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We are proud to announce the nominees for the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards. The awards that celebrate the best apps available, not just the best selling. This year we saw an amazing response with over 809,000 nominations submitted for three thousand unique apps!

Voting is now open and will remain open through March 15th, 2014. Winners will be announced in late March during the Macworld/iWorld Expo in San Francisco, CA. Further details on that are to come.

Best App Ever

The overall best app of the year. Nominees are the apps that received the most nominations across all categories
» DEVICE 6 from Simogo
» Evernote from Evernote
» Fantastical 2 – Calendar and Reminders from Flexibits Inc.
» Gneo from KeaneAndAble
» Instagram from Instagram, Inc.
» Minecraft – Pocket Edition from Mojang
» Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) from Idea Shower
» Tempo Smart Calendar – Free Calendar App for iPhone and iPod from Tempo AI
» The Walk – Fitness Tracker and Game from Six to Start
» WWF Together from World Wildlife Fund

Hit the jump for the list of the remaining nominees in the 100+ categories. Or head right on over to Best App Ever to start voting. Best of luck everyone!

Most Innovative App

The most innovative app on a mobile platform
» Circa News from Circa 1605, Inc.
» DEVICE 6 from Simogo
» Fantastical 2 – Calendar and Reminders from Flexibits Inc.
» IFTTT from IFTTT
» MagicPlan from Sensopia
» Mailbox from Orchestra, Inc.
» Shazam from Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
» Square Cash from Square, Inc.
» The Walk – Fitness Tracker and Game from Six to Start
» WWE from World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Best Visual Design

The app that takes interface design to a new level
» DEVICE 6 from Simogo
» Evernote from Evernote
» Gneo from KeaneAndAble
» Infinity Blade III from Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
» Letterpress – Word Game from atebits
» Paper by FiftyThree from FiftyThree, Inc.
» Perfect Weather – NOAA Radar and 7 Day Forecast from Contrast
» Procreate – Sketch, paint, create. from Savage Interactive Pty Ltd
» WWF Together from World Wildlife Fund
» Yahoo Weather from Yahoo

Best Location-Based App

The app that makes best use of your location
» Ban.jo from Banjo
» Foursquare from Foursquare Labs, Inc.
» Geocaching from Groundspeak Inc.
» Glympse – Share location with friends from Glympse Inc.
» Heyday – Journaling. Reimagined. from Hey, Inc
» Localscope from Cynapse
» Rove from ZeTrip
» Rove – Automated Journal (With data export) from ZeTrip
» Traveler’s Quest from Kitty Code
» Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic from Waze Inc.

Most Useful App

The one app that you keep coming back to, multiple times per day
» 1Password – Password Manager and Secure Wallet from AgileBits Inc.
» Boxie – Prettify your Dropbox from Tapwings
» Donna, Manage Your Day from Incredible Labs, Inc.
» Dropbox from Dropbox
» Fantastical 2 – Calendar and Reminders from Flexibits Inc.
» Gneo from KeaneAndAble
» Knock (to unlock) from Knock Software, Inc
» Notability from Ginger Labs
» Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) from Idea Shower
» Yelp from Yelp

Best Time Killer

The best app for filling up small gaps in your schedule
» Candy Crush Saga from King.com Limited
» Clash of Clans from Supercell
» DEAD TRIGGER 2 from MADFINGER Games, a.s.
» Hay Day from Supercell
» Minecraft – Pocket Edition from Mojang
» MoviePop – Movie Trivia from the maker of SongPop from FreshPlanet Inc.
» QuizUp: The biggest trivia game in the world! from Plain Vanilla Corp
» Star Wars: Tiny Death Star from LucasArts
» Voro – 100% unique puzzle from Abstratum
» Zombie Gunship from Limbic Software

Best Doing Good App

The best app for doing good in the world
» Al Gore – Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis from Push Pop Press, Inc.
» Free Zone WiFi from Movile Internet Movel S.A.
» Fundly from Fundly Inc.
» GasBuddy – Find Cheap Gas Prices from GasBuddy Organization Inc
» Karmr from TBC Digital
» Kickstarter for iPhone from Kickstarter, Inc.
» PaperKarma from Readabl, Inc.
» Volunteer Finder from The Good Life
» VolunteerMatch from VolunteerMatch
» WWF Together from World Wildlife Fund

Best Social Networking App

The best social networking app
» Facebook Messenger from Facebook, Inc.
» GroupMe from Mindless Dribble Inc.
» Instagram from Instagram, Inc.
» Kik Messenger from Kik Interactive Inc.
» Pinterest from Pinterest, Inc.
» Tango Text, Voice & Video from TangoMe, Inc.
» Tweetbot 3 for Twitter (iPhone & iPod touch) from Tapbots
» Twitter from Twitter, Inc.
» Vine from Vine Labs, Inc.
» WhatsApp Messenger from WhatsApp Inc.

Best Messaging/Sharing App

The best app for messaging and sharing with people
» Evomail+ from Evomail, Inc.
» Facebook Messenger from Facebook, Inc.
» imo free video calls and text from imo.im
» KakaoTalk Messenger from Kakao Corp.
» LINE from NAVER JAPAN
» MessageMe from MessageMe, Inc.
» Tango Text, Voice & Video from TangoMe, Inc.
» Viber from Viber Media, Inc.
» WeChat from WeChat
» WhatsApp Messenger from WhatsApp Inc.

Best News App

The best app for catching up on the news
» BBC Sport from BBC Worldwide
» Circa News from Circa 1605, Inc.
» Feedly News Reader. Blogs, RSS and Youtube. from DevHD
» Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine from Flipboard Inc.
» Interesting for iPhone from Mike Rundle
» News Republic – Your news, made smarter from Mobiles Republic
» Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) from Idea Shower
» Prismatic: Always Interesting from Prismatic
» Swell Radio for News and Podcasts from Concept.io, Inc.
» Zite from Zite, Inc.

