Top Apps of All Time

Apple is marching steadily toward that magic 10 billion number on their App Store downloads scale. With that magical date seemingly just around the proverbial corner, Apple has compiled lists of the top Apps of all time, including both free and paid offerings on the iPhone and iPad. Of particular interest to most of us are the entries on the iPhone free Apps list. Not surprisingly, Facebook has the number-one downloaded free App of all time, with Pandora running a close second. However, the number three spot – now that one is a surprise. I’m sure that Google is loving this, even if Steve Jobs is gnashing his teeth.

The Google Mobile App holds the number three position on that almighty list, folks – GOOGLE. I actually shouldn’t be so shocked by this: it really is a great app. You can use it to navigate to other Google services, such as Maps and Gmail, Search through your contacts, Google Maps, Images, News, and Shopping. Search with your voice instead of by type – which comes in handy when you’re driving. Heck, you can even search the web through pictures with Google Goggles. What shocks me is not that the App made it on the list, but the fact that Apple so willingly admitted it. Oh and by the way – Google Earth shows up on that particular list at number seven.

There were a few other surprises, of course. Who would have ever guessed that something called iFart Mobile would have made a top-ten list such as this? Unfortunately, I’m not joking. I’m also not admitting that I happen to have this particular App, nor that I have used it on more than one occasion.

Where do your favorite Apps fit into the list?

All-Time Top Paid iPhone Apps

  • Doodle Jump
  • Tap Tap Revenge 3
  • Pocket God
  • Angry Birds
  • Tap Tap Revenge 2.6
  • Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
  • Traffic Rush
  • Tap Tap Revenge Classic
  • AppBox Pro Alarm
  • Flight Control

All-Time Top Free iPhone Apps

  • Facebook
  • Pandora
  • Google Mobile App
  • Shazam
  • Movies by Flixster
  • The Weather Channel
  • Google Earth
  • Bump
  • Skype
  • Paper Toss

All-Time Top Paid iPad Apps

  • SoundHound
  • StickWars
  • FlightTrack
  • Backbreaker Football
  • Calorie Tracker
  • BlocksClassic
  • iFart Mobile
  • GoodReader for iPad
  • Cro-Mag Rally
  • Ambiance

All-Time Top Free iPad Apps

  • Pandora
  • Google Mobile App
  • Movies by Flixster
  • Google Earth
  • Yelp
  • Fandango Movies
  • Remote
  • iBooks
  • The Bible
  • Solitaire