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Top 10 apps: These boast the most downloads so far this year

Survey Monkey has released its list of the most popular downloaded apps in the US on iOS and Android for the first six months of 2016. Pokemon Go was released in July so did not make it here.
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By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
1 of 10 Slither.io

10 Slither.io

Similar to the old single player Nokia Snakes game, slither.io players try to catch other players and grow in length. Downloaded by 19.3 million users so far this year.

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Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
2 of 10 MIH83

9 Spotify

With 21.1 million downloads in the first six months of 2016, Spotify proves that it is a really popular way to listen to music on your mobile device.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
3 of 10 Netflix

8 Netflix

Netflix has been downloaded 21.3 million times so far in 2016 proving that watching TV shows and movies on your mobile device is still very popular.

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Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
4 of 10 Geralt

7 YouTube

The YouTube app has been downloaded 22.9 million times in H1 2016 proving how much we love watching videos and music, and uploading our own.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
5 of 10 Pandora

6 Pandora

Pandora gives you your personalised radio station that evolves with your tastes. It has been downloaded 27.3 million times so far this year.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
6 of 10 Color Switch

5 Color Switch

39.0 million downloads so far in 2016 show how many people are playing this infuriating game. Tap the ball through the obstacles, level up and remember your color pattern.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
7 of 10 Wokandapix

4 Instagram

Share your photo moments with your friends and family. Over 500 million people have Instagram and there have been 40.4 million downloads during the first six months of 2016.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
8 of 10 Simon

3 Facebook

45.8 million of us have downloaded the Facebook app to our mobile devices so far this year to see what our friends are up to, and watch funny cat videos.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
9 of 10 Mih83

2 Snapchat

Fast becoming the social network for millennials, Snapchat has been downloaded 54.5 million times this year.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


Top ten downloaded US apps so far in 2016 ZDNet
10 of 10 CesrStrings

1 Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger dominates the app download chart for 2016 with 59.7 million downloads proving that we want to chat to our friends using chat apps and emojis.

Now see: Facebook, Apple and Google dominate most-used mobile apps


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