For more than a decade now, Apple has set aside time at the end of the year to recognise the best and most important apps and games in the App Store, and the developers behind them.
With so much innovation and creativity in the App Store around the world, choosing just a few apps and games is no easy task.
That’s why this year, the company is especially proud to honour the outstanding winners and finalists. Congratulations to them all!
Best Apps 2023
iPhone App of the Year
AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run
AllTrails is an app for hikers, cyclists, climbers and anyone who loves the outdoors.
iPad app of the year
Prêt-à-Makeup is a digital face chart pad with unlimited pages and all the tools you need to create beautiful and realistic looks on your device.
Mac app of the year
Photomator – Photo Editor
Photomator is a powerful photo editing software that offers incredible tools to enhance, retouch and manage your photos. It includes an extensive collection of advanced colour settings, automatic selections based on artificial intelligence, powerful batch editing features, Clone and Repair tools to remove unwanted objects and much more. Simply put, it has everything you need to make every shot the best it can be.
Apple Watch app of the year
SmartGym: Gym & Home Workouts
SmartGym aims to focus on some specific tasks and realise them better than any other app on the market. Keeping track of your routes, history and body measurements is now very easy. And of course, with a great app for Apple Watch, so you don’t even need your phone during your workout.
Apple TV app of the year
MUBI: Stream Great Cinema
Discover great films, from iconic directors or emerging artists. From around the world. Each film has been carefully selected by MUBI’s curators. Watch or download great films anytime. On any screen or device, anywhere.
Game of the Year 2023
Best iPhone Game
Honkai: Star Rail
The best game for iPad
Lost in Play
Best Mac Game
Lies of P
Apps with the greatest cultural impact
Pok Pok | Montessori Preschool
Too Good To Go: End Food Waste
Trend of the Year
Apple App Store editors have identified “generative AI” as the trend of the year in 2023.
Apps are a reflection of culture, and in 2023, generative AI captured the collective imagination of users with its evolution unfolding in real time. During the year, apps began integrating artificial intelligence in a variety of ways. While many features are still in their infancy, they have given users the opportunity to see the technology in action and draw their own conclusions about the benefits and risks.
A collection of apps with generative AI that “exemplify the trend of the year” can be found on the App Store.
App Store Awards 2022 winners you can find here.
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