Google Play Store and Apple App Store announce best apps and games of 2021

We now look at the Best Apps and Games from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store in 2021.

Highlights
  • Google has awarded BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) as the ” Best Game of India” in 2021.
  • Apple has awarded “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” as the iPhone Game of the Year.
  • Bitclass has been chosen as the Best App of the year in India by Google Play editors

Google and Apple both recently shortlisted their best apps and games for 2021. In total, Google has listed 15 apps and 20 games that made it to the list of the best apps in the Google Play Store, whereas Apple’s App Store highlighted the 15 best apps and games of the year across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV platforms.

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The Cupertino-based tech giant chose League of Legends: Wild Rift, Marvel Future Revolution, Myst, and Space Marshals 3 as the best gaming titles on the App Store. Apple said that all these  games helped users “tap into personal passions, discover creative outlets, connect with new people and experiences, and simply have fun.” 

On the other hand, Google picked Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) from Krafton as the Best Game of the year in India, while Garena Free Fire Max has been named as the Users’ Choice Game of the year. Further, Google has separately introduced  ‘Best Games for Tablets’ to highlight tablet-focussed games, specifically suitable for a big screen with Chicken Police and My Friend Pedro amongst those games. Below we now take a look at the list of Best Apps and Games for both Android and iOS.

‘Best Apps in India’ on Google Play in 2021

Best App of 2021 (India)​

Best Apps for Fun​

Best Apps for Everyday Essentials

Best Apps for Personal Growth

All the applications were selected as the best applications in their respective category with ClubHouse winning the “Users” choice of app in India. Google also, as mentioned above has given BGMI as the Best Game of the Year in 2021 in India while it mentioned Chicken Police- Paint in Red! as the Best game for Tablet in India. You can see all the apps that won the Best Apps of 2021 on the Google Play Store by visiting their dedicated section.

Apple App Store Award Winners 2021

Apple has also released its dedicated section of Top Apps and Top Games on the App Store in India. The top free apps on iOS include WhatsApp, YouTube, and Instagram among others as the most popular free apps on the App Store, whereas Ludo King, BGMI, and Garena Free Fire amongst others were ranked as the best games on the App Store. Below we now list all the top apps and games from the App Store for 2021.

Top 10 free apps on the App Store in India in 2021

  1. WhatsApp Messenger
  2. YouTube
  3. Instagram
  4. Facebook
  5. Google Pay
  6. Snapchat
  7. Amazon Pay
  8. PhonePe
  9. Google Chrome
  10. Gmail

Top 10 free games on the App Store in India in 2021

  1. Ludo King
  2. Battlegrounds Mobile India
  3. Garena Free Fire – New Age
  4. Subway Surfers
  5. Candy Crush Saga
  6. Call of Duty: Mobile
  7. 8 Ball Pool
  8. Water Sort Puzzle
  9. Among Us!
  10. Count Masters: Crowd Runner 3D

In the US, the list of top free apps on the App Store includes TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger, while the top free games are Among Us!, Roblox, Project Makeover, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Subway Surfers.