Emerging free iOS Apps: Paper by FiftyThree, HBO GO and the Hunger Games

A small shakeup in our free app charts this week. While the now Zynga-owned hit Draw Something takes No. 1 on the iPhone charts for the fourth week in a row, it has been dethroned on the iPad charts by Paper by FiftyThree, a slick new productivity app that’s been drawing rave reviews.

Last week’s No. 2 iPhone and iPad app, Hunger Games: Girl on Fire slips to No. 16 and No. 22, respectively as interest from the blockbuster movie begins to decline.

On the iPad, the fastest gaining app is HBO GO, moving up 37 spots to the No. 19 position. The app allows users with an HBO subscription can use the app to watch streaming HBO content on an iPhone or iPad. Updated on Mar. 22, the older app’s suddenly popularity is likely due to the hotly anticipated premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones.

With smartphone usage now firmly ensconced in mainstream culture, its interesting to see “traditional media” entertainment properties from companies like HBO and Lions Gate beginning to affect the App Store rankings.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

1.Draw Something Free1=
3.Clear Vision (12+)3=
4.Rat On A Snowboard4▲1
5.1 Minute To Kill Him 25▲9
7.DOOORS – room escape game –7=
8.Blueprint 3D8=
10.Flashlight Ⓞ10▼1
11.XPlumber Crack11▲2
12.Temple Run12=
13.Stickman Cliff Diving13▼2
14.Scramble With Friends Free14▲3
15.Alien Family15▼11
16.Hunger Games: Girl on Fire16▼1
17.Video Camera17▲9
18.PhotoAge – How Old Do You Really Look in that Picture?__18=
20.Demolition Master: Project Implode All20▼4
21.iFunny 🙂21▼1
22.Find My iPhone22▲16
23.LEGO® Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes23▼1
24.New York 3D Rollercoaster Rush24▼3
25.Zombie Highway25▼2

This week’s top free iPad apps

1.Paper by FiftyThree1=
2.Draw Something Free2=
3. The Official Masters Tournament3▲1
4.LEGO® Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes4▼1
5.Magic Piano5=
6.Skype for iPad6=
7.Touch Hockey 2 HD7=
8.Rat On A Snowboard8▲3
9.Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock Collector’s Edition HD9▼1
10.XTemple Run10▼1
12.Kindle – Read Books, Magazines & More – Over 1 Million…..12=
13.Words With Friends HD Free13=
16.The Weather Channel® for iPad16▲1
17.Diner Dash: Boom17▲1
18.Calculator Pro for iPad Free18▲4
19.HBO GO19▲37
20.Tiny Monsters™20▲3
21.Angry Birds HD Free21=
22.Hunger Games: Girl on Fire22▼3
23.Talking Harry the Hedgehog for iPad23▼7
24.Cordy Sky24=
25.Hotel Tonight – Last Minute Deals on Hotels25▲1

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData.