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

Name Rank Change
1. Draw Something Free 1 =
2. Geared 2 =
3. Clear Vision (12+) 3 =
4. Rat On A Snowboard 4 ▲1
5. 1 Minute To Kill Him 2 5 ▲9
6. ArcherWorldCup2 6 =
7. DOOORS – room escape game – 7 =
8. Blueprint 3D 8 =
9. Instagram 9 ▲1
10. Flashlight Ⓞ 10 ▼1
11.X Plumber Crack 11 ▲2
12. Temple Run 12 =
13. Stickman Cliff Diving 13 ▼2
14. Scramble With Friends Free 14 ▲3
15. Alien Family 15 ▼11
16. Hunger Games: Girl on Fire 16 ▼1
17. Video Camera 17 ▲9
18. PhotoAge – How Old Do You Really Look in that Picture?__ 18 =
19. Facebook 19 =
20. Demolition Master: Project Implode All 20 ▼4
21. iFunny 🙂 21 ▼1
22. Find My iPhone 22 ▲16
23. LEGO® Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes 23 ▼1
24. New York 3D Rollercoaster Rush 24 ▼3
25. Zombie Highway 25 ▼2

This week’s top free iPad apps

Name Rank Change
1. Paper by FiftyThree 1 =
2. Draw Something Free 2 =
3.  The Official Masters Tournament 3 ▲1
4. LEGO® Ninjago: Rise of the Snakes 4 ▼1
5. Magic Piano 5 =
6. Skype for iPad 6 =
7. Touch Hockey 2 HD 7 =
8. Rat On A Snowboard 8 ▲3
9. Gravely Silent: House of Deadlock Collector’s Edition HD 9 ▼1
10.X Temple Run 10 ▼1
11. Pool 11 ▼1
12. Kindle – Read Books, Magazines & More – Over 1 Million….. 12 =
13. Words With Friends HD Free 13 =
14. Netflix 14 ▲1
15. iBooks 15 ▼1
16. The Weather Channel® for iPad 16 ▲1
17. Diner Dash: Boom 17 ▲1
18. Calculator Pro for iPad Free 18 ▲4
19. HBO GO 19 ▲37
20. Tiny Monsters™ 20 ▲3
21. Angry Birds HD Free 21 =
22. Hunger Games: Girl on Fire 22 ▼3
23. Talking Harry the Hedgehog for iPad 23 ▼7
24. Cordy Sky 24 =
25. Hotel Tonight – Last Minute Deals on Hotels 25 ▲1

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