List of most-downloaded Google Play applications

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The list of most-downloaded Google Play applications includes most of the free apps that have been downloaded more than 500 million times and most of the paid apps that have been downloaded over one million times on unique Android devices. There are numerous Android apps that have been downloaded over one million times from the Google Play app store and it was reported in July 2017 that there are 319 apps which have been downloaded at least 100 million times and 4,098 apps have been downloaded at least ten million times.[1] The barrier for entry on this list is set at 500 million for free apps to limit its size. Many of the applications in this list are distributed preinstalled on top-selling Android devices[2] and may be considered bloatware by some people because users did not actively choose to download them.[3] The table below shows the number of Google play apps in each category.

Number of apps in each category of downloads[4]
Number of installs Number of applications
5,000,000,000+ 1
1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000 26
500,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 35
100,000,000 - 500,000,000 287
50,000,000 - 100,000,000 424
10,000,000 - 50,000,000 3527
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 4186
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 24352
500,000 - 1,000,000 20698
100,000 - 500,000 85037
50,000 - 100,000 51594
10,000 - 50,000 82941

Free applications with five billion or more downloads[edit]

Only one app has crossed the 5 billion downloads mark. Google Play Services met the criteria in 2017[5].

App Developer Date Reached Category Pre Installed
Google Play services[6] Google 2017-11-12 Tools Yes

Free applications with over one billion and less than five billion downloads[edit]

These are the Google Play apps with over one billion downloads on unique devices. As of April 1, 2018, there are 25 applications in this top category; all are owned by Google, Facebook, Samsung or Microsoft, except for Subway Surfers, which is furthermore the only application classified as a game which has surpassed the one billion downloads mark.

App Developer Date Reached Category Pre Installed
Gmail[7] Google 2014-05-10[8] Communication Yes
Maps[9] Google 2014-06-06[10] Travel & Local Yes
YouTube[11] Google 2014-07-18[12] Video Players & Editors Yes
Facebook[13] Facebook 2014-08-28[14] Social Yes*
Google[15] Google 2014-12-02[16] Tools Yes
Google+[17] Google 2014-12-27[18] Social Yes*
Google Text-to-Speech[19] Google 2015-03-11[20] Tools Yes
WhatsApp Messenger[21] Facebook 2015-03-12[22] Communication No
Google Play Books[23] Google 2015-06-01[24] Books & Reference No
Messenger[25] Facebook 2015-06-11[26] Communication No
Hangouts[27] Google 2015-06-20[28] Communication Yes
Google Chrome[29] Google 2015-06-26[30] Communication Yes
Google Play Games[31] Google 2015-08-17[32] Entertainment Yes*
Android Accessibility Suite[33] Google 2015-08-18[34] Tools Yes
Google Play Music[35] Google 2015-08-23[36] Music & Audio Yes
Google News[37] Google 2015-09-20[38] News & Magazines No
Google Play Movies & TV[39] Google 2015-10-01[40] Video Players & Editors Yes
Google Drive[41] Google 2015-10-12[42] Productivity Yes
Samsung Push Service[43] Samsung 2016-04-09[44] Communication Yes*
Instagram[45] Facebook 2016-08-16[46] Social No
Android System WebView[47] Google 2017-04-01[48] Tools Yes
Google Photos[49] Google 2017-06-01[50] Photography Yes
Google Street View[51] Google 2017-06-23[52] Travel & Local No
Skype[53] Microsoft 2017-11-02[54] Communication No
Subway Surfers[55] Kiloo 2018-04-01[56] Games/Arcade No
Gboard[57] Google 2018-09-01[58] Tools No

Note:- Pre-installed apps only refer to those apps which come pre-installed with any android device and cannot be uninstalled. Their functioning can only be disabled.

Yes* marked with an asterisk are pre-installed only on Samsung devices (or similar other devices).

Yes marked in bold are system OS apps necessary for the working of any Android device.