Best Magazine & Newspaper App

The best app representation of a magazine or newspaper
» Appy Geek – tech news from Mobiles Republic
» BBC News from BBC Worldwide
» Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine from Flipboard Inc.
» NewsHunt iPad Edition from Eterno Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
» Next Issue – unlimited access to more than 100 magazines from Next Issue Media
» PressReader from NewspaperDirect Inc
» Readr – 10,000+ Magazines, One Subscription from Pixel Mags
» The Early Edition 2 from Glasshouse Apps
» Zinio – 5,000+ Digital Magazines from Zinio LLC
» Zite from Zite, Inc.

Best Navigation App

The app that keeps you from getting lost
» AAA Mobile from AAA
» Garmin N. America from Garmin
» Google Maps from Google, Inc.
» Localscope from Cynapse
» NAVIGON North America from Garmin Wuerzburg GmbH
» Speed Tracker. GPS Speedometer, HUD and Trip Computer from AppAnnex, LLC
» StreetTrax from Graphixware, LLC
» TomTom U.S.A. from TomTom
» Waymate from Door2Door GmbH
» Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic from Waze Inc.

Best Travel App

The best app for a traveller
» City Guides by National Geographic from National Geographic Society
» Citymapper – New York and London – the Ultimate Transit app from Citymapper Limited
» Desti – Plan Great Trips from Desti Inc.
» Gvidi, your personal guide to the best restaurants, cafes and bars in the city from AlterGeo
» London: Coffee Guide from (In)Touch Network, Ltd
» Packing Pro from Quinn Genzel
» Trip Boss travel manager – Itinerary, Expense & Budget edition from Creative Algorithms
» TripIt – Travel Organizer – FREE from TripIt
» USA TODAY TRAVEL Experience Las Vegas from USA TODAY
» Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS from FutureTap GmbH

Best Transportation App

The best app to stay on top of public transportation
» Citymapper – New York and London – the Ultimate Transit app from Citymapper Limited
» Embark NYC Subway – New York City from Embark, Inc.
» Google Maps from Google, Inc.
» HopStop Transit Directions for iPhone from HopStop.com, Inc.
» Routesy Pro Bay Area San Francisco Muni, BART, Caltrain, AC Transit from Pixelcup
» Transit App from Samuel Vermette
» Transit Maps from Felt Tip Inc.
» Transit ~ Directions with Public Transportation from Tapone Technology Inc.
» Transporter: Real-time Public Transit Designed for the Bay Area from transporter
» Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic from Waze Inc.

Best App for Locals

The best app for locals to stay informed
» Citymapper – New York and London – the Ultimate Transit app from Citymapper Limited
» Foursquare from Foursquare Labs, Inc.
» Gvidi, your personal guide to the best restaurants, cafes and bars in the city from AlterGeo
» Localscope from Cynapse
» MyCityWay Now: City Explorer with Personalized Local Search and Travel Tools from MyCityWay
» Streets – The Street View App from FutureTap GmbH
» Waymate from Door2Door GmbH
» Where To? – Discover your next destination using GPS from FutureTap GmbH
» Yello from Dean Road Ventures LLC
» Yelp from Yelp

Best Productivity App

Best all to keep you productive
» Evernote from Evernote
» Gneo from KeaneAndAble
» Intellinote from Intellinote, Inc.
» Notability from Ginger Labs
» NoteLedge for iPad – Take Notes, Sketch, Audio and Video Recording from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» Pages from Apple
» Phlo from Cynapse
» SlideShark from Brainshark, Inc.
» Tempo Smart Calendar – Free Calendar App for iPhone and iPod from Tempo AI
» Trendyful – Be Iconic. For Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr from SiVola, LLC

Best Task Management App

Best app for keeping track of your task list
» Any.DO Task & To-do List from Any.DO
» Awesome Note (+To-do/Calendar/Reminder) from BRID
» Clear+ Tasks & To-Do List from Realmac Software
» Gneo from KeaneAndAble
» iStudiez Pro from iStudiez Team
» OmniFocus 2 for iPhone from The Omni Group
» Pocket Informant Pro from Web Information Solutions, Inc.
» TaskPaper — Simple to-do lists from Hog Bay Software
» Things from Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
» Todo 7 – To-Do & Task List from Appigo

Best Calendar App

Best Calendar App
» Agenda Calendar 4 from savvy apps, llc
» Calendars 5 – Smart Calendar and Task Manager with Google Calendar Sync from Readdle
» Donna, Manage Your Day from Incredible Labs, Inc.
» Extreme Agenda – Calendar, Contacts, & Reminders from Birdsoft LLC
» Fantastical 2 – Calendar and Reminders from Flexibits Inc.
» Horizon Calendar from Applause Code, LLC
» Nextt from Nextt, Inc.
» Pocket Informant Pro from Web Information Solutions, Inc.
» Sunrise Calendar – For Google Calendar and iCloud from Sunrise Atelier, Inc.
» Tempo Smart Calendar – Free Calendar App for iPhone and iPod from Tempo AI

Best Business App

Best Business Related App
» Evernote from Evernote
» ExpenseCloud Mobile from App7, Inc.
» LinkedIn from LinkedIn Corporation
» Project Planning Pro – Project, Task & Resource Management from i2e Consulting LLC
» QuickPlan Pro – Project Plan HD from Hao Li
» Risk Register+ – Project Risk Management from i2e Consulting LLC
» Roambi Flow from MeLLmo Inc.
» SlideShark from Brainshark, Inc.
» Square Register from Square, Inc.
» Tempo Smart Calendar – Free Calendar App for iPhone and iPod from Tempo AI

