If you just got your own iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and have no clue as to what apps you should install to get the most functionality out of your shiny new gizmo, you can visit a new page on iTunes where Apple has listed the all-time paid and free apps, marking the end of its 25 billion downloads competition.
With the iPad 3 on the way, many people are likely to buy the third-generation tablet computer as their first-ever Apple device. Others are buying their first iPhone or iPod touch as you are reading these lines.
If that’s you, we’re happy to inform that there’s a handy iTunes section
where Apple is currently featuring the who’s-who of iOS apps for all platforms, spanning both paid and free titles.
Among the top 25 paid apps
for iPhone, Apple mentions the immensely popular Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, the dangerously addictive Doodle Jump and Cut the Rope, Words with Friends, Tiny Wings, the awesome photography app Camera+, Scrabble, Monopoly, the popular WhatsApp chatting client, The Sims 3 video game, Smule, and others.
All-Time popular free apps
on the iPhone and iPod touch include Facebook, Pandora Radio, Skype, The Weather Channel, Google’s dedicated Search and Earth applications for iOS devices, the free versions of Angry Birds, of course, the widely useful Shazam with its impressive abilities to discover music, the official Twitter application for iPhone and iPad, Temple Run, Instagram, Groupon and others.
Many of these iPhone / iPod touch titles are also widely popular on the iPad. The top free app on the iPad is (not surprisingly) Angry Birds HD Free. Apple’s own pages application tops the list of all-time paid apps on the tablet computer.
Other free apps loved by iPad users around the world include Netflix (which you can use to watch TV shows), the Kindle e-reading app from Amazon, ABC Player (also an entertainment app), the official CNN app for news buffs, eBay, for buying stuff on the go, and Solitaire - probably the most appreciated time-killing app everywhere in the world.