Free applications with over 500 million and fewer than one billion downloads[edit]

This is the list of the Google Play apps with over 500 million and less than one billion downloads on unique devices:

App Developer Date Reached Category Pre installed
Clean Master[59] Cheetah Mobile 2015-08-17[60] Tools No
Dropbox[61] Dropbox, Inc. 2016-01-09[62] Productivity No
Candy Crush Saga[63] King 2016-01-15[64] Games/Casual No
Viber Messenger[65] Viber Media, Ltd 2016-04-20[66] Communication No
Twitter[67] Twitter 2016-04-26[68] News & Magazines Yes/No
LINE[69] LINE Corporation 2016-05-22[70] Communication No
HP Print Service Plugin[71] HP Inc. 2016-06-11[72] Productivity No
Flipboard[73] Flipboard 2016-09-10[74] News & Magazines No
Samsung Print Service Plugin[75] HP Inc. 2016-11-12[76] Productivity Yes*
Super-Bright LED Flashlight[77] Surpax Technology Inc. 2016-12-09[78] Productivity No
Cloud Print[79] Google 2017-01-01[80] Productivity No
Snapchat[81] Snap Inc. 2017-03-01[82] Social No
Pou[83] Zakeh 2017-05-01[84] Games/Casual No
Google Translate[85] Google 2017-06-11[86] Tools No
My Talking Tom[87] Outfit7 2017-07-10[88] Games/Casual No
Security Master[89] Cheetah Mobile 2017-07-10[90] Tools No
Facebook Lite[91] Facebook 2017-08-12[92] Social No
SHAREit[93] SHAREit Technologies Co.Ltd 2017-09-21[94] Tools No
UC Browser[95] UCWeb Inc. 2017-11-01[96] Communication No
imo[97] imo.im 2017-12-21[98] Communication No
Temple Run 2[99] Imangi Studios 2018-01-13[100] Games/Action No
Google Calendar[101] Google 2018-02-11[102] Productivity Yes/No
Samsung Internet Browser[103] Samsung 2018-02-23[104] Communication Yes*
Microsoft Word[105] Microsoft 2018-05-21[106] Productivity No
MX Player[107] J2 Interactive 2018-07-01[108] Video Players No
Google Duo[109] Google 2018-07-01[110] Communication No
Samsung Health[111] Samsung 2018-08-02[112] Health & Fitness No
Microsoft Excel[113] Microsoft 2018-09-01[114] Productivity No
Microsoft PowerPoint[115] Microsoft 2018-09-01[116] Productivity No
Microsoft OneDrive[117] Microsoft 2018-09-01[118] Productivity No
Samsung Voice Recorder[119] Samsung 2018-09-23[120] Tools No
ANT+ Plugins Service[121] ANT+ 2018-10-17[122] Health & Fitness No
Hill Climb Racing[123] Fingersoft 2018-10-17[124] Ganes/Racing No
Google Docs[125] Google 2018-11-01[126] Productivity No
ANT Radio Service[127] ANT+ 2018-11-01[128] Communication No

Note:- Pre-installed apps only refer to those apps which come pre-installed with any android device and cannot be uninstalled. Their functioning can only be disabled.

Yes* marked with an asterisk are pre-installed only on Samsung devices (or similar other devices).

Yes marked in bold are system OS apps necessary for the working of any Android device.

[edit]

This is a majority of Google Play's paid apps that have had at least one million downloads on unique devices:[129]

App Developer
Minecraft - Pocket Edition[130] Mojang
Minecraft: Story Mode[131] Telltale Games
Where's My Water?[132] Disney Mobile
Asphalt 7: Heat[133] Gameloft
Poweramp Full Version Unlocker[134] Max MP
Beautiful Widgets Pro[135] LevelUp Studio
Draw Something[136] OMGPop
Camera ZOOM FX[137] androidslide
Plants vs. Zombies[138] PopCap Games
Grand Theft Auto III[139] Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas[140] Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto Vice City[141] Rockstar Games
Fruit Ninja[142] Halfbrick Studios
Cut the Rope[143] ZeptoLab
TuneIn Radio Pro[144] TuneIn
Where's My Perry?[145] Disney Mobile
Smart Tools[146] Smart Tools co.
HD Widgets[147] CloudTV
Doodle Jump[148] Lima Sky
Paper Camera[149] JFDP Labs
Angry Birds Space[150] Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Threema[151] Threema GmbH
Nova Launcher Prime[152] TeslaCoil Software
Runtastic Running PRO[153] Runtastic
OfficeSuite Pro + PDF[154] MobiSystems
Flightradar24 - Flight Tracker[155] Flightradar24
Geometry Dash[156] RobTop Games
Bloons TD 5[157] Ninja Kiwi
Root Explorer Apk[158] Speed Software

