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

The best apps were chosen by Apple for their quality, innovative technology, creative design, positive cultural influence, and ability to deliver “outstanding experiences.” Apple CEO Tim Cook said:

This year’s App Store Award winners have reimagined our experiences with apps that offer fresh, thoughtful and original perspectives. From self-taught single creators to international teams around the world, these entrepreneurs make a meaningful impact and represent the ways apps and games impact our communities and our lives.


  • iPhone App of the Year: BeReal by 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 of Gentler Stories LLC.


Apple also highlighted five “Cultural Impact Winners” who “make a lasting impact on people’s lives and impact culture.” The winners in this category are as follows:

According to Apple, “This year’s winners encourage users to engage more deeply with their emotions, connect authentically with others and respect their heritage and generations before them, and envision how to create a better world today.”

The Every App or Game of the Year winner will receive a physical App Store award modeled after the design of the “App Store” logo. Each prize is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum and has the winner’s name engraved on the side.

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