An iTunes gift card gives you access to thousands of apps, from games to weather apps, productivity, art and everything in between. But with so many apps to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find ones that meet your needs.
We’ve made your life a little easier by sharing some of the best apps of the year. Here are the top apps to buy with iTunes gift card.
Top 10 Apps to Buy with an iTunes Gift Card in 2020
One of the most popular games of the last decade, you can now play Minecraft right on your iPhone. Build your own world and explore others. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources, or play in survival mode for a true challenge.
The latest version of the game includes a new Nether that is packed with features. The Nether includes new mobs, biomes, respawn anchors, Bastion structures, ores, blocks and more.
People love the Minecraft app, and it’s available at a very affordable price. Now you can spend hours creating, exploring and trying to survive the Minecraft world right from your iPhone – anytime, anywhere.
Digital artists and aspiring artists will love the Procreate Pocket app. With this app, you can sketch and paint right on your iPhone.
Procreate Pocket has an extensive library of brushes, allowing you to create beautiful works of art with the tap of the screen. Drawing guides help you achieve symmetry with your art, and you can modify you work with a variety of effects. Add text, liquify your art or apply different styles to bring your work to life.
As one of the most versatile art apps for iPhone, Procreate Pocket is easy enough for everyone to use but powerful enough for professional artists. The app offers:
[list_item]A layer system[/list_item]
[list_item]High definition canvases up to 8K[/list_item]
[list_item]Hundreds of brushes[/list_item]
Procreate Pocket is like having a full-fledged art studio right in the palm of your hand.
The classic board game is now available on your iPhone. Roll the dice, buy, build and sell your way to becoming a rich landlord. The rules are the same, but the app version of the game includes rich 3D environments for you to play in.
Play with friends, or up against the AI. You can even play online with people from all over the world using the multiplayer mode.
We all know that a classic game of Monopoly can take forever. What if you don’t have hours to play? The app’s Quick Mode allows you to finish a game more quickly (in an hour or less).
Play with the classic house rules, or set your own custom rules for a more exciting game.
The Monopoly app is constantly updating and improving, and with an active player base, you always have someone to play with. If you’d rather play alone, you can play against the AI anytime.
4. Plague Inc.
Plague Inc. is a strategy and simulation game in which your goal is to infect the world. This highly realistic simulation has one goal: to bring the end of the human race. You’ve just released a pathogen that has infected Patient Zero, and now you must adapt your plague to overcome any and all defenses humans throw at it.
Plague Inc. is an award-winning game that was developed with the help of the CDC in Atlanta.
This addictive game boasts the following features:
[list_item]12 different diseases to choose from with different strategies to master[/list_item]
[list_item]50+ countries to infect[/list_item]
[list_item]Hundreds of traits to evolve [/list_item]
[list_item]Thousands of world events that you must adapt to[/list_item]
[list_item]Scoreboards and achievements[/list_item]
[list_item]Highly-detailed worlds with advanced AI[/list_item]
[list_item]Available in multiple languages
If you’re a fan of strategy and simulation games, Plague Inc. should be at the top of your must-buy list.
One of the most popular employee scheduling apps, HotSchedules offers a quick and easy way to communicate with your team and manage your schedules. Employees are fans of the app because it makes it easy to swap shifts, pick up shifts and request time off.
Alerts and calendar sync functions allow you to maintain your schedules and roster quickly and easily. Schedules are updated automatically right on your phone and includes manager-approved changes.
Managers also benefit from saving time when creating schedules. Approve or deny shift changes with the tap of a button. You can also view labor and sales snapshots from your phone, so you spend less time in the back office.
If you want a simple, easy-to-use scheduling app for employees, HotSchedules is a great option.
6. NBA 2K20
Classic 2K gameplay on the go and right on your mobile device. NBA 2K20 features five new NBA Stories, a new Run the Streets mode and a MyCAREER storyline. Play streetball of a 5-on-5 game with NBA teams. No matter your playstyle, NBA 2K20 has a game option for you.
With Run the Streets, you can play with other players around the world. Stories mode allows you to experience the history of some of the top NBA players.
Multiplayer mode makes it easy to find friends to play with, and the soundtrack is top-notch.
Fans of 2K will love this game, and it’s available at a rock-bottom price.
The game that started it all. With Five Nights at Freddy’s, you’re the new employee just starting the overnight shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. The kid-friendly attraction features animatronic robots that can be unpredictable at night.
It’s your job to watch over the place through the security camera feed in your small office. Here’s the catch: you only have a limited amount of electricity that you can use every night. When you run out of power, the lights go out, the doors unlock, and the unpredictable robots come out to play.
Do you have what it takes to survive five nights at Freddy’s?
If you love horror survival games, Five Nights at Freddy’s should be on your list.
