We’ve recounted the biggest stories involving Apple, the iPhone, and iPods. We’ve even told you what our most read stories were in 2009. But what articles did Macworld readers take a shine to? And which ones did they think were the pits?
Each article posted on Macworld—even this one—features a thumbs up/thumbs down feature at the bottom where readers can tell us what they think about a story. We track that input—to the point where we can tell you the most popular stories of 2009… as well as the least popular articles we posted.
Most popular stories
- The five most underused Finder tools: Kirk McElhearn walks you through some quick time-saving tools built into OS X.
- The Macalope Weekly: Fight, fight, fight!: The Macalope, up to his usual rhetorical antics.
- V-Cockpit GPS for iPhone: Believe it or not, this was our most popular iPhone app review in 2009.
- Great gear under $50: The first part of our annual gear guide looked at low-cost gift ideas.
- Skout turns your iPhone into a dating machine: Lot of lonely iPhone users out there, we guess.
- Amazing iPhone photos from readers: Sometimes, our most popular content comes from you.
- The Microsoft discount: Dan Miller takes those “Apple tax” arguments to task.
- A Windows guru spends two weeks with a Mac: Preston Galla of Computerworld spends a fortnight learning how the other half lives.
- Apple, the App Store just isn’t you: Dan Moren thinks some of the things going on in the App Store feel very un-Apple-like.
- Review: Snow Leopard: We share our thoughts on Mac OS X 10.6.
Least popular stories
- Extracting content from PDF files: Perhaps it’s easy to retrieve content from finished PDF documents, but you didn’t want to hear about it.
- Review: NeatReceipts: The small scanner and OCR solution failed to impress.
- Five things missing from the iPhone 3GS: PC World lists the iPhone 3GS’s shortcomings.
- Review: Olympus Stylus 7000: We look at Olympus’ 12-megapixel camera.
- Great gear for under $150: We comfort ourselves with the thought that these thumbs down were probably the result of a publishing error with this installment from our Gear Guide.
- 12 words you can never say in the office: Apparently, the three words many readers wished we never said were “Publish this story.”
- Apple, stop breaking Palm Pre sync with iTunes: Not surprisingly, Mac users were unsympathetic to Ian Paul’s plea to Apple to let Palm offer unsupported functionality to Pre users.
- Review: Western Digital My Passport for Mac 500GB: We review Western Digital’s portable hard drive.
- 7 tips for selling your photos: We offer tips on taking advantage of the microstock industry that gives amateur photographers a chance to make money from their images.
- It’s time for the FTC to investigate Mac security: Apparently, it isn’t if you ask our readers.