Best iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2017, according to Apple

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The Enlight Videoleap app, which is available for free download on the App Store, is a one-stop video editor that allows you to produce "artistic Hollywood-level films" in addition to some simple video memories. Daily news has proven a popular genre, with new podcasts this year like "The Daily" from the New York Times and "Up First" from NPR charting in the most downloaded podcasts of the year.

After Google launched a list of its most popular apps, movies and music on Play Store, Apple has announced a list of its own.

Congrats to mindfulness and meditation app Calm and the $9.99 Affinity Photo from Serif Labs for taking home the coveted trophies, not to mention the little-known Splitter Critters and Thekla's The Witness for being named the 2017 iPhone and iPad Game of the Year respectively.

Rather interestingly, the game of the year choices for iPhone and iPad are not freemium titles. Top games include titles such as Super Mario Run, 8 Ball Pool, Ballz, and Rolling Sky. In India, the top movie of the year have been bagged by last year's Dear Zindagi followed by Sully and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi) and Raees. The rest of the list was mostly similar to previous year.

The top free iPhone apps of the year included lots of usual suspects: Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, Spotify, and Uber. Apps that come pre-loaded on devices, like core Apple apps such as Apple Music and Pages, are not counted in Apple's year-end charts.

Similarly to previous annual charts, Apple has revealed top charts for the most popular apps and games of the year too.

Drake topped the album of the year category on Apple Music with "More Life, ' while Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" is the top song". The most watched movie on iTunes in 2017 was Moana, followed closely by Rogue One and Wonder Woman.

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