2017 has been a pretty great year for apps. Live trivia gameshow HQ Trivia burst onto the scene, and apps like Ikea Place took full advantage of augmented reality. Here are the best apps of 2017, in no particular order. The following is a transcript of the video.

HQ — LIVE TRIVIA GAME SHOW

Category: Game // Company: Intermedia Labs

The co-founders of Vine have done it again. HQ Trivia is a live game show with actual cash prizes. Tune in at 3PM and 9PM EST and try to survive through 12 fast-paced questions. Winners split a pot of $1,000 — sometimes more.

IKEA PLACE

Category: Augmented Reality // Company: Ikea

Ikea’s app takes full advantage of augmented reality. You can virtually place furniture anywhere in your house. It scales products with 98% accuracy

MONUMENT VALLEY 2

Category: Game // Company: ustwo Games Ltd

Monument Valley 2 is full of mind-bending puzzles. They look like an interactive M.C. Escher print. The first game was downloaded over 26 million times and made over $14 million in sales

YOUTUBE TV

Category: Video // Company: Google

YouTube TV is a cheap way to get cable — without a cable package. It has all the broadcast networks and many essential cable channels. Packages start at $35/month

KITCHEN STORIES

Category: Cooking // Company: AJNS New Media

Throw away those boring recipes. Kitchen Stories shows you step-by-step cooking guides. When you choose a recipe you can even add the ingredients to a “shopping list.” You can also watch beautiful videos showing cooking techniques.

ELK — TRAVEL CURRENCY CONVERTER

Category: Utilities // Company: Clean Shaven Apps

Elk won one of Apple’s 2017 Design Awards. It’s a sleek app that makes currency conversions simple

OXENFREE

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