Apple announces the Best of 2018; Indian app wins iPad app of the year honour

Apple Best of 2018

he year 2018 is coming to an end and ahead of the year end, Apple has announced its ‘Best of 2018’- its annual list which details the best content available on the App Store and iTunes across devices including the iPhone, iPad, Mac and the Apple TV. The list includes everything from apps to games, from movies to music and books to podcasts.

As the tradition goes, while the company announces the top trends across devices, it also announces a list of apps across categories that its editors consider worth highlighting and represent the best of what the year had to offer. This year, Apple’s editors awarded iPad App of Year honour to and app by an Indian software company.

Froggipedia is an augmented reality based educational app developed by India-based Designmate that allows users to observe the life-cycle of a frog and dissect and observe the complex structure of its internal organs without having to touch a frog or lift a scalpel in real life. The app helps kids to test their knowledge of the amphibian using simple fun quiz at the end of the session.

However, Froggipedia is not the only cool (and popular) app in Apple’s 2018 list. Here’s a list of the top apps and games that the company has to offer:

Best Apps of the Year

App Trend of the Year: Self-care
Game Trend of the Year: Battle Royale-style gaming
iPhone App of the Year: Procreate Pocket
iPhone Game of the Year: Donut County
iPad App of the Year: Froggipedia
iPad Game of the Year: Gorogoa
Mac App of the Year: Pixelmator Pro
Mac Game of the Year: The Gardens Between
Apple TV App of the Year: Sweat
Apple TV Game of the Year: Alto’s Odyssey

Top Free Apps – Charts

1. WhatsApp Messenger
2. YouTube
3. Facebook
4. Instagram
5. Facebook Messenger
6. SHAREit
7. Google Maps
8. Paytm
9. TikTok
10. Hotstar

Top Paid Apps – Charts

1. DSLR Camera
2. CamScanner
3. CamToPlan PRO
4. Kirakira+
5. My Contacts Backup Pro
6. Geekbench 4
7. Pixomatic Photo Editor
8. iScanner
9. Sense
10. Fitness Buddy+ Gym Workout Log

Top Free Games – Charts

1. PUBG Mobile
2. Ludo King
3. Sniper 3D: Fun Battle Shooting
4. Candy Crush Saga
5. Snake Vs Block
6. Dream11 Fantasy Sports
7. 8 Ball Pool
8. Subway Surfers
9. Word Link – Word Puzzle Game
10. Knife Hit

Top Paid Games – Charts

1. Hitman Sniper
2. Assassin’s Creed Identity
3. Can Knockdown 2
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andrea
5. Driving Zone 2
7. F1 2016
8. Minecraft
9. Monument Valley 2
10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Besides these, Apple, in its annual list, also included apps for its Apple Watch that impressed its editors.

Favourite Watch Apps of the Year

1. WaterMinder
2. App in the Air
3. CARROT Weather
4. Just Press Record
5. Swing Tennis Tracker
6. Lifesum: Diert & Marco Tracker
7. 10% Happier: Meditation
8. Overcast
9. Fun Golf GPS
10. Slopes