We love end of the year lists. So obviously we were excited (giddy) to dig into Apple’s Top Charts of 2019, aka a series of lists on the App Store that highlight the most downloaded apps this year. 👀
Many familiar apps topped the “free” chart, including YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Messenger, Gmail, Netflix, Facebook and Google Maps, Amazon, DoorDash, WhatsApp, FaceApp, Uber, YOLO, Hulu, Venmo, Bitmoji and Google Chrome.
Among the top paid apps sat Facetune, AutoSleep Track Sleep, Touch Retouch, Procreate Pocket, Sky Guide, Scanner Pro, kirakira+, Forest, Camera+ 2, WaterMinder and Things 3, among others.
Apple also highlighted the app trend of the year, which was storytelling. These apps — things like Anchor, Wattpad, Unfold (which Squarespace recently bought), Steller, Canva and Spark Camera — inspired people record their “memories, dreams, images and voices” more than ever before. 🗣
And of course we’d be remiss if we didn’t shout out the app of the year, which one Product Hunt member described as an “instant buy.” 🙌
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