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Apple released its picks for the best apps of 2018: Procreate Pocket, Fortnite, and more

Best Apps of 2018

Google on Monday released its “Best of 2018” highlights for the Play store, which included PUBG and Infinity War, among many other titles across various digital content categories. Apple followed with its own Best of 2018 list for the App Store, although the iPhone maker only included apps in its annual list.

Posted on Apple’s developer portal the “best of” list includes “Apps of the Year” and “Games of the Year” awards for all its platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, as well as a “Trends of the Year” and a “Self-Care” section.

One interesting thing to note is the inclusion of Fortnite in the trends list, a game that doesn’t need any more introductions. Google wasn’t able to mention the massive phenomenon because the app isn’t available for download from the Play store. Epic Games was able to bypass Google’s subscription fees by making the game available for download as a standalone app, but that’s not something that can fly over at Apple. Also worth noting is that the trends list only lists games, or gaming-related apps.

That said, here’ are the best apps of the year, as selected by Apple:

Apps of the Year

Games of the Year

Trends of the Year


To read more about the apps and their developers, hit this link.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.