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The Most Downloaded iPhone and iPad Apps of 2014

·Assistant Editor

It’s December, the time in which those who love “best of the year” lists are at their maximum height of happiness. And in general, since Apple’s App Store for iOS is something most people adore, we thought we’d pass along what Apple says are its most downloaded apps of 2014.

Leading the pack on Apple’s “Top Free” category is Facebook’s Messenger app. It’s no surprise considering that the social network this year removed the private chat function from both its Android and iOS apps, forcing anyone that wanted this function to go get the new spinoff app.

Leading the “Top Paid” ranking is the Password-like game Heads Up!, made popular on TV’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The remainder of the apps that top the list are, as you’d expect, other fairly known and loved titles. Take a look at the 10 most downloaded in each category below.

Top Free
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1. Facebook Messenger

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2. Snapchat

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3. YouTube

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4. Facebook

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5. Instagram

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6. Pandora Radio

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7. Google Maps

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8. Flipagram

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9. Spotify Music

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10. 2048

Top Paid
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1. Heads Up!

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2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition

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3. Afterlight 

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4. Plague Inc.

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5. Sleep Style alarm clock

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6. Facetune

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7. Cut the Rope 2

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8. Bloons TD 5

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9. A Dark Room

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10. 7 Minute Workout Challenge