8. True Skate
Real-world skating without having to leave your house. True Skate is the official Street League Skateboarding mobile game and loved by skaters across the globe. It’s the top game in 80 countries and a top-rated title on Touch Arcade.
Skate in fantasy locations created by the True Skate team, including the Mondo Ramp. Test your skills in real-world street spots, like Love park, MACBA and more. Skate on the SLS World Tour courses, or enter The Berrics to recreate tricks from some of your favorite professional skaters.
True Skate is a fun, addictive game for skater fans, and it’s practically free to play.
9. Bloons TD 6
A 3D tower defense game featuring monkey heroes, Bloons TD 6 gives you hours of strategy gameplay. Create the perfect defense using monkey towers, heroes, upgrades, abilities and more. Once you have built your defenses, it’s time to blast every Bloon that crosses your path.
Bloons TD 6 offers upgraded graphics with new visual effects, animations and skins. Explore 46 maps, including some that have 3D objects blocking your line of sight. Tower upgrades include 21 powerful towers, including Alchemist, Druid, Engineer and Mortar Monkey. All towers now have three paths to choose from and a new tier of upgrades.
Upgrade your monkey towers and play through new game modes.
Whether you’re a fan of the original Bloons or just want a new, fun strategy game, Bloons TD 6 is a great game to add to your collection.
10. Dark Sky Weather
Hyperlocal weather in a sleek, easy-to-use app. Dark Sky is highly accurate and offers down-to-the-minute forecasts, so you know exactly when rain or snow will start from your current location.
Dark Sky has been featured in several major publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Wired, Fast Company and more.
Dark Sky also has the world’s first smooth radar animation, which allows you to see the actual path of incoming storms. The radar animation allows you to see precisely where storms are moving, how they moved in the past and where they are going to in the future.
With this advanced weather app, you can also receive advanced notifications, including severe weather alerts and even custom notifications.
Other fun features include Time Machine, which allows you to view weather of the past or future. Just select a data and view historical weather data or predictions based on seasonal averages.
If you’re a weather buff, Dark Sky Weather is the most advanced and beautiful weather app on iTunes.
How to Find Trending Apps on iTunes
How did we come up with our list of the best iOS apps to buy for 2020? We looked at the world’s top trending apps on iTunes to aggregate our list.
If you’re like most people, you want to get an idea of what apps are available before you buy a gift card. The last thing you want is to buy an iTunes gift card and be unable to find a single app you want to buy.
When you know the top apps, you can be sure that you’re going to choose apps that have many users or players before buying an iTunes gift card. Here’s how to find the top trending apps for iPhones.
A great way to find top apps on iTunes is to read reviews. Check out the apps on the store site and read through reviews. What are users saying? Are they happy with the app? Does it work as advertised? If it’s a game, is it fun to play, and are there other players?
You can also read reviews on forums. There are plenty of forums that talk about apps, and you may also find forums related to your interests that talk about apps.
Reviews are a great way to find new apps because you can find out more details and insights into how the app works, what types of problems people have with them and the great features they offer. Reading through people’s first-hand experiences is beneficial and will help you better decide whether the app is the right choice for you.
Use Leaderboard Sites
One of our favorite ways to find trending apps is through leaderboard sites like Similarweb. These sites allow you to view a list of the top apps on the iTunes store with the touch of a button. The great thing about sites like this is that you can narrow your search results by:
[list_item]Categories, like games, productivity, communication and more[/list_item]
[list_item]App trends, and more[/list_item]
With search filters, you can really narrow down your results to find the apps that best fit your needs.
Let’s take a closer look at how to use SimilarWeb, so you can find the apps you want using this helpful tool.
SimilarWeb’s Leader Board is the place to find the top paid apps on the iTunes store. You can view the results by the top performance, but you can also sort your results by:
[list_item]Store rank change[/list_item]
[list_item]Store rank change[/list_item]
SimilarWeb’s list is updated regularly, so you always get the most recent results and apps that are trending right now.
In the section just above the results listings, you have a few other options to refine your results, including:
[list_item]Category, including games, food, news, shopping and more[/list_item]
[list_item]Top free, top paid or top grossing[/list_item]
All of these options allow you to view the best apps right now on the iTunes store.
What if you want to see up-and-coming apps? You can do that by viewing the App Trends tab. This tab will show you the apps that are trending up. Maybe you want to use your gift card to buy an app that was recently released and is quickly becoming popular. The App Trends tab can help you find these apps.
You can also view the apps that are:
[list_item]New in the top 100 list[/list_item]
[list_item]Trending down (apps to avoid)[/list_item]
[list_item]Moved out of the top 100 list[/list_item]
These are the best ways to find new and trending apps on the iTunes store. This will help you pinpoint apps to buy with your iTunes gift card so that you make smart purchasing decisions.
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