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Apple announces the App of the Year, this year's game and second best of 2018 charts

As it does at this time every year, Apple today announced its official Best of 2018 lists. These choices highlight…

As it does at this time every year, Apple today announced its official Best of 2018 lists. These choices highlight the best app and game for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, as well as the best movies, TV shows, Podcasts and more. Below are all the details.

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Apple claims this year’s Procreate Pocket as the best iPhone app for 2018. This is the iPhone version of the incredibly popular iPad Procreate drawing app, which allows users to create while they are on the move with just their iPhone. In terms of this year’s best iPhone game, Apple passes this award to Donut Country, a story-based physics puzzle game.

On the iPad side of things, Apple Froggipedia assigns the best iPad app for the year. This is an AR based app that allows users to dissect a frog without actually having to do it in real life. This year’s best iPad game, according to Apple, is Gorogoa, another story-based puzzle game.

On Apple TV, Sweat has been handed over to this year’s app. Svett is a fitness application that was originally popular with the iPhone. This year’s Apple TV game according to Apple is the popular Alto’s Odyssey title.

Last but not least, Mac, where Apple manages Pixelmator Pro as the year’s app and The Gardens Between as the year’s game.

Apple Watch does not look much attention, Apple has highlighted some of its favorite programs.

In addition to the assigned titles, Apple has also shared an overview 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. Cash App
  17. Google Photos
  18. Google Chrome
  19. Google Chrome
  20. ] Twitter

Here are eater most downloaded games of 2018:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Rise Up
  4. PUBG Mobile
  5. Hole.io
  6. Love Balls
  7. Snake VS Block
  8. 19659010] Survival Rules
  9. Roblox
  10. Dune!
  11. Subway Surfers
  12. Episode – Select Your History
  13. Word Link
  14. Toon Blast
  15. Color Road!
  16. HQ Trivia
  17. Twisty Road!
  18. 8 Ball Pool
  19. Kick Buddy
  20. Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games

In addition to app prizes, Apple has released its best music of the year. This year’s artist is awarded Drake, breakout artist to Juice WRLD, this year’s song to “I Like It” by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J. Balvin, and this year’s album to the Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves. See the 100 best songs and albums here.

Apple’s best “best podcasts” go to titles, including In The Dark, Slow Burn, The Daily, Serial, This American Life and more. See the full maps here.

Apple’s “Best Movies” include Black Panther, A Star are born, Crazy Rich Asians and much more. “Best TV shows” include The Good Place, Americans, The Good Fight and much more.

Finally, Apple celebrates the launch of its new Apple Books Platform by highlighting a handful of titles:

  • Book of the Year: American Marriage
  • Best Fiction: The Library’s Book
  • ] Best Mystery: The Witch Elm
  • Best Thriller: Light It Up
  • Best Bio / Memoir: Educated
  • Best Romance: Wanting To Wed
  • Best Science Fiction / Fantasy: Spinning Silver
  • Best Feeling Good Fiction: When Life Gives You Lululemons [19659010] Best Literary Fiction: That
  • Best Young Reader: Harbor Me

See Apple’s full message here.


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