Find out which are the best apps and games recommended by Apple itself!
Every year, Apple celebrates an award of its own, announcing best apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac and their other products and services. The winners were announced on December 2, through the official Apple website, just as it happened at the Apple Music Awards.
The separate award in the categories “best apps" and "best games“, With a prize for each device or service. This year, for example, we had the debut of the category “best game for the Apple Arcade“, Game subscription service.
The choice made by the editorial team of App Store, which also post a list of the most downloaded apps and games during the year on the Apple.
To celebrate the occasion, Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of global marketing, stated.
Developers around the world inspire us with innovative apps that can influence culture and change our lives, and this year this statement is more true than ever. The winners of the App Store 2019 Best Apps and Games award reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and fun. ”
We are excited to announce a very diverse group among the 2019 App Store winners, showing that great design and creativity comes from both large and small developers, and from any corner of the world. We congratulate all the winners and thank them for making 2019 the best year for the App Store. ”
Check below what were the best games and apps launched into the ecosystem of products and services Apple.
Best apps of 2019
Best iPhone app of the year – Specter Camera (Lux Optics)
Focused on the use of artificial intelligence, the Specter Camera It is a camera application capable of detecting and optimizing your photos according to the scenario where you are. That is, it saves editing time by removing unwanted elements or adjusting camera settings to capture what you need.
For example, in crowded locations, the app will automatically delete the crowd, focusing on the object you want to capture. In scenarios such as rivers and waterfalls, it will automatically adjust to capture the flow of water.
The application also allows you to create live photos and detects when using trips. It also uses AI to stabilize photos and machine learning to adapt to the way it uses its iPhone to capture images.
Did you like the app? See our full Specter Camera review!
Best iPad app of the year – Flow by Moleskine
O Flow It is the ideal application for those who are used to doodling ideas and project sketches in brand notebooks. What makes this app stand out is its compatibility with Apple Pencil, making the experience as similar as possible to writing in the notebook.
Download Flow on the App Store.
Best Mac app of the year – Affinity Publisher (Serif Labs)
O Affinity Publisher it was created for professional designers, but with the aim of being an accessible platform for anyone interested in becoming professional.
It brings tools that enable all types of work, be it a graphic product for printing or parts for social media, for example.
See more about the category's winning app on the Mac's App Store.
Best Apple TV app of the year – The Explorers
Created by the homonymous stadium, the The Explorers an app developed with the exploration community in mind. In addition to the explorers themselves, scientists and artists can use the app to work on a kind of “visual stock” in the natural world.
If you are not an explorer, but are curious about the natural world, you can use the app to check the records made around the globe.
Are you curious? Download the application to your Apple TV.
Trend of the year in apps – simplifying storytelling
In addition to the applications themselves, Apple also highlights the trends that dominated the year. In 2019 the technique of telling stories was the big trend.
There was no lack of apps to produce content in different ways. Applications like Canva: Stories & Video Maker, Wattpad and Anchor FM allow you to create all types of content, whether in image, audio or video.
Best games of 2019
Best iPhone Game of the Year – Sky: Children of the Light (thatgamecompany)
Developed by the same company as the acclaimed Journey, Sky: Children of the Light repeats some of the iconic features of the game that marked the arrival of thatgamecompany in the games market.
Among them, incredible art direction and exuberant scenery, which invite you to explore every corner. Social functions are also present, allowing you to share the trip with other players online.
The title is available for iPhone and the Apple Arcade service. It is worth mentioning that it was nominated as the best mobile game at The Game Awards 2019.
Best iPad game of the year – Hyper Light Drifter (Abylight S.L.)
Unlike the previous game, Hyper Light Drifter stuffed with steel and a tribute to games of the genre in the 8 and 16-bit era.
Mixing classic elements like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo, it mixes exploration and frente in just one package, adapting its controls to the iPad's touch screen.
Find out more about the game on its page on the App Store.
Best game for Mac – Gris (Devolver / Nomada Studio)
Another title that was also indicated for the The Game Awards 2019 – in category Best art direction -, Gris a platform game with puzzles with strong emotional appeal and a captivating and emotional story.
The game explores feelings like hope and remorse after a lifelong tragic loss, in addition to being considered a game without a violent approach.
Download Gris on Mac from your App Store page.
Best Apple TV game of the year – Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (DotEmu)
While Hyper Light Drifter pays homage to the games of the 80s and 90s, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap it is a remake of the classic, released on the old Sega consoles.
The title does not bring great innovations in relation to the classic, but stands out for the art and animations drawn by hand. The soundtrack was also re-orchestrated, modernizing the nice classic.
Download the title on your Apple TV through the App Store.
Best game for Apple Arcade – Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo)
Debuting the award for best apps and games in the ecosystem of Apple, Sayonara Wild Hearts one of the flagships of the subscription service Apple Arcade.
The title is also indicated to the The Game Awards 2019 in the categories of best mobile game, best art direction and best soundtrack. After all, a game with a premise as wild as sword duels on motorcycles deserves some attention.
See more about the game on the App Store.
Trend of the year in games – Classics reimagined
Innovating doesn't always have to create something new from scratch. It is also possible to develop new games reimagining classics and that was the trend of 2019, according to Apple.
New mechanics in classic franchises have been present in dozens of titles. This was seen in games like Mario Kart Tour, Pokmon Masters and Call of Duty Mobile brought new airs to established classics.
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