Apple has recently revealed the 2021 App Store Award winners, recognizing the 15 best apps and games for their outstanding quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact.
This year, Craft – Docs and Notes Editor, a fast-growing writing app and modern productivity tool, has been selected as Mac App of the Year at Apple’s App Store Best of 2021 Awards. The Hungarian software allows users to create beautiful documents, take structured and linked notes, share their content, and creatively and efficiently edit their documents even offline.
“We’ve even heard from people who facilitated Dungeons & Dragons games with the app,”
Dániel Korpai, Craft design lead, told Apple. The team’s vision is to
develop the “new Word or Excel” for the generations that have socialised on the smartphone and are now entering the job market.
This spring, Craft closed an $ 8 million investment round with investors such as Creandum, the previous investor of Bolt and Spotify.
Craft CEO and Founder, Bálint Orosz received the award in a rather unique way. A delivery man from Amsterdam brought a box to Craft’s Budapest hub, with a label saying “Do not open”. The man said that he was only allowed to hand over the package directly and exclusively to Bálint Orosz, so the CEO had to leave his meeting. After this “interlude”,
Apple invited the team – and, as it was later revealed, all the 2021 App Store Award winners – to a video conference, where they could open the boxes together,
Bálint Orosz told Forbes. The winners also had the opportunity to talk with Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, for a few minutes.
“The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their own drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year − sparking the creativity and passion of millions of users around the world. From self-taught indie coders to inspiring leaders building global businesses, these standout developers innovated with Apple technology, with many helping to foster the profound sense of togetherness we needed this year,” said Tim Cook.
In 2021, Toca Life World, from Toca Boca was selected iPhone App of the Year; LumaFusion, from LumaTouch became the iPad App of the Year; the title of Apple TV App of the Year was awarded to DAZN, from DAZN Group and Carrot Weather, from Grailr was selected Apple Watch App of the Year. The Mac Game of the Year was Myst, from Cyan and “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” from Riot Games became the iPhone Game of the Year.
Source: apple.com, apps.apple.com, craft.do, forbes.hu