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Most Used Applications for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

The smartphones we all have today are filled with amazing features. They are pre-loaded with apps for photography, travel, social networking, and much, much more.

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Most Used Applications for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
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Most Used Applications for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

It doesn’t matter which smartphone model you have; there are literally thousands of great apps in every platform’s online store. Whether you’re a proud owner of an iPhone, Android phone, or Windows phone, we’ve made a list of the most used apps on every app store.

The most popular mobile apps in the world are:

  • Google Maps;
  • Facebook Mobile App;
  • YouTube;
  • Google+ Mobile App;
  • Twitter Mobile App;
  • Skype;
  • Facebook Messenger;
  • WhatsApp;
  • Weixin/WeChat;
  • Viber;
  • Foursquare;
  • Instagram;
  • Shazam;
  • Flickr;
  • Vine, and so on.


The list of Android top free apps is filled with social networking, chat services and photography. Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram are present, as well as Candy Crush Saga, Skype, eBay, Viber, Pet Rescue Saga, and Facebook Messenger. As for the Android paid applications, the list contains app tools that can change the experience in working on Android mobile phone, like Nova Launcher Prime. SwiftKey Keyboard – an application that belongs to the productivity category, is placed on the first place on this list. This application is not available for iOS and Windows phone users. Among the other top Android pain apps are: The Room Two, Athletics: Winter Sports, Marvel Run Jump Smash, Ultra Fitness, The Impossible Quiz, and so on.


There are plenty of applications available for your iPad, iPod touch and iPhone, and the best thing is that many of the best apps are absolutely free. Let’s see what iOS users prefer: Facebook, PhotoSynth, RunKeeper, Dropbox, LinkedIn Pulse, Skype, TonePad, Twitter, Comics, Wikipanion, Kindle, Around Me, and iBooks are the top free iOS apps. But, which are the top paid apps in the iTunes app Store? Card Wars – Adventure Time, Threes, Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Afterlight, Heads Up, Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Waterlogue, Free Music Download Pro – MP3 Downloader and 7 Minute Workout Challenge are some of the top paid apps.

Windows Phone

Social apps feature heavily in the list of top free Windows Phone apps, and they include Kik Messenger, Facebook, Instagram BETA, Pandora, Skype, WhatsApp, 6snap, Twitter, Snapchat for Windows, Viber, 6tag, Adobe Reader, Music Downloader, YouTube HD, Beats Music, Netflix, and so on. As for the top paid, Battery Performance, FB Pink – A Pink Facebook, Tube Download, FlashVideo, Camera Effects, GPS Voice Navigation and InstaFollow are some of the apps that Window Phone users prefer.

Back in the nineties, people were wondering why they needed a website. Ten years ago, our mobile phones were capable of nothing but replacing the landline phones. Technology is an amazing thing. Just take a look at your smartphone and all its fancy apps: we take them for granted, while Doc Brown, for example, would be so excited upon seeing how these apps can change our lives for the better, making us more efficient.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Triszia Marie Santos</a>
Triszia Marie Santos is navigating the mobile device space for you. She is an early adopter in all things mobile and loves to write about the latest mobile trends.




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