Apple just announced their App Store Best of 2020 winners.  The list recognizes 15 apps and games that have proven to be essential for making life easier, healthier, and more connected this year. Notable for their high quality, creative design, usability, and innovative technology, these apps and games are equally celebrated for their positive cultural impact, helpfulness, and importance.
Best Apps of 2020

iPhone App of the Year: Wakeout!, developed by Andres Canella.

iPad App of the Year: Zoom

Mac App of the Year: Fantastical, developed by Flexibits

Apple TV App of the Year: Disney+

Apple Watch App of the Year: Endel

Sneaky Sasquatch, RAC7 (Canada)


iPhone Game of the Year: “Genshin Impact,” from miHoYo

iPad Game of the Year: “Legends of Runeterra,” from Riot Games

Mac Game of the Year: “Disco Elysium,” from ZA/UM

Apple TV Game of the Year: “Dandara Trials of Fear,” from Raw Fury

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sneaky Sasquatch,” from RAC7 🇨🇦

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

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

App Trend of the Year: “Pokémon GO,” for reinventing the way we play, from Niantic

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

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

COVID Alert App Health Canada

The most downloaded apps and games of the year in Canada

Top Free iPhone Apps
1. ZOOM Cloud Meetings
2. TikTok
3. Disney+
4. Instagram
5. YouTube
6. Messenger
7. Microsoft Teams
8. COVID Alert 🇨🇦
9. WhatsApp Messenger
10. Facebook

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Top Paid iPhone Apps
1. TouchRetouch
2. Procreate Pocket
3. AutoSleep Track Sleep
4. The Wonder Weeks
5. Forest — Stay focused
6. Facetune
7. Sky Guide
8. Go Snowmobiling Ontario 2019 🇨🇦
9. SkyView
10. iMotoneige 🇨🇦

Top Free iPhone Games
1. Among Us!
2. Brain Out
3. Call of Duty: Mobile
4. Subway Surfers
5. Woodturning 3D
6. Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles
7. Roblox
8. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Games
9. Ink Inc. — Tattoo Drawing
10. Mario Kart Tour


Top Paid iPhone Games
1. Minecraft
2. Plague Inc.
3. Heads Up! — Trivia on the go
4. Monopoly
5. Bloons TD 6
6. Geometry Dash
7. True Skate
8. The Game of Life
9. Stardew Valley
10. NBA 2K20

TikTok Balmain

Top Free iPad Apps
1. ZOOM Cloud Meetings
2. Disney+
3. Netflix
4. YouTube
5. Google Chrome
6. Amazon Prime Video
7. TikTok
8. Microsoft Teams
9. Messenger
10. Google Meet


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 Life: Neighborhood
9. Affinity Photo
10. Toca Life: Hospital


Top Free iPad Games
1. Among Us!
2. Roblox
3. Brain Out
4. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
5. Ink Inc. — Tattoo Drawing
6. Fishdom
7. Homescapes
8. Brain Test: Tricky Puzzles
9. Dancing Road: Color Ball Run!
10. Save The Girl!

Top Paid iPad Games
1. Minecraft
2. Plague Inc.
3. Bloons TD 6
4. Geometry Dash
5. Monopoly
6. Stardew Valley
7. The Game of Life
8. Terraria
9. Five Nights at Freddy’s
10. The House of Da Vinci 2

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Top Apple Arcade Games
1. Sonic Racing
2. Skate City 🇨🇦
3. PAC-MAN Party Royale
4. Hot Lava 🇨🇦
5. Sneaky Sasquatch 🇨🇦
6. Oceanhorn 2
7. SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit
9. LEGO Brawls
10. Outlanders

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