Best Writing App

Best Writing App
» Byword from Metaclassy, Lda.
» Editorial from omz:software
» Evernote from Evernote
» iA Writer from Information Architects Inc.
» lettrs – take time to write from lettrs
» Notability from Ginger Labs
» Noteshelf – Notes & PDF from Ramki
» Pages from Apple
» Penultimate from Evernote
» Write for iPhone – A Beautiful Note Taking and Writing App from Tanmay Sonawane

Best Music Enjoyment App

Best Music Enjoyment App
» Earbits Free Radio from Earbits, Inc.
» Google Play Music from Google, Inc.
» Groove – Music Player & Smart Playlists from Zikera
» in:play music player from bigbluecouch
» LiveTunes® – Concert Simulator from Rockstar App Solutions, LLC
» Pandora Radio from Pandora Media, Inc.
» Saavn — Bollywood Music and Radio from Saavn
» Songza from Songza Media, Inc.
» SoundCloud – Music & Audio Discovery from SoundCloud Ltd.
» Spotify from Spotify Ltd.

Best Video Watching App

Best Video Watching App
» Air Video HD from InMethod s.r.o.
» Hulu Plus from Hulu, LLC
» Infuse 2 from FireCore, LLC
» It’s Playing Pro from Addition, Lda
» Netflix from Netflix, Inc.
» NextGuide Free TV Guide Listings with Amazon, Hulu, iTunes, and Netflix from Dijit Media, Inc.
» SlingPlayer for iPad from Sling Media
» TiVo from TiVo Inc.
» WWE from World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
» YouTube from Google, Inc.

Best Weather App

Best Weather App
» Dark Sky – Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts from Jackadam
» Home and Dry from MetDesk
» Hurricane Pro™ from Kitty Code
» MeteoEarth for iPad from MeteoGroup Deutschland GmbH
» Perfect Weather – NOAA Radar and 7 Day Forecast from Contrast
» RadarScope from Base Velocity, LLC
» WeatherBug from Earth Networks, Inc.
» Weather Live Reloaded from Apalon Apps
» Weathertron — Live Rain, Snow, Clouds & Temperatures from Keming Labs
» Yahoo Weather from Yahoo

Best Shopping App

Best Shopping App
» Amazon App from AMZN Mobile LLC
» AnyList – Grocery Shopping List & Recipes from Purple Cover, Inc.
» AppShopper Social from AppShopper.com, LLC
» HotUKDeals Official from HotUKDeals
» Hukkster from Hukkster
» Phlo from Cynapse
» Poshmark from Poshmark, Inc.
» Shopping by TheFind from TheFind.com
» Shopping Pro (Grocery List) from Quinn Genzel
» Ziftit from Ziftit

Best Financial App

Best Financial App
» Amount from Marco Torretta
» BillGuard – Personal Finance Security from BillGuard, Inc.
» BillPin: Split group expenses with friends and roommates (Billmonk 2.0) from BillPin Private. Ltd.
» Bloomberg from Bloomberg Finance LP
» BUDGT from S. Flückiger
» Dollarbird – Personal Finance with a Calendar from Halcyon MD SRL
» Google Wallet from Google, Inc.
» IOU – debt manager from Sergey Tubin
» Level Money from Level Money, Inc.
» Square Cash from Square, Inc.

Best Cooking App

Best Cooks Helper App
» BBC Good Food – Recipes, tools & cooking tips from BBC Worldwide
» Butterball Cookbook Plus – Recipes for Thanksgiving & Every Day Occasions from Publications International, Ltd.
» Evernote Food from Evernote
» Kitchen Aid Kit – How to Cook Easy: food tips, timer and converter || Christmas Edition from Hitlab Ltd
» KitchenLab: How fresh is your fridge? & 365 food tips! from Hitlab Ltd
» Paprika Recipe Manager for iPhone – Get your recipes organized! from Hindsight Labs LLC
» Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer for iPad – your recipes, organized from Creative Algorithms
» RecipePad from Point618 Design Inc.
» Thanksgiving: A Bon Appétit Manual from Condé Nast Digital
» Yummly : Recipes & Grocery Shopping List from Yummly

Best E-Reader App

Best E-Reader App
» Documents by Readdle – free file manager, media player, photo album and document viewer from Readdle
» Free Books – Wattpad eBook Reader – Read Fiction, Romance, Fanfiction stories by top writers from Wattpad
» GoodReader for iPhone from Good.iWare Ltd.
» iBooks from Apple
» Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks from AMZN Mobile LLC
» Marvin – eBook reader for epub from Appstafarian
» PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents from Readdle
» PDF Reader – iPad Premium Edition from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) from Idea Shower
» Zinio – 5,000+ Digital Magazines from Zinio LLC

Best Comic App

Best Comic Viewing App
» Cheezburger – Home of Memebase, FAILBlog & LOLCats from Pet Holdings Inc.
» Comics from comiXology
» Comics Plus from iVerse Media
» Comic Zeal Comic Reader from Bitolithic Pty Ltd
» Dark Horse Comics from Dark Horse Comics
» DC Comics from DC Entertainment
» Manga Rock – Best Manga Reader from Not A Basement Studio
» Marvel Unlimited from Marvel Entertainment
» NARR8 — free channel of interactive content. Сomics, novels, nonfiction from NARR8 LIMITED
» The Guardian of Imagination HD from Play Creatividad

Best Coffee Table Book App

Best Coffee Table Book App
» City Guides by National Geographic from National Geographic Society
» Journeys of Invention from Touch Press
» Led Zeppelin: Live Dreams – A Photographers Vis… from Strategic Marketing & Management, LLC
» Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy from Touch Press
» National Parks by National Geographic from National Geographic Society
» NHM Alive from Colossus Productions
» Snapguide from Heavy Bits, Inc
» The Elements in Action from Touch Press
» The Guardian of Imagination HD from Play Creatividad
» WWF Together from World Wildlife Fund

