Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Apple has released its lists of the top free iPad apps of 2013! Check them out in the pages ahead, alongside their correspondingly-ranked top paid iPad apps of 2013.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Candy Crush Sagawas the most popular free iPad app of the year. Described as a 'delicious and addictive puzzle adventure' by the developers, the game was a instant hit on launch, and a craze amongst iPad users, with a noticeably large number sharing their achievements via social networks.

Minecraft was the most popular paid iPad app of the year, a cult classic sandbox-style indie game that only recently arrived on mobile and tablet platforms.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

YouTube was the second most popular free iPad app of the year. The world's biggest and most popular video-sharing network, YouTube needs no introduction, and is for most people the most-preferred destination for video content.

Pages was the second most popular paid iPad app of the year, a productivity app by Apple. Pages is called the 'most beautiful word processor you've ever seen on a mobile device' by Apple, and this version has been designed exclusively for the iPad, taking advantage of the large visual real estate.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Temple Run 2 was the third most popular free iPad app of the year, and broke several records at launch. Offering new environments, obstacles, powerups, and characters, players once again have to escape with the cursed idol in this running game.

Temple Run: Oz)was the third most popular paid iPad app, a running game like its predecessors, but set in the world of Oz the Great and Powerful, a recently released movie. It also features mini-games.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Calculator Pro for iPad Free was the fourth most popular free iPad app of the year, a calculator app praised for its design and operational simplicity, alongside complete functionality, with Standard Mode and advanced Scientific Mode.

Plants vs. Zombies HD) was the fourth most popular paid iPad app of 2013, a multi-award winning game in its HD version that pits players in charge of plants in their exciting battle against zombies, which threaten to taint the Zen Garden.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Skype for iPad was the fifth most popular free iPad app of the year. The most popular VoIP service in the world, Skype is the way most people prefer to video chat, especially with non-Apple users. It of course also features text-based instant messaging features, and voice messaging.

Angry Birds Star Wars HD was the fifth most popular paid iPad app, a Star Wars-themed version of the popular puzzle game, Angry Birds. It features innovative gameplay elements based around space and science fiction, as well as Star Wars-inspired characters.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Netflix was the sixth most popular free iPad app of the year, a video subscription service that allows users to watching TV episodes and movies on their iPad. Users can browse a growing selection of thousands of titles, and new episodes that are added regularly.

Notability was the sixth most popular paid iPad app of the year, a bestselling note-taking app that lets users sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, jot travel notes, teach a class, make a presentation and much more. It also features iCloud support to let notes stay up to date on all a user's devices.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Despicable Me: Minion Rush was the seventh most popular free iPad app of the year. The sequel to the popular running game, it once again features Gru, and his loyal Minions, who will face their toughest challenge yet. Users play as a Minion, and compete with friends in challenges to impress Gru.

Angry Birds Star Wars II was the seventh most popular paid iPad app of the year, and a sequel to the bestselling Angry Birds Star Wars game. The game features new gameplay elements, new characters, and new environments for players to enjoy on the large visual real estate of the iPad.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

iBooks was the eighth most popular free iPad app of the year. Apple's iBooks app is one of the best e-reader applications in the Apple iOS ecosystem, featuring access to the iBooks Store, and an evocative interface that mimics the experience of reading a real book, complete with your bookshelf, flipping through pages, bookmarking and annotation.

iMovie is the eighth most popular paid iPad app of the year. An Apple-made app, iMovie is possibly the best way to watch, manage and share video content from your iPad, featuring a beautifully streamlined interface and multi-touch gestures.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Facebook was the ninth most popular free iPad app of the year. The world's biggest social network, there is no surprise the Facebook app features on the top 10 free iPad apps of 2013 list. It gives users virtually all the features available on the Web interface, and of course, the ease of use of portability.

The Room was the ninth most popular paid iPad app of the year. A multi-award winning game, The Room is an innovative 3D puzzle game inside a mystery game. It blends realistic visuals with intriguing problems.

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Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

Top 10 free (and paid) iPad apps of 2013

The Weather Channel for iPad was the tenth most popular iPad app of the year. The Weather Channel for iPad offers accurate realtime weather data, interactive imagery and ultra-local TruPoint forecasting technology, making it the ideal app to plan the best day ahead.

Bad Piggies HD was the tenth most popular paid iPad app of the year. From the makers of Angry Birds, the Bad Piggies is a slight twist on the Angry Birds formula, putting players in charge of the villainous piggies in their quest to get birds' eggs.You have to help the piggies reach their destination, by creating the perfect transportation.

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