Apple Announces 2013 Design Award Winners

After the keynote event on Monday where OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 were announced, Apple also divulged the winners of its annual Design Awards contest to recognize apps that “raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation.” As in previous years, winners receive a nifty cube-shaped trophy with a glowing Apple logo and other prizes.

Among the winning iOS apps was Letterpress, a word game that debuted in the App Store last year and was created by Loren Brichter, the developer of one of the most popular Twitter apps in the earlier days of the App Store. Other winning games included Frogmind’s Badland, a physics game where you shepherd strange creatures around dangerous obstacles (see the full review and an extended gameplay video over at TouchArcade), and Vlambeer’s Ridiculous Fishing in which you, well, fish. (It’s more fun than I make it sound – see the review and gameplay video with the game’s creators at TouchArcade.)

Here are all of the winning apps:


WWF Together

Last Changed: 9 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (1445)
Version: 2.3.0
iOS Universal

WWF Together brings you closer to amazing and endangered species than you ever could have imagined, letting you discover their lives and the work WWF does for them. Try out “tiger vision,” flap...



Last Changed: 9 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (409)
Version: 4.0.10
iOS iPad

Apple Design Award winner and App Store Essential – Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device, built for creative professionals. This...



Last Changed: 22 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (181)
Version: 3.4.3
iOS Universal

Fly and survive through the Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND. Over 65 MILLION players and counting! #1 GAME in 83 countries! App Store iPad GAME OF THE YEAR! WINNER of the Apple...


Yahoo Weather

Last Changed: 4 weeks ago
Rating: 4.00 (451)
Version: 1.18.0
iOS Universal

Experience the weather | Apple Design Award, 2013 Prepare for your day with the most accurate hourly, 5-day, and 10-day forecasts. Stunning Flickr photos match your location, time of day, and...


Letterpress – Word Game

Last Changed: 4 days ago
Rating: 4.50 (78)
Version: 4.7
iOS Universal

If you enjoy word games then you will love Letterpress for its intuitive play and beautiful design. Two players take turns spelling words to capture the board. Player with the most points wins! •...


Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of...

Last Changed: 11 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (170)
Version: 1.50
iOS Universal

A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters. Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a...


Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders

Last Changed: 14 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (70)
Version: 1.5.5
iOS Universal

Apple Design Award 2013 Winner! Launched as Editor's choice on the AppStore! Slide To Play - 4 out of 4 AppSpy - 5 out of 5 PocketGamer - Gold Award Digitally Downloaded - 4.5 out of 5 iReviewT...


Sky Gamblers - Storm Raiders

Last Changed: 24 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (222)
Version: 1.4.0
Mac OS

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is an Apple Design Award winner! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE WWII AIR COMBAT GAME! You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures...

Developer Tools

Coda 2

Last Changed: 54 months ago
Rating: 4.00 (34)
Version: 2.0.14
Mac OS

The most innovative and incredible all-in-one editor for your web code. • #1 Top Grossing Mac Developer Tool • Named a Mac App Store Best of 2012 • Macworld 2012 Editors' Choice ** FOR A...

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Evernote – stay organized

Last Changed: 2 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (45)
Version: 7.2.1
Mac OS

Let Evernote change the way you organize your personal and professional projects. Dive in: take notes, create to-do lists, and save things you find online into Evernote. We’ll sync everything...

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