The name may not leave much to the imagination, but there are always surprises to be found within the yearly Best App Ever Awards.

Often, those surprises are rather pleasant because every app (and game) ever released on iOS or Android is eligible. So that means a vast vault to choose from and, inevitably, some unexpected or overlooked candidates turn up.

But also, the finalists are picked by the public.

Following thousands of submissions earlier this year, the BAE team has narrowed the (huge) list down to the apps with the highest number of nominations and the finalists are now ready to face your scrutiny.

And with more than 50 categories for both iOS and Android, there's bound to be some apps on the list you use regularly and will want to champion. It's all about giving a little back.

So here's your chance. Work methodically to pick an app from each of the categories, go minimalist and select one app from just one category, or dip in and out semi-randomly - it's entirely up to you.

You can vote here and everything shuts down on July 3rd, with the winners announced during our PG Connects San Francisco conference.

Until then, go support your favourites!