Every year, the editor is editing and curing Apple's App Store, the best apps and games of the year, covering all the different devices: 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 famous iPad design, and Procreate Pocket is essentially the same as yet optimized for iPhone. There are over a hundred brushes to choose from, as well as various picturesque effects and other creative effects. There is obviously no Apple Pencil support, but it uses features that only exist on iPhone, such as 3D Touch and haptic feedback.
This year's iPhone Games: Donut County
This is a self-protected "story-based physics puzzle game" where you are a hole in the ground, and the object moves the hole around so that objects fall into the hole. The more objects you swallow, the bigger the hole grows and the bigger the objects you can swallow.
iPad App of the Year: Froggipedia
This is an interactive and educational iPad game that utilizes AR to help you investigate the life cycle of a frog, from a celled egg to a pole pole to a full-grown frog. You dissect it too.
iPad Games of the Year: Gorogoa
This is a beautifully illustrated drag-and-drop puzzle that is available for both iPad and iPhone. Each puzzle consists of four seemingly unrated drawings on four different panels, and your goal is to fix them in a certain way that eventually tells a story. It is challenging, but undeniably beautiful and engadging.
Mac App of the Year: Pixelmator Pro
This is a professional image editing tool, not too different from Adobe Photoshop, which only works on Mac. There are compatible light and dark modes of macOS, allowing users to effect, adjust and save images and designs in almost infinite ways.
Mac's Year Game: The Gardens Between
This is an adventure puzzle game that feels like reading a visually impressive storybook. It follows two best friends, Arina and Frendt, as they explore and travel through beautiful and dreamy levels.
Apple TV App of the Year: Sweat
This is a training app learned by personal trainer Kayla Theines. Subscribers have access to a variety of training classes, challenges and meals – all designed to get them in summer form. It's a trial of a week that's free for anyone who wants to try it. An annual subscription costs $ 120.
Apple Games of the Year: Alto's Odyssey
This is the sequel to the very successful game Alto's Adventure . As before, you are still a snowboarder who drives very fast downhill, but this time you avoid obstacles and navigate in different, yet majestic landscapes. It is also much bigger and longer than the original game.
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