Apple Declares The Hottest Apps of 2010

In classic iTunes tradition, Apple has posted their “iTunes Rewind” for 2010. The best content from the iTunes Store is listed in different categories, from “top grossing” to “hot trends.”

A huge section of iTunes Rewind 2010 is dedicated to the App Store, as one might imagine. There’s a huge selection of chosen apps to check out…

Apple has specifically chosen to highlight Hipstamatic, Angry Birds, Flipboard and Plants v.s. Zombies on the Rewind main page. There’s also a nice description from Apple about the state of App Store apps in 2010.

As you click through the “Hot Trends” list, there’s plenty of subcategories to look through. There’s an interesting “Shoot, Edit, Share” section on photography-related apps. Another particularly interesting one is called “The Cloud.”

You can see the top free and paid apps for iPhone from 2010.

Overall Top 10 PAID iPhone Apps

Angry Birds
Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
Fruit Ninja
Cut the Rope
The Moron Test
Plants vs. Zombies
Pocket God

Overall Top 10 FREE iPhone Apps

Angry Birds Lite
Words With Friends Free
Tap Tap Revenge 3
The Weather Channel
Paper Toss
Talking Tom Cat

Overall Top 10 GROSSING iPhone Apps
================================== At Bat 2010
Angry Birds
Call of Duty: Zombies
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
FriendCaller 3 Pro
Zombie Farm
TomTom U.S.A.
Plants vs. Zombies
Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive!

There’s even a whole category devoted to Zombies!

It’s nice to be able to go through these lists and see the apps that really stood out this year. I even spotted a couple that I had never actually downloaded, so it was nice to find a few nice apps that have already been out for a little while.

What are some of your favorite apps from this past year?