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Apple’s 2019 Apple Design Award Winners
During WWDC, Apple crowned nine apps with its annual Apple Design Award. Disappointingly, no Mac-only app received an award, and the only Mac-compatible app was a multi-platform game, The Gardens Between by The Voxel Agents. This snub seems to have been deliberate, as Apple’s press release says, “Apple yesterday hosted the Apple Design Awards and recognized nine iOS developers for outstanding artistry, technical achievement, user interface and application design.” Five of the apps chosen were games, with the remaining four providing some practical capabilities: Flow by Moleskin, a note-taking app; Pixelmator Photo, a photo-editing app for the iPad; Butterfly iQ, an ultrasound app; and HomeCourt, an augmented reality basketball practice app.
Yes, noted that too.
Multi-platform Agenda was awarded last year, Things a prior year. Not much on the Mac-only front. I guess it is where the innovation (and money) is.
But lately, working my way through the betas of DevonThink Pro 3, I’ve come to marvel at the sophistication of the app, how a myriad details perfectly executed all within a robust yet flexible architecture, thoughtfully and elegantly designed, inspires confidence in my archive and productivity moving forward with new data. Really exemplary development, solid, no fuss precision engineering. Can’t see a buzzy two-minute demo though
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