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Candy Crush officially earned its crown Monday when Apple released its annual list of the top downloaded apps. The company does not break out specific download figures, but it did reveal a "Top 10" list for multiple categories, including top paid iPhone and iPad apps.Minecraft - Pocket Edition took the top spot on both devices in the paid app category.

Examining the lists for both devices gives a slightly better picture of how users are engaging with iPhones and iPads. Social media sites, for example, were some of the most downloaded apps on iPhone, but only one, Facebook, even cracked the top 10 on iPad.

Twitter, the company behind the year's most highly anticipated tech IPO, did not appear in the Top 10 on any list. Vine, the video sharing app Twitter unveiled in January, was #4 on the Free iPhone Apps list.

Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that automatically deletes images and videos after a recipient views them, was downloaded more times than Facebook and Instagram.

Based on the lists below, it appears as if iPads are primarily used for game playing — and gambling. Five of the top 10 highest grossing apps on the iPad in 2013 were gambling-related, including DoubleDown Casino, Big Fish Casino, and Slotomania HD; the other five were games.

Last year's most popular free apps for iPhone and iPad — YouTube and Skype for iPad, respectively — were both in the top five again this year.

Here's a look at the apps that kept us glued to our iOS devices in 2013.

Top iOS Apps of 2013

Top Free iPhone Apps

Top Free iPad Apps

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

YouTube

YouTube

Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

Vine

Calculator for iPad Free

Google Maps

Skype for iPad

Snapchat

Netflix

Instagram

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Facebook

iBooks

Pandora Radio

Facebook

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

The Weather Channel for iPad

Top Paid iPhone Apps

Top Paid iPad Apps

Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Heads Up!

Pages

Temple Run: Oz

Temple Run: Oz

Angry Birds Star Wars

Plants vs. Zombies HD

Plague Inc.

Angry Birds Star Wars HD

Afterlight

Notability

Free Music Download Pro - Mp3 Downloader

Angry Birds Star Wars II

Bloons TD 5

iMovie

Sleep Cycle alarm clock

The Room

Plants vs. Zombies

Bad Piggies HD

Top Grossing iPhone Apps

Top Grossing iPad Apps

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga

Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans

Pandora Radio

Hay Day

MARVEL War of Heroes

DoubleDown Casino

Hay Day

Big Fish Casino

Big Fish Casino

Modern War

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Bingo Bash HD - Free Bingo Casino

Modern War

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North

Slotomania HD - FREE Slots

The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth

GSN Casino

 

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