November 14, 2023
Introducing the 2023 App Store Award finalists
App Store Editors recognize App Store Award finalists, approximately 40 app and game developers who are delivering great experiences and making a significant cultural impact.
For more than a decade, the App Store editorial team has spotlighted developers ranging from individual app creators to large teams spread around the world, and recognized the year’s best apps and games through the App Store Awards. has been awarded. App Store Editors recognize App Store Award finalists—approximately 40 app and game developers across 10 different categories—for excellence, ingenuity, and technical achievement in apps and games. The selected apps and games helped users be creative, challenge themselves, and have fun with family and friends. App Store Award winners will be selected from this year’s talented finalists and announced in the coming weeks.
“We are an App Store Award finalist who helps people around the world explore their interests in painting, design, video editing, education, music, time management, working out, hiking, gaming, and more. “We’re excited about the accomplishments of Apple and more,” said Apple Fellow Phil Schiller. “All of these finalists are incredibly talented and have worked hard to create amazing apps and games. We are inspired by their achievements and will be releasing them on the App Store later this month. We look forward to announcing the winners of the Awards.”
iPhone App of the Year Finalist
Finalists in the iPhone App of the Year category helped users discover more ways to explore and learn new skills.
all trailsfor helping the world find its way out.
Duolingoto bring learning to the masses.
Like flyingkeeping travelers on time and reducing stress at the airport.
iPhone Game of the Year Finalist
The finalist in the iPhone Game of the Year category invited players to a new adventure with gorgeous graphics on iPhone.
after placea tool for creating retro role-playing games with intuitive controls.
Honkai: Star Railfor building space fantasy adventures with cinematic animation.
vampire survivorsinspired the new roguelike action genre.
iPad App of the Year Finalist
Finalists in the iPad App of the Year category helped users express their creativity through a variety of mediums.
conceptCreate dynamic color palettes with innovative drawing tools.
Da Vinci Resolvecreate a more portable video editing experience.
preta makeupto bring life to makeup designs for all beauty lovers.
iPad Game of the Year Finalist
The finalist in the iPad Game of the Year category captivated gamers with its visual storytelling, intuitive controls, and absurd obstacles.
egg partyto create a quirky and fun experience for users.
lost in playoffers appealing visuals and gameplay for all ages.
pocket city 2which invites players to build with their imagination.
Mac App of the Year Finalist
Finalists in the Mac App of the Year category inspire focus and creativity in users.
linearity curvecreates innovative design tools for professional and aspiring designers.
photometermaking your photo editing workflow faster and simpler.
Portalimmerses users in beautiful scenery and spatial audio.
Mac Game of the Year finalist
Finalists in the Mac Game of the Year category offered rich stories and graphics.
Elex IIwhich transports players to a dynamic science fantasy world.
P’s lieoffers smooth gameplay with a different twist on the classic story.
Return to Monkey Islandto build iconic point-and-click adventures.
Apple Watch App of the Year Finalist
The finalist in the Apple Watch App of the Year category has made it even easier for users to get all the information they need right from their wrist.
Plannyintelligently helps users stay on top of their tasks.
smart gymyou can create smart, targeted workouts for any skill level.
tidal guideprovides real-time ocean conditions for water enthusiasts.
Apple TV App of the Year Finalist
Finalists in the Apple TV App of the Year category bring amazing experiences to the biggest screens in your home.
bugsnaxto capture mystery and charm through gameplay.
fit onoffers a variety of workout experiences from popular trainers and celebrities.
Mubito deliver high-quality movies to users’ homes.
Apple Arcade Game of the Year Finalist
This year, the finalists in the Apple Arcade Game of the Year category provided endless entertainment.
cityscapeto inspire players with a sustainable and purposeful twist.
hello kitty island adventuretakes players on an epic adventure with adorable creatures.
stitch.to bring the meditative art of embroidery to more users.
Cultural impact finalist
Through powerful missions, finalists in the Cultural Impact category foster new ways to connect and celebrate the world’s diversity and wonder.
balanceto make menopause support more inclusive and accessible to all.
co-pilotto simplify your personal finances.
end ringto encourage players to pay attention to their environmental impact.
Find Hannahto connect women across generations through gameplay.
how to say goodbyehelps users process difficult emotions.
Poku Pokuhelping kids learn, explore, and experiment in a digital playroom.
proloquosupports communication without voice.
level girlsfor turning a bedtime story into a timeless discovery of a heroic woman.
Too Good to Gohelps reduce food waste in restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets.
Unpackingto create soul-soothing puzzles.
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