Apple doesn't like open source? This is our list

We make our list of open source apps for Apple devices

Apple doesn't like open source? At least that is the conclusion we can reach by analyzing his selection of the best applications of 2022. But, like us, if we like it, we will make our own list.

In principle, using open source applications is something like traveling to France and eating at McDonald's, but many of the applications on the list that I am going to give you are excellent regardless of the type of license.

Apple doesn't like open source? this is your list

According to Tim Cook, the main executive of the Manzanita company, the 16 applications chosen were because:

This year's App Store Award winners reimagined our experiences with apps that offered fresh, thoughtful, and genuine perspectives.

…have significant impact and represent the ways apps and games influence our communities and lives.

The truth is that Cook and I have different opinions about what kind of applications deserve an award.either. And, this is demonstrated with the award for the application of the year for iPhone.

The prize went to BeReal, an application that invites you to post photos at different times of the day without any kind of pre-production. You just have to photograph yourself how you are and doing what you are doing at that moment. I don't know about you, but most people I know don't have time for that. At least the ones that do relevant things.

The winning app in the iPad category is at least good for something useful. G.ood Notes 5 lets you draw on the tablet using Apple Pencil and share the result with the rest of the devices of the company.

The prize in the category corresponding to desktop computers went to auA collaborative tool for creating family trees. Mac Family Tree 10. Additionally, it allows you to colorize old photographs.

Latin America got its place on the list with Vix, the application developed by the Televisa Univisión consortium for the transmission of content in our language on Apple TV.

Smartwatches are mainly used for tracking physical activity and one of these applications was the one that won in the Apple Watch category. Gentler Streak allows you to find the ideal exercise routine for each user.

Our list of the best open source apps for Apple devices


This i toolmanual installation Allows you to download Youtube videos to watch offline.


A true all-terrain of multimedia reproductionia that is available in the app store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. You can play content stored on other computers on the network and on the most popular cloud storage services.


Tool to securely and privately store files in the cloud and share them with other devices. It also allows collaboration with other people. It is available for iPhone and iPad.


Application for connect to your own cloud. It can be considered as an alternative to iCloud but you need to have your own instance of Nextcloud installed on a server. It works on iPad and iPhone.

Nextcloud Talk

Would you like to have your own WhatsApp? You only need a server where Nextcloud is installed and This application for iPad and iPhone.

Bitwarden Password Manager

Available for iPhone and iPad is an app ideal for save, sync and share sensitive informatione as passwords and credit card details.


Kodi is software that turns any device into an entertainment center multimedia. The point against it is that it is not in the app store and its installation is a bit complex.


Developed by the creators of the WordPress content manager, andThis program allows you to create notes, format them using Markdown, and sync them between devices. They can be organized using tags and shared with other people.

It can be used on iPhone and iPad

Do you use Apple devices? Do you know of open source applications for these platforms that are not included in the list? Tell us about your experiences with them in the contact form.

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