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Apple’s Annual App Awards 2020 Reveals The Apps We Are Most Dependent On

The prominent names at Apple’s annual app awards 2020 were not surprising; given the pandemic year and that most people needed video conferencing apps to collaborate and keep in touch. The company’s app store division celebrated “15 of the amazing apps and games that inspired the world in 2020”.


Apple also introduced a new series of awards based on what it calls ‘helpfulness’. Here’s a list of the winners at Apple’s app awards.


— iPhone App of the Year: Wakeout

— iPhone Game of the Year: Genshin Impact

— App Trend of the Year: Pokémon Go for reinventing the way we play

— iPad App of the Year: Zoom

— iPad Game of the Year: Legends of Runeterra

— Mac App of the Year: Fantastical

— Mac Game of the Year: Disco Elysium

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

— Apple TV App of the Year: Disney Plus

— Apple TV Game of the Year: Dandara: Trials of Fear

— App Trend of the Year: Shine for helping users practice self-care

— Apple Watch App of the Year: Endel

— Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Sneaky Sasquatch

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

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

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Asides Apple’s annual app awards, the most popular apps on the Apple store give an idea of what the year has been like and what most folks did with their devices. The top apps are in categories of free and paid and they include;

Top free iPhone apps

1. Zoom

2. TikTok

3. Disney Plus

4. YouTube

5. Instagram

6. Facebook

7. Snapchat

8. Messenger

9. Gmail

10. Cash App

Top paid iPhone apps

1. TouchRetouch

2. Procreate Pocket

3. Dark Sky Weather

4. Facetune

5. HotSchedules

6. AutoSleep Track Sleep

7. The Wonder Weeks

8. SkyView

9. Shadowrocket

10. Sky Guide

Top free iPhone games

1. Among Us

2. Call of Duty: Mobile

3. Roblox

4. Subway Surfers

5. Ink Inc.

6. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game

7. Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles

8. Brain Out

9. Coin Master

10. Cube Surfer

Top paid iPhone games

1. Minecraft

2. Plague Inc.

3. Heads Up

4. Monopoly

5. Bloons TD6

6. Geometry Dash

7. NBA 2K20

8. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

9. The Game of Life

10. True Skate

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Top free iPad apps

1. Zoom

2. Disney Plus

3. YouTube

4. Netflix

5. Google Chrome

6. TikTok

7. Amazon Prime Video

8. Gmail

9. Hulu

10. Google Classroom

Top paid iPad apps

1. Procreate

2. GoodNotes 5

3. Notability

4. Duet Display

5. Teach Your Monster

6. LumaFusion

7. Affinity Designer

8. Toca Hair Salon 3

9: Toca Life: Hospital

10. Toca Kitchen 2

Top free iPad games

1. Among Us

2. Roblox

3. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game

4. Ink Inc.

5. Call of Duty: Mobile

6. Subway Surfers

7. Dancing Road: Color Ball Run

8. Tiles Hop: EDM Rush

9. Mario Kart Tour

10. Save The Girl

Top paid iPad games

1. Minecraft

2. Monopoly

3. Bloons TD 6

4. Plague Inc.

5. Geometry Dash

6. The Game of Life

7. Five Nights at Freddy’s

8. Human: Fall Flat

9. Stardew Valley

10. Terraria

Top Arcade games

1. Sneaky Sasquatch

2. Hot Lava

3. Skate City

4. Sonic Racing

5. Pac-Man Party Royale

6. SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit

7. Oceanhorn 2

8. Crossy Road Castle

9. What the Golf?

10. Lego Brawls



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