Apple just named its favorite apps and games of the year (AAPL)

Apple announced its apps of the year on Thursday.

The picks include two puzzle games and a meditation app.

These choices are based at least in part on the merits of the apps, rather than exclusively on downloads.

Meditation, photo editing and puzzles were the themes of the best apps of the year, as determined by Apple employees.

The company on Thursday released its year-end list of top US apps for iPhones and iPads. In addition to publishing the list of the most-downloaded apps and games, Apple also chose an "app of the year" and a "game of the year" for both the iPhone and the iPad.

Apple's iPhone app of the year is Calm, a health-and-fitness app that provides soundtracks and guides for meditation, including routines to help you sleep. It's free but many of its features are only available through in-app purchases or a subscription. 

Apple's iPhone game of the year is Splitter Critters, a creative and cute puzzler in which players navigate the game's two dimensional world by ripping it apart and pasting it back together. The $2.99 game features a new augmented-reality mode. 

The company's iPad app of the year is Affinity Photo, a professional-level photo editing suite that can handle uncompressed...

20 Published By - Business Insider - 2017.12.07. 18:29
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