Own an iPhone, iPad or MacBook? Apple reveals 10 apps you must try now

The best and most popular apps of 2022 have just been unveiled by Apple, and if you’re looking for something new to download to your iPhone, Mac or iPad then this list of top picks is worth checking out. According to Apple, this year’s winners include developers from around the world whose apps and games have been selected by the global App Store editorial team for their exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design and positive cultural impact.

BeReal from the team at BeReal grabs the gong for Best iPhone App. This app is shaking up social media by scrapping fake filters and giving you random times throughout the day to take and post photos so friends can get a more realistic view of your life.

If you have an iPad, Apple says GoodNotes 5 is the best choice, as this application helps you jot down ideas, mark up PDFs, and even turn your hand-drawn shapes into geometrically perfect shapes.

Mac App of the Year went to MacFamilyTree 10, which offers a variety of options for capturing and visualizing your family history.

Other apps that have won awards in 2022 include Gentler Streak – which helps Apple Watch users reach their fitness goals – and games like Apex Legends Mobile and Wylde Flowers.

“It’s an honor to recognize the achievements of this year’s App Store Award winners, who reimagined our experience of apps in 2022 with fresh, thoughtful and authentic perspectives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

“From self-taught solo creators to international teams around the world, these developers are making a meaningful contribution that shows how apps and games continue to drive culture and leave a seismic impact on our communities and our lives.”

App Store Award Winner 2022

iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, from BeReal.

iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5 by Time Base Technology Limited.

Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, by Synium Software GmbH.

Apple TV App of the Year: ViX: Cine y TV en EspaƱol, by TelevisaUnivision Interactive, Inc.

Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentle Streak, by Gentler Stories LLC.


iPhone game of the year: Apex Legends Mobile by Electronic Arts.

iPad Game of the Year: Moncage by XD Network Inc.

Mac Game of the Year: Encryption, by Devolver.

Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo by HandyGames.

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers, by Studio Drydock Pty Ltd.