App Store Awards celebrate the best apps and games of 2022

App Store Awards celebrate the best apps and games of 2022


29 November 2022

As the year draws to a close, Apple took the opportunity to take a look back at what happened this year and highlight the top apps of 2022 for all of its devices and services. According to the company's CEO, the selections were made this year with the aim of bringing to the fore applications and games with fresh ideas, original perspective and deep thinking.

It's no coincidence that the top iPhone app was BeReal, the up-and-coming social network that already has more than 56 million downloads and is said to have the potential to surpass even the TikTok phenomenon. For the iPad, they singled out the GoodNotes 5 application, which brings a very fresh and different implementation of a notebook, while for the Mac, MacFamilyTree took first place for anyone who wants to create their family tree, and even with the possibility of collaboration with other family members.

Here are all the winners and lists of the most popular apps and games on the App Store for 2022.

Top Apps

  • Best for iPhone - BeReal
  • Best for iPad - GoodNotes 5
  • Best for Mac - MacFamilyTree 10
  • Best for Apple TV - Vix
  • Best for Apple Watch - Gentler Streak

Top Games

  • Best game for iPhone - Apex Legends Mobile
  • Best game for iPad - Montage
  • Best game for Mac - Inscription
  • Best game for Apple TV - El Hilo
  • Best game for Apple Arcade - Wylde Flowers

Top Free Apps

  • TikTok
  • YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  • WhatsApp
  • Instagram
  • Google Maps
  • Google Search
  • Gmail – Email by Google
  • BeReal
  • Facebook
  • Cash App

Top Paid Apps

  • Procreate Pocket
  • HotSchedules
  • The Wonder Weeks
  • Shadowrocket
  • 75 Hard
  • AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
  • TouchRetouch
  • FILCA – SLR Film Camera
  • SkyView
  • My Macros+ | Diet & Calories

Top Free Games

  • Wordle!
  • Subway Surfers
  • Roblox
  • Stumble Guys
  • Coloring Match
  • Count Masters: Crowd Runner 3D
  • Fishdom
  • Call of Duty®: Mobile
  • Parking Jam 3D
  • Text or Die

Top Paid Games

  • Minecraft
  • Heads Up!
  • Bloons TD 6
  • Geometry Dash
  • Monopoly – Classic Board Game
  • My Child Lebensborn
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Plague Inc.
  • Rovio Classics: AB
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 2

Top Apple Arcade Games

  • NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Angry Birds Reloaded
  • Sneaky Sasquatch
  • Cooking Mama: Cuisine!
  • Bloons TD 6+
  • Skate City
  • Warped Kart Racers
  • Solitaire by MobilityWare+
  • LEGO® Star Wars™: Castaways
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