Best Reference App

Best Reference App
» Barefoot World Atlas from Touch Press
» City Guides by National Geographic from National Geographic Society
» Dictionary.com Premium Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad from Dictionary.com, LLC
» IMDb Movies & TV from IMDb
» Merriam-Webster Dictionary from Merriam-Webster, Inc.
» Phlo from Cynapse
» Quotables from Yasin Soliman
» Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day from Fifth Star Labs LLC
» Terminology 3 from Agile Tortoise
» Wikipanion Plus from Robert Chin

Best Sports App

Best Sports Related App
» ESPN SportsCenter from ESPN
» Live Football from SportyTrader
» Live Score Addicts – Instant Soccer Results from FootballAddicts
» Livescore Football Tennis Basketball – SportyTrader from SportyTrader
» MLB.com At Bat from MLB.com
» NBC Sports Live Extra from NBC Universal, Inc.
» Sporting News from Sporting News
» Team Stream from Bleacher Report
» theScore Mobile from theScore
» Yahoo! Sports from Yahoo! Sports

Best Health App

Best Health App
» Baby Wonder Weeks Development Calendar from Domus Technica
» First Aid by American Red Cross from American Red Cross
» How Are You – Mood Tracker from Bartosz Rychlicki
» Moves from ProtoGeo
» Official 100 Pushups from dailymile
» Smart Alarm Clock: sleep cycles & night sounds recording from Plus Sports
» SnoreLab from Reviva Softworks Ltd
» TactioHealth (Weight Loss, Fitness, Hypertension & Diabetes Family eHealth Tracking System) from Tactio Health Group Inc.
» The Walk – Fitness Tracker and Game from Six to Start
» Zombies, Run! from Six to Start

Best Fitness App

Best Fitness App
» All-in Fitness: 1000 Exercises, Workouts, Calorie Counter, BMI-calculator & Social Network from Plus Sports
» ARGUS – Motion and Fitness Tracker by Azumio from Azumio Inc.
» Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal from MyFitnessPal.com
» Fitbit from Fitbit, Inc.
» FitStar: Tony Gonzalez from FitStar, Inc.
» Nike+ Move from Nike, Inc.
» TactioHealth (Weight Loss, Fitness, Hypertension & Diabetes Family eHealth Tracking System) from Tactio Health Group Inc.
» The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App from Wellness & Prevention, Inc.
» Yoga Studio from Modern Lotus
» Zombies, Run! from Six to Start

Best Wallpaper App

Best Wallpaper App
» Bambu: Wallpaper + Greetings from Plastic
» Blur – Create Custom Wallpapers from Enormous
» Blur it! for iOS 7 from APPiarist
» Blurred Wallpapers Free – Custom Backgrounds and Wallpaper Images from Apalon Apps
» iOrnament: draw creative geometry art from science-to-touch
» Pimp Your Screen – Customize from ByoungHun Jang
» Pimp Your Screen – Custom Themes and Wallpapers for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad from Apalon Apps
» Wallpaper Fix – Rotate, scale, zoom and position your photos for custom iOS 7 backgrounds from Bernhard Obereder
» Wallpapers – Forgotten Colours from Play Creatividad
» Wallpapers HD for iOS 7 & iOS 6 from girlsapp4.us

Best Ringtone App

Best Ringtone App
» Arabic Ringtones نغمات العربية from No Tie, LLC
» Asian Ringtones: China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Thai, Hindi from No Tie, LLC
» AutoRingtone Pro Talking Caller ID Ringtones: Create CallerID Ringtones that Talk with Cool & Funny Text-To-Speech (TTS) Voices from No Tie, LLC
» Ringtone Director Presidential Edition: Obama & Bush TTS Voices for Talking CallerID Ringtones from No Tie, LLC
» Ringtone Director Pro from No Tie, LLC
» Ringtone DJ Pro for iOS7 from AppAnnex, LLC
» Ringtone Genius Pro – Professional Ringtone Maker from Dajiale
» Ringtones Uncensored Pro ringtone & text tone creator for Talking Caller ID from No Tie, LLC
» Ringtonium Pro – Professional Ringtone Designer from Bamboo Group
» ScratchTones from Graphixware, LLC

Best Music Creation App

Best Music Creation App
» Audiobus from Audiobus Pty Ltd
» BeatMaker 2 from INTUA
» Figure from Propellerhead Software AB
» GarageBand from Apple
» Loopr Live Loop Composer from Loopr
» Loopy HD from A Tasty Pixel
» MidiBridge from Audeonic Apps
» NanoStudio from Blip Interactive Ltd
» Traktor DJ from NATIVE INSTRUMENTS GmbH
» Turnado from Sugar Bytes GmbH

Best Music Teaching App

Best Music Teaching App
» Gibson Learn & Master w/ StudioShare from Legacy Learning Systems
» Intonatio from Daniel Portillo
» Jazzy ABC – Music Education For Kids from The Melody Book
» Jazzy World Tour – Musical Journey for Kids from The Melody Book
» Magic Piano by Smule from Smule
» Moosic Studio: Student & Music Studio Manager from Front Burner Studio
» NoteWorks – note reading, educational, musical sight reading, note trainer, music theory, fun game from Azati Corporation
» Piano Mania – Practice Game from JoyTunes
» Shapes Music from Shapes Music, LLC
» Tierklavier from Jan Essig

