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SaudiMac Team’s Best of 2010 List: Khaled Abdulrhman

Another year, another set of favorite apps to choose from. I noticed a lot of my favorite 2009 apps managed to survive another year while others were replaced.

This is a list of my favorite iOS Apps, mainly concentrating on iPhone apps and some iPad apps. Waiel couldn’t make his list but he told me that his favorite app is MoneyBook.

Thank you for another great year at SaudiMac! I also recommend checking Mazen Al-Angary’s and Dr. Mahmoud Al-Johani lists of favorite 2010 apps.

Here are the apps in no particular order, a + indicates a universal app:

• Reeder and Reeder for iPad an excellent Google Reader client.

• MoneyBook for managing your expenses.

• Bills for scheduling your bills. Excellent for your STC/Mobily phone bills.

• Twittelator Pro. Still my favorite Twitter client on the iPhone.

• HootSuite + is another Twitter service, excellent for managing multiple accounts from multiple devices.

• Birdbrain. Twitter statistics.

• Instagram. Social network for sharing photos. But if you prefer something more private try Path.

• Foodspotting. It’s instagram for food.

• Bing. US App Store. Microsoft Bing’s maps for Saudi Arabia is better than Google’s.

• Waze +. Social network for building a map and traffic status. Still need a lot of work for the Saudi map.

• Trapster is a speed camera report system. It’s been popular recently with the introduction of Saher.

• Gowalla for social check-ins, recently update improved the interface and added support for Foursquare check-ins.

• Glympse + share your current location with a friend for a pre-set amount of time. Imagine sending your location with the message “I’m on my way, you can track me on the map”.

• Viber free calls.

• Skype now with video calls.

• IM+ Pro + instant messaging app. Supports msn, google talk and many more.

• WhatsApp and pMessenger messenger apps.

• Dialvetica Contacts an app to quickly find and call contacts in your address book.

• Favorites speed dial, email, sms and FaceTime.

• Things and Things for iPad still using it as my task manager.

• Calvetica an alternative to the calendar app. Clean and fast interface.

• iTeleport + access your computer remotely.

• Simplenote + excellent notes app with a sync service. Can sync with Macs by installing Notational Velocity.

• PlainText + edit text files and sync using dropbox.

• WordPress + It’s been very buggy this year but they finally fixed these bugs. Manage your WordPress blog with this app.

• 1Password Pro + to manage your passwords, now syncs with your Mac (or Windows) 1Password client using Dropbox. 1password iPhone only. 1password iPad only.

• GetGlue and GetGlue for iPad a social network for books, movies, tv shows and more.

• Due quickly set timers and quick reminders.

• iBooks + ebook (epub) and PDF reader.

• Bistromath split up the bill with your friends.

• Delivery Status Touch + Track your shipments with this push-enabled app. Syncs with a Mac widget.

• iWeather Complete Pro a good weather app.

• Plex + and Air Video + Play video files from your computer.

• Boxcar + push notifications for twitter and more.

• GoodReader for iPhone and GoodReader for iPad file management and sharing apps.

• Terminology and Terminology for iPad English-English dictionary.

• Audio Memos 2 + Audio recorder with many useful options.

• iPray Lite for prayer schedules. The free app has been discontinued for no reason. I do not need notifications so I will keep using this one.

• AppShopper + monitor app updates and price changes.

• Sleep Cycle excellent alarm clock.

• Pzizz sleep and Pzizz energizer helps you sleep.

• Naturespace natural, soothing sounds.

• FlickIt Pro excellent flickr client.

• PasteBot clipboard manager, also syncs with your Mac.

• Read It Later + and Instapaper + save articles and website to read later.

• Dropbox + Access your dropbox account.

• Top 3 Games: Infinity Blade +, Helsing’s Fire, Slice It +.

You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled.

Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition.

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