As every year at this time, Apple today announced its official Best of 2018 lists. This selection highlights the "best" app and best game for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, as well as the best movies, TV shows, podcasts and more. All details are below.
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This year, Apple Procreate Pocket crowned as the best iPhone app of the year 2018. This is the iPhone version of the incredibly popular Procreate character app for iPad, which allows users to travel can only be created with your iPhone. As for the best iPhone game of the year, Apple hands over this award to Donut Country, a history-based physics puzzle game.
On the iPad side of things, Apple beats Froggipedia as the best iPad app of the year. This is an AR-based app that allows users to dissect a frog without this being necessary in real life. According to Apple, the best iPad game of the year is Gorogoa, another story-based puzzle game.
On Apple TV, Sweat was awarded the App of the Year award. Sweat is a fitness application that has initially gained popularity on the iPhone. The Apple TV Game of the Year is the popular Alto's Odyssey title, according to Apple.
Last but not least, the Mac that crowns Apple Pixelmator Pro as App of the Year and The Gardens Between as Game of the Year
While the Apple Watch is not attracting so much attention, Apple has some of its "most popular" Apps highlighted. These include Carrot Weather, Overcast, Lifesum and more.
In addition to the excellent titles, Apple has also compiled the most downloaded free apps:
- Messenger  Facebook
- Google Maps  Gmail
- Cash App
- Google Photos
- Google Chrome  Twitter
Here are the most downloaded games of 2018:
- PIPG Mobile
- Love Balls
- Snake VS Block
- Rules of Survival
- Subway Surfer
- Episode – Choose Your Story
- Toon Blast
- Color Road!
- HQ Trivia
- Twisty Road!
- 8-Ball Pool
- Kick the Buddy
- 3D Sniper Assassin: Gun Games
In addition to the App Awards, Apple has released its "Best Music of the Year" pick , Artist of the Year is awarded to Drake, Breakout Artist to Juice WRLD, Song of the Year to "I Like It" by Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J. Balvin and album of the year for "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves. Watch the 100 best songs and albums here.
Apple's best "best podcasts" are titles like In The Dark, Slow Burn, Daily, Serial, This American Life and more. The full diagrams can be found here.
Apple's "best films" include Black Panther, A Star is born, Crazy, Rich Asians and more. Some of the best TV shows include The Good Place, The Americans, The Good Fight and more. The full diagrams can be found here.
Finally, Apple celebrates the launch of its new Apple Books platform by highlighting a handful of titles:
- Book of the Year: American Marriage
- Best Nonfiction: The Library Book [19659010BestMystery:TheWitchElm
- Best Thriller: Light It Up
- Best Bio / Memoir: Made
- Best Romance: Too Wilde to Wed
- Best Science Fiction / Fantasy: Spinning Silver
- Best Feel-Good Fiction: When Life Lets You Lululemon
- Best Literary Fiction: There
- Best Young Reader's Book: Harbor Me
See full Apple announcement here.
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