The best iPhone and Android apps and games of 2022 revealed

Make sure you haven’t missed the best apps and games of 2022.

We’ve compiled the official “Best” lists from Apple and Google for their respective smartphones.

Apple's iPhone App of the Year award went to BeReal


Apple’s iPhone App of the Year award went to BeRealPhoto credit: Apple/BeReal
Dream by WOMBO is Google's pick for the best app of the year


Dream by WOMBO is Google’s pick for the best app of the yearCredit: Google

So if you have an iPhone or an Android, you should check the list again.

There are many great tips not to be missed.

It will come as no surprise that Apple’s top pick for iPhone App of the Year was BeReal.

The viral social media app gives you a brief window to snap a photo — and helps capture real moments.

Here is the full list of Apple 2022 App Store Award winners.

The best iPhone, iPad and Mac apps of 2022

For apps, the awards went to…

iPhone App of the Year – Be honest (by BeReal)

iPad App of the Year – Good Notes 5 (from Time Base Technology Limited)

Mac App of the Year – MacFamily Tree 10 (by Synium Software GmbH)

Apple TV App of the Year – ViX: Cine y TV in Spanish (from TelevisaUnivision Interactive)

Apple Watch App of the Year – Gentle stripe (from Gentle Tales)

Best iPhone, iPad and Mac Games 2022

Here are the winning games…

iPhone Game of the Year – Apex Legends Mobile (by Electronic Arts)

iPad Game of the Year – Monday (from XD Network Inc.)

Mac Game of the Year – encryption (by Devolver)

Apple TV Game of the Year – El Hijo (by HandyGames)

Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Wylde flowers (by Studio Drydock)

China Game of the Year – League of Legends Esports Manager (by Tencent)

Cultural Impact Category (Apple)

Apple also introduced a “Cultural Impact” category with five winners.

Here’s who picked up a gong…

  • how we feel
  • Dot’s home
  • Medallion widget
  • Water tracker water llama
  • Inua – A Tale in Ice and Time

The best Android apps

The winner for the best app was Dream by WOMBO.

It’s an app that creates beautiful artworks using AI.

You simply enter a prompt, choose an art style, and then sit back while the app creates a stunning and original piece.

Best for fun: PetStar

Honorable Mentions: DanceFitMe, NoteIt widget

Best for Personal Growth: Breathwrk

Honorable Mentions: Duolingo ABC, Gym Log & Workouts, Ukulele by Yousician

Best Daily Essentials: Plant Parent

Honorable Mentions: Wake Up Morning Routine Book, Daily Diary, Sleep Tracker

Best Hidden Gems: Restore Athletics

Honorable Mentions: Linktree, Little Lunches, Wamble

Best Apps Forever: The STIGMA App

Honorable Mentions: Sleeping Fruit, Zario

Best Wear: Todoist

Best for Tablets: Pocket

Best for Chromebooks (new category): BandLab

The best games of 2022

Best Multiplayer: Dislyte

Honorable Mentions: Apex Legends Mobile, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Rocket League Sideswipe

Best Pick Up and Play: Angry Birds Journey

Honorable Mentions: Gun & Dungeons, HOOK 2, Hyde and Seek, Quadline

Best Indies: Dicey Dungeons

Honorable Mentions: Dungeons of Dreadrock, Knotwords, One Hand Clapping, Phobies

Best Story (New Category): Papers, Please

Honorable Mentions: DEEMO II, Inua – A Tale in Ice and Time, The Mystery of Cat Island, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Best Ongoing (new category): Genshin Impact

Honorable Mentions: Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Pokémon GO, Roblox

Best in Play Pass (new category): Very Little Nightmares

Honorable Mentions: Bridge Constructor, Final Fantasy VII, Linelight, Path of Giants

Best for Tablets: Tower of Imagination

Honorable Mentions: Angry Birds Journey, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal, Papers, Please

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Best for Chromebooks (new category): Roblox

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