Apple publishes its annual selection of the best App Store apps and games

Apple has presented a few hours ago the Best of 2018, its selection of the best content from the App Store, and lists of the apps and games most downloaded by users throughout the year.

As in other years, Apple has selected the best application and game for each platform, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac. It has also highlighted several of Apple Watch’s favorite applications, although it has not chosen any winner.

The best application of 2018 for iPhone was the iPhone version of the popular Procreate iPad app, Procreate PocketOn the other hand, the best application for iPad was Froggipedia, an AR application that allows you to dissect a frog virtually so you do not have to dissect it in real life.

On Mac, the best application was the Pixelmator Pro image editor, and the best Apple TV application is the big screen version of the Sweat training application.

The best games this year were: Donut County (iPhone), Gorogoa (iPad), The Gardens Between (Mac) and Alto’s Odyssey (Apple TV). The latter also won the Apple Design Award at the beginning of the year.

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Apple Watch apps do not have their own winner but Apple has highlighted a group of favorite apps : WaterMinder, Lifesum, 10% Happier, Carrot Weather, FunGolf GPS, Swing Tennis Tracker, Slopes, App in the Air, Overcast, and Just Press Record.

Apple also released its most downloaded lists of the year for iPhone and iPad, which are separated by applications and games (free and paid). The lists show that Facebook, YouTube, Fortnite and other entertainment apps dominate the lists of free downloads.

In addition to the awarded titles, Apple has also shared a rundown of the most downloaded free apps:

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. Messenger
  5. Facebook
  6. Bitmoji
  7. Netflix
  8. Google Maps
  9. Gmail
  10. Spotify
  11. Amazon
  12. Uber
  13. WhatsApp
  14. Pandora
  15. Wish
  16. TikTok
  17. Cash App
  18. Google Photos
  19. Google Chrome
  20. Twitter

Here are the most downloaded games of 2018:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Rise Up
  4. PUBG Mobile
  6. Love Balls
  7. Snake VS Block
  8. Rules of Survival
  9. Roblox
  10. Dune!
  11. Subway Surfers
  12. Episode – Choose Your Story
  13. Word Link
  14. Toon Blast
  15. Color Road!
  16. HQ Trivia
  17. Twisty Road!
  18. 8 Ball Pool
  19. Kick the Buddy
  20. Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games
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