Apple's App Store selects the best apps and games of the year on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. And this year is no different. Check out the 2018 winners below.
iPhone App of the Year: Procreate Pocket
Procreate is a well-known drawing app for iPad, and Procreate Pocket is essentially the same thing yet optimized for iPhone. There are over a hundred brushes to choose from, as well as various painting effects and other creative effects. There is no Apple Pencil support, but it utilizes features that are only found on iPhone, as well as 3D touch and haptic feedback.
This is a self-described "story-based physics puzzle game" where you are a hole in the ground, and the object goes into it the hole.
iPad App of the Year: Froggipedia
This is an interactive and educational game that leverages AR to help you explore the life cycle of a frog, from a celled egg to a tadpole to a fully grown frog. You also dissect it.
iPad Game of the Year: Gorogoa
This is a beautiful drag-and-drop puzzle game that's available for both iPad and iPhone. Each puzzle consists of four seemingly unrated drawings, on four different panels, and your goal is to arrange them in a certain way. It's challenging, yet undeniably beautiful and engadging.
Mac App of the Year: Pixelmator Pro
This is a professional image editing tool, not too dissimilar from Adobe's Photoshop, that works exclusively on Mac.
Mac Games of the Year: The Gardens Between
It's an adventure-puzzle game that feels like reading a visually stunning story book. It follows two best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they explore beautiful and dreamlike levels.
Apple TV App of the Year: Sweat
Kayla Itsines. Subscribers have access to a host of different workout classes, challenges and meal plans – all designed to get them in summer shape. There's a one-week trial period that's free for anyone who wants to try it out. An annual subscription costs $ 120.
Apple TV Game of the Year: Alto's Odyssey
This is the sequel to the highly successful game Alto's Adventure . As you are, a snowboarder is almost downhill, but this time you are avoiding obstacles and navigating different-yet-still-majestic landscapes. It's also a lot bigger and longer than the original game.
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