Best Photo App

Best Camera App
» Facetune from Lightricks Ltd.
» Hipstamatic from Hipstamatic, LLC
» Instagram from Instagram, Inc.
» iPhoto from Apple
» Landcam from Simple Simple
» Pixlr Express – photo editing, effects, and collage from Autodesk Inc.
» ProCamera 7 from Cocologics
» Snapseed from Nik Software, Inc.
» Takes from Takes Inc.
» VSCO Cam™ from Visual Supply Company

Best Video App

Best Video Camera App
» 8mm Vintage Camera from Nexvio Inc.
» Directr from Directr, Inc.
» FiLMiC Pro from Cinegenix, LLC
» Flipagram from Cheerful, Inc.
» Horizon – Shoot & share horizontal videos from Evil Window Dog
» Lightspeed – Long Exposure Time Lapse Camera from WaterSoft
» Spark Camera from IDEO
» Vizzywig – Video Editor Movie Maker and Multi Camera Film Edit Effects Slideshow Music Editing Credits App from i4software
» YesVideo from YesVideo, Inc.
» YouTube Capture from Google, Inc.

Best Photo Sharing App

Best Photo Sharing App
» Dropbox from Dropbox
» dubble from Dubble Me Ltd
» Flickr from Yahoo
» Instagram from Instagram, Inc.
» KeWe from Tourean
» Oggl — An amazing place to discover, create, and collect beautiful photographs from Hipstamatic, LLC
» Snapchat from Snapchat, Inc.
» SnapStory – Add overlays and custom skins to your photos! from Chengdu Everimaging Science and Technology Co., Ltd
» Spin: The New Together for iPhone and iPad from Net Power & Light Inc.
» Trendyful – Be Iconic. For Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr from SiVola, LLC

Best Video Sharing App

Best Video Sharing App
» Glide – Video Texting from Glide
» Instagram from Instagram, Inc.
» MixBit from AVOS
» Snapchat from Snapchat, Inc.
» Spin: The New Together for iPhone and iPad from Net Power & Light Inc.
» Tumblr from Tumblr
» Vine from Vine Labs, Inc.
» Voyzee: Create, Edit, and Share Your Video Stories from Voyzee, LLC.
» YesVideo from YesVideo, Inc.
» YouTube Capture from Google, Inc.

Best Artistic App

Best Artistic App
» Animation Desk for Kids from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» ArtRage from Ambient Design Ltd.
» Fragment from Pixite LLC
» FX Photo Studio: pro effects & filters, fast camera plus photo editor from MacPhun LLC
» Makanim – Multi-touch Generative Art from Appakabar
» Paper by FiftyThree from FiftyThree, Inc.
» Paper Spiral – Sketch and Go from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» Procreate – Sketch, paint, create. from Savage Interactive Pty Ltd
» Repix – Inspiring Photo Editor from Sumoing Ltd
» Sketch Club from blackpawn.com

Best Infant App

Best app for infants to play and learn
» BabyFirst Video from BFTV, LLC
» Baby Wonder Weeks Development Calendar from Domus Technica
» Dikkie Durf from Gert-Jan Brok
» Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose from Software Smoothie
» Fiete from Wolfgang Schmitz
» Magikid Numbers from Magikid
» My First App – Vol. 2 Circus from appp media UG
» Play Phone – by BabyFirst from BFTV, LLC
» Some simple animal puzzles for kids from Jan Essig
» Toy Repair Workshop from Sebastian Bachorzewski

Best Young Kids App

Best app for young kids
» 1st Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App for Numbers, Counting, Addition, Subtraction and others [HD Free] from StudyPad, Inc.
» Animals Flip and Mix- ABC Cognitive Game for Kids from PlaneTree Family Productions
» Bongobos Herfst – Een educatief avontuur voor kleuters from GriN Multimedia
» Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity from iMagine machine LLC
» Nott won’t sleep from Developlay
» Professor Kim – What´s missing here? from appp media UG
» Puppet Workshop – Creativity App for Kids from Sebastian Bachorzewski
» Slibby The Snail Adventures HD from CoolAsh Studio
» The Guardian of Imagination HD from Play Creatividad
» Zala and the Treasure Cave – Animated Storybook from LogiTales UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)

Best Elementary Student App

The app that’s the best for primary / grade school kids
» Free Children’s Books: FarFaria from Intuary
» Grendel’s Great Escape HD from Michelle Anaya
» Learn to Read, Learn to Write from urbn; pockets
» Monster Jam from Michelle Anaya
» NoteLedge for Kids – Let Your Kids Tell Their Own Stories from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» Place Value Chart from Ulrich Kortenkamp
» Playground 1 – Best of Edition. 12 games for kids in 1 App. from Jan Essig
» Splash Math – Grades 1 to 5 from StudyPad, Inc.
» This is my body – Anatomy for kids from urbn; pockets
» Touch and Write Phonics from FIZZBRAIN LLC

Best Middle School Student App

The app that’s the best for middle school kids
» Animation Desk for Kids from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» DragonBox Algebra 12+ from WeWantToKnow AS
» Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free from Duolingo
» GeoDash: Wild Animal Adventure from National Geographic Society
» Just Joking from National Geographic Society
» Phrase Me Lite from CreateGravity
» Pics & Synonyms from ICON, LLC
» Pics & Synonyms Pro from ICON, LLC
» Practice English Grammar from Cleverlize GmbH
» Word Dynamo – Flashcards & Word Games by Dictionary.com from Dictionary.com, LLC

Best High School Student App

The app that’s the best for high school kids
» Formulas from Reese Mclean
» iStudiez Pro from iStudiez Team
» Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks from Blue Lightning Labs
» Math Ref from Happy Maau Studios, LLC
» Spill – Get real about life anonymously. Hear honest opinions from people who can relate. Share your advice with other people in high school, college, graduate school, and beyond. from Spill
» Studentawards.com (scholarships for high school, university and college students) from Polar Mobile
» STUDYBLUE from StudyBlue, Inc.
» Study Habits – Helping College & High School Students Organize, Plan, Schedule & Learn from Reginald Laigo
» Word Dynamo – Flashcards & Word Games by Dictionary.com from Dictionary.com, LLC
» Yearbooker’s Field Kit from Jostens, Inc.

