Ever since smartphones became popular, we have seen thousands of apps of various genres. Some of these apps failed to hit the mark, while some ended up becoming the reason behind our intensive smartphone usage.
By 2023, the mobile app industry will generate over $935 billion in revenue. This confirms the ‘boom’ in mobile app usage that has been around for a long time is here to stay.
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8 Best Free Apps That You Must Have In Your Phone
In this piece, we’ll take you through the apps that entered the market with a bang and still haven’t lost their importance. The following list includes apps from multiple categories.
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1. Cut the Rope
Genre: Puzzle-Video Game
Who didn’t love the tiny Om Nom and his quest for reaching the candy? Cut the Rope is the brainchild of ZeptoLabs that involved a lot of physics and, of course, cuteness! The game came out in 2010. It has been download 600+ times on iOS, Android, and several other platforms.
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2. Angry Birds
Genre: Action-based Puzzle-Video Game
Angry Birds is an action-based game that involves birds and their arch nemeses, the green-colored pigs. The game gained massive popularity for its fun gameplay, visuals, comical approach, and of course, the spin-offs that followed.
By July 2015, the game was downloaded more than 3+ billion times and earned the title of ‘one of the biggest runaway hits of 2010’.
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3. Fruit Ninja
Genre: Action Game
Fruit Ninja is an action video game created in 2010 by Halfbrick. The game was initially launched for iPhone and Android devices and later for Windows phones.
Within two years since its launch, Fruit Ninja had reached 300+ million downloads across all platforms. Not only this, but the game also continued to bag lauds for its addictive gameplay and visuals.
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Genre: Social Networking App
WhatsApp is an instant messaging app now owned by Facebook. It was initially developed in 2009 by Yahoo! Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 for $19 billion.
As of now, WhatsApp is the biggest messaging app in the world. By 2020, WhatsApp had over 2 billion users worldwide, and its success continues to till now.
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Genre: Social Networking App
Facebook is a social networking app based in California. Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates originally founded it in 2003 as Facemash.
If you’re itching to delve into more of Facebook’s history, then add The Social Network to your movie watch-list. As of December 2020, Facebook has 2.8 billion active users, and it’s one of the most popular social networking apps in the world.
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Genre: Social Networking/ Photo Sharing
Snapchat earned a massive hype back when it launched as a ‘messaging app with a twist.’ The filters were indeed a new thing to get used to.
One of the principal features of Snapchat was sharing pictures as ‘stories’ that were available for viewing for only 24 hours.
As of December 2020, Snapchat had 260+ billion active users from across the world. More than 4+ billion Snaps are shared on this platform every day.
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Genre: Photo & Video Sharing
Instagram was introduced initially in 2010. In 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Ever since then, the popularity of this app has just exploded worldwide.
Instagram had 1 billion registered users by 2018. Pretty sure the number has gone up by now. With billions of photos and videos shared every day, Instagram stands 4th on the list of Most Downloaded Mobile Apps.
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Genre: Video-Sharing Social Networking App
The last one on our list is TikTok. TikTok is a video-sharing app owned by a Chinese venture, ByteDance. After its 2018 merger with Musical.ly, TikTok became available worldwide, with its popularity increasing exponentially ever since.
As of now, TikTok has been downloaded more than 2 billion times. Many top celebrities like Gordon Ramsey, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and others are among top celebrity TikTok users. In July 2020, TikTok revealed that it had reached 800+ million users worldwide.
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All Things Concluded
With this, we sum up our list of 8 best free apps that you must have on your phone.
The apps mentioned above confirm one thing. If you have a unique idea, turn it into a mobile app, and success will become inevitable. As simple as that!
Hello Friends! I am Himanshu, a hobbyist programmer, tech enthusiast, and digital content creator.
With CodeItBro, my mission is to promote coding and help people from non-tech backgrounds to learn this modern-age skill!