The year is coming to an end, so a selection of the best apps and games of the year could not be missed. The announcement was made by Apple itself at a special event in New York City, focused precisely on announcing the best in each category.
This selection was made for all company platforms, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, as well as a trend category, which shows what the winners share in similarities. It also has a list of the most downloaded, which is different for each country.
In ours, WhatsApp comes first, followed by Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Facebook Messenger. Already in the US, the list differs, led by YouTube and followed by Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Facebook Messenger.
To see the best of the year in more detail, keep reading our article and don't forget to check out our list of the best games available on Apple Arcade.
1. Best iPhone app: Specter Camera
Let's start the list of the best apps and games of the year with Specter Camera, a great camera app with amazing features that uses artificial intelligence to detect where you are and automatically optimize images.
In crowded places, it erases everyone. Rivers, waterfalls, waterfalls, it automatically focuses on the water. It also allows to create live photos and detects when using trips, as well as using AI to stabilize photos. To see more, go to the site.
2. Best iPad App: Flow
This application has quite simple functionality, but it was so well implemented that it earned a place in the best apps and games of the year. It allows the user to make drawings through his iPad and is also featured for being compatible with the Apple Pencil.
In it you can draw infinitely without creating new documents. You can also create your own drawing tools. In addition, you can hide the interface while drawing. Other options include choosing the paper color, setting whether the paper has a grid – such as a notebook – or not, among others. Interested? Follow the link at the App Store.
3. Best Mac App: Affinity Publisher
Affinity Publisher is a great app that earned its place on the list of best apps and games of the year. It offers the possibility for anyone who wants to enter the design world to do so simply and practically.
An app originally made for professional designers, but with simple tools and user interface. Its features allow for all kinds of work, no matter how advanced (or basic) it is. Go to the Mac App Store to see more.
4. Best App for Apple TV: The Explorers
This app is designed to support the community of explorers, scientists and artists who want to achieve a common goal: to create a "visual stock" of the natural world through photos and videos.
It can also be used by people who do not fit the above categories but who are curious and like to discover all the records made to understand more of the world around them. To download it, go to the store from your Apple TV.
5. Trends Between Applications of the Year: Storytelling, Simplified
In addition to the best apps and games of the year, Apple has released a list of app types that are trending during 2019. This year featured a large number of apps that make it easy to tell stories, whether by photo or writing. The famous storytelling.
Applications on this list are Anchor (Anchor FM), Canva: Stories & Video Maker (Canva), Unfold (Unfold Creative), Steller (Expedition Travel Advisor), Spark Camera (Dayworks), Over (Over, Inc), and Wattpad (Wattpad Corp), some of which we even covered in our photo writing app article.
6. Best iPhone Game: Sky: Children of the Light
This app developed by a great company, the thatgamecompany, which launched the famous Journey. It repeats certain features of the previous game, such as art direction and beautiful scenery, which encourage you to fully explore them.
It is available for iOS, iPad and iPhone devices, as well as Apple Arcade service, Apple's competitor to Google Play Pass, available for Android. To download it, go to the store.
7. Best iPad Game: Hyper Light Drifter
Another of the best apps and games of the year Hyper Light Drifter, a game full of action that also features a beautiful setting and a very active gameplay, reminding the classic action and adventure in 16-bit.
The game is available for download from the App Store for both iPhone and iPad. You can also find it on Steam, where you can buy it to play on your Mac.
8. Best Mac Game: GRIS
This game that mixes puzzle elements with extremely satisfying platform, both for playing and for appreciating your art – not least has been nominated for a number of artistic direction awards, including the The Game Awards 2019, a kind of "Oscar of video games".
His captivating story explores elements such as hope, loss and the victory of being able to rebuild a life after countless losses, but without involving any kind of violence. To download it, go to the Mac App Store.
9. Best Apple TV Game: Wonder Boy: The Dragons Trap
We also have this game on Apple's selection of the best apps and games of the year. It is a remake of the game inspired by the classic series of games of the same name, released in the 1980s for Sega consoles.
It's quite similar to the original, but it's still worth playing, considering that both the animation and the soundtrack have been redone from scratch, resulting in a better experience. To download it on your Apple TV, head to the store.
10. Game Trends of the Year: Reimagined Classics
This year, developers preferred a slightly different way of innovating, by remaking classic games and rethinking them, using the latest technologies to try and improve them, ensuring greater quality and depth.
Titles like Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World, Minecraft Earth, Pokmon Masters and Assassins Creed Rebellion are not just tributes or mere remakes, but original games that have given new life to the biggest franchises in gaming history.
11. Best Apple Arcade Game: Sayonara Wild Hearts
This is the first year this category has been on the list of the best apps and games of the year, as this platform has recently been released, adding to the Apple product ecosystem.
This title was nominated for several awards, such as best mobile game, best art direction and best soundtrack, whose premise sword duels with characters mounted on motorcycles. To see more about it, go to the App Store.
What do you think about Apple's selection of the best apps and games of the year 2019?
Leave a comment if you were already using any of these great apps or playing any of the wonderful games included here, plus commenting if you think you had any better options that Apple didn't consider.