Announcing the App Store Award winners


Originally published December 2 on the App Store Today tab.


For over a decade, we’ve taken a moment at the end of the year to celebrate the very best apps and games on the App Store. We’ve heralded the work of individual self-taught developers as well as huge international teams.

With so many wonderful apps on the App Store, selecting just 15 award winners has been no easy task. As always, we put a focus on technical innovation, user experience, and design. Then we considered the impact these apps had on our lives.

Some helped us learn, others enhanced our work, and one even let us save the world as our favorite superheroes. It’s our honor to celebrate this year’s winners.

iPhone App of the Year: Toca Life World

An interactive playground that continues to invent fun new ways for kids to explore, all while teaching self-expression and emotional growth with a refreshingly inclusive world of characters anyone can relate to.

Download Toca Life World from the App Store

iPhone Game of the Year: League of Legends: Wild Rift

A landmark MOBA that transforms one of the world’s most popular and competitive PC games into a mobile experience everyone can enjoy.

Download League of Legends: Wild Rift from the App Store

iPad App of the Year: LumaFusion

This easy-to-use video editor for both professional and aspiring creators gives you precision storytelling tools to make your feature-length films and social media videos truly cinematic.

Download LumaFusion from the App Store

iPad Game of the Year: Marvel Future Revolution

A superhero brawler that makes everyone the star of their own cutting-edge superhero story, set against a backdrop of stunning graphics and exciting battles.

Download Marvel Future Revolution from the App Store

Mac App of the Year: Craft

A versatile note-taking app, word processor, and personal documents organizer all in one that makes productivity as intuitive, fun, and stylish as you are.

Download Craft from the App Store

Mac Game of the Year: Myst

A remake that’s the most stunning version yet of one the most fascinating worlds in gaming history.

Download Myst from the App Store

Apple Watch App of the Year: Carrot Weather

A best-in-class weather app with helpful customizations, built-in watch faces, and, of course, that satirical robot named Carrot, who laughs at us all.

Download CARROT Weather from the App Store

Apple TV App of the Year: DAZN

A streaming app that simplifies the often challenging process of watching sports live and on demand, while serving up the best local games and matches to fans around the world.

Download DAZN from the App Store

Apple TV Game of the Year: Space Marshals 3

A space western with tense, tactical combat that’s even more gripping when played on the big screen.

Download Space Marshals 3 from the App Store

Arcade Game of the Year: Fantasian

An epic that brings us back to the golden age of role-playing with an incredible art style and a fantastic soundtrack.

Download Fantasian from the App Store

Trend of 2021: Apps that brought us together

Among Us! Connecting friends (and impostors!) all over the world through a wildly popular social game of whodunit.

Download Among Us! from the App Store

Canva Connecting us to our own entrepreneurial spirit with collaborative design tools and thousands of templates to make everything from your résumé to social media posts sparkle.

Download Canva from the App Store

Peanut Connecting women experiencing life milestones—from pregnancy to menopause and every moment in between.

Download Peanut from the App Store

Bumble Connecting users to social hubs for making friends, professional networking, and, of course, finding someone special, and it all grew from a women-powered shift in the dating dynamic.

Download Bumble from the App Store

EatOkra Connecting communities to Black-owned restaurants and food services with an innovative online marketplace, creating an invaluable guide to cities across the U.S.

Download EatOkra from the App Store