With 2018 nearly over the two major app stores have highlighted the best apps, games and multimedia. Here are the picks from the Apple App Store. Two major genres defined this year – battle royale games and self-care apps.
Predictably, Fortnite and PUBG are high up in the rankings. However, the Game of the Year for the iPhone is Donut County, for iPad it is Gorogoa.

For gaming at home, The Gardens Between for the Mac and Alto’s Odyssey for the Apple TV.

Donut County Gorogoa The Gardens Between Alto's Adventure
Donut County • Gorogoa • The Gardens Between • Alto’s Adventure

Next up, apps. Procreate Pocket is the iPhone pick, Froggipedia won on the iPad.

Another drawing app, Pixelmator Pro was the top pick for the Mac, exercise app Sweat won in the Apple TV category.

Procreate Pocket Froggipedia Pixelmator Pro Sweat
Procreate Pocket • Froggipedia • Pixelmator Pro • Sweat

Apple Music awarded Drake the Artist of the Year award, Juice WRLD is the Breakout Artist of the Year. Song of the Year goes to I Like It by Cardi B, Album of the year to Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves.

Here are the Best Movies and TV Shows of 2018 on the Apple TV and iTunes:

Best Movies of 2018 Best TV Shows of 2018
Annihilation The Americans
Black Panther Atlanta
Crazy Rich Asians  Barry
Eighth Grade The Expanse 
Green Book* The Good Fight
Hereditary The Good Place
Incredibles 2  The Handmaid’s Tale
Minding the Gap Killing Eve
A Star is Born* The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Pose

The refreshed Apple Books app saw many reading and listening to new literature, here are the favorites:

Ebooks Audio books
Book of the Year: American Marriage Audiobook of the Year: American Marriage
Best Nonfiction: The Library Book  Best Nonfiction: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century 
Best Mystery: The Witch Elm Best Mystery: Something in the Water
Best Thriller: Light It Up Best Thriller: Long Road to Mercy 
Best Bio/Memoir: Educated  Best Bio/Memoir: Becoming 
Best Romance: Too Wilde to Wed Best Business Audiobook: Dare to Lead 
Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Spinning Silver  Best Health, Mind, Body: Girl, Wash Your Face
Best Feel-Good Fiction: When Life Gives You Lululemons Best Family Audiobook: Rebound 
Best Literary Fiction: There There  Best Humor: Calypso 
Best Young Reader Book: Harbor Me Best Historical Fiction: The Great Alone

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