Published: Wed, December 04, 2019
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Apple celebrates the best apps and games of 2019

Apple celebrates the best apps and games of 2019

It's a good read if you have the time, as it reveals some surprising figures-Mario Kart Tour was the most-downloaded game on the App Store, for example, and users were drawn to multimedia creation and self-publishing apps more than any other categories in 2019. Created by Lux Optics, the victor is Spectre Camera: an AI-powered app that allows you to capture high-quality long exposures with your smartphone.

Digital notebook app Flow by Moleskine was the top iPad app, while Serif Labs' Affinity Publisher publishing and design app took top honours for Mac.

In its Best Games of 2019 picks, Apple named Thatgamecompany's social adventure game Sky: Children of the Light as iPhone game of the year, while Abylight's retro-style Hyper Light Drifter was given the same accolade for iPad. Apple claimed that apps and games "help simplify our lives and express our creativity, connect us to friends, family and the world beyond, and of course, have fun".

Even Apple TV apps get in on the act, with The Explorers chosen as Apple TV app of the year.


It wasn't just about apps and as the Cupertino-based tech giant also revealed which were the best games of the year.

The company listed the top apps and games available across its iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV devices. This year, Apple also added a new category: Apple Arcade Game of the Year, which it awarded to the excellent Sayonara Wild Hearts by Simogo, which you can learn more about here.

As well as the awards, Apple has announced what apps and games topped the charts for 2019. Case in point: apps like Anchor, Unfold, Steller, which can be used to create podcasts, photo collages for Instagram Stories among other things.

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