Language-learning app Drops is the best Android app in 2018, according to Google.
On Monday, the web giant released its annual lists of the best Android apps, games and other content to reach the Play Store this year, and Drops – an app that uses illustrations and games to learn 31 languages - came out on top.
Online multiplayer battle royal sensation PUBG Mobile took home three awards: the best game in 2018, most competitive title and favorite fans game.
This was the first year Google gave users the opportunity to vote for their favorite games, app and movies of the year. In addition to PUBG Mobile, users chose YouTube TV as their best app of the year and Avengers: Infinity War as the top movie.
Here are some other winners for 2018:
- Most entertaining: "cinemagraph creating app" Vimage, color for number app No.Draw, human-curated video app Neverthink , lip sync hit TikTok (formerly Musical.ly), and podcast app Scout FM.
- Best hidden gems: pen pal app Slowly; Develop, an app that offers templates for Instagram Stories; extended reality drawing app Just a line; dream guide and recorder Luci; and musical language apprenticeship Learn Spanish with Lirica.
- Best self-improvement: Mimo: Learn to code; drops; meditation app 10% happier; Fitness app Keep Trainer; and MasterClass, an app that offers downloadable video lessons on cooking, song, actor and more.
- Best Daily Helper: BuzzFeed's Popular Recipe App Tasty; Sift, an app that helps you take advantage of credit card benefits; graphic design app Canva; and Note Recording Notion.
To see all the winners, check out the Best of 2018 section on the Play Store. If you are looking for some new Android apps that help pass the time in the upcoming vacation, Google's lists are clear with ideas. And do not miss PCMag's picks for the 100 best Android apps.