Apple’s Lists Down Its Top Free Apps In 2016: Snapchat, Pokemon GO, Netflix And More

28 December 2016, 7:59 pm EST By Gloven Ramos Mobile & Apps

The year is about to end, and in this long year, Apple released the list of their top free apps in 2016. These apps are the most downloaded free apps in the App Store throughout the year.

If you received a new iPhone or iPad, this list of the top free apps will help you to start installing important apps to your device. So take a look on the Apple's list and learn what apps you might need.


This app is popular on Apple's devices because of its self-destructing photo messages, but this app is more useful than that. 247 Wall St. report says the ephemeral nature of the app messages means it's a great way of communicating what you're doing at an exact moment.


Also known as Facebook Messenger, this app detached from Facebook itself, making it easier to communicate with your friends without Facebook's distractions. Facebook is one of the largest social networking site with billions of users. Messenger makes it easier to find contacts than other similar apps in Apple's App Store and Google Play Store.


Why not YouTube? Free videos in just one tap using its app. YouTube is the largest video site ever in internet history. There are millions videos in YouTube about any topic under the sun, and you can access them all for free.

Pokémon GO

The massive trend of this game hit throughout the globe. The game conquered both Apple and Android users. Millions of downloads few weeks after it was released in App Store alone makes this game app hit in the top list.


To all those pro photographers and those just have good camera, this app helps you to share your unforgettable moments through your photos. Millions of smartphone users download Instagram every single hour in the Apple App Store.


Facebook, yes, is there any reason why this would not be on the list? Most of its millions of users are using their Apple and Android devices mostly in this app.

Google Maps

Many travelers find a good help with this Google Maps app. With this, traveling anywhere makes easier through this map.


A free internet radio app, this app lets you discover new music and enjoy music in all types of genres. This app is the current number one music radio app in Apple App Store.


For movie lovers, Netflix app is for you. The shows are not free honestly, but this app is free to download on both Apple and Android store. With this app, you can now watch your favorite shows wherever you are as long as you're connected to the internet.

Spotify Music

Free music player apps for your favorite songs in your devices. Many similar apps are available in Apple Apps store and Google Play Store, but this app still on the most downloaded music player apps. Spotify is available to some non-U.S. locations, while Pandora has limited availability.

Some apps on the list are already installed in some android devices, but most are not, especially in iPhones and iPad. According to Bussiness Insider report, Facebook and Google dominate Apple's own list of the most downloaded apps of 2016, and If not for Snapchat and Pokémon Go, Facebook would have the three most downloaded iPhone apps.

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