Apple has released the list of its Best of 2014, which features the most popular and best selling apps on App Store over the year, with Facebook Messenger and game app Minecraft topping the most downloaded free and paid apps.

The block building game Minecraft titled the most popular paid-for app for both iPhone and iPad devices for the second year running, beating 7 Minute Workout challenge on iPhone, and Football Manager Handheld 2014 on iPad.

While Facebook Messenger jumped to the top the chart of iPhone free app download for the first time this year. Last year, Facebook Messenger did not feature in any of the top ten lists, indicating the rapid growth of the messaging app over the year


  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


  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


  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Clash of Clans
  3. Game of War – Fire Age
  4. Farm Heroes Saga
  5. Pet Rescue Saga
  6. The Simpsons: Tapped Out
  7. Hay Day
  8. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
  9. Top Eleven