Apple presents App Store Best of 2020 winners

Apple today presented its App Store Best of 2020 winners, recognizing 15 apps and games that proved to be essential for making life easier, healthier, and more connected this year. Notable for their high quality, creative design, usability, and innovative technology, these apps and games are equally celebrated for their positive cultural impact, helpfulness, and importance.

This year, more than ever before, some of our most creative and connected moments happened in apps. This was thanks to the amazing work of developers who introduced fresh, helpful app experiences throughout the year. Around the world, we saw remarkable efforts from so many developers, and these Best of 2020 winners are 15 outstanding examples of that innovation. From helping us stay fit and mindful, to keeping our children’s education on track, to helping fight hunger, their impact was meaningful to so many of us.

Phil Schiller, Apple Fellow
Fifteen exceptional developers received the first-ever physical App Store Best of 2020 award

Best Apps of 2020

iPhone App of the Year: Wakeout!, developed by Andres Canella.

iPad App of the Year: Zoom.

Mac App of the Year: Fantastical, developed by Flexibits. 

Apple TV App of the Year: Disney+. 

Apple Watch App of the Year: Endel.

Best Games of 2020

iPhone Game of the Year: “Genshin Impact,” from miHoYo.

iPad Game of the Year: “Legends of Runeterra,” from Riot Games.

Mac Game of the Year: “Disco Elysium,” from ZA/UM.

Apple TV Game of the Year: “Dandara Trials of Fear,” from Raw Fury.

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sneaky Sasquatch,” from RAC7.

App Trends of 2020

App Trend of the Year: Shine, for helping users practice self care.

App Trend of the Year: Caribu, for connecting families to loved ones.

App Trend of the Year: “Pokémon GO,” for reinventing the way we play, from Niantic.

App Trend of the Year: ShareTheMeal, for helping users make a difference.

App Trend of the Year: Explain Everything Whiteboard, for helping bring remote classrooms to life.

December 2, 12:15AM ET: Updated to include Tweet from Tim Cook

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Jaeden
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