"Best of" Lists
The Best Kids' Apps of the Decade (2010–2019)
In 10 short years, smartphones went from being a luxury item to a worldwide necessity. By 2019, nearly every kid and teen was growing up in a household with at least one mobile device -- and that means a lot of apps! Both Apple and Android phone users have a seemingly endless supply of apps to help them with everything from learning sounds and letters to solving calculus problems. With so many to choose from, it was no small task to pick the 10 most affecting kids' apps of the decade. This list contains some of the best educational apps ever released, some of the most popular mobile games ever developed, and some of the most game-changing leaps in web and mobile technology. They're not all flawless (who can forget the controversies around Pokemon Go?), but they are groundbreaking and built to last in an ever-changing tech landscape. So check out our 10 favorites of the past 10 years, ordered here by age rating. For more outstanding media picks from 2010–2019, try our lists of the Best Kids' TV Shows of the Decade and the Best Kids' Video Games of the Decade.