Apple has kicked off its best of iTunes from the past 12 months. Apple includes not only games and apps in the lists, but also TV shows, podcasts and music; which is essentially everything the store offers. If you’re interested to learn what the top selling apps are, the best of iTunes 2014 is where you’ll find out.

Replay Video Editor was crowned the best app of 2014, while Threes! took the title of best game. Friday Night Comedy from BBC 4 was awarded the best classic podcast, while No Such Thing As A Fish took best new podcast. For best TV show, True Detective walked away with the title. Best music artist was Sam Smith, best album was Caustic Love by Paolo Nutini and best song was Rather Be by Clean Bandit. X-Men: Days of Future Past took best blockbuster.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, we’re seeing Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans snap up first and second places as top grossing apps for iPhone and iPad respectively. The freemium social games have proven to be popular with mobile owners who have spare time to invest in said titles. Interestingly, there were only two non-gaming apps in the top grossing charts. in the iPhone rankings, and the Times and Sunday Times app for iPad, managed to squeeze past the sheer number of competing freemium games.

While the freemium titles may have taken the crown when it comes to total amount earned (hello, in-app purchases), it’s Microsoft’s Minecraft that stole the show when it came to top paid apps for both iPad and iPhone. Other content included in these two lists saw the likes of Sleep Cycle alarm clock, Football Manager Handheld 2014, and Afterlight. Check out other apps and games included this year by firing up the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows PC.

from iMore – The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog