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Top iOS Apps of 2010: Flipboard, Hipstamatic, Plants Vs. Zombies and Osmos

santajobs_whipJust nine days into December and the “Best of 2010″ lists are already piling up like early snow. The latest, Apple’s iTunes Rewind, highlights the store’s most popular content of the year and, while its lists of music and movies are certainly worth a look, its breakdown of popular iOS apps is most interesting. Apple’s top selections for the year–Flipboard, Hipstamatic, Plants vs. Zombies and Osmos. Below, the top 10 winners divided up by category.

Top 10 Paid iPad Apps

  1. Pages
  2. GoodReader for iPad
  3. Numbers
  4. Angry Birds HD
  5. Keynote
  6. Glee Karaoke
  7. WolframAlpha
  8. Pinball HD
  9. Friendly for Facebook
  10. Star Walk for iPad

Top 10 Free iPad Apps

  1. iBooks
  2. Pandora Radio
  3. Netflix
  4. Google Mobile App
  5. Solitaire
  6. Movies by Flixster–with Rotten Tomatoes
  7. IMDb Movies & TV
  8. Kindle
  9. Google Earth
  10. Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD

Top 10 Grossing iPad Apps

  1. Pages
  2. Numbers
  3. Keynote
  4. LogMeIn Ignition
  5. SCRABBLE for iPad
  6. Documents To Go® Premium–Office Suite
  7. Angry Birds HD
  8. Real Racing HD
  9. Plants vs. Zombies HD
  10. Proloquo2Go

Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps

  1. Angry Birds
  2. Doodle Jump
  3. Skee-Ball
  4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
  5. Fruit Ninja
  6. Cut the Rope
  7. ALL-IN-1 GAMEBOX
  8. The Moron Test
  9. Plants vs. Zombies
  10. Pocket God

Top 10 Free iPhone Apps

  1. Facebook
  2. Angry Birds Lite
  3. Words With Friends Free
  4. Skype
  5. Tap Tap Revenge 3
  6. The Weather Channel®
  7. Paper Toss
  8. Bing
  9. ROCK BAND FREE
  10. Talking Tom Cat

Top 10 Grossing iPhone Apps

  1. MLB.com At Bat 2010
  2. Angry Birds
  3. Call of Duty: Zombies
  4. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
  5. FriendCaller 3 Pro
  6. Zombie Farm
  7. TomTom U.S.A.
  8. TETRIS®
  9. Plants vs. Zombies
  10. Doodle Jump

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