Apple crowns its 12 favorite apps of 2016

Apple crowns its 12 favorite apps of 2016

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To top off its monstrous opening day of WWDC 2016, Apple revealed the winners of its 2016 Apple Design Awards. The 10 developer apps and 2 student selections showcase the cutting edge of iOS technology by pushing their genres to new levels.

Games were the big winners last year, but this year Apple has highlighted everything from audio creation tools to a beautiful writing app.

And the winners are …

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Complete Anatomy — A 3D anatomical platform for medical students, medical professionals and lifelong learners that teaches anatomy.

Streaks — A to-do list that helps people form good habits by tracking how often you perform certain tasks.

Zova — A personal training fitness app that looks especially beautiful on the Apple TV.

Frame.io — A video collaboration platform that enables teams to work together on films or videos efficiently.

Ulysses — A text editor for Mac, iPad and iPhone, with clean and uncluttered designed optimized for writing without distraction.

Chameleon Run — a fast-paced auto runner with a colorful twist that plays great with Siri Remote integration on tvOS and Multi-touch on iOS.

Lara Croft GO – a turn-based puzzle adventure set in the ruins of an ancient civilization.

INKS — a beautiful game that puts a clever twist on the classic pinball genre.

Auxy — An audio creation app with a clean and minimalist style that lets people create great modern music in a snap.

dJayPro — An Apple Design Award winner from 2011, dJay Pro has continued to innovate and stay in lockstep with every new OS release or device.

Student winners

Apple also gave two awards to student apps that are exceptional, both of which are games.

Linum — a puzzle game where the goal is to connect nodes to their landing points.

Dividr — a fun 2D arcade game in which the goal is to move glowing control squares inwards and outwards to avoid obstacles and collect points along the way.