Counting season has begun, and Google has already delivered the first one, since it put together its list of the best apps for Android 2023 in Google Apps.
“Today, we’re celebrating its success with the Google Play Best of 2023 Awards, a roundup of the best apps, games and books on Play. To reflect this year’s trends, we’ve introduced new award categories that recognize useful apps that use the latest technology (such as “Best with AI” and “Best Game for Good”) and experiences that work well across a wide range of devices (such as “Best Cross-device app and game” and “Best for Google Play Games on Computer”)”, says Sam Bright, Vice President and General Manager of Google Play.
Best app and game overall
Best app: Imprint: Learn visually
As our App of the Year for 2023, Imprint: Learn Visually shares bite-sized lessons that use visual storytelling to bring concepts to life. Explore the worlds of psychology, history, health, technology, and more in a whole new way.
Best game: Honkai: Star Rail
This sci-fi spectacle was named our Game of the Year thanks to its depth of excellent content, stunning visuals, and thoughtful design. By interspersing history and character backstories throughout the game, Honkai: Star Rail provides long-lasting entertainment for RPG fans and newcomers alike.
Best multi-device app and game
Best multi-device app: Spotify
Whether you’re listening to your favorite music in the kitchen, on the go, or on a hike, Spotify shines when it comes to working seamlessly across all devices. We like the way you can control playback remotely on another device and download tracks or episodes for offline playback.
Best multi-device game: OUTERPLANE – Strategy animation
Although we love its charming characters and engaging story, OUTERPLANE’s ability to easily play on multiple devices sets it apart from other turn-based strategy experiences on Play. From exceptional PC performance to smooth transitions between screens on foldable devices, OUTERPLANE is visually stunning, technically impressive, and just plain fun.
The application and game of users’ choice
Application users’ choice: ChatGPT
Users’ choice game: Monopoly Go!
Best apps of 2023
Best for fun: Bumble for Friends: Get to know IRL
Best for personal growth: Voidpet Garden: Mental Health
The best essentials for daily life: Artifact: Feed your curiosity
Best hidden gem: Mindful: Mindfulness and well-being
Best with artificial intelligence: AI Personality – AI-powered chat
Best for families: Paw Patrol Academy
Best app for good: AWorld to support ActNow
Best for watches: WhatsApp Messenger
Best for tablets: Concepts: draw, observe, draw
Best for Chromebooks: FlipaClip: Create 2D animation
Best for Google television: Maximum: Streaming HBO, TV, and movies
Best for cars: Amazon Prime Video
Best Multiplayer Player: Farlight 84
Best pick up and play: Monopoly Go!
Best islands of India: Vampire survivors
Best story: Honkai: Star Rail
Best in progress: The men stumbled
Best games for good: Sleeping Pokemon
Best in Play Pass: Magical frenzy
Best for tablets: Honkai: Star Rail
Best for Chromebooks: Maine Craft
Best for Google Play Games on PC: Knights
Our picks for 2023
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