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Top 10 iOS apps: what's downloading 22 February

ITProPortal loves a good roundup, and our latest sees us taking stock of all the moving and shaking at the top of the app charts.

Set to rotate platform on a weekly basis, we hope it helps users of all mobile devices discover something new, exciting, and useful every week.

As well as recognising old favourites like WhatsApp and Plants vs Zombies, our return to Apple's iOS platform sees an end to the reign of Temple Run 2 atop the free category, where new release 4 Pics 1 Word has stormed to the front of the pack.

So whether you're already looking for ways to enhance your productivity next week or just want to numb the bordem of the morning commute, be sure to let us know which apps have grabbed your attention lately and why.


1. 4 Pics 1 Words (Lotum GmbH)

This just-arrived word puzzler has proved an instant hit with iOS gamers, and it's easy to see why. The premise is simple but addictive - you're tasked with identifying the word linking four different pictures. With countless challenges ranging from the simple to the more sophisticated, there's little chance 4 Pics 1 Words' crowning is a fluke.

2. Plants vs Zombies (PopCap)

This most dope tower defence game has won countless awards since its iOS debut way back in 2010, distinguishing itself by way of a diverse playing experience that unusually combines gritty and cutesy elements. If you haven't already started obliterating the undead across its 50 levels of gameplay, fear not - you can now nab Plants vs Zombies for free.

3. Megapolis (Social Quantum)

With the 2013 Limited Edition of SimCity reinvigorating interest in city planning simulations, it's no surprise that Megapolis is climbing the iOS app chart. Featuring architecture from the ancient to the modern and realistic 3D graphics, there's hours of on-the-go fun on offer as you develop your city into a world-class urban area.

4. 94 Seconds (SCIMOB)

A city starting with L, a website starting with I, a tech company starting with A...Connect the letter to the category as many times as you can within 94 seconds and distinguish yourself by breaking records and climbing the leaderboard - all whilst continually sharpening your mind!

5. Candy Crush Saga (

Easy, fun, and addictive, app chart regular Candy Crush Saga is a match-three puzzler that's sure to satisfy gamers' sweet tooth.

1. Whats App Messenger (WhatsApp, 69p)

Many smartphone users would choose this cross-platform smartphone messenger as their desert island app, and its consistently strong performance in the charts is indicative of its quality and usefulness.

2. Wreck-it Ralph (Disney, 69p)

Four different arcade games based on the smash hit Disney film make up this fun-filled app, which is sure to appeal to adults and youngsters in equal measure.

3. Clear Vision 2 (DPFLASHES, 69p)

The original Clear Vision was the App Store's number one sniper game and its successor looks well placed to replicate that feat. Released on 6 February, it features 25 missions and 10 different deadly weapons, but parents and squeamish types be warned: this is a strictly 17+ affair.

4. deej (InQBarna, 69p)

This full-featured digital turntable brings the most common features of professional mixing suites to your handset or tablet, allowing you to adjust pitch, fine-tune volume settings, and even scratch up on your favourite tracks. With deej, everyone is a pro DJ - especially newbies!

5. Minecraft - Pocket Edition (Mojang, £4.99)

Just like its iconic PC counterpart, Minecraft – Pocket Edition is all about building virtual realities out of blocks. The latest update, released at the end of January, added food, dynamite, and the hostile, vaguely phallic looking Creeper mobs (below) to the on-the-go fray.