apple devices behind Angry Birds.
Facebook Messenger provides a free, easy to use app to better communicate on the Facebook platform via text messaging.
Because shopping on your smartphone while you’re enjoying your coffee and morning breakfast is the cool thing to do in 2015.
There’s no other app that will help your smartphone to perfectly sync with other computers or devices linked to your account. Earlier this year Dropbox acquired CloudOn, a leading company for document editing and creation. With the acquisition, Dropbox users now have the power to create documents from their file sharing service. Cool, no?
In June 2010, Amazon released the Amazon Kindle app for Android, and after the Android release a version for Apple iOS became available.
Google Street View
Although it is its own app, Google Street View is a technology that is also featured in two other major apps—Google Maps and Google Earth, which each provide panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.
Angry Birds Free
This is without a doubt the most popular iPhone game in history, and it’s free! What’s not to love about these crazy, colorful birds?
Simply put, this program has been the best way to video chat with people around the world whether on your PC, laptop, iPad, or smartphone.
If Facebook is the king of social media then Twitter’s definitely the queen and the easiest way to get an update on what’s happening around the globe while you’re playing with your smartphone.
WhatsApp is arguably the most famous and most downloaded instant-messaging app for smartphones with more than 800 million users globally.
The funny thing about YouTube is that it only hit the App Store in 2012 after Apple removed YouTube from the iPhone as a default app and it’s already one of the five most popular apps of all time.
Just click “OK Google” and find everything and anything, from nearby movie theaters and restaurants to the calories in the burger you’re about to devour. Google also shows you the info you need before you ask, like updates on your favorite teams and traffic alerts. If you think about it, over a billion downloads probably means a lot of happy customers.
With nearly half a billion users worldwide Gmail is one of the most popular apps and the most famous email service in the world provided by the lord of all search engines, Google.
Let’s be honest here, the absolute king of social media is bound to be on everyone’s smartphone.
Google’s Chrome for Android is an edition of Google Chrome, aka one of the fastest, easiest, and best Web browser in the world. No wonder why it has been the most downloaded app in the past few years as well.