Shock! TikTok topped the charts once more this yr. Because the invention of smartphones, apps have helped form how we work together with our gadgets. In 2021, there appears to be an app out there for almost all the pieces, and we’re utilizing them greater than ever. Because the yr wraps up, let’s take a look at probably the most downloaded apps all through the course of 2021.
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Analytics agency Apptopia has compiled just a few lists detailing probably the most downloaded apps of the yr in its annual rankings earlier this week. To nobody’s actual shock, social apps had been the massive winners this yr, as folks proceed to spend extra time at their houses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This yr’s largest winner in all probability comes as no shock. Video sharing app TikTok garnered a large 656 million downloads this yr, over 100 million greater than its closest opponents. Meta’s suite of social apps additionally did very properly, with Instagram, Fb, and WhatsApp taking on the subsequent three spots.
The largest standout on this listing is CapCut. CapCut is a video modifying app that permits you to lower and edit movies proper in your cellphone. The app is fashionable amongst TikTok customers, and, shock, the app is developed by the identical firm that develops TikTok.
Probably the most downloaded apps in america are much like the worldwide rankings, with just a few variations right here and there.
Meta’s suite of apps was a bit much less fashionable (aside from Instagram) and a few leisure apps made the lower, with YouTube and HBO Max breaching the highest 10 within the U.S.
And for video games, Subway Surfers, a recreation that got here out virtually 10 years in the past, was this yr’s most downloaded recreation app worldwide. Netflix maintained the crown for leisure apps, although different choices are gaining traction, with HBO Max being king in america.
As you’ll be able to see by the numbers, apps have turn out to be an enormous a part of folks’s lives worldwide. And, no less than for 2021, TikTok reigns supreme as probably the most downloaded app of the yr.
There are a few apps on the listing that might give TikTok a run for its cash subsequent yr, however the future is certainly wanting brilliant after two straight years of being primary.