Beyonce, Pixelmator, 1989, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Three Top Apple's Best Of 2014 List

Posted: Dec 9 2014, 10:32am CST | by , Updated: Dec 16 2014, 1:04pm CST, in News | Apple


Beyonce, Pixelmator, 1989, Guardians of the Galaxy and Three top Apple's Best of 2014 List
  • Beyonce, Pixelmator, 1989, Guardians of the Galaxy and Three made it to the top of the list.

iTunes released the list of the best features available on all formats of Apple equipment. The list included music, movies, apps and games.

iTunes has become the go to platform for everything entertainment in most households. Apple has provided multiple gadgets and apps to satisfy the entertainment needs. iTunes happens to be the newest meter for what is hit and what’s not. 

So how do you find out the best hits of everything in entertainment. Consult the newest list of the best in Apple. Be it apps, movies, music or games. All there is that can be accessed with the Apple merchandise has been considered for the list.

So you winners are Pixelmator and Elevate as the best app of 2014 on the Apple Mac. The picture editing app is a perfect tool for the ‘selfie generation’. Beyonce Knowles became the top artist for this year as she has been the most successful female star and it looks like Apple recognizes that.

Taylor Swift’s 1989 is hands down the best album to hit iTunes. Being on top of the charts, the songs definitely made the album claim it’s top spot on the Best Album this year.

In all the movies there are, the inter-galactic action blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy came on top of the list as the Best Movie of 2014. The honor of the best track went to Fancy by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX. Sam Smith got the Best New Artist honors. 

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History won the best classic Podcast. Fargo won the Best TV show of the year. The best Game however went to “Three”. For more details on who else won, the list is there. The list was compiled after rating of the whole year. It represents the best of what the people are using rather than voting for their favorites. 

Complete list of Apple’s Best of 2014 is given below.

iPhone App of the Year 

Brain Training, Elevate

iPad App of the Year

Pixelmator, Pixelmator

iPhone Game of the Year

Threes!, Sirvo

iPad App Game of the Year

Monument Valley, UsTwo


Best Album

Taylor Swift, 1989

Best New Artist

Sam Smith

Best overall Artist


Best Song

Iggy Azalea “Fancy”

Best Pop Album

Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Rock Album

Jack White, Lazaretto

Best Country Album

Little Big Town, Pain Killer

Best Hip-Hop Album

Logic, Under Pressure

Best R&B Album

Jennifer Hudson, JHUD

Best Alt Album

The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream

Best Dance Album

Clean Bandit, New Eyes

Best Electronic Album

Caribou, Our Love

Best Latin Album

Calle 13, MultiViral

Best Jazz Album

The Cookers, Time And Time Again

Best Classical Album

 John Luther Adams, Become Ocean

Best S/S Album

  Jamestown Revival: Utah


Best Blockbuster Film

Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Film Director 


Best Family Film 

The Lego Movie

Best Discovery Film

Obvious Child


TV Show of the Year


Best TV Performances

True Detective

Best TV Discovery

The Honorable Woman

Best TV Breakthrough

Key & Peele


Favorite Fiction Book

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr 

Favorite Nonfiction Book

The Short & Tragic Life of Robert Peace, Jeff Hobbs 


Best Classic Podcast

Hardcore History

Best New Podcast



Top 10 Paid iPad Apps

  1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang
  2. Cut the Rope 2, ZeptoLab UK Limited
  3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.
  4. The Room Two, Fireproof Games
  5. Survivalcraft, Igor Kalicinski
  6. Notability, Ginger Labs
  7. Terraria, 505 Games (US), Inc.
  8. Plants vs. Zombies HD, PopCap
  9. Hide N Seek : Mini Game With Worldwide Multiplayer, wang wei
  10. Card Wars - Adventure Time, Cartoon Network

Top 10 Free iPad Apps

  1. YouTube, Google, Inc.
  2. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.
  3. Calculator for iPad Free, International Travel Weather Calculator
  4. Skype for iPad, Skype Communications S.a.r.l
  5. Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Corporation
  6. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.
  7. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.
  8. Candy Crush Saga, Limited
  9. Chrome - web browser by Google, Google, Inc.
  10. Clash of Clans, Supercell

Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps

  1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.
  2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang
  3. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc
  4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations
  5. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Northcube AB
  6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.
  7. Cut the Rope 2, ZeptoLab UK Limited
  8. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi
  9. A Dark Room, Amirali Rajan
  10. 7 Minute Workout Challenge, Fitness Guide Inc

Top 10 Free iPhone Apps

  1. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.
  2. Snapchat, Snapchat, Inc.
  3. YouTube, Google, Inc.
  4. Facebook, Facebook, Inc.
  5. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.
  6. Pandora Radio, Pandora Media, Inc.
  7. Google Maps, Google, Inc.
  8. Flipagram, Cheerful, Inc.
  9. Spotify Music, Spotify Ltd.
  10. 2048, Ketchapp


Top 10 Best Selling Songs

  1. Happy (From "Despicable Me 2"), Pharrell Williams
  2. All of Me, John Legend
  3. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J), Katy Perry
  4. Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz), Jason Derulo
  5. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
  6. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea), Ariana Grande
  7. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor
  8. Let It Go, Idina Menzel
  9. Turn Down For What, DJ Snake & Lil Jon
  10. Rude, MAGIC!

