Each year both Apple and Google release their best apps of the year. They recently released their best apps for 2018. Find out which apps ranked the highest and who took home the honors.
With the award winners finally announced – some of these apps won’t be a surprise as they have made some waves in the app marketplace this year.
You may already have a couple already installed on your smart phone.
We’ll begin by sharing the Google Play Store app winners.
The winners run the gamut from learning apps to gaming apps.
You can find the full list of winners on the Google Play website here.
However, we found a great Google Play Store Awards recap article courtesy of The Sun UK and Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor.
You can read his original article here or read his recap below:
WE’RE ‘APPY: Best Android apps and games REVEALED at Google Play Awards 2018 – here are the winners
GOOGLE has revealed the best apps available on Android phones and tablets for 2018.
The results of the annual Google Play Awards are in, and we’ve rounded up the winners for all the best categories – so you know which apps you need to download right away.
It’s also worth remembering that many of these apps will also be available for iPhone users on the App Store, so Apple fans don’t have to miss out either.
This year, the awards were split into two main section.
And there’s also a User’s Choice Awards this year, which is based on user votes.
Google’s Best App of 2018 is Drops: Learn 31 new languages (download here).
As the name suggests, this hugely popular (and well-reviewed) app helps you learn new languages.
The “fan favorite” choice was the official Reddit app (download here), which is a popular app version of the enormously successful Reddit online forum.
And the “fan favorite” game was PUBG, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (download here), a graphically impressive shooter that plays like Fortnite.
Here are Google’s five top apps for a selection of other Google Play Store categories.
- VIMAGE – cinemagraph creator & life photo animator (download now)
- No.Draw – Colours by Number 2018 (download now)
- Neverthink: The TV of the Internet (download now)
- Tik Tok – including musical.ly (download now)
- Scout FM – Podcast Radio (download now)
Best Self Improvement:
- Mimo: Learn to Code (download now)
- Drops: Learn 31 new languages (download now)
- 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (download now)
- Keep Trainer – Workout Trainer & Fitness Coach (download now)
- MasterClass: Learn How To Cook, Sing, Act and More (download now)
Best Daily Helper:
- Tasty (download now)
- Otter Voice Notes (download now)
- Canva (download now)
- Notion – Notes, Tasks, Wikis (download now)
- Woebot (download now)
Best Hidden Gems:
- Luci – Lucid Dream Journal (download now)
- Just a Line – Draw Anywhere, with AR (download now)
- Unfold (download now)
- Learn Spanish with Lirica: Music Language Learning (download now)
- Slowly (download now)
Article courtesy of The Sun UK and Sean Keach, Digital Technology and Science Editor.
Apple iOS: Best Apps of 2018
Let us not forget about Apple iOS and their list of the best apps of 2018.
As Sean mentioned in his article, many of the above listed apps are also available on the Apple App Store.
However, did they also make Apple’s cut when they determined their best apps of 2018?
You can check out the full list of awards from Apple’s Developers here, or you can read their article below:
Apps of the Year
Games of the Year
Trends of the Year
Article courtesy of Apple Developers.
Best of 2018 Final Thoughts
Do you agree with their list of award winners?
Are there any apps you love, but they didn’t make the list?
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