Best College Student App

The app that’s the best for college students
» Chegg – Textbooks, eTextbooks & Study Tools from Chegg, Inc
» iStudiez Pro from iStudiez Team
» Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks from Blue Lightning Labs
» Math Ref from Happy Maau Studios, LLC
» Omni Study – Student Planner and Organizer from Nicholas Doherty
» Pocket (Formerly Read It Later) from Idea Shower
» STUDYBLUE from StudyBlue, Inc.
» Study Habits – Helping College & High School Students Organize, Plan, Schedule & Learn from Reginald Laigo
» StudyRoom: Learn Together from Luma Education, Inc.
» Tydlig – Calculator Reimagined from Andreas Karlsson

Best Adult Education App

The app that’s the best for adult learners
» Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free from Duolingo
» Edmodo from Edmodo
» Einstein™ Brain Trainer HD from BBG Entertainment GmbH
» Khan Academy from Khan Academy
» Lumosity Mobile from Lumos Labs, Inc.
» Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks from Blue Lightning Labs
» Math Ref from Happy Maau Studios, LLC
» NoteTaker from Andy Yip
» Practice English Grammar from Cleverlize GmbH
» Treehouse: Learn Programming and Design from Treehouse Island Inc.

Best Storybook App

Best storybook app
» 100+ Interactive Children’s Books by Pickatale – Great for Kids That Love Stories! from Wisdom Edition AS
» A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving from Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
» Alph and Betty’s Topsy Turvy World from Electric Circus Ltd
» Free Children’s Books: FarFaria from Intuary
» Gerry the Giraffe HD from PicPocket Books
» Nott won’t sleep from Developlay
» Reading Rainbow from Reading Rainbow
» Sorcery! from inkle
» SWKidsReader from SEYMOUR SCIENCE LLC
» The Tiger Who Wasn’t from DragonPencil.com

Best Educational Game

The best educational game
» AWEsum! from NOMAD Apps
» Cargo-Bot from Two Lives Left
» DragonBox Algebra 12+ from WeWantToKnow AS
» Einstein™ Brain Trainer HD from BBG Entertainment GmbH
» Full Moon Parade from Early Learning U, LLC
» Koala Band – Play games with your friends, learn about music, get free songs, a guitar, piano, and drum! from Pluto Games, Inc.
» Mr Thorne’s Times Tables Terra from Mr Thorne Productions
» SimpleRockets from Jundroo, LLC
» Trucks – by Duck Duck Moose from Duck Duck Moose, Inc.
» Wild Animals – Activity Book from Brave Tomatoes

Best Family Game

The best game for families
» DragonVale from Backflip Studios
» Farming Simulator 14 from GIANTS Software GmbH
» Feed Me Oil 2 from Chillingo Ltd
» My Horse from NaturalMotion
» Pudding Monsters from ZeptoLab UK Limited
» Rayman Jungle Run from Ubisoft
» Ticket to Ride from Days Of Wonder, Inc.
» Tiny Thief from Rovio Stars Ltd.
» Trainz Driver – train driving game and realistic railroad simulator from N3V Games Pty Ltd
» Where’s My Mickey? from Disney

Best Teacher App

The app that makes a teachers life easier
» 5th Grade Math: Splash Math Common Core Worksheets App for kids [HD Lite] from StudyPad, Inc.
» Chore Pad HD from Nannek
» Class Library from Bohemian Innovation LLC
» iDoceo – teacher’s assistant. Gradebook,diary, timetable and resource manager from Bert Sanchis
» iPoe – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection from Play Creatividad
» iTeacherBook from iStudiez Team
» NoteWorks – music theory, note reading, educational, musical sight reading, fun game from Azati Corporation
» Playground 3 – ABC Edition. The kids app to learn how to read and write letters. from Jan Essig
» Teacher’s Pet – Classroom Display Resources (HD) from Teacher’s Pet
» Twinkl Phonics Suite (All You Need To Learn British Phonics – Reading, Writing & Spelling) from Twinkl Limited

Best Parenting App

Best app for parenting
» Animation Desk for Kids from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» Baby Ears by DBL from Dunstan Baby Ears
» Baby Wonder Weeks Development Calendar from Domus Technica
» Chore Pad HD from Nannek
» Family GPS Tracker from Sygic a. s.
» iAllowance: Allowances, Chores & Rewards w/Sync from James Spencer
» iRewardChart: Parents Reward Tracker Behavior Chore chart from Gotclues, Inc
» NoteLedge for Kids – Let Your Kids Tell Their Own Stories from Kdan Mobile Software LTD
» RockaBub from Safe Sleep Space Pty Ltd
» Together Time with Song and Rhyme for Parent and Preschooler Play from Mulberry Media Interactive Inc.

