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Jewish Top 10s: iPhone Apps

With the arrival of the iOS 7, and with Sukkot upon us, we thought it was an ideal time to list the best Jewish-themed apps that help us celebrate our traditions, whether during the holidays or all year round

By: Daniel Koren

Published: September 20th, 2013 in Business » World

Welcome to Jewish Top 10s, where we compile lists that highlight the best and the brightest of everything yehudi, from delicious recipes to funniest actors, to most obnoxious Jewish wedding songs.

With the entire world learning how to use the new iOS 7 update, and with the Jewish holidays upon us (hope you're all enjoying time in your Sukkahs!) we've decided it was the opportune moment to list the best Jewish-themed apps that make celebrating the holidays, and following our Jewish traditions all year long, that much easier.

Hag Sameach, and enjoy all the new apps!


TOP TEN

10.


APP: Dreidel HD

BY: Captain Moustache, LLP

"Jews young and old old...REJOICE! Hanukkah has finally hit the iPad." That's right, Dreidel HD lets you virtually spin the dreidel for your chance to win the pot of shekels! "This is no ordinary dreidel – it talks, it spins with the slight touch of a finger and it keeps electronic score. Anyone can spin and anyone can win – you are the master of your own fate!"

The perfect drinking game, or holiday game, whether on the go, or at home. Bring Dreidel HD home today and celebrate the Festival of Lights in style.

9.

APP: Shabbat by GPS

BY: Tomer Even

Shabbat GPS shows the shabbat candle lighting time and is calculated by a "sophisticated algorithm that computes the sunset by the GPS location according to the current time and the position of the earth according to the sun."

Perfect for any Jew on the go who is lacking a calendar, and needs to know what time he/she needs to be home by. Good Shabbos!

8.


APP: Kosher or Not

BY: MoblinApps

Kosher OR Not is, according to the good folks at MoblinApps, "the application that every Jew in the world needs."

"Ever got to a restaurant abroad and had no idea if the fish you want to order is Kosher? From now on you can know!"

Kosher or Not is ideal for Jews travelling in non-English speaking countries who aren't sure how to explain to the waiter what 'kosher' means. With Kosher or Not, you don't even have to ask, just consult your trusty app (available in Hebrew, English, German, French and Spanish) and it'll take care of the rest.

Eating kosher has never been so easy.

7.


APP: Alef Bet iPhone

BY: RustyBrick

As we all know, children love hightech gadgets (and usually know how to use them better than us). Now, if you're sick of seeing your kids play Angry Birds 24/7, there's an app that's actually fun and educational: the Alef Bet app.

If you're hoping for your children to learn Hebrew, the Alef Bet app makes it easy for them, using pictures, sound, animation, and a vivid interactive design that keeps them entertained, and learning, all at once.

6.


APP: iShofar

BY: Levyware

An app that makes all the wonderful sounds of the Shofar via your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? Enough said.

Click on the link on the right for the top 5 Jewish-themed iPhone apps.

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