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Apple Design Awards 2017

There are now 2.2 million apps on iOS, and every year Apple celebrates the talent, artistry and creativity of developers who set the standard for ideal app design. The Awards recognize excellence in design, innovation and technology in apps and games across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. This years most well-designed apps represent eight countries around the world. Below is a brief look at all the winners.


Exclusive to iPhone, and with more than 77,000 5-star ratings, Blackbox is a refreshingly stimulating, engrossing, and clever puzzle game that breaks through the "fourth wall” of iPhone to take you beyond the screen and make your world a part of each solution. 
Free | BUY

Splitter Critters is a charming level-based arcade puzzle-game for iPhone and iPad with a mind-bending game mechanic that’s playable by all ages. With clever environmental mechanics such as laser beams, reflective surfaces, liquids, moving platforms, and immersive soundscapes for each world (best experienced with headphones), this app offers an inventive and memorable gaming experience.
$2.99 | BUY

This a one-of-a-kind platformer mixes physics-puzzle problem-solving with action and strategy. Multi-gesture support and 3D Touch optimizations add a whole new dimension to the game, making it a truly physical experience. 
$4.99 | BUY

Old Man’s Journey is a captivating puzzle adventure about life, loss, and hope. It uses a clever landscape-shifting game mechanic to solve puzzles and reveal an emotional narrative told entirely through imagery and sound. 
$4.99 | BUY

This is an intense, critically acclaimed, narrative-driven adventure game in which you play a one-armed warrior named Sasha in search of her family. A challenging touch and swipe-based adventure with deep, detailed, and psychedelic gameplay that masterfully melds macabre themes with vibrant color. 
$2.99 | BUY


This is a beautifully designed, best-of-breed coloring app, exclusive to iPad and iPhone. Lake’s simple and playful design is a delight, and comes packed with creativity-enhancing tools, customized color palettes, and beautiful illustrations to help anyone create a masterpiece. 
Free | BUY

Exclusive to iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Bear is an elegant and flexible writing tool for crafting notes and prose. With a simple and clean design, beautiful typography, and a consistently fast experience on any device, Bear helps writers focus on their content and produce great looking results whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
Free | BUY


Kitchen Stories is a simple and beautiful cooking app, available in 12 languages, for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Includes a rich variety of recipes, dazzling photos, helpful videos, handy tips, and informative articles, all focused on inspiration, convenience, and execution.
Free | BUY


This app is the quintessential personal task manager, exclusive to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. A joy to use and beautiful to look at, Things 3 has been completely re-imagined to improve efficiency. Its thoughtful design and powerful features help you get organized and make the most out of every day.
$9.99 | BUY


An innovative currency conversion app, Elk is perfectly suited for Apple Watch and enables quickly converting between 150+ currencies worldwide. Elk provides a thoughtfully designed and efficient experience on watchOS that makes currency conversion fast, easy, and convenient.
Free | BUY


A groundbreaking photo editing application with a collection of tools rivaling professional-grade desktop mainstays. Create and edit stunning Wide Color images with traditional 2D and novel 3D elements to simulate surface materials and lighting, while controlling everything in real-time. 
$3.99 | BUY

This is a powerful and efficient mail client designed specifically for iOS, macOS, and watchOS. AirMail 3 stands above the crowd and helps you tame your inbox with its clean, three-column layout, smart interactive features, beautiful design, and speed.
$9.99 | BUY




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