Apple reveals “Best Of” 2014 iOS apps

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Apple has put out its annual “Best Of” apps lists for 2014 naming the top apps on its iOS ecosystem – both paid and free – while also revealing the editorial picks.

Minecraft – Pocket Edition was named the best paid app for both iPad and iPhone while Candy Crush Saga was named the top grossing app on iPhone while Clash of Clans grabbing the top grossing app title on iPad. Monument Valley, developed by London-based outfit Ustwogames, was blessed with Apple’s editorial pick of the year title.

Messaging apps dominated the free iPhone apps chart with Facebook Messenger leading the pack followed by WhatsApp, and Snapchat. The same trend was seen in free iPad apps chart as well with Skype for iPad topping the list followed by Facebook Messenger.

Out of the top 10 free iPad apps streaming apps took away four positions with Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, and ITV player. Microsoft made its presence felt with Microsoft Word making the cut in free iPad apps chart at fifth position.

You can find the remains apps as ranked by Apple below:

iPhone Apps (Paid)

1  Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2  7 Minute Workout Challenge
3  Heads Up!
4  Sleep Cycle alarm clock
5  Football Manager Handheld 2014
6  Afterlight
7  Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 – Official App
8  Cut the Rope 2
9  Plague Inc.
10  Facetune

iPhone Apps (Free)

1  Facebook Messenger
2  WhatsApp Messenger
3  Snapchat
4  Facebook
5  YouTube
6  Instagram
7  Spotify Music
8  Skype for iPhone
9  Google Maps
10  Tinder

iPhone Apps (Top Grossing)

1  Candy Crush Saga
2  Clash of Clans
3  Game of War
4  Farm Heroes Saga
5  Pet Rescue Saga
6  The Simpsons: Tapped Out
7  Hay Day
8  Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
9  Top Eleven – Be a soccer Manager
10  Match.com – Find your match on mobile, meet singles and get to know people at our dating nights

iPad Apps (Paid)

1  Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2  Football Manager Handheld™ 2014
3  The Room Two
4  Cut the Rope 2
5  The Chase
6  Terraria
7  Flightradar24 – Flight Tracker
8  Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
9  Tipping Point
10  Photon Flash Player for iPad – Flash Video & Games plus Private Web Browser

iPad Apps (Free)

1  Skype for iPad
2  Facebook Messenger
3  Netflix
4  YouTube
5  Microsoft Word
6  BBC iPlayer
7  ITV Player
8  eBay for iPad
9  Google Maps
10  Calculator for iPad Free

iPad Apps (Top Grossing)

1  Clash of Clans
2  Candy Crush Saga
3  Game of War – Fire Age
4  Hay Day
5  Farm Heroes Saga
6  Pet Rescue Saga
7  The Simpsons: Tapped Out
8  The Times & The Sunday Times
9  Boom Beach
10  The Sims FreePlay