Best Kid Distraction App

Best app to distract your kids
» Action Movie FX from Bad Robot Interactive
» Clumsy Ninja from NaturalMotion
» Despicable Me: Minion Rush from Gameloft
» Disney Junior Appisodes from Disney
» Minecraft – Pocket Edition from Mojang
» Sago Mini Forest Flyer from Sago Sago
» Talking Tom Cat 2 from Out Fit 7 Ltd.
» Toca Cars from Toca Boca AB
» Toca Lab from Toca Boca AB
» Where’s My Mickey? from Disney

Best Special Needs App

Best Special Needs App
» AutoVerbal Pro Talking Soundboard! AAC Chat App Speaks for Autism/Deaf/NonVerbal TTS Text To Speech Users: iPad & iPhone Edition from No Tie, LLC
» Key Word Kids from Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd
» Photo Buttons from Software Smoothie
» Phrase Me Lite from CreateGravity
» Playground 3 – ABC Edition. The kids app to learn how to read and write letters. from Jan Essig
» See.Touch.Learn. from Brain Parade
» Shape the Village – Interactive Introduction on Circle, Triangle and Square for Kids from WiseKids
» Some simple animal puzzles for kids from Jan Essig
» SpeechBox™ for Speech Therapy (Apraxia, Autism, Down’s Syndrome) – iPad Edition from The Jonah Bonah Learning Company
» Together Time with Song and Rhyme for Parent and Preschooler Play from Mulberry Media Interactive Inc.

Most Innovative Game

Most Innovative Game
» Blek from Denis Mikan
» Clumsy Ninja from NaturalMotion
» continue?9876543210 from starvingeyes
» DEVICE 6 from Simogo
» Division Cell from Evgeni Gordejev
» Growtopia from Robinson Technologies
» Score! World Goals from First Touch
» Solstice Arena – World’s First Speed MOBA from Zynga Inc.
» The Walk – Fitness Tracker and Game from Six to Start
» Voro – 100% unique puzzle from Abstratum

Best Action Game

Best Action Game
» BLOODMASQUE -ActionRPG- from SQUARE ENIX INC
» Darklings from MildMania
» DEAD TRIGGER 2 from MADFINGER Games, a.s.
» Deus Ex: The Fall from SQUARE ENIX INC
» IMPOSSIBLE ROAD from Kevin Ng
» Infinity Blade III from Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
» Plants vs. Zombies™ 2 from PopCap
» SHADOWGUN: DeadZone from MADFINGER Games, a.s.
» Terraria from 505 Games (US), Inc.
» Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous from One Man Left

Best Adventure Game

Best Adventure Game
» Blackbar from Mrgan LLC
» continue?9876543210 from starvingeyes
» DEVICE 6 from Simogo
» Gemini Rue from Wadjet Eye Games LLC
» Junk Jack X from Pixbits SRL
» Minecraft – Pocket Edition from Mojang
» Oceanhorn ™ from FDG Entertainment
» The Room Two from Fireproof Games
» Tiny Thief from Rovio Stars Ltd.
» Year Walk from Simogo

Best Arcade Game

Best Arcade Game
» Combo Crew from The Game Bakers
» DEAD TRIGGER 2 from MADFINGER Games, a.s.
» Mega Dead Pixel from Chillingo Ltd
» Mikey Hooks from BeaverTap Games, LLC
» Rayman Jungle Run from Ubisoft
» Robot Unicorn Attack 2 from [adult swim]
» Super Hexagon from Terry Cavanagh
» The Drowning from Mobage, Inc.
» The House of the Dead: Overkill™­- The Lost Reels from SEGA
» Zen Pinball from ZEN Studios Ltd.

Best Board Game

The best board game
» Battle of the Bulge from Shenandoah Studio
» Chicken Cha Cha Cha from TheCodingMonkeys
» D&D Lords of Waterdeep from Playdek, Inc.
» Dead Man’s Draw from Stardock
» Outpost Luna from Ariton
» Pandemic: The Board Game from F2Z Digital Media Inc.
» Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil from Playdek, Inc.
» San Juan from Ravensburger Digital GmbH
» Ticket to Ride from Days Of Wonder, Inc.
» Zombies!!! ® Board Game from babaroga, llc.

Best Card Game

The best card game
» Astraware Solitaire – Klondike, Spider, Canfield and more! from Astraware Limited
» Buster Blackjack – Perfect Pairs from SNG ICT
» Dead Man’s Draw from Stardock
» Durak from Lost Token Software LLC
» Fairway Solitaire HD by Big Fish from Big Fish Games, Inc
» Heroes of Camelot from Kabam
» MARVEL War of Heroes from Mobage, Inc.
» Phase 10 from Magmic Inc.
» UNO ™ & Friends – The Classic Card Game Goes Social! from Gameloft
» World Series of Poker – WSOP from Playtika LTD

Best Casino Game

The best casino game
» Big Fish Casino – Free Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and More! from Big Fish Games, Inc
» Buster Blackjack – Perfect Pairs from SNG ICT
» Coin Dozer from Game Circus LLC
» DoubleDown Casino – FREE Slots, Blackjack & Video Poker from Double Down Interactive
» GSN Casino – Wheel of Fortune Slots, Deal or No Deal Slots, Video Bingo and more from Game Show Network
» iDiceU from SNG ICT
» Jawfish Poker from Jawfish Games
» Poker by Zynga from Zynga Inc.
» Slotomania – FREE Slots from Playtika LTD
» Vegas World Slots from FlowPlay

Best Dice Game

The best dice game
» Backgammon Pro from Optime Software LLC
» Chainsaw Warrior from GameTheNews.net
» Gamebook Adventures: Infinite Universe from Tin Man Games
» iDiceU from SNG ICT
» Phase 10 Dice™ from Magmic Inc.
» Quarriors! from Icarus Studios, Inc.
» Snakes and Ladders – Classic Board Game from Saumya Singh
» World Series of YAHTZEE Free from Electronic Arts
» YAHTZEE™ Adventures from Electronic Arts
» Your Move Board Games ~ Live Backgammon, Yatzy Dice & More with Friends & Family from Candywriter, LLC

