The Most Popular iOS Apps Of All Time

Of all of the hundres of thousands of apps to inhabit the App Store's shelves over the years, these are the most-downloaded ever. And yes, a fart app made the cut. Along with some other surprises.

Aside from iFart Mobile anchoring an... unusual paid iPad app list (especially given the completely different Top Paid iPad Apps of 2010 list Apple released in December), there are a few other mentionables here: Tap Tap Revenge takes two slots in the paid iPhone app category, while Google Mobile and Google Earth both make strong free app showings. And everybody (in the US) loves Pandora.

Oh, and the colour blue. That's apparently a crucial part of being a MegaHit app.

If you think popular equals good - or are just looking for a decent fart simulator - go download these, or head over to our own list of Giz-approved essential apps.

All-Time Top Free iPhone Apps

1. Facebook 2. Pandora 3. Google Mobile App 4. Shazam 5. Movies by Flixster 6. The Weather Channel 7. Google Earth 8. Bump 9. Skype 10. Paper Toss

All-Time Top Paid iPhone Apps

1. Doodle Jump 2. Tap Tap Revenge 3 3. Pocket God 4. Angry Birds 5. Tap Tap Revenge 2.6 6. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz 7. Traffic Rush 8. Tap Tap Revenge Classic 9. AppBox Pro Alarm 10. Flight Control

All-Time Top Free iPad Apps

1. Pandora 2. Google Mobile App 3. Movies by Flixster 4. Google Earth 5. Yelp 6. Fandango Movies 7. Remote 8. iBooks 9. Bible 10. Solitaire

All-Time Top Paid iPad Apps

1. SoundHound 2. StickWars 3. FlightTrack 4. Backbreaker Football 5. Calorie Tracker 6. BlocksClassic 7. iFart Mobile 8. GoodReader for iPad 9. Cro-Mag Rally 10. Ambiance

[TechCrunch]