The Best Apps and Games for iPhone in 2019

With 2019 coming to an end, that means we’ll start seeing all sorts of lists. If you’re looking for the best iPhone apps and games of 2019, then look no further than the source. Apple posted their list of the best in their newsroom.

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“Developers around the world inspire us all with innovative apps that have the power to influence culture and change our lives, and this year is as true as ever,” says Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Apple. “The 2019 App Store Best Apps and Games winners reflect our global desire for connection, creativity and fun. We are excited to announce such a diverse group of 2019 App Store winners, showing that great design and creativity comes from developers large and small, and from every corner of the world.”

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Leading out the group of bests apps is Spectre Camera, from Lux Optics. The AI-powered app was named the best iPhone App of the Year for its ability to “let anyone take stunning long-exposure photos.” Claiming the iPad App of the Year is Moleskine’s Flow by Moleskine. The app lets you draw and sketch with pencils and markers that closely mimic the real thing. The Mac App of the Year went to Affinity Publisher from Serif Labs, which makes “pro-level design accessible to everyone.” You can use Affinity to create everything from coffee table books to flyers. For entertainment on the Apple TV, you’ll want to turn to The Explorers from The Explorers Network, where a community of explorers, artists, and scientists are creating a “visual inventory” of the natural world.

Of course, what you’re really interested in was who took honors as the best game. For the iPhone that was Sky: Children of Light from that game company. Hyper Light Drifter by Abylight S.L. won iPad Game of the Year, while GRIS from Devolver and Nomada Studio won Mac Game of the Year. Finally, Apple TV’s Game of the Year was Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap by DotEmu.

The list reports of plenty of other apps, but these were the top winners according to Apple, who just might know a thing or two about the best apps and games for Apple in 2019.

Check out the full list of the most downloaded Apple apps in 2019 below:

Top 10 Free iPhone Apps in 2019

  1. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. TikTok – Make Your Day
  5. Messenger
  6. Gmail – Email by Google
  7. Netflix
  8. Facebook
  9. Google Maps – Transit & Food
  10. Amazon – Shopping made easy

Top 10 Paid iPhone Apps in 2019

  1. Facetune
  2. HotSchedules
  3. Dark Sky Weather
  4. The Wonder Weeks
  5. AutoSleep Tracker for Watch
  6. TouchRetouch
  7. Afterlight – Photo Editor
  8. Procreate Pocket
  9. Sky Guide
  10. Toca Hair Salon 3

Top 10 Free iPad Apps in 2019

  1. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  2. Netflix
  3. Amazon Prime Video
  4. Google Chrome
  5. Hulu: Watch TV Shows & Movies
  6. Messenger
  7. Gmail – Email by Google
  8. Facebook
  9. TikTok – Make Your Day
  10. Calculator

Top 10 Paid iPad Apps in 2019

  1. Procreate
  2. Notability
  3. GoodNotes 5
  4. Duet Display
  5. Toca Hair Salon 3
  6. Toca Life: Neighborhood
  7. XtraMath
  8. PDF Expert 7: PDF Editor
  9. LumaFusion
  10. Affinity Designer

Top 10 Free iPhone Games in 2019

  1. Mario Kart Tour
  2. Color Bump 3D
  3. aquapark.io
  4. Call of Duty: Mobile
  5. BitLife – Life Simulator
  6. Polysphere – art of puzzle
  7. Wordscapes
  8. Fortnite
  9. Roller Splat!
  10. AMAZE!!

Top 10 Paid iPhone Games in 2019

  1. Minecraft
  2. Heads Up!
  3. Plague Inc.
  4. Bloons TD 6
  5. Geometry Dash
  6. Rebel Inc.
  7. The Game of Life
  8. Stardew Valley
  9. Bloons TD 5
  10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Top 10 Free iPad Games in 2019

  1. Roblox
  2. aquapark.io
  3. Paper.io 2
  4. Color Bump 3D
  5. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game
  6. Fortnite
  7. Polysphere – art of puzzle
  8. Wordscapes
  9. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush
  10. Helix Jump

Top Paid iPad Games in 2019

  1. Minecraft
  2. Geometry Dash
  3. Bloons TD 6
  4. Plague Inc.
  5. Amazing Frog?
  6. Stardew Valley
  7. The Game of Life
  8. Heads Up!
  9. Terraria
  10. Bendy and the Ink Machine

Check out the full list of top Apple Apps in 2019 here and the full list of top Apple Games in 2019 here.