Zoom was the most downloaded free iOS app of 2020
The third most downloaded iOS app this year also benefited from the coronavirus. Disney+ has streaming entertainment for everyone and features the classic cartoons, Pixar favorites, Marvel movies, Star Wars films and even National Geographic documentaries. The Star Wars based series The Mandalorian features the app’s first breakout character, Grogu (that’s Baby Yoda’s real name). YouTube was fourth with Instagram rounding out the top five.
The top paid iOS app this year was photo editing app TouchRetouch followed by drawing app Procreate Pocket. Dark Sky, the weather app acquired by Apple was third. The top two free games loaded by iOS users this year were Among Us and Call of Duty: Mobile. The top paid mobile game on the platform was Minecraft and of course a game that simulates a pandemic would have to be included; that was Plague, Inc. which finished number two.
We can’t make assumptions about what will happen next year with the pandemic but if things improve thanks to the vaccines, we will probably see a marked change in the names of the apps on the list. Will there be as much need for apps like Zoom? Will teens still need to resort to TikTok to pass the time away on a weekday? We should have those answers by next December.