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Top Selling Non-Gaming Apps of 2009

Apple's Top Selling Apps of 2009
It’s hard to believe that is was just June of 2007 that apps made their big splash as one of the features of a new phenomenon called the Apple iPhone. Addictive and even lovable, these applications have become tools of life for many of us.People talk about their apps like a hit TV show … or the latest sports trade. To say apps are a phenomenon is putting it mildly.Click ahead for Apple’s list of the top selling non-gaming apps for 2009.
Source: Apple 2009 Rewind

It’s hard to believe that it was just June of 2007 when apps made their big splash as one of the features of a new phenomenon called the Apple iPhone. Addictive and even lovable, these applications have become tools of life for many users.

People talk about their apps like a hit TV show … or the latest sports trade. To say apps are a phenomenon is putting it mildly.

Click ahead for Apple’s list of the top selling non-gaming apps for 2009.

Posted: Jan. 5, 2010

10. The Moron Test
Are you a complete idiot? What about your friends, coworkers and family? The Moron Test gives you the answer. Entertainment BERKELEY MALAGON $0.99 iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later, iPod Touch
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Are you a complete idiot? What about your friends, coworkers and family? The Moron Test gives you the answer.

Category: Entertainment
Seller: BERKELEY MALAGON
Price: $0.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later, iPod Touch

9. Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite
Mobile office software, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, iWork and more. Business Quickoffice $9.99 iPhone OS 3.0 and later, iPod Touch
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Mobile office software, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, iWork and more.

Category: Business
Seller: Quickoffice
Price: $9.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 and later, iPod Touch

8. Pocket God
Pretend you're a god in this episodic microgame that gives players control over the lives of the game's pygmy characters. Entertainment Bolt Creative $0.99 iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch
Photo Courtesy: iTunes

Pretend you're a god in this episodic microgame that gives players control over the lives of the game's pygmy characters.

Category: Entertainment
Seller: Bolt Creative
Price: $0.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch

7. ColorSplash
Convert photos to black and white while keeping your chosen details in color, drawing viewers' attention to the colored areas. Photography Pocket Pixels $1.99 iPhone OS 2.0 or later, iPod Touch
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Convert photos to black and white while keeping your chosen details in color, drawing viewers' attention to the colored areas.

Category: Photography
Seller: Pocket Pixels
Price: $1.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.0 or later, iPod Touch

6. SlingPlayer Mobile
Watch and control your home TV and DVR on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Entertainment Sling Media $29.99 iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch
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Watch and control your home TV and DVR on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Category: Entertainment
Seller: Sling Media
Price: $29.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch

5. Golfshot: Golf GPS
Access more than 27,000 golf courses with no subscription or annual fee, including GPS rangefinder for distances to front, center and back of green, GPS aerial view with TouchPoint positioning and up to 40 professionally mapped targets per hole. Sports Shotzoom Software $29.99 iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch
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Access more than 27,000 golf courses with no subscription or annual fee, including GPS rangefinder for distances to front, center and back of green, GPS aerial view with TouchPoint positioning and up to 40 professionally mapped targets per hole.

Category: Sports
Seller: Shotzoom Software
Price: $29.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch

4. TomTom US & Canada
Get turn-by-turn directions, detailed mapping and lane guidance for complex multi-lane exits. Navigation TomTom International $69.99 iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch (only the iPhone 3G and 3GS do not require TomTom car kit for turn-by-turn directions to function)
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Get turn-by-turn directions, detailed mapping and lane guidance for complex multi-lane exits.

Category: Navigation
Seller: TomTom International
Price: $69.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch (only the iPhone 3G and 3GS do not require TomTom car kit for turn-by-turn directions to function)

3. Textfree Unlimited
Send unlimited free texts for a whole year to any US mobile phone. Replies are free, too. Lifestyle Pinger, Inc. $5.99 iPhone OS 2.2 or later, iPod Touch

Send unlimited free texts for a whole year to any US mobile phone. Replies are free, too.

Category: Lifestyle
Seller: Pinger, Inc.
Price: $5.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 2.2 or later, iPod Touch

2. MLB.com At Bat
League and club news coverage, including through the offseason, with videos and an archive of the 2009 season game stats and video highlights. Sports Major League Baseball Free* iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch*The app was $9.99 for the regular and post season, but is free during the off season. No announcement of 2010 season pricing has been made.
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League and club news coverage, including through the offseason, with videos and an archive of the 2009 season game stats and video highlights.

Category: Sports
Seller: Major League Baseball
Price: Free*
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch

*The app was $9.99 for the regular and post season, but is free during the off season. No announcement of 2010 season pricing has been made.

1. MobileNavigator North America
Transform your iPhone into a mobile navigation system using the latest map material from NAVTEQ. Navigation NAVIGON AG $59.99 iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch
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Transform your iPhone into a mobile navigation system using the latest map material from NAVTEQ.

Category: Navigation
Seller: NAVIGON AG
Price: $59.99
Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or later, iPod Touch

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