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BEST
APPS
of the
YEAR
2020

Widgetsmith
Reeder 5
Halide Mark II - Pro Camera
The Wallpaper & Background App
TuneTrack
Ambients
Photoshop Camera Photo Filters
Charty for Shortcuts

Another year is almost in the books, so it's time to take a look at the best new apps that landed on the App Store. Our Top 20 Apps of 2020 feature a little something for everyone including a great way to customize homescreen widgets and more.

Widgetsmith
Widgetsmith

Widgetsmith

Cross Forward Consulting, LLC

Take Widgets to a New Level

A wide variety of customizable widgets can appear on your home screen at a specific time of day.

Reeder 5

Reeder 5

Silvio Rizzi

Combines Read-it-Later and RSS

Now with iCloud support, you can keep all of your feeds synced between devices.

Halide Mark II - Pro Camera

Halide Mark II

Lux Optics Incorporated

A New Generation of Professional Photography

One of the best third-party camera apps available, Halide, is making a big step up with the arrival of Halide Mark II. The completely new app features a redesigned interface and many new additions.

The Wallpaper & Background App

The Wallpaper & Background App

Lumen Digital

Customize Your Perfect Wallpaper

You can create a wallpaper for everything from an Apple Watch to a 5K iMac.

TuneTrack

TuneTrack

Jayaram Nambiar

Track Your Musical Habits

TuneTrack can help you see some of your favorite artists and songs on a number of different streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, and last.fm. You can also create a playlist of top track and share it with friends.

Ambients

Ambients

William Crowder

Bring the Soundtrack of Life Home

The app offers quiet, persistent sounds to help you focus and concentrate.

Photoshop Camera Photo Filters

Photoshop Camera Photo Filters

Adobe Inc.

A Camera With AI Smarts

The camera app features AI technology to provide real-time filters and effects before even taking a photo. You can take advantage of more than 80 custom filters that can be switched with just tap. There is a wide variety of options including choices from singer Billie Eilish.

Charty for Shortcuts

Charty for Shortcuts

Rodrigo Araujo

Better Visualize Data

Any data source that offers support for Shortcuts can be used with Charty. That opens up a wide variety of different options. If you’re a beginner, the app also offers some great ways to help. There is a video tutorial showing how to create a simple plotting shortcut. You can also take a look at 27 examples with descriptions and preview images.

Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read

Duolingo ABC

Duolingo

Help Kids Learn to Read and Write

The app features small games perfect for younger users. To begin, you'll enter your child's name and then select their age. It's made for ages 3-6.

DoubleTake by FiLMiC Pro

DoubleTake by FiLMiC Pro

FiLMiC Inc

Double Vision

The app allows you to capture video from two cameras simultaneously. To begin, the camera picker view shows all of the available cameras so you can select which view to include in the shot. Along with using a front and rear-facing camera at the same time, you can also select a combination of rear lenses.

SpatialBliss - 3D Soundscapes

SpatialBliss

Renjith N

Sound from All Directions

Anyone with AirPods Pro can hear the soundscapes with the spatial audio feature in iOS 14.

Craft - Docs and Notes Editor

Craft - Docs and Notes Editor

Luki Labs Limited

Note-Taking Made Easy

Made with the iPhone and iPad in mind, the app allows you to easily structure your documents by nesting notes and even create links and connections between pages. The app also makes it easy to integrate media into your notes.

REC - Pro Video Camera

REC - Pro Video Camera

LateNiteSoft S.L.

Take Video Recording to a New Level

Just like Camera 2+, REC is designed for both casual users and more professional videographers to capture videos while featuring a host of power features.

Book Track - Library Manager

Book Track

Simone Montalto

Track Your Literary Pursuits

Along with tracking books you’ve read, it also allows you to enter novels you want to dive in to.

GoodLinks

GoodLinks

Ngoc Luu

Create Your Reading List

With the easy-to-use read it later app, you can save, organize, and share different links without needing to create an account.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Inc.

Graphics Creation on iPad

The graphics app takes a number of features from the popular desktop version and redesigned them for use on the tablet and with Apple Pencil. With Apple’s stylus, you can create lines and curves, edit graphics, and more.

Dr. Seuss's ABC - AR Version!

Dr. Seuss's ABC - AR Version!

Dr. Seuss Studios

Explore the Iconic Book

Kids can interact with every character from Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! wherever they are thanks to augmented reality.

Watch With Friends

Watch With Friends

Caavo Inc

Netflix Night

The new app Watch With Friends wants to help you be more social and host a virtual Netflix watch party on Apple TV, Roku, or using a Chrome extension on desktop.

RTRO - Film Camera by Moment

RTRO - Film Camera by Moment

Moment Inc.

A Fun Way to Shoot Videos

RTRO brings retro vibe to your videos. You can shoot videos of up to 60 seconds and stack multiple clips. After selecting what you like, you can upload everything to Instagram or save it to a camera roll.

HEY Email

HEY Email

Basecamp, LLC

Make Email Better

Hey wants to make your usual email deluge much easier to manage. After receiving an email to your hey.com email for the first time, you can decide whether you want to hear from the sender. Emails are automatically placed into three different sections for important email, transactions, and newsletters or other promotional emails. Another great feature is the ability to Reply Later.