Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Apple release the top 20 downloaded apps of 2017

Apple release the top 20 downloaded apps of 2017

On the iPad, professional photo editing app Affinity Photo has been named App of the Year, with Jonathan Blow's The Witness winning Game of the Year; on the iPhone, Apple Design Award 2017 victor Splitter Critters was also named Game of the Year, while meditation and relaxation app Calm was chosen as the App of the Year.

As in previous years, the company's App Store editors have selected the best apps and games of the year for every software platform - iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

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It's also hardly shocking to see crowd pleasers and essentials like Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Google Maps or Netflix among the iOS App Store's most popular 2017 apps. While you're at it, we also have our lists of the best iPhone apps and the best iPhone games as well. In line with their observation, even on Google, the most popular app in 2016 and 2017, has been a photo editing app, focused on selfies.

In music, two names reign supreme with Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran's Shape of You taking the awards for top album and top song, respectively. Taylor Swift's latest album, Reputation, has already reached the third spot on the 2017 United States top album charts despite having just launched on November 10. Super Mario Run was the most popular free game of 2017, while Heads Up and Minecraft were recognized as the most popular paid ones.

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This year, Apple has also introduced a new year-end section for the "trends of the year". This features the most interesting and important apps, games and trends in app culture.

Apple also listed the top movies in the Apple Store, with Disney's Moana ranks first followed by Wonder Woman, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the third spot. Game of Thrones unsurprisingly dominated in the TV realm, with NPR's Fresh Air topping podcast charts.

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You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes.

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