Apple Announces 2022 App Store Award Winners, Highlighting Best Apps of the Year

Apple today announced its 2022 App Store Award winners, highlighting the 16 best apps and games selected by Apple's global ‌App Store‌ editorial team.

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The top apps were chosen by Apple for their quality, innovative technology, creative design, positive cultural impact, and ability to deliver "exceptional experiences." Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

This year's App Store Award winners reimagined our experiences with apps that delivered fresh, thoughtful, and genuine perspectives. From self-taught solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact, and represent the ways in which apps and games influence our communities and lives.


  • iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, from BeReal.
  • iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5, from Time Base Technology Limited.
  • Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, from Synium Software GmbH.
  • Apple TV App of the Year: ViX, from TelevisaUnivision Interactive, Inc.
  • Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak, from Gentler Stories LLC.


Apple also highlighted five "Cultural Impact Winners," which it says "have made a lasting impact on people's lives and influenced culture." The winning apps in this category are as follows:

"This year's winners encourage users to engage more deeply with their emotions, authentically connect with others, and pay homage to their heritage and the generations that came before them while envisioning how to create a better world today," according to Apple.

Each App or Game of the Year winner will receive a physical App Store award that's modeled after the design of the ‌App Store‌ logo. Each award is created from 100 percent recycled aluminum and it has the name of the winner engraved on the side.

Top Rated Comments

vtuberalpha Avatar
26 weeks ago
I can vouch for GoodNotes, this app literally transformed my college life.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
triton100 Avatar
26 weeks ago
China game of the year? Huh? What about U.K., Spain or any other country then? I’m completely flummoxed by this?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
somnolentsurfer Avatar
26 weeks ago
China: Apple's sixth platform.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robert.Walter Avatar
26 weeks ago
I’m gonna guess Twitter didn’t make the list.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
26 weeks ago
It may be just me but 2022 has not yet ended and here we are looking at the best apps of 2022... And same goes with other annual awards given...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boyarka Avatar
26 weeks ago
*grabs poporn*

Will be a fun 2023 as far as apps go. Mostly excited what will happen with an app of certain avian nomenclature, some say it's the word - and I bet most people have already heard.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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