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Australia’s top apps of 2019 in the Apple App Store

We bloody love our social media, we love music, messaging mates and ordering takeaway food delivery.

We know all this because the list of top apps of 2019 in the Apple App Store have been released and that’s what we’re seeing.

Instagram wins the Social Media battle well ahead of Snapchat, TikTok and Facebook – Twitter is nowhere to be seen in the Top 30.

Top Free iPhone Apps
1. Instagram
2. Spotify
3. WhatsApp Messenger
4. Messenger
5. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
6. Snapchat
7. TikTok 
8. Facebook
9. Netflix
10. Google Maps 
11. Uber Eats
12. mymacca’s Ordering & Offers
13. Gmail
14. Uber
15. FaceApp
16. Wish
17. CommBank
18. Microsoft Outlook
19. Google Chrome
20. Bitmoji
21. Google Home
22. Stan.
23. 9Now
24. eBay Shopping 
25. My Optus
26. Gumtree Local Ads
27. Afterpay
28. Ola Cabs
29. Shazam
30. myGov Access 

When we stop being tight arses and spend money on apps the list is very different. The “make me look old” aging app Facetune comes in at 5, behind public transport timetable app TripView which tops the list.

Top Paid iPhone Apps
1. TripView – Sydney & Melbourne
2. WikiCamps Australia
3. The Wonder Weeks
4. Monash University FODMAP diet
5. Facetune
6. Forest
7. Rain Parrot
8. TouchRetouch
9. AutoSleep Tracker for Watch
10. Pocket Secure
11. Afterlight — Photo Editor
12. Sezzy Timer
13. Procreate Pocket
14. PlantSnap Pro: Identify Plants
15. kirakira+
16. The Resilience Project
17. HappyCow
18. VIC Fires
19. Toca Hair Salon 3
20. SkyView
21. Full Fitness: Exercise Workout Trainer
22. Sky Guide
23. Flipagram Video Maker & Editor
24. Camera+ 2
25. Scanner Pro
26. Things 3
27. Shift Worker
28. Paprika Recipe Manager 3
29. Photo Scanner Plus
30. Cloud Baby Monitor

You probably wouldn’t consider Maccas a game, but their annual Monopoly app topped the chart, showing just how much we love winning – and how much we love McDonalds:)

Top Free iPhone Games
1. Monopoly at Macca’s
2. Mario Kart Tour
3. aquapark.io
4. Color Bump 3D
5. Polysphere – art of puzzle
6. BitLife – Life Simulator
7. Roller Splat!
8. 8 Ball Pool™
9. Wordscapes
10. AMAZE!!!
11. Stickman Hook
12. Crowd City
13. Words Story
14. Draw it
15. Fun Race 3D
16. Traffic Run!
17. Drive and Park
18. Fortnite
19. Paper.io 2
20. Run Race 3D
21. Mr Bullet – Spy Puzzles
22. Helix Jump
23. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
24. PUBG MOBILE
25. Pick Me Up™
26. Call of Duty®: Mobile
27. Episode – Choose Your Story
28. Subway Surfers
29. Homescapes
30. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush

Minecraft tops the charts for paid games on both the iPhone and iPad

Top Paid iPad Games
1. Minecraft
2. Plague Inc.
3. Geometry Dash
4. Terraria
5. Bloons TD 6
6. True Skate
7. Amazing Frog?
8. Stardew Valley
9. Goat Simulator
10. Five Nights at Freddy’s
11. The Game of Life
12. Rebel Inc.
13. LEGO® Jurassic World™
14. AFL LIVE 2
15. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
16. Teen Titans Go! Figure
17. Heads Up!
18. LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes
19. Incredibox
20. Farming Simulator 18
21. The Escapists: Prison Escape
22. Earn to Die 2
23. Kingdom Rush Vengeance
24. Bendy and the Ink Machine
25. The Room: Old Sins
26. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
27. Scribblenauts Unlimited
28. The Chase Australia
29. Pocket Build
30. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
Top Paid iPhone Games
1. Minecraft
2. Plague Inc.
3. Heads Up!
4. Bloons TD 6
5. Rebel Inc.
6. Bloons TD 5
7. True Skate
8. Geometry Dash
9. Papa’s Freezeria To Go!
10. Pocket Build
11. Stardew Valley
12. The Chase Australia
13. Terraria
14. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
15. Earn to Die 2
16. Kingdom Rush Vengeance
17. The Game of Life
18. Alto’s Odyssey
19. Pocket City
20. Cluedo: The Official Edition
21. Exploding Kittens®
22. Sunday Lawn
23. Farming Simulator 18
24. Evertale
25. Papa’s Scooperia To Go!
26. The Room: Old Sins
27. Donut County
28. Mini Metro
29. NBA 2K20
30. Cluedo: The Official Edition

Digital creativity app Procreate is raking in the cash on iPad apps

Top Paid iPad Apps
1. Procreate
2. Notability
3. Book Creator for iPad
4. GoodNotes 5
5. Green Screen by Do Ink
6. WikiCamps Australia
7. Toca Hair Salon 3
8. Popplet
9. Duet Display
10. Toca Life: Neighborhood
11. Explain EDU
12. Nebo Professional note-taking
13. PDF Expert 7: PDF Editor
14. Teach Your Monster to Read
15. PicCollage EDU Collage Maker
16. GoodReader PDF Editor & Viewer
17. LumaFusion
18. Toca Kitchen 2
19. StaffWars
20. MyScript Calculator
21. PAW Patrol: Air & Sea HD
22. Toca Life: Hospital
23. Affinity Designer
24. 4WD Maps Offline Topo Maps
25. Little Kitten -My Favorite Cat
26. Affinity Photo
27. Targeting Maths 2
28. Monash University FODMAP diet
29. Targeting Maths Year 4
30. Amaziograph

Taking the bigger iPad screen to its full advantage streaming apps are top of the list for Free iPad apps.

Netflix tops the list, followed by YouTube and Stan.

When it comes to Aussie TV catch-up apps 9Now wins the race for 2019, ahead of 7Plus, ABC iView, SBS On Demand and Ten Play.

Top Free iPad Apps
1. Netflix
2. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
3. Stan.
4. Spotify
5. Google Chrome
6. Messenger
7. TikTok
8. Calculator ٞ
9. 9Now
10. Minecraft: Education Edition
11. Facebook
12. Gmail – Email by Google
13. Microsoft Word
14. 7plus
15. YouTube Kids
16. ABC iview
17. Google Maps
18. Google Earth
19. Google
20. Microsoft Outlook
21. Google Drive
22. Drum Pad Machine – Beat Maker
23. Google Home
24. SBS On Demand
25. Google Docs
26. Microsoft Excel
27. Microsoft PowerPoint
28. Wish
29. ABC KIDS iview
30. 10 play

Looks like I’ll have to check out Aquapark.io – everyone seems to be playing it.

Top Free iPad Games
1. aquapark.io
2. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
3. Polysphere – art of puzzle
4. Color Bump 3D
5. Roblox
6. paper.io 2
7. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush
8. Stickman Hook
9. Run Race 3D
10. Draw it
11. Crowd City
12. Helix Jump
13. Fun Race 3D
14. Fortnite
15. Matchington Mansion
16. Kick the Buddy: Forever
17. Tomb of the Mask
18. Traffic Run!
19. Jelly Shift
20. hole.io
21. Mr Bullet – Spy Puzzles
22. Wordscapes
23. Fire Balls 3D
24. Homescapes
25. Tank Stars
26. Happy Glass
27. Stack Ball 3D
28. Snowball.io™
29. BitLife – Life Simulator
30. Subway Surfers

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