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Farewell; Leaving To Pursue New Adventures

Today is my last day at AddictiveTips.

After founding AddictiveTips and running it for a little more than 3 years, it is time for me to step down from the role of Editor-in-Chief. Aatif Khan will be the new Editor-in-Chief and Usman Javaid will be the Associate Editor – a new position to make sure the quality of articles meet the standard that readers have come to expect.

When it all started back in 2008, AddictiveTips was meant to fill a gap in the blogosphere by becoming the voice of budding developers and at the same time, helping readers discover the best tools. With every passing year, I have kept a higher goal for AddictiveTips and strived to complete it with the help of a great team. This continued persistence by the team is why AddictiveTips has become what it is today.

There is a solitary reason for why I am stepping down; I am an entrepreneur whose focus is solving problems that common users face, that was why I started AddictiveTips, to help developers and users alike. Now it’s time for me to move on to try my hand at other things, the most important being to disrupt the file sharing space with Jumpshare – a new startup that will launch in Spring 2012.

Everyone is changing the way we share files, some are making it faster, some making it easier, few supporting large files, etc, but the concept has remained unchanged for the past decade. File sharing has always been boring. We plan on changing that with Jumpshare and we promise that you will love it.

But that is not why I am here; I’m here to talk about the future of AddictiveTips.

Now that I am stepping down, let me assure you that nothing will change at AddictiveTips; the vision, the quality and the content will be what it has always been. You are going to hear from the new Editor-in-Chief shortly, and as he is bound to tell you, the quality of posts will maintain its ascent. My thanks goes out to every member of the team. I would also like to thank PressLabs for their awesome hosting. Lastly, I thank you, the readers, for being part of the AddictiveTips community.

I am sad to leave this position and will miss the days that I spent with the team but the show must go on.



  1. Good luck! This is one of the, if not the, best software blogs on the net. I sincerely hope it will continue to be so.

  2. You’re (+your team) work has been a addiction for me! Best of Luck (future)!!!

    Aasim Khan.

    at iDrugged.com

  3. Thanks for all you have done.It was a great innings by you and a lot of people like me have got immense help from what you started, and will continue to get it.
    I and all others of AT family wish you the very best for your future and wish you success in all your ventures.
    God bless you.

  4. Thanks for all the great tips. AT is one of the best and most useful tech blogs I’ve seen. Good luck to you!

  5. Best wishes and please keep us posted on your new adventures!!
    I have been a faithful reader since you started and have to say this is one of my favorite blogs.

  6. AT is one great website that i found it so much interesting since the day i found it. There are many reasons behind it. The quality of your content, the neat UI and up-to-date reviews. All of your posts are very detailed and neat. I would say it is a pity that such a wonderful person is leaving the AT. But i am sure he would have built a someone like him for upcoming days of AT. I am sure AT will always will be amazing. Thank you so much for your time and hard work that has made our days easy. Good luck.

  7. Dear Nakodari

    Thanks for giving us addictivetips. Its one of those sites which you can trust. A site where you know only the authentic stuff is published. Even more thank you for making us believe that sites like Addictive Tips can be build in Pakistan with little or no resources if you have the will for it.

    Good luck with JumpShare.


  8. I (sadly) only just found your site through reddit a month or so ago but I’ve been greatly impressed with the quality of the apps you’ve highlighted to me in such a short space of time.

    You (and the app devs themselves) have already improved the quality of my life each day, and for that I am very grateful. You, and all the AT team, should be proud.

    I wish you much luck in everything you get up to. Quality is everything, it shows, and i am sure you will be successful in the future.

    Thank you.

  9. Love this site for its interesting and applicable content, nothing like seeing new content every day!

    I hope your team keep up and further what you’ve started here, and that you prosper in your new endeavor!

  10. Thank you and good luck.
    Tell me which company are you joining? I will follow you there too… 🙂
    Hope new team in addictivetips will continue to “review the best software and services from around the web”
    Best of luck to you and even more best(est) luck to ‘new team in addictivetips’.

  11. HI Nakodari,

    I have been a subscriber here for quite sometime now. Your quality of post, content and variety is really impressive.

    It is sad to see u go. On the other hand I wish u good luck with new venture. Infact I just signed up there.


  12. I have been following AddictiveTips for a long time now and I must say that you, Ghaus, have done a very fine job here. Also, to add here, I’ve strong faith in the AT team that they will continue the legacy with full zeal.

    I have seen the entrepreneur in you and it gives me great pleasure to know that you are moving on to the next venture; JumpShare.

    I really wish you best of luck.

    Shoaib Khan
    Xnews Network

  13. You and I have tangled in the past…

    …but I’ll tell you what: You did one helluva’ job, here. My hat’s off to you for the really, really, REALLY fine work that you’ve done on this site. It is EXCELLENT. Thank you for it.

    My absolutely more heartfelt best wishes as you embark on your new opportunity.


    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  14. Thank you for your effort. and good luck
    just like so many other I enjoyed visiting your website and work you have done.

  15. Dear Nakodari,

    It has been a great pleasure working with you and an awesome challenge to host your site and watch it grow at such a pace.

    Waiting for new challenges as you continue growing further 😉

    PressLabs team

  16. Farewell to you, and good luck to you on your ventures, I cant say i will miss you, since you have promised us that we will continue to receive the quality of articles that readers and I have come to expect.from AddictiveTips, till now, hahaha….i cant count the number of times this blog has been there to help me when i needed something, and i hope it will continue to do so,….i actually thought of joining the AddictiveTips team,i haven’t written on a blog before but very enthusiastic about technology, and wanted to make this a learning experience by working alongside such professionals, and decided maybe i should prepare my self first to be able to output the standard and quality this blog is known for. Anyways , take care and wish you the best for your future.

  17. Love your site, love the content and last but not least – love the articles especally by usman, zayed & fatima. Keep it up – Right Up.

  18. Best of luck with your new ventures.
    Have loved this site since the day I found it and have always recommended it to
    all and sundry.

  19. Great work Nakodari ! U have made every 1 proud n all the cyber community by making such an awesum contribution .
    Stay the way u r and all the success is urs off taking !
    Rock on . And all the best to the addictivetips team.
    Stay blessed .

    Haissan Nakodari

  20. You are an awesome person with gifted talents and kindness. The site you developed is amazing covering such vast aspect of technology yet you took time to explain it so nicely and purely simple. You are the best of the best and Please stay like this. It is truly a honor to know a person of your talent.

  21. I’m an avid reader of your website. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve done for us and all the best for your future 🙂

  22. Nakodari, I am quite impressed with your efforts & planning on getting Addictivetips to the level. Wish I had some some thing similar but as saying goes its not alone efforts which makes you successful, a planning and different thinking is must in today’s world.

    Your team is killer, the kind of content they produce is far better than the most other blogs with team of same size. With this type of team one can not just hope but can start working on another venture without worries.

    Wish you best of luck for your new ventures.

    Sandip Dedhia

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