Top 10 Most Selling Albums

  1. Frozen, Various Artists
  2. 1989, Taylor Swift
  3. Ghost Stories, Coldplay
  4. In the Lonely Hour , Sam Smith
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Various Artists
  6. BEYONCÉ, Beyoncé
  7. Pure Heroine, Lorde
  8. x (Deluxe Edition), Ed Sheeran
  9. The Outsiders, Eric Church
  10. 5 Seconds of Summer (Bonus Track Version), 5 Seconds of Summer


10 Most Downloaded Films

  1. Frozen
  2. The Lego Movie
  3. The Wolf of Wall Street
  4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  5. Neighbors
  6. Thor: The Dark World
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  8. Lone Survivor
  9. Divergent
  10. The Guardians of the Galaxy

10 Most Downloaded Indie Movies

  1. Dallas Buyers Club
  2. 12 Years a Slave
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Snowpiercer
  5. Chef
  6. Blue Jasmine
  7. Her
  8. Enough Said
  9. August: Osage County
  10. Bad Words


10 Most Downloaded TV Shows

  1. Game of Thrones (S3)
  2. The Walking Dead (S5)
  3. Downton Abbey (S4)
  4. Breaking Bad (Deluxe Edition: The Final Season)
  5. Scandal (S4)
  6. Sons of Anarchy (S7)
  7. The Big Bang Theory (S8)
  8. Mad Men (The Final Season)
  9. Homeland (S3)
  10. Modern Family (S6)

Top 10 Fiction Books

  1. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (Children & Teens)
  2. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (Mysteries & Thrillers)
  3. Insurgent, Veronica Roth (Children & Teens)
  4. Allegiant, Veronica Roth (Children & Teens)
  5. Divergent, Veronica Roth (Children & Teens)
  6. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (Fiction & Literature)
  7. The Target, David Baldacci (Mysteries & Thrillers)
  8. The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd (Fiction & Literature)
  9. The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty (Fiction & Literature)
  10. Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James (Romance)

Top 10 Non fiction Books

  1. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis (Business & Personal Finance)
  2. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand (Biographies & Memoirs)
  3. Lone Survivor, Patrick Robinson,Marcus Luttrell (Biographies & Memoirs)
  4. Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo,Lynn Vincent (Religion & Spirituality)
  5. Duty, Robert M. Gates (Biographies & Memoirs)
  6. Killing Patton, Martin Dugard,Bill O'Reilly (Biographies & Memoirs)
  7. Killing Jesus, Martin Dugard,Bill O'Reilly (History)
  8. Uganda Be Kidding Me, Chelsea Handler (Humor)
  9. David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell (Health, Mind & Body)
  10. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown (Sports & Outdoors)

Top 10 Free Books

  1. Private, Maxine Paetro,James Patterson (Mysteries & Thrillers)
  2. Pretty Little Liars, Sara Shepard (Children & Teens)
  3. Justice League: Origin, Jim Lee,Geoff Johns (Comics & Graphic Novels)
  4. Lost in Shangri-La, Mitchell Zuckoff (History)
  5. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, Denise Grover Swank (Mysteries & Thrillers)
  6. The Swift Programming Language, Apple Inc. (Computers & Internet)
  7. Be My Love, Lucy Kevin (Romance)
  8. 100 Quotations to Make You Think!, Wolfgang Riebe (Health, Mind & Body)
  9. Best Jokes 2014, Various Authors (Humor)
  10. iPhone User Guide For iOS 8.1, Apple Inc. (Computers & Internet)

Top 10 Audio Books

  1. Divergent (Unabridged), Veronica Roth (Kids & Young Adults)
  2. Gone Girl: A Novel (Unabridged), Gillian Flynn (Mystery)
  3. Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 (Unabridged), Veronica Roth (Kids & Young Adults)
  4. The Fault in Our Stars (Unabridged), John Green (Kids & Young Adults)
  5. Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3 (Unabridged), Veronica Roth (Kids & Young Adults)
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Unabridged), E L James (Romance)
  7. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Unabridged), Laura Hillenbrand (History)
  8. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 (Unabridged), George R. R. Martin (Sci Fi & Fantasy)
  9. Mockingjay: The Final Book of the Hunger Games (Unabridged), Suzanne Collins (Kids & Young Adults)
  10. Bossypants (Unabridged), Tina Fey (Comedy)


10 Most Downloaded Podcasts

  1. NPR Programs: Fresh Air Podcast, NPR
  2. Stuff You Should Know,
  3. The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan
  4. The Adam Carolla Show, Carolla Digital
  5. This American Life, WBEZ
  6. Radiolab from WNYC, WNYC
  7. Freakonomics Radio, WNYC
  8. The Nerdist, Nerdist Industries
  9. NPR: Planet Money Podcast, NPR
  10. NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast, NPR

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