Let's take a quick look at the top five free and paid apps in the Windows Store right now, covering both Windows 10 desktop and Windows 10 Mobile. This data comes from the Windows Store in the United States as of December 27th, 2015 and does not include games.
Facebook remains the top free app in the Windows Store for mobile devices, with Messenger and Pandora rounding out the top three. Here are the top free Windows 10 Mobile apps right now in the Windows Store:
Interestingly, a weather app is at the top of the paid list, with an archiving app coming in second place. LiveATC is also on the list and is an app that lets you listen in on live conversations between pilots and air traffic controllers. Pocket Casts is a cool podcasts app that lets you manage and listen all your favorite podcasts. Here are the top paid Windows 10 Mobile apps right now in the Windows Store:
Facebook is also the top free app for desktop users, which should come as no surprise. It has held the crown for a very long time. VLC for Windows Store comes in second place. Here are the top free Windows 10 desktop apps right now in the Windows Store:
Here are the top paid Windows 10 desktop apps right now in the Windows Store:
- KVADPhoto+ Pro
- Back to the Drawing Board
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary
- MyRadar Weather Radar (ad free)
- CV Resume Builder
So there you have it guys. Other honorable mentions that did not make it to the top five list includes Aeries for Windows 10 Mobile, which is a 3rd-party Twitter app ranking number eight in the overall paid list. Windows Insider app ranks number thirteen in the overall free list. Do you use any of these apps? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Note: Many of the paid apps were part of Microsoft's "10 Days of 10 Cent Deals" promotion, which resulted in increased purchases and an increase in app popularity.