BEST OF 2019

The best apps and games of 2019

Tap to see all the winning titles.

The search for the year’s best apps and games began with a global call to action: App Store editors around the world combed through new releases to find those that were the most beautiful, culturally interesting and fun.

Then we argued. A lot.

The winners stopped us in our tracks. They helped us create, encouraged us to explore and unleashed new ways of working, playing and doodling.

So it’s with great pleasure that we share our picks for the very best the App Store had to offer in 2019. We hope you enjoy making them a part of your life as much as we have.

iPhone App of the Year
Spectre Camera


Why we love it: This AI-powered photo app magically captures the beauty of motion.

    Spectre Camera

    Brilliant Long Exposures

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iPhone Game of the Year
Sky: Children of the Light


Why we love it: Few games convey the thrill of discovery, flight and collaboration like this groundbreaking title.

    Sky: Children of the Light

    Fly with Friends

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iPad App of the Year
Flow by Moleskine


Why we love it: The elegance of the iconic Moleskine notebook, now in digital form.

    Flow by Moleskine Studio

    Sketch. Think. Create.

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iPad Game of the Year
Hyper Light Drifter


Why we love it: Dazzling and action-packed, this game reimagines classic 16-bit adventure games.

    Hyper Light Drifter

    Explore a mysterious world

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Mac App of the Year
Affinity Publisher


Why we love it: This powerful and affordable app obliterates graphic design’s bar to entry.

    Affinity Publisher

    Pro Desktop Publishing

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Mac Game of the Year
GRIS


Why we love it: This satisfying puzzle-platformer explores piecing a life back together after a tragic loss.

    GRIS

    Games

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Apple TV App of the Year
The Explorers


Why we love it: Tour the planet in stunning 4K video and photography with this gorgeous “visual inventory” of the natural world.

    The Explorers

    The planet in photos & videos

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Apple TV Game of the Year
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap


Why we love it: The beloved game from the ’80s gets a reboot with hand-drawn animation and a re-orchestrated soundtrack.

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

    The cult classic returns!

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