Apple's List of the Most Popular Apps of 2018

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Apple released its annual list of the most downloaded apps of the year, and you likely won't be terribly surprised with the results.


YouTube made its way to the top of the list after landing the #3 spot last year, and Instagram jumped up a few spots to #2. Bitmoji isn't quite as popular as it was last year, falling from the #1 position down to #6. But considering there are almost two million apps to choose from, it's safe to say that all the apps on the list had a pretty solid year.


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Here are the 20 most downloaded free apps of the year:

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. Messenger
  5. Facebook
  6. Bitmoji
  7. Netflix
  8. Google Maps
  9. Gmail
  10. Spotify Music
  11. Amazon
  12. Uber
  13. WhatsApp Messenger
  14. Pandora
  15. Wish
  16. TikTok
  17. Cash App
  18. Google Photos
  19. Google Chrome
  20. Twitter


And for the gamers, here are the most popular free games of 2018:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Rise Up
  6. Love Balls
  7. Snake VS Block
  8. Rules of Survival
  10. Dune!
  11. Subway Surfers
  12. Episode
  13. Word Link
  14. Toon Blast
  15. Color Road!
  16. HQ Trivia
  17. Twisty Road!
  18. 8 Ball Pool™
  19. Kick the Buddy
  20. Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games

Check out the rest of Apple's top apps of 2018 here.