2013 is rapidly drawing to a close, and you know what that means: tons of "Best Of" lists! In fact, the App Store has just released its picks for the year. We even have our own list (we like to call it the Best App Ever Awards) that you can vote on. Everybody loves lists!
For the iPhone
, language learning app Duolingo
takes the top top spot, with the rather pretty and useful VSCO CAM
and super-cute monster alphabet app Endless Alphabet
as runners up. On the games side of things, Ridiculous Fishing
gets some very well-deserved recognition, while surreal and clever puzzler Device 6
and the much maligned/celebrated Plants vs. Zombies 2
are close behind. That, my friends, is a pretty solid group.
has its own list of awesome, of course. The remarkably slick and gorgeous Disney Animated
has managed edge-out Traktor DJ
's remixes and WWF Together
's cuddly animals. Meanwhile, super-atmospheric pseudo-platformer Badland
has been selected as 2013' iPad game of the year, with the shockingly well-made port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown
and the infuriating but addictive Impossible Road
right on its heels. All fine choices, although my own personal love/bias would probably have put XCOM
at the top of the list.
So what do you think of Apple's selections? Weigh in below and tell us what you agree or don't agree with, what apps or games you'd prefer, etc. And while you're at it, remember to cast your vote in the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards!