Apple announces Best of 2019 Apps and Games

Apple Best of 2019 Best Apps

Apple today announced its 2019 App Store Awards, here is a run-down of the winners and honorable mentions.

Best Apps

Best iPhone App of 2019


This year Apple has awarded Spectre Camera by Lux Optics for its best iPhone app award.

The app is an “AI-powered app leverages a dizzying amount of tech to let anyone take stunning long-exposure photos.”

The app, free to purchase with in apps subscription is completely AI-based, developed by the makers of the hit app, Halide another iPhone camera app.

Congurlations to the developers, two people, Ben and Sebastian who live in the SF Bay Area and “love building fantastic apps for photography.”

Best iPad App of 2019

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The best iPad app for 2019 is Flow by Moleskine, made by Moleskine is an app that enables users “Draw and sketch in this elegant digital notebook app, whose graphite pencils, chisel-tipped markers and more have been meticulously tuned to mimic the real thing.”

Using the power of iPadOS and the Apple Pencil users with the app can create collections, sketch, and more. Check it out here.

Best Mac App of 2019

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Affinity Publisher, by Serif Labs with it’s “elegant user experience and remarkably reasonable price point,” has won the Mac App of 2019.

The app retails for $34, with support for iPadOS and macOS Sidecar. You can download it here.

Best Games

iPhone Game of the Year

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Sky: Children of the Light, created by thatgamecompany has topped the list for the best iPhone game.

In the game, users embark on a journey to find a companion, with online player support and a unique take on communicating with them.

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iPad Game of the Year

This year’s iPad game is Hyper Light Drifter, curated by Abylight S.L.

The game, based on a dystopian world is a journey for users, with action, and iPadOS Metal support, the game showcases some stunning visuals. Download it here.

Mac Game of the Year

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The 2019 Mac Game of the Year is GRIS, by Nomada Studio. Apple describes the game as a “{S}atisfying puzzle-platformer is a soul-stirring work of digital art — one that explores hope, grief and the triumph of piecing a life back together after tragic loss.”

Players will help a young girl, as she lives a painful experience in life, the interface a beautiful journey will take the player alongside the young girl as she grows and sees the world in a different way.

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Sami started falling in love with Apple in 2010 with the iPhone 4S. As a registered developer, he deeply admires the world of Apple. Sami is an aspiring journalist, writer, and actor. He also has devoted his life to sharing his passion and knowledge with others around the world.