Product of the Year: The “it” product of the year. The products in this category had the greatest impact on your stack and the tech community in 2022.
Productivity: The products that helped you get it done this year by helping manage time and tasks more efficiently.
Developer tools: With products in this category coding will never be the same, from code editors to debugging tools, version control systems, and more.
Design tools: These tools were sharp enough to land on the desktop of seasoned creatives, or simple enough to help the non-techies make art.
SaaS: CRMs, ERP systems, project management, sales, and marketing software — it might not sound sexy, but SaaS like this makes the world go round.
AI: In a breakout year for artificial intelligence, these products applied AI models and concepts to our world and our devices so spectacularly that we questioned our future.
Community & Social: The products in this category helped us most in connecting and communicating with others this year.
Web3: These blockchain-supported products brought sound ideas to the web3 space and convinced us, despite the dips, that WAGMI.
Mobile app: These products made into the “most used” apps list on your phone or tablet this year (even if you used them on desktop sometimes too).
Data & Analytics: From number crunching to visualizations, the products in this category make data more accessible.
No code: You can build apps, websites, and beyond without writing a single line of code and these newcomers are the best to help you do it.
Fintech: “Financial services” might seem boring, but if we’re being honest this tech that makes banking, investment, and payments easy is thrilling.
Education: The products in this category help people learn and develop new skills. After you vote, go thank an educator who does the same.
Remote work: Remote work couldn’t happen without remote-supportive products, and these ones are changing the way teams collaborate and communicate.
Health & fitness: From apps to wearables, these products help people track and improve their health and fitness.
E-commerce: The products in this category enable people to sell their products and services online.
Privacy focussed: Privacy is the priority for these apps and tools, whether its to provide security for your personal data or to help companies build their tools in a safe way.
Creator Economy: With these tools, creators such as artists, musicians, and writers, are empowered to create and monetize their talents.
Best designed: Nailed it. Let’s recognize the products gave us a beautiful, uncomplicated UI and delivered a killer UX this year.
Most innovative use of technology: The products in this category used technology to solve a problem or meet a need in wonderfully creative and original way.
Most viral: You should know these products. They generated the most buzz and gained viral attention on social media this year.
Bootstrapped & Crowdfunded: No investors, no problem. The products in this category achieved notable success through bootstrapping or crowdfunded campaigns.
Marketing & Sales: From email tools to ad platforms, these products helped products get noticed and sold.
Product demo video: Whether it made you go “lol” or “wow!”, this award recognizes outstanding launch videos from the year.
Maker of the Year (no voting): The individuals in this category stood out this year for their creativity, focus, and dedication to building a product or products that impacted the tech community. This award is selected by the Product Hunt team.
Community Member of the Year (no voting): The individuals in this category made notably valuable contributions to the Product Hunt community through helpful comments, discussions, and support. This award is selected by the Product Hunt team.
Written by Carlos Robles-RomeroUpdated over a week ago