Pretty amazing to think about just how much our devices can do. I was taking a look at my iPhone over the weekend and checking out the apps and games I had loaded in the previous year. What I used the most included social media platforms – Threads, what happened? But I’ve also been very interested in wellness apps. Okay, a few games are there to give my brain a workout, too.  Now that we’re winding down 2023 I was curious about what the most popular apps and games were this past year.

The 2023 charts, now available on the App Store’s Today tab, include the top free and paid apps and games, as well as the top Apple Arcade games. In addition to year-end charts, users can also discover the 2023 App Store Award winners, the very best apps and games of the year selected by the App Store Editorial team for their ability to provide users with meaningful experiences and inspire cultural change.

Check out this year’s most downloaded apps and games of 2023 in Canada below.

Top Free iPhone Apps:

  • Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire
  • CapCut – Video Editor
  • Threads, an Instagram app
  • Google
  • WhatsApp Messenger
  • TikTok
  • Google Maps
  • Instagram
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Gmail – Email by Google

TikTok

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

  • The Wonder Weeks
  • Shadowrocket
  • Procreate Pocket
  • AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
  • Threema. The Secure Messenger
  • iMotoneige
  • Forest: Focus for Productivity
  • Monash University FODMAP diet
  • Goblin Tools
  • iQuad / PRO

Top Free iPhone Games:

  • MONOPOLY GO!
  • Roblox
  • Chess – Play & Learn
  • Gardenscapes
  • Block Blast!
  • Wordscapes
  • Subway Surfers
  • Parking Jam 3D
  • Tetris®
  • My Perfect Hotel

Monopoly Go!

Top Paid iPhone Games:

  • Minecraft
  • Geometry Dash
  • Heads Up!
  • Bloons TD 6
  • Plague Inc.
  • MONOPOLY
  • Red’s First Flight
  • Stardew Valley
  • Papa’s Freezeria To Go!
  • Earn to Die 2

Top Free iPad Apps:

  • Calculator – Pad Edition
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Google Chrome
  • Disney+
  • YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  • Goodnotes 6
  • Netflix
  • Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire
  • Microsoft Teams
  • TikTok
The Crown- Netflix - Season 5

The Crown – Netflix

Top Paid iPad Apps:

  • Procreate
  • Nomad Sculpt
  • forScore
  • Teach Your Monster to Read
  • Shadowrocket
  • AnkiMobile Flashcards
  • Paprika Recipe Manager 3
  • Endless Paper
  • Book Creator for iPad
  • LumaFusion

Top Free iPad Games:

  • Roblox
  • Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
  • Gardenscapes
  • Wordscapes
  • Subway Surfers
  • MONOPOLY GO!
  • Geometry Dash Lite
  • Among Us!
  • Tap Away 3D
  • Royal Match

Top Paid iPad Games:

  • Minecraft
  • Geometry Dash
  • Bloons TD 6
  • Stardew Valley
  • Plague Inc.
  • MONOPOLY
  • Red’s First Flight
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Poppy Playtime Chapter 1
  • Incredibox

Top Apple Arcade Games:

  • NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition
  • Bloons TD 6+
  • Cooking Mama: Cuisine!
  • Angry Birds Reloaded
  • Solitaire by MobilityWare+
  • Fruit Ninja Classic+
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Cityscapes: Sim Builder
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Jetpack Joyride 2