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Facebook - Google Play".
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  17. ^ "Google+ - Google Play".
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  19. ^ "Google Text-to-Speech - Google Play".
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  21. ^ "WhatsApp Messenger - Google Play".
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  23. ^ "Google Play Books - Google Play".
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  25. ^ "Messenger - Google Play".
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  27. ^ "Hangouts - Google Play".
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  29. ^ "Google Chrome - Google Play".
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  31. ^ "Google Play Games - Google Play".
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  33. ^ "Google TalkBack - Google Play".
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  35. ^ "Google Play Music - Google Play".
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  37. ^ "Google News - Google Play".
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  39. ^ "Google Play Movies & TV - Google Play".
  40. ^ "Google Play Movies & TV - android market data, growth and stats".
  41. ^ "Google Drive - Google Play".
  42. ^ "Google Play Newsstand - android market data, growth and stats".
  43. ^ "Samsung Push Service - Google Play".
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  45. ^ "Instagram - Google Play".
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  47. ^ "Android System WebView - Google Play".
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  49. ^ "Google Photos - Google Play".
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  51. ^ "Google Street View - Google Play".
  52. ^ "Google Street View - android market data, growth and stats".
  53. ^ "Skype - Google Play".
  54. ^ "Skype - android market data, growth and stats".
  55. ^ "Subway Surfers - Google Play".
  56. ^ "Subway Surfers - android market data, growth and stats".
  57. ^ "Gboard - Android Apps on Google Play".
  58. ^ "Gboard - android market data, growth and stats".
  59. ^ "Clean Master - Google Play".
  60. ^ "Clean Master - android market data, growth and stats".
  61. ^ "Dropbox - Google Play".
  62. ^ "Dropbox - android market data, growth and stats".
  63. ^ "Candy Crush Saga - Google Play".
  64. ^ "Candy Crush Saga - android market data, growth and stats".
  65. ^ "Viber Messenger - Google Play".
  66. ^ "Viber Messenger - android market data, growth and stats".
  67. ^ "Twitter - Google Play".
  68. ^ "Twitter - android market data, growth and stats".
  69. ^ "LINE - Google Play".
  70. ^ "LINE - android market data, growth and stats".
  71. ^ "HP Print Service Plugin - Google Play".
  72. ^ "HP Print Service Plugin - android market data, growth and stats".
  73. ^ "Flipboard - Google Play".
  74. ^ "Flipboard - android market data, growth and stats".
  75. ^ "Samsung Print Service Plugin - Google Play".
  76. ^ "Samsung Print Service Plugin - android market data, growth and stats".
  77. ^ "Super-Bright LED Flashlight - Google Play".
  78. ^ "Super-Bright LED Flashlight - android market data, growth and stats".
  79. ^ "Cloud Print - Android Apps on Google Play".
  80. ^ "Cloud Print - android market data, growth and stats".
  81. ^ "Snapchat - Google Play".
  82. ^ "Snapchat - android market data, growth and stats".
  83. ^ "Pou - Google Play".
  84. ^ "Pou - android market data, growth and stats".
  85. ^ "Google Translate - Google Play".
  86. ^ "Google Translate - android market data, growth and stats".
  87. ^ "My Talking Tom - Google Play".
