his week's popular apps run the gamut: from games to messaging to planning your trips to watching the stars to plain silliness, there's something for everyone this week. Let's jump right in and find out which are the most popular free and paid apps, as well as which ones we're loving this week.
Top Paid Apps.
Top Paid Apps According to the Apple app store, the top five paid apps are almost all games—the only one that isn't is the WhatsApp Messenger, which allows for detailed messaging and chats across platforms—Blackberry, Android, and iOS. The other four are games: Amazing Alex, Where's My Perry, Temple Run: Brave, and Where's My Water?
Top Free Apps.
Top Free Apps Again, the top apps in the free category are mostly games. The only app that isn't a game is even almost a game; Emoji 2 is an app that allows iPhone users to send cute little pictures to their friends. It's cute, but we're glad it's free. The others are Matching With Friends, Guess the Character (which is basically just Guess Who? in digital form), Tap Tap Revenge Tour, and Hit Tennis 3.
Trip It Trip It is a travel itinerary organizer that sets everything into place for you and keeps it there. From flight times to restaurants you want to visit on vacation to plans you have while travelling, this keeps everything in line and ready to go.
The Night Sky.
The Night Sky The Night Sky is pretty cool—you point your iPhone's camera at the sky and the app tells you what stars and planets you're standing under. It's perfect for people who love astronomy, but it's even better for those who aren't already experts. Even if the view is obscured by clouds or you want to try it in daylight, the app tells you which stars, planets, galaxies, constellations, and satellites are overhead.
Map My Run.
Map My Run Map My Run is an app that does just what you'd think—when you go for a walk, a jog, or a run, bring your phone along with you and turn on the app's GPS function. It'll log how far you've gone and how many calories you've burned based on the time you've been out vs. the distance you've gone. It also lets you log your workouts, so you can stay on track for any fitness goals you may have.
Smack Talk Smack Talk is our favorite do-nothing, just-plain-silly app. It's the best 99 cents you'll spend this week. It's a voice changer, but unlike auto-tune, this one speeds up or slows down your voice and uses a small animal (a dog, a kitten, or a hamster) to speak it. It sounds silly and dumb because it is, but we have yet to show it to someone who didn't laugh.