Our best iPhone apps of 2019

The best iPhone apps of 2019

It's time to take a good look at the best of apps that dominated our lives this year. Earlier this month, Apple announced the best apps of 2019 at a small event in New York City where it gathered the developers of the apps. From games to the apps that helped us chill out and the ones that gave us second thoughts about our privacy. The release of the iPhone 11 and some services introduced by Apple has made most of the apps we used more important. Apple hands out awards for the best apps across its platforms each year. The 2019 winners:

  • Best iPhone App: Spectre Camera
  • Best iPad App: Flow by Moleskine, a sketch design app
  • Best Mac App: Affinity Publisher, a book publishing app
  • Best Apple TV App: The Explorers, an app for capturing the natural world and its beauty
It was clearly a good thing to be a camera or photo app.

Our Picks

Here's is a list of our best apps all year in no particular order.

Apple Arcade games

During the later part of the year, Apple introduced its gaming subscription service at $5 a month. It provides more than 100 games which are available in the App Store for users to download.

Disney Plus

Disney introduced a streaming service Disney Plus in November which comes with a lot of fanfare. The platform which includes 500 movies and 7500 episodes of TV, got 10 million subscribers in a day. The service introduced Disney's Mandalorian show which brought about the Baby Yoda meme. Disney has made some changes to improve the streaming experience, including a resume button - (the app is not yet available in the UK).


Apple continues to improve its camera, saving iPhone users the struggle of depending on third-party apps to take awesome photos. Well, Spectre proves why you may need a third-party app to push your camera to new heights. The app enables you to take long-exposure shots without the need for a tripod or any additional equipment


Have you seen the anonymous Q&A apps on Snapchat? Yolo has dominated the App Store charts since it was launched in May. The light-weighted app has been a major success for Snapchat's developer platform.


It may be owned by Facebook, but Instagram is still the best social network for sharing pictures and ruining them with silly filters. If you’re not the type to take lots of pictures you don’t need to feel pressured to share — just lurk on the homepage and enjoy shots from those you follow.

Call of Duty: Mobile

For most gamers out there, bringing your console game experience to mobile is never an easy thing to do, but Call of Duty: Mobile has proved to be fun. The game brings in elements that'll be familiar with long-time player. Maps and zombies that adds battle royale elements.


For those who find themselves participating in a ton of group chats, GroupMe makes it easier to keep track of them all. Add people simply with just their phone number, and they can begin chatting without even needing to download the app. You can name your groups, set avatars, and also save your photos and videos within group chats to refer back to later. There’s even a desktop version.


If you want to set up or are looking for a chat group for a bunch of like-minded people, then Discord is the way to go. It’s fully cross-platform, so you can go from your phone to the computer, and back again without losing a second of banter, and it has all the features you expect from a chat app. It even has voice chat, You can join groups easily through a link, making it simple to join your friends.
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