Apple Says These Are the Best Apps of 2014

Dec 08, 2014

Apple on Monday unveiled its Best of 2014 list, an annual roundup of what it says are the top apps and games of the year.

Topping Apple's list this year are Elevate, a brain-training app, and Threes!, a puzzle game with a unique design.

Instagram's Hyperlapse videography app and Leo's Fortune, a platform game, were named runners-up.

Also making the list of Top Apps:

  • Yahoo News Digest
  • Storehouse
  • SwiftKey
  • 1Password
  • Camera+
  • Toca Lab
  • NYT Now
  • 120 Sports
  • Camu
  • Spring
  • BuzzFeed
  • Peek
  • Yummly
  • Waterlogue
  • Human
  • Steller
  • TeleStory
  • Litely
  • Uber
  • Star Walk 2
  • Cinamatic
  • Health Mate
  • Paper
People pass time as they wait outside an Apple store for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in London on Sept. 17, 2014.
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People pass time as they wait outside an Apple store for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in London on Sept. 17, 2014.Lefteris Pitarakis—AP
People pass time as they wait outside an Apple store for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in London on Sept. 17, 2014.
People wait for the release of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo on Sept. 18, 2014.
A man sleeps in a tent in the queue outside an Apple store in London on Sept. 18, 2014.
A man wearing a replica of an iPhone 6 Plus model on his head yawns while waiting in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo on Sept. 19, 2014.
A woman sleeps in a chair as she waits in queue outside the Apple store in London on Sept. 18, 2014.
A staff member removes a display poster of iPhone 5S at the Apple store in Tokyo on Sept. 18, 2014,.
Customers queue outside an Apple store in Hong Kong on Sept. 19, 2014.
Ken Miyauchi Vice President of Softbank, Japanese mobile phone company and actress Sayaka Kanda, in a pink dress, react during a ceremony to mark the first day of sales of the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at a store in Tokyo on Sept. 19, 2014.
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Apple store staff high five customers as they enter the store in Tokyo on Sept. 19, 2014.
A man wearingaA man wearing a mask depicting Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs holds up a cardboard cut-out of Apple's new iPhone 6, as he walks into the Apple Store in Tokyo on Sept. 18, 2014. a mask depicting Steve Jobs holds up a cardboard cut-out of Apple's new iPhone 6, as he walks into the Apple Store in Tokyo
Andreas Gibson celebrates as he exits the Apple store after being the first to purchase an iPhone 6 Plus on Sept. 19, 2014 in New York.
Jamael Ahmed jumps in the air as he leaves the store after being the first to purchase the iPhone 6 at Apple Covent Gardens in London on Sept. 19, 2014.
People pass time as they wait outside an Apple store for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in London on Sept. 17, 2014.
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And Top Games:
  • Monument Valley
  • Hitman GO
  • Ruzzle Adventure
  • Battleheart Legacy
  • World of Warriors
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Smash Hit
  • Spellfall
  • Spider-Man Unlimited
  • Wayward Souls
  • Trials Frontier
  • Adventure Beaks
  • Rules!
  • FarmVille 2: County Escape
  • RETRY
  • Micromon
  • Rival Knights
  • Godus
  • Crazy Taxi City Rush
  • Castle Doombad: Free to Slay
  • Bicolor
  • Royal Revolt 2
  • FOTONICA
  • Timberman
  • Bonza Word Puzzle

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