Capcut was the most popular software this winter, with over 1.6 million downloads

  • Roblox, the multiplayer platform where users create and share their own virtual worlds, was the second most downloaded app
  • Instagram is the only social network to make the top ten list

Barcelona, March 18th, 2024.-, the world’s leading secure software distributor, has released the list of the most downloaded programs this winter.

With 1,660,000 downloads, CapCut, a Chinese app that uses artificial intelligence to edit short videos and is part of the same group as Tik Tok, is at the top of the podium. Thanks to artificial intelligence, it's the most user-friendly tool available.

CapCut also topped the list of the most downloaded apps in 2023, according to Softonic's Download Report, which was released at the end of the year; this upward trajectory is expected to continue in 2024.

The inclusion of two video editing tools in the top 10, CapCut and Wink Video Retouching, illustrates the growing significance of video editing as a necessary skill for producing content for social media sites like YouTube, Snapchat, and Tik Tok. 

It is closely followed by Roblox, a video game platform that began as a place where children could learn to program and has ended up attracting both professional developers and brands and influencers of all kinds. With 1.5 million downloads, Roblox is an example of how virtual spaces for immersive experiences are expanding beyond video games to become true social networks.

Video games are the most downloaded category, with four titles in the top 10: Brawl Stars, GTA: San Andreas, Roblox, and Mobile Legends Bang Bang. This trend continues from the download trends seen in 2023.  

It is worth noting that Instagram is the only social network to be ranked among the top ten most downloaded apps, ahead of WhatsApp (14th), Telegram (23rd), Facebook (31st), and TikTok (34th). 

Traditional office programs, such as Word and Excel, remain relevant, with Word ranking third overall and Excel ranking sixth, with more downloads than Instagram.

CapCut 1,660,311 downloads

Roblox 1,565,462 downloads

Microsoft Word 1,371,428 downloads

Brawl Stars 1,112,707 downloads

Grand Theft Auto. San Andreas 1,017,285 downloads

Microsoft Excel 866,195 downloads

Instagram 736,423 downloads

Mobile Legends Bang Bang 734,109 downloads

Wink – Video Retouching 697,138 downloads

Adobe Photoshop CC 666,811 downloads

With a vast user base and over 1 billion registered sessions, Softonic examines user download trends and the most popular apps each season. Additionally, the platform publishes its Download Report once a year, which analyses these trends and provides insights for software developers and marketers.

About Softonic

Softonic is a leading technology company specializing in secure software distribution. The firm operates the world’s leading secure software distribution platform The platform, currently available in 18 languages, categorises, evaluates, and distributes over 1 million Windows, Android, and Mac programmes and solutions worldwide. Every month, over 100 million people use due to its robust quality control checks which help users download virus-free software.

Founded in Barcelona in 1997, Softonic is also behind other initiatives including GHacks, a portal for IT users, and Digital Trends, a technology news site. The company currently employs 90 people from 23 countries.