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Apps of the year: Apple selects its faves from 2018

As 2018 comes towards its end, Apple’s editors have picked out their very favorite apps and games from the past year.

It also picked up on the top trends of the past twelve months, noting that self-care apps and Battle Royale-style gaming were the most prominent genres on the App Store.

Read on for links to all of the top picks – we bet there are some gems here that you missed throughout the year.

iPhone App of the YearProcreate Pocket

iPhone Game of the YearDonut County

iPad App of the YearFroggipedia

iPad Game of the YearGorogoa

Mac App of the YearPixelmator Pro

Mac Game of the YearThe Gardens Between

Apple TV App of the YearSweat

Apple TV Game of the YearAlto’s Odyssey

Beyond these hand-picked favorites, it’s also interesting to check out the popularity charts to see the top apps and top games of the year as ranked by downloads – and if you have an Apple Watch, you can see Apple’s favorite Watch apps of the year here.