Emerging top paid iOS apps: Photoshop Touch, Draw Something and Munch Time

This week games and art applications dominated the paid app charts. OMGPOP led the paid iPhone charts with the add-free version of its social drawing game, Draw Something, but the 10-in-one arcade collection Midway Arcade also made a strong debut this week, taking the No. 3 spot on the iPhone charts and the No. 1 spot on the iPad charts. This week’s other high profile release was Adobe’s Photoshop Touch which took the No. 2 spot on the iPad charts despite its $9.99 price tag.

This week’s top paid iPhone apps

Draw Something by OMGPOP – The ad-free version of OMGPOP’s Draw Something is this week’s top paid app. Released on Feb. 24 and on sale for $0.99, the game is a variation on the classic game of Pictionary. Players can challenge their friends from Facebook and Twitter or be assigned a random partner. The game monetizes through in-app purchases of coins, which are also awarded for completing drawings of different difficulty levels.

Midway Arcade – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s collection of classic arcade games, Midway Arcade lands in the No. 3 spot this week. On sale for $0.99, the title includes 10 game including Defender, Joust and Spy Hunter.

Munch Time – Independent developer Gamistry takes the No. 5 spot on our charts with its new game, Munch Time. A physics-based puzzler that uses a three star scoring mechanic, Munch Time challenges players to guide a sticky-tongued chameleon from flower to flower. The $0.99 game features more than 40 different levels and was released on Feb. 23.

[Update] Evi – Evi is back on our paid charts this week in the No. 10 spot. Like Siri, but in app form, True Knowledge’s Evi allows users to search for information through voice or text input. The app supports local search information in the US and the UK and costs $0.99.

Racing Radio: NASCAR –  JJACR Apps closes out our top paid app chart this week in the No. 38 spot with its unofficial NASCAR radio app, Racing Radio: NASCAR. The app allows users to find and listen to radio coverage of NASCAR races that are being broadcast online, without having to search for a local station covering the event. Although not an official app, Racing Radio: NASCAR has been well reviewed by users for its clean design and functionality. The app costs $0.99.

This week’s top paid iPad apps

Adobe Photoshop Touch – Adobe’s long-awaited touch version of its flagship product Photoshop leads our top paid iPad charts this week in the No. 2 position. Aside from being a full featured art application, Photoshop Touch also allows users to share their creations on Facebook and see comments within the app. Released on Feb. 27, Photoshop Touch requires users to have an iPad 2 that is running iOS 5 and costs $9.99.

Procreate – Professional-level sketch and painting app Procreate hits No. 4 on the paid charts thanks to a limited time sale that has reduced the app’s price from $4.99 to $0.99. The app supports 16 layers, and 100 undo/redo states and iPad 2 users can save canvases up to 1920 by 1408. Procreate was developed by Savage Interactive.

Toca House – Sweden-based Bonnier Digital Services takes the No. 10 spot this week with its educational app, Toca House. Developed for children between the ages of two and six, the app includes 19 mini-games and specifically excludes third-party advertising and in-app purchases in order ensure it is kid friendly. Toca House costs $1.99.

Tweetbot – Released on Feb. 15, the iPad version of Tweetbot’s slick Twitter interface has climbed to the No. 26 spot on the charts. The app allows users to customize their push notifications, use smart gestures to navigate through menus and save drafts for later. Tapbot’s Tweetbot for iPad costs $2.99.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – Fresh off its Oscar win last night,  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore climbs to the No. 29 position on the top paid iPad app charts. Developed by Moonbot Studios, the $4.99 app is an interactive book based on the short that includes a variety of mini-games and interactive features and allows users to stream the animated short from within the book.