Best iPhone and Android apps and games of 2022 revealed

Best iPhone and Android apps and games of 2022 revealed

MAKE SURE you haven’t missed the best apps and games of 2022.

We’ve compiled the official “best of” lists from Apple and Google for their respective smartphones.

Apple's iPhone App of the Year award went to BeReal


Apple’s iPhone App of the Year award went to BeRealCredit: Apple / BeReal
Dream by WOMBO is Google's choice for the best app of the year


Dream by WOMBO is Google’s choice for the best app of the yearCredit: Google

So if you have an iPhone or an Android, you’ll want to check out the list.

There are tons of great choices you won’t want to miss.

It will come as no surprise that Apple’s number one pick for iPhone App of the Year was BeReal.

The viral social media app gives you a short window to take a photo – helping to capture real moments.

Here is the full list of Apple 2022 App Store Award winners.

Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps 2022

For applications, the awards went to…

iPhone App of the Year – Be real (from BeReal)

iPad App of the Year – Good Notes 5 (from Time Base Technology Limited)

Mac App of the Year – MacFamily Tree 10 (from Synium Software GmbH)

Apple TV App of the Year – ViX: Cine y TV in Espanol (from TelevisaUnivision Interactive)

Apple Watch App of the Year – Softer Streak (from Gentler Stories)

Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Games 2022

Here are the winning matches…

iPhone Game of the Year – Apex Legends Mobile (from Electronic Arts)

iPad Game of the Year – Moncage (from XD Network Inc)

Mac Game of the Year – Encryption (from Devolver)

Apple TV Game of the Year – El Hijo (from HandyGames)

Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Wild Flowers (from Studio Drydock)

China Game of the Year – League of Legends Esports Manager (from Tencent)

Cultural Impact Category (Apple)

Apple also introduced a Cultural Impact category with five winners.

Here’s who picked up a gong…

  • How We Feel
  • Dot’s Home
  • Medallion Widget
  • Water Tracker Water llama
  • Inua – A story in ice and time

Best Android Apps

The winner for Best App was Dream by WOMBO.

It is an app that creates beautiful works of art with AI.

You simply enter a prompt, choose an art style, then sit back while the app creates a beautiful and original piece.

Best for fun: PetStar

Honorable Mentions: DanceFitMe, Note It Widget

Best for personal growth: Breathwork

Honorable Mentions: Duolingo ABC, Gym Log & Workouts, Ukulele by Yousician

Best Everyday Essentials: Plant Parent

Honorable Mentions: Wake Up Book Morning Routine, Daily Diary, Sleep Tracker

Best Hidden Gems: Reclaim Athletics

Honorable Mentions: Linktree, Little Lunches, Wamble

Best apps for stuff: The STIGMA app

Honorable Mention: Sleeping Fruit, Zario

Best for Carry: Todoist

Best for tablets: sachet

Best for Chromebooks (new category): BandLab

Best games of 2022

Best Multiplayer: Dislyte

Honorable Mention: Apex Legends Mobile, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Rocket League Sideswipe

Best Pick Up and Play: Angry Birds Journey

Honorable Mention: Gun & Dungeons, HOOK 2, Hyde and Seek, quadline

Best India: Dicey Dungeons

Honorable Mentions: Dungeons of Dreadrock, Knotwords, One Hand Clapping, Phobies

Best story (new category): Papers, please

Honorable Mention: DEEMO II, Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, The Secret of Cat Island, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Best Ongoing (New Category): Genshin Impact

Honorable Mention: Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Pokemon GO, Roblox

Best on Play Pass (new category): Very few nightmares

Honorable Mention: Bridge Constructor, Final Fantasy VII, Linelight, Path of Giants

Best for tablets: Tower of Fantasy

Honorable Mention: Angry Birds Journey, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Papers, Please

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Best for Chromebooks (new category): Roblox

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