  88. ^ "My Talking Tom - android market data, growth and stats".
  89. ^ "Security Master - Google Play".
  90. ^ "Security Master - android market data, growth and stats".
  91. ^ "Facebook Lite - Google Play".
  92. ^ "Facebook Lite - android market data, growth and stats".
  93. ^ "SHAREit - Google Play".
  94. ^ "SHAREit - android market data, growth and stats".
  95. ^ "UC Browser - Google Play".
  96. ^ "UC Browser - android market data, growth and stats".
  97. ^ "imo - Google Play".
  98. ^ "imo - android market data, growth and stats".
  99. ^ "Temple Run 2 - Google Play".
  100. ^ "Temple Run 2 - android market data, growth and stats".
  101. ^ "Google Calendar - Google Play".
  102. ^ "Google Calendar - android market data, growth and stats".
  103. ^ "Samsung Internet Browser - Google Play".
  104. ^ "Samsung Internet Browser - android market data, growth and stats".
  105. ^ "Microsoft Word - Google Play".
  106. ^ "Microsoft Word - android market data, growth and stats".
  107. ^ "MX Player - Google Play".
  108. ^ "MX Player - android market data, growth and stats".
  109. ^ "Google Duo - Google Play".
  110. ^ "Google Duo - android market data, growth and stats".
  111. ^ "Samsung Health - Google Play".
  112. ^ "Samsung Health - android market data, growth and stats".
  113. ^ "Microsoft Excel - Google Play".
  114. ^ "Microsoft Excel - android market data, growth and stats".
  115. ^ "Microsoft PowerPoint - Google Play".
  116. ^ "Microsoft PowerPoint - android market data, growth and stats".
  117. ^ "Microsoft OneDrive - Google Play".
  118. ^ "Microsoft OneDrive - android market data, growth and stats".
  119. ^ "Samsung Voice Recorder - Google Play".
  120. ^ "Samsung Voice Recorder - android market data, growth and stats".
  121. ^ "ANT+ Plugins Service - Google Play".
  122. ^ "ANT+ Plugins Service - android market data, growth and stats".
  123. ^ "Hill Climb Racing - Google Play".
  124. ^ "Hill Climb Racing - android market data, growth and stats".
  125. ^ "Google Docs - Google Play".
  126. ^ "Google Docs - android market data, growth and stats".
  127. ^ "ANT Radio Service - Google Play".
  128. ^ "ANT Radio Service - android market data, growth and stats".
  129. ^ Android Market App Ranklist (paid) | androidrank.org Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  130. ^ "Minecraft - Pocket Edition - Google Play".
  131. ^ "Minecraft: Story Mode - Google Play".
  132. ^ "Where's My Water? - Google Play".
  133. ^ "Asphalt 7: Heat - Google Play".
  134. ^ "Poweramp Full Version Unlocker - Google Play".
  135. ^ "Beautiful Widgets Pro - Google Play".
  136. ^ "Draw Something - Google Play".
  137. ^ "Camera ZOOM FX - Google Play".
  138. ^ "Plants vs. Zombies - Google Play".
  139. ^ "Grand Theft Auto III - Google Play".
  140. ^ "Grand Theft Auto San Andreas - Google Play".
  141. ^ "Grand Theft Auto Vice City - Google Play".
  142. ^ "Fruit Ninja - Google Play".
  143. ^ "Cut the Rope - Google Play".
  144. ^ "TuneIn Radio Pro - Google Play".
  145. ^ "Where's My Perry? - Google Play".
  146. ^ "Smart Tools - Google Play".
  147. ^ "HD Widgets - Google Play".
  148. ^ "Doodle Jump - Google Play".
  149. ^ "Paper Camera - Google Play".
  150. ^ "Angry Birds Space Premium - Google Play".
  151. ^ "Threema - Google Play".
  152. ^ "Nova Launcher Prime - Android Apps on Google Play".
  153. ^ "Runtastic Running PRO - Android Apps on Google Play".
  154. ^ "OfficeSuite Pro + PDF - Android Apps on Google Play".
  155. ^ "Flightradar24 - Flight Tracker - Android Apps on Google Play".
  156. ^ "Geometry Dash - Android Apps on Google Play".
  157. ^ "Bloods TD 5 - Android Apps on Google Play".
  158. ^ "Root Explorer Apk - Android Apps on Google Play".