Apple Names Best Apps, Music, TV Shows and Movies of 2018

Apple named drawing app Procreate Pocket its iPhone app of the year, as the company released its “Best of” list for 2018. Drake was named Apple Music artist of the year. The firm also said that podcasts such as The Daily from the New York Times, Serial and Wolverine: The Long Night, were amongst the best podcasts of the year.

Appy Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, Apple has announced its Best Apps for 2018. In a blog post, Apple noted how Battle-Royale style games such as Fortnite had dominated the games market in the past year. It also said that the biggest trend in Apps in 2018 was ‘self-care’. This included apps such as Fabulous, Shine, 10% Happier and Headspace.

It named drawing app Procreate Pocket the best iPhone app overall and Froggipedia the best iPad. Pixelmator Pro was named the best Mac App and Sweat the Apple TV App of the year.

In games, Donut County was the iPhone game of the year and Gorogoa was the iPad Game of the year. On Mac, the accolade went to The Gardens Between while it was Alto’s Odessy on the Apple TV.

Media Masters

As well as name the best apps, Apple Music’s Editors picked some of their favorite artists from 2018. Rapper Drake came out on top and was named Artist of the year. I Like It by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J. Balvin was named the song of the year, with Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves name the album of the year. Breakout Artist of the Year was Juice WRLD

In podcasts, investigative reporting triumphed. The likes of Serial, In The Dark, The Daily and This American Life were all judged amongst the best podcasts of the year. Wolverine: The Long Night also got a mention.

  • Best Podcasts of the Year:
  • In The Dark
  • Caliphate
  • The Dream
  • Everything is Alive
  • Slow Burn
  • Dr. Death
  • Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
  • Bubble
  • Bundyville
  • A Very Fatal Murder
  • Wolverine: The Long Night
  • Serial
  • The Daily
  • This American Life
  • 99% Invisible

Keeping with the comic book theme, Black Panther was ranked one of the best movies of the year on Apple TV and iTunes. The Incredibles 2 also made the list. In terms of the television show, The Good Place, Ther Handmaid’s Tale and Killing Ever were rated some of the best TV shows.

Best Movies of 2018 on Apple TV and iTunes

  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Eighth Grade
  • Green Book*
  • Hereditary
  • Incredibles 2
  • Minding the Gap
  • A Star is Born (pre-order)
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Best TV Shows of 2018 on Apple TV App and iTunes

  • The Americans
  • Atlanta
  • Barry
  • The Expanse
  • The Good Fight
  • The Good Place
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Pose

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