Apple Announces 2023 App Store Award Finalists

Apple today shared its 2023 App Store award finalists, highlighting standout apps chosen by the App Store editorial team. Apple has picked almost 40 apps and games to showcase across 10 different categories.

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"We are excited about the achievements of these App Store Award finalists who are helping users around the world to explore their interests in drawing, design, video editing, education, music, time management, working out, hiking, playing games, and so much more," said Phil Schiller, Apple Fellow. "These finalists are all incredibly talented and have put enormous effort into creating these great apps and games. We are inspired by their accomplishments and look forward to announcing the winners of the App Store Awards later this month."

Apple has selected iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps and games finalists, along with top Apple Watch apps, Apple TV apps, and Apple Arcade games.

App of the Year Finalists

Game of the Year Finalists

Cultural Impact Finalists

According to Apple, the ‌App Store‌ award finalists were picked for "excellence, inventiveness, and technical achievement." They have helped Apple users "flex their creativity, challenge themselves, and have fun with family and friends."

Apple will pick a winner from each category (and several from the cultural category), with the winners to be announced in a few weeks. Winners receive a physical ‌App Store‌ award modeled after the design of the ‌App Store‌ logo.

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Top Rated Comments

Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
7 months ago
Will sideloaded Apps be counted next year?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jaymes Avatar
7 months ago
I always like these lists, because they end up being recommendations for apps I try and in many cases continue to use.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThaGoochiestMane Avatar
7 months ago
I had no idea Hello Kitty Island Adventure was a real thing, I thought it was just a throwaway South Park joke.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
liraz747 Avatar
7 months ago

Duolingo has my vote. I started using it to learn Japanese for fun, and I'm much further along than I ever would have gotten with Rosetta Stone.
Heh, what a coincidence, I actually also used it this year to do learn the same language for fun too! xD

Unfortunately though, you should know that Duolingo isn't very good for Japanese and I found this the long way ?
It definitely makes things fun but,
At a certain point, you start learning Kanji, and there's a lot that needs to be learned about them rather than just memorizing symbols with a certain meaning which is what Duolingo does with them, it doesn't teach important stuff like the radicals that build kanjis and phenomenons like on'yomi, kunyomi, etc... This is important stuff that you need to understand to learn Kanji, and Kanji can't be avoided with Japanese, as it's basically used everywhere

I would recommend you to check out WaniKani or also stuff that Reddit users recommend on the subreddit about learning Japanese

Good luck!!! :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrkevinfinnerty Avatar
7 months ago

I'd like to see Worst Apps of the year....

Apple announces their worst Apps of the year list

1. Spotify
2. Tile
3. Anybody who has sued us
4. Anybody who has reported us to the regulator
5. Spotify
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GSWForever8 Avatar
7 months ago
I hope flighty wins, I use that app every time I fly and it’s very useful!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)