Best iOS Apps of 2018

The immense increase in computing power of smartphones has been led by Apple thanks to its stellar line of A Series processors. However, Qualcomm and other SopC manufacturers have not been slouching off either. Thanks to that we have seen a plethora of excellent apps this year – in many cases, both iOS Apps and Android Apps.

In gaming there have been the cutting-edge series such as Fortnite, PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends Bang Bang. Yet the excellence has extended to other areas as well, such as health, entertainment and more.

Best iOS 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

Special mention needs to be made for Apple music and there is also a list of artists who Apple considers the ‘very best of 2018’. Artists of the year is Drake and country’s Kasey Musgraves scores Album of the Year for her dynamic Golden Hour.

Best Music of the Year

  • Artist of the Year: Drake
  • Breakout Artist of the Year: Juice WRLD
  • Song of the Year: I Like It – Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny & J. Balvin
  • Album of the Year: Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

This year’s movies and TV shows have been a vibrant rapture of different genres and topics that include almost everything from the stoic documentaries to thrilling drama, horror and action. “Black Panther” and “Killing Eve” top the movie lists and have won acclaim from both fans and critics alike.

Best Movies of 2018 on Apple TV and iTunes

  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Eighth Grade
  • Green Book
  • Hereditary
  • Incredibles 2
  • Minding the Gap
  • A Star is Born
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor

In 2018, Apple Books was reintroduced with a rearranged look trying to make it easier for iPhone and iPad users navigate. With that, Apple is celebrating works from a diverse group of authors, including Tommy Orange’s debut There There; Tayari Jones’s American Marriage that is both the Book and Audiobook of the Year; and Rachel Hollis’s Girl, Wash Your Face.

Politics dominated the US charts this year with Fire and Fury, Fear and A Higher Loyalty all appearing in the top 10 best-selling nonfiction books. On the fiction front, readers remain rabid for books adapted for the screen, including Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects.

  • Book of the Year: American Marriage
  • Best Nonfiction: The Library Book
  • Best Mystery: The Witch Elm
  • Best Thriller: Light It Up
  • Best Bio/Memoir: Educated
  • Best Romance: Too Wilde to Wed
  • Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Spinning Silver
  • Best Feel-Good Fiction: When Life Gives You Lululemons
  • Best Literary Fiction: There There
  • Best Young Reader Book: Harbor Me
  • Best Audiobooks of the Year
  • Audiobook of the Year: American Marriage
  • Best Nonfiction: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
  • Best Mystery: Something in the Water
  • Best Thriller: Long Road to Mercy
  • Best Bio/Memoir: Becoming
  • Best Business Audiobook: Dare to Lead
  • Best Health, Mind, Body: Girl, Wash Your Face
  • Best Family Audiobook: Rebound
  • Best Humor: Calypso
  • Best Historical Fiction: The Great Alone