Best MMO Game

The best Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game
» Battle Bears Gold from SkyVu Pictures
» Game of War – Fire Age from Machine Zone, Inc
» GraalOnline Era from EUROCENTER
» Growtopia from Robinson Technologies
» Heroes of Order & Chaos – Multiplayer Online Game from Gameloft
» Minecraft – Pocket Edition from Mojang
» Pocket Legends from Spacetime Studios, LLC
» Tank Domination HD from Game Insight, LLC
» Vendetta Online from Guild Software, Inc.
» Warspear Online from AIGRIND, LLC

Best Music Game

Best Music Game
» Beat Hazard Ultra from Cold Beam Games Ltd
» Beat Sneak Bandit from Simogo
» BIT.TRIP BEAT from NAMCO BANDAI Games
» Circadia from Simple Machine, LLC
» Cytus from Rayark Inc.
» DanceDanceRevolution S+ (US) from Konami Digital Entertainment
» ReRave from Step Evolution
» RHYTHM THIEF & the Paris Caper from SEGA CORPORATION
» ShadowBoxer+ from A Walker
» SongPop from FreshPlanet Inc.

Best Puzzle Game

Best Puzzle Game
» 868-HACK from Michael Brough
» Blackbar from Mrgan LLC
» Cut the Rope 2 from ZeptoLab UK Limited
» DEVICE 6 from Simogo
» Doctor Who: Legacy from Tiny Rebel Games LLC
» Dots: A Game About Connecting from Betaworks One
» Scurvy Scallywags from Beep Games, Inc.
» The Room from Fireproof Games
» The Room Two from Fireproof Games
» Tiny Thief from Rovio Stars Ltd.

Best Racing Game

Best Racing Game
» Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft
» Blocky Roads from Dogbyte Games Kft.
» Fast & Furious 6: The Game from Kabam
» GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience from Gameloft
» Joe Danger Infinity from Hello Games
» Real Racing 3 from Electronic Arts
» Red Bull Kart Fighter 3 – Unbeaten Tracks from Red Bull
» Ridge Racer Slipstream from NAMCO BANDAI Games
» Riptide GP2 from Vector Unit
» Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed from SEGA

Best Retro Game

Best Retro Game
» Air Supply – Infinite from Quantum Sheep
» Aliens versus Humans from Leisurerules Inc.
» Commodore 64 from Manomio LLC
» Midway Arcade from Warner Bros.
» Mikey Hooks from BeaverTap Games, LLC
» Organ Trail: Director’s Cut from The Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC
» Sonic the Hedgehog 2 from SEGA
» Space Invaders Infinity Gene from TAITO Corporation
» Star Command from Star Command, LLC
» Vectrex from Rantmedia Games

Best Role Playing Game

Best Role Playing Game
» Bastion from Warner Bros.
» Bravura – Quest Rush from Digital Tales
» Eternity Warriors 3 from Glu Games Inc.
» Hunter Island from NTT Resonant Inc.
» Oceanhorn ™ from FDG Entertainment
» Ravensword: Shadowlands from Crescent Moon Games
» Republique from Camouflaj LLC
» Slayin from FDG Entertainment
» Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ from Aspyr Media, Inc.
» Year Walk from Simogo

Best Simulation Game

Best Simulation Game
» Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow from Shenandoah Studio
» Hipster CEO from Getchoo Creations
» Minecraft – Pocket Edition from Mojang
» Organ Trail: Director’s Cut from The Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC
» Plague Inc. from Ndemic Creations
» Rebuild from Sarah Northway
» Space Agency from Nooleus
» Stair Dismount Universal from Secret Exit Ltd.
» Terraria from 505 Games (US), Inc.
» Touchgrind Skate 2 from Illusion Labs

Best Sports Game

Best Sports Game
» Backflip Madness from Gamesoul Studio
» FIFA 14 by EA SPORTS from Electronic Arts
» NBA JAM by EA SPORTS™ from Electronic Arts
» New Star Soccer from New Star Games
» Real Steel World Robot Boxing from Reliance Big Entertainment UK Private Ltd
» Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption from Vlambeer
» Super Stickman Golf 2 from Noodlecake Studios Inc
» Touchgrind Skate 2 from Illusion Labs
» True Skate from True Axis
» Wipeout from Activision Publishing, Inc.

Best Strategy Game

Best Strategy Game
» Adventure Town from Supersolid Ltd
» Anomaly 2 from Chillingo Ltd
» Clash of Clans from Supercell
» Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD from Ironhide Game Studio
» Plague Inc. from Ndemic Creations
» Rebuild from Sarah Northway
» Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol from 2K Games
» Warhammer Quest from Rodeo Games
» War of Nations™ from GREE, Inc.
» XCOM®: Enemy Unknown from 2K Games

Best Trivia Game

Best Trivia Game
» Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?® & Friends from Ludia
» Heads Up! from Warner Bros.
» MovieCat 2 – The Movie Trivia Game Sequel! from OtherWise Games
» MoviePop – Movie Trivia from the maker of SongPop from FreshPlanet Inc.
» Press Your Luck™ from Ludia
» QuizUp: The biggest trivia game in the world! from Plain Vanilla Corp
» SongPop Plus from FreshPlanet Inc.
» Sporcle from Sporcle, Inc.
» Trivial Pursuit from Electronic Arts
» YOU DON’T KNOW JACK from Jackbox Games, Inc.

Best Word Game

Best Word Game
» 7 Little Words from Blue Ox Technologies Ltd.
» ALPHA 9 from Simon Paradis Tremblay
» Astraware Crosswords from Astraware Limited
» Heads Up! from Warner Bros.
» Letterpress – Word Game from atebits
» Ruzzle from MAG Interactive
» SpellTower from Zach Gage
» W.E.L.D.E.R. from Ayopa Games LLC
» Wordly – The word game from Scopely – Top Free Apps and Games LLC
» Word Search : World’s Biggest Wordsearch from AppyNation Ltd.

source: 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards