Top 20 Most Downloaded IOS Apps of 2019

Top 20 Most Downloaded IOS Apps of 2019

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Sensor Tower just released its lists of the top 20 most downloaded IOS apps of 2019 and TicTok took the number one spot, beating out YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp for the top seat! 

Top 20 Most Downloaded IOS Apps

While there aren’t many surprises on that list, it’s notable that TikTok has now edged out Instagram and YouTube. Though not a new app by any means, Tiktok is the app social media companies need to compete with.

These are the top 20 most downloaded ios apps of Q1:


TikTok is an iOS and Android media app for creating and sharing short videos. The application allows users to create short music videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds.


It is a complete video viewing and sharing an application that works on mobile and desktop devices. The dedicated mobile app has some additional features such as offline downloading. YouTube is the biggest host of videos on the planet and also offers monetization options to users.


This is a photo sharing and social networking application that became popular mainly because of its high quality and unique features like square image format, filters and the lack of a website variant. Yup, the app only works on supported mobile devices and there is no web version.


It is one of the most popular and widely used chat applications that also supports communication between international phone networks. It has many chat features such as video calling, audio calling, chat message deletion, emojis, status and more.


This is a dedicated messenger (chat) application by Facebook that provides messaging facility to Facebook users. Previously, there was no separate app for messaging on Facebook but there is now, and it has become equally popular within a few years of its invention.


It is the world’s most popular social networking website and application. Facebook app is available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry and all other major mobile platforms. The app is used almost everywhere in the world, for social and business communications.


It is an online video streaming website/app that lets you watch movies, videos, TV series and other content from Netflix through your mobile device or PC. The mobile app is more convenient as you can watch your favorite movies and videos from anywhere at anytime. The app is more popular in English speaking countries.

Google Maps

It is the most widely used mobile location and GPS tracking app. Maps by Google is a complete location app with features like GPS tracking, address sharing, navigation, real-time traffic updates, lane guidance, local place search and more.

Study the Great Nation

Study the Great Nation is a multifunctional smartphone application created around the Communist Party of China and the life of Xi Jinping. It was developed by the Parties Propaganda Department and tech-giant Alibaba.


It is an email messaging application by Google that was first invented for web and now also has a dedicated mobile app variant for Android, iOS and other platforms. Gmail is the most used email application around the world.


Spotify audio streaming platform that provides  protected  music and podcasts from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements or automatic music videos, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality, are offered via paid subscriptions.


Toutiao is a news and information content platform, a core product of the Beijing-based company ByteDance. By analyzing the features of content, users and users’ interaction with content, the company’s algorithm models generate a tailored feed list of content for each user.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to macOS, iOS, and Android. The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web apps.


It is a social networking cum messaging application that can only be used through a dedicated mobile application. Yes, even Snapchat doesn’t work on the regular web. The app allows users to chat with other Snapchat users and send messages, photos, short videos and more.

PicsArt Photo Studio

PicsArt is an image editing, collage and drawing application and a social network. PicsArt enables users to take and edit pictures, draw with layers, and share their images with the PicsArt community and on other networks like Facebook and Instagram. The app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. 


It is a microblogging website which is also available in a mobile app version. The app works like a social news feed where you can follow other users, see latest news and updates from industry leaders, and share your own views through “tweets” about anything.


It is an image sharing and social networking app where you can share unique images to promote your website and blogs to those who are interested in your content. Pinterest is known for its collection of unique and high-quality images.


Amazon is the world’s leading eCommerce marketplace which is now also available through a dedicated mobile application to target its mobile buyers and sellers. The Amazon mobile application works almost exactly same as the website.


iQiyi, formerly Qiyi, is an online video platform based in Beijing, China launched on April 22, 2010. iQiyi is currently one of the largest online video sites in the world, with nearly 6 billion hours spent on its service each month, and over 500 million monthly active users.


Uber is the most used location-based cab hiring app that allows users to hire drivers, cabs, bikes and shared rides for local and outstation transits. It is an easy, convenient, safe and cost-effective way of transporting within or nearby your city. Since it is a location-based app, Uber works fine on any GPS-enabled mobile device.

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Author: Trey Colbert

Founder and editor of and co-owner of Flipping Hitched. I'm passionate about adventure, life, business, family and travel! My greatest and most important adventure is being a husband to an amazing wife and father to 5 creative girls and 1 adventurous boy.

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