So What Were The Hottest Apps In 2020?
Naturally with this being a year unlike any other, we've been glued to all things tech. That also include apps. Here's how some of the best have shaken out during 2020!
Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) released their lists of the best apps of 2020 this week, and they are stark reminders of the crucial role tech has played in helping us adapt to living, working, celebrating, exercising and doing pretty much everything else from home this year.
Also on Google's list: Calmaria, which helps you calm down with coordinated breathing techniques, was its top "everyday essential" app. Best "app for fun" was Bazaart, a photo editing app that lets you replace the background of your photos with custom backgrounds and stickers — so you can pretend you're in space or floating in the ocean, not just sitting at home in your pajamas.
A little nostalgia may also have helped some tech users navigate the chaos of the year — "SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-off," a new game featuring a classic character, earned the title of users' choice for the best game of 2020 on the Google Play store.
Apple's "best of" picks are based on "quality, creative design, usability, and innovative technology," as well as "positive cultural impact, helpfulness and importance." Apple's App Store top free chart, which shows the most downloaded apps, includes Zoom (No. 1), TikTok (No. 2), Disney+ (No. 3), Amazon Shopping (No. 11) and DoorDash (No. 14).
Both Apple and Google noted the ways that apps were used for doing good in a year when health concerns, economic strife and racial injustices were all front-and-center. Both cited the United Nations' ShareTheMeal app, which allows users to easily donate money to help feed others, as a popular example.
Hmmm... not sure we would agree with all these but interesting to check out. They need to do lists like, "the most popular for 18-34 year-olds," but definitely feeling them on Amazon shopping!
Stay strong and definitely continue to use those meditation and calming apps as we move into the end of the year!