Apple Design Award Finalists Revealed Ahead of WWDC 2021

WWDC 2021 kicks off in six days, and ahead of time, Apple has announced the 36 finalists for this year's Apple Design Awards. The awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design.

apple design awards finalists 2021
The complete list of finalists:

- 1Password
- A Monster's Expedition
- Alba
- HoloVista
- Me: A Kid's Diary by Tinybop
- Voice Dream Reader

Delight and Fun
- Little Orpheus
- Pok Pok Playroom
- Poolside FM
- RakugakiAR
- South of the Circle
- Wonderbox

- Bird Alone
- CARROT Weather
- Craft
- Nova
- Sp!ng
- Wonderbox

Social Impact
- Alba
- Attentat 1942
- Be My Eyes
- Brief
- If Found…
- Klima

Visuals and Graphics
- Beyond a Steel Sky
- Genshin Impact
- Little Orpheus
- Loóna
- Mission to Mars AR
- (Not Boring) Weather

- Bird Alone
- Blind Drive
- LoL: Wild Rift
- Museum Alive
- NaadSadhana
- Universe

Apple will announce the winners of this year's Apple Design Awards on Thursday, June 10 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time. The awards show will be streamed via the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website.

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moabal Avatar
41 months ago
1Password is the best $36 I spend each year. Well deserved!
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Apple_Robert Avatar
41 months ago

What do you use instead of 1Password?
I use Strongbox, which has most, if not all of the bells and whistles 1Password does. I also use Bitwarden (as a backup).
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MysticCow Avatar
41 months ago
I wonder if Fortnite made the finalist--OH WAIT...
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41 months ago
It would be really helpful if MacRumors linked to these apps directly...

[EDIT] They did it! Thanks!
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Unggoy Murderer Avatar
41 months ago
Nova by the esteemed Panic definitely deserve such a recognition - the app is absolutely fantastic.
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moabal Avatar
41 months ago

I bought a 6 months subscription when it was on sale, not gonna lie, I haven’t used it since the first day. It seemed too complicated and also I didn’t feel like manually adding all my passwords from the keychain again, which actually does what I need it to so yeah, not sure why I even bought it ?


i don’t get the „Inclusivity“ category, what does 1Password and the cute game Alba have in common?
Setting up any password managers in the beginning is a pain. But once you got it up and running it makes life a lot easier.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)