Apple has released the App Store Best of 2012 list, which includes this year's Editor's Picks for best app and game, and the most downloaded free and paid apps of the year. The Editor's pick for App of the Year is Action Movie FX, with the $0.99 music app Figure nabbing the runner-up slot, and Rayman Jungle Run was voted the best Game of the Year.
Rovio Entertainment once again topped the paid charts with Angry Birds Space, and YouTube was the most downloaded free app (I wonder why?). Paper was announced as the iPad App of the Year, and The Room was chosen as the iPad Game of the Year by Apple. Read on for the complete App Store Best of 2012 results.
App Store Best of 2012
iPhone App of the Year: Action Movie FX
iPhone Game of the Year: Rayman Jungle Run
iPad App of the Year: Paper by FiftyThree
iPad Game of the Year: The Room
1 YouTube Google, Inc.
2 Instagram, Burbn, inc.
3 Draw Something Free, OMGPOP, Inc.
4 Flashlight Ⓞ, iHandy Inc.
5 Facebook , Facebook, Inc.
6 Pandora Radio, Pandora Media, Inc.
7 Temple Run, Imangi Studios, LLC
8 Pinterest Pinterest, Inc.
9 Twitter, Twitter Inc.
10 Skype, Skype
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Top Paid iPhone Apps:
1 Angry Birds Space, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
2 WhatsApp Messenger, WhatsApp Inc.
3 Draw Something, OMGPOP, Inc.
4 Camera+ tap tap tap LLC
5 Where's My Water? Walt Disney
6 Angry Birds Star Wars, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
7 Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick
8 Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
9 Bejeweled, PopCap
10 TETRIS Electronic Arts Inc.
Top Free iPad Apps:
1 Skype for iPad, Skype Communications S.a.r.l
2 Temple Run, Imangi Studios, LLC
3 Facebook, Facebook, Inc.
4 Netflix, Netflix, Inc.
5 The Weather Channel® for iPad, The Weather Channel
6 Draw Something Free, OMGPOP, Inc.
7 Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks, AMZN
8 Pandora Radio, Pandora Media Inc.
9 Angry Birds HD Free, Rovio Entertainment
10 Calculator Pro for iPad Free, MYW Productions
Top Paid iPad Apps:
1 Angry Birds Space HD, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
2 Where's My Water? Walt Disney
3 Pages, Apple Inc.
4 Draw Something, OMGPOP, Inc.
5 Notability - Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive
Sync Ginger Labs, Inc.
6 Angry Birds Star Wars HD, Rovio Entertainment Ltd
7 iPhoto Apple Inc.
8 Minecraft – Pocket Edition Mojang AB
9 Where's My Perry? Walt Disney
10 Words With Friends HD Zynga Mobile