Art app Procreate Pocket is the best iPhone app of 2018, according to Apple.
With 2018 wrapping up in just a few short weeks, the Cupertino tech giant is taking a look back at the best apps and games of the year for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TV devices.
On the general app front, Procreate Pocket, which offers a “complete artist’s toolbox” for creating digital sketches, paintings, and illustrations, beat all other iPhone apps. Apple named Froggipedia, a digital frog dissection app with augmented reality capabilities, the top iPad app of the year; image editor Pixelmator Pro the top Mac App; and workout app Sweat the top Apple TV app.
When it comes to gaming, the story-based physics puzzler Donut County is Apple’s iPhone game of the year while Gorogoa, a puzzler with hand-drawn illustrations, is the top iPad game. The single-player adventure puzzle title The Gardens Between is the top Mac game and Alto’s Odyssey is the top Apple TV game.
“This year, Battle Royale-style games like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile dominated global gaming culture with exciting, last-player-standing action, while innovative apps like Fabulous, Shine, 10% Happier, and Headspace expanded the practice of wellness around the world to make self-care more accessible than ever before,” the company wrote.
Apple also has lists of the best music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, books, and audiobooks of the year. To see all the winners, head here. If you’re in search of some new apps and content to help pass the time during your upcoming holiday travels, these lists are a great resource. And don’t miss PCMag’s picks for the 100 best iOS apps.
Meanwhile, Google also this week released its annual lists of the best Android apps, games, and other content to grace the Play Store this year, and Drops—an app that uses illustrations and games to teach 31 languages—came out on top.