And the Most Popular Apps of 2017 Are….

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Image altering apps were the most popular apps this year, taking first place on the most downloaded lists from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Google’s most downloaded app of the year was FaceApp while Apple’s No. 1 app in 2017 was Bitmoji.

The most popular new apps of 2017, according to Google Play Store downloads, are:

  1. FaceApp
  2. QuickBooks Self-Employed:Mileage Tracker and Taxes
  3. What The Forecast?!!
  4. LEGO® Life

Google’s best app honors, however, went to Socratic – Math Answers & Homework Help. The free app allows users to take a picture of their homework question and receive step-by-step help.

Google described it as “cleverly conceived, beautifully designed, and wonderfully useful.”

Google named Astronomy for Kids: Space Game the best app for kids while the most entertaining app honors went to PicsArt Animator: GIF & Video.

Throughout the year, the old standbys continue to be downloaded with great frequency as well. Facebook, Netflix, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Google Home, Amazon Alexa , Spotify and Pandora were all popular.


The most downloaded apps from the Apple App Store in 2017 were:

  1. Bitmoji 
  2. Snapchat
  3. YouTube
  4.  Facebook Messenger 
  5. Instagram
  6.  Facebook 
  7. Google Maps 
  8. Netflix
  9.  Spotify
  10.  Uber

Apple named Affinity Photo, Aurora HDR 2018, Calm, ChefsFeed, Ekibo, Enlight VideoleapiTranslate ConverseRun Go and Tastemade the best apps of the year.

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