Do you own an iPhone, MacBook or iPad? Apple reveals 10 apps you must try now
The best and most popular apps of 2022 have just been revealed by Apple, and if you’re looking for something new to download on your iPhone, Mac or iPad, it’s worth checking out this list of top picks. Apple says this year’s winners include developers from around the world whose apps and games were selected by the global App Store editorial team for delivering exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design and positive cultural impact.
Grabbing the gong for best iPhone app is BeReal from the team at BeReal. This app shakes up social media by ditching fake filters and giving you random times of the day to take photos and post, giving friends a more realistic view of your life.
If you own an iPad, Apple thinks GoodNotes 5 is your best bet with this application that helps you jot down ideas, mark up PDFs, and even transform your hand-drawn shapes into geometrically perfect ones.
Mac App of the Year went to MacFamilyTree 10, which offers a wide range of options for capturing and visualizing your family history.
Other apps that won awards in 2022 include Gentler Streak – which helps Apple Watch users reach their fitness goals – as well as games such as Apex Legends Mobile and Wylde Flowers.
“It’s an honor to recognize the achievements of this year’s App Store Award winners, who reimagined our experiences with apps through 2022 with fresh, thoughtful and genuine perspectives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“From self-taught solo creators to international teams around the world, these developers are making a meaningful impact that represents the ways apps and games continue to drive culture, leaving a seismic impact on our communities and lives.”
App Store Award 2022 winners
iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, from BeReal.
iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5, from Time Base Technology Limited.
Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, from Synium Software GmbH.
Apple TV App of the Year: ViX: Cine y TV en Español, from TelevisaUnivision Interactive, Inc.
Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak, from Gentler Stories LLC.
iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile, from Electronic Arts.
iPad Game of the Year: Moncage, from XD Network Inc.
Mac Game of the Year: Encryption, from Devolver.
Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo, from HandyGames.
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers, of Studio Drydock Pty Ltd.