What are Australia’s most downloaded apps on the App Store?

Most downloaded apps Australia 2022 - Procreate
Drawing app Procreate in action. Source: Savage Interactive

Fresh from announcing the 2022 App Store Awards Winners, Apple has revealed the most downloaded apps on the Australian App Store this year.

Listed below is an eclectic mix of classics combined with new apps. It sure makes for interesting reading to find out what software we install the most.

Australia’s most downloaded apps on iPhone

Minecraft continues to be overwhelmingly popular, as does Lion Studios’ adaptation of the popular online word-guessing game Wordle! A few travel apps top the paid iPhone charts, likely representing Australians keen to travel after pandemic restrictions. Also, the photo-sharing app BeReal overtook TikTok, an indication that a still-photo platform is in demand. Take note, Instagram.

Top Paid iPhone Games 

  1. Minecraft
  2. Bloons TD 6
  3. Heads Up!
  4. Plague Inc.
  5. Monopoly – Classic Board Game
  6. Geometry Dash
  7. Rovio Classics: AB
  8. Papa’s Freezeria To Go!
  9. True Skate
  10. Incredibox

Top Free iPhone Games 

  1. Wordle!
  2. Subway Surfers
  3. Stumble Guys
  4. Fill The Fridge!
  5. Coloring Match
  6. X-HERO
  7. Roblox
  8. Fishdom
  9. Text or Die
  10. Parking Jam 3D
BeReal photo
Source: BeReal.

Top Paid iPhone Apps

  1. WikiCamps Australia
  2. The Wonder Weeks
  3. TripView – Sydney & Melbourne
  4. Monash University FODMAP diet
  5. Rain Parrot
  6. Threema. The Secure Messenger
  7. Procreate Pocket
  8. Forest: Focus for Productivity
  9. AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
  10. 75 Hard

Top free iPhone apps

  1. myGovID
  2. BeReal. Your friends for real.
  3. Express Plus Medicare
  4. TikTok
  5. Microsoft Teams
  6. WhatsApp Messenger
  7. Disney+
  8. Google Maps
  9. MyMacca’s
  10. Shop: All your favorite brands

Australia’s most downloaded apps on iPad

Aside from slight variations, the most popular iPad apps share plenty of similarities to the iPhone charts. Unsurprisingly, Procreate, the brilliant digital art app from Tasmanian-based studio Savage Interactive, is number one on the paid iPad charts. It also won an Apple Design Award earlier in the year for its inclusive design and accessibility features.

At least one headscratcher stands out: TikTok on iPad? As a platform entirely based on vertically-aligned phone content, it’s an interesting choice to download it on a tablet.

Top paid iPad games 

  1. Minecraft
  2. Bloons TD 6
  3. Geometry Dash
  4. Poppy Playtime Chapter 1
  5. Plague Inc.
  6. Five Nights at Freddy’s
  7. Monopoly – Classic Board Game
  8. Stardew Valley
  9. Terraria
  10. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Top free iPad games

  1. Roblox
  2. Stumble Guys
  3. Subway Surfers
  4. Wordle!
  5. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
  6. Coloring Match
  7. Among Us!
  8. Fill The Fridge!
  9. Text or Die
  10. Airport Security
Procreate reference - most downloaded apps Australia 2022
Procreate by Savage Interactive

Top paid iPad apps

  1. Procreate
  2. GoodNotes 5
  3. Book Creator for iPad
  4. WikiCamps Australia
  5. Green Screen by Do Ink
  6. Teach Your Monster to Read
  7. Toca Life: Hospital
  8. Popplet
  9. Toca Kitchen 2
  10. Stop Motion Studio Pro

Top free iPad apps

  1. Disney+
  2. Netflix
  3. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  4. Google Chrome
  5. Binge
  6. Amazon Prime Video
  7. The Calculator
  8. Microsoft Teams
  9. Spotify
  10. TikTok

Australia’s most downloaded apps on Apple Arcade

What’s old is new again when it comes to the popular Apple Arcade games this year. Angry Birds is back with a vengeance, as the NBA 2K series continues its domination of the sports genre. Interestingly, the Australian-made Wylde Flowers, recently crowned as the Apple Arcade Game of the Year, didn’t crack the top 10.

However, when you look at the list, games that focus on quick gameplay loops suited for replayability are heavily represented. Conversely, Wylde Flowers encourages a deeper time investment with its story, which may result in fewer downloads.

Angry Birds Reloaded - most downloaded apps Australia 2022
Angry Birds Reloaded

Top Arcade Games 

  1. Angry Birds Reloaded 
  2. NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition
  3. Bloons TD 6+
  4. Sonic Racing 
  5. Mini Motorways 
  6. Solitaire by MobilityWare+
  7. LEGO® Star Wars™: Castaways
  8. Sneaky Sasquatch
  9. Fruit Ninja Classic+
  10. Skate City

If you’re keen to further explore the most downloaded apps in 2022, you can check out the top apps, games, and Apple Arcade charts.

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