Lifestyle Apps

Life is beautiful — when you know which iphone apps to use. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks for Best Lifestyle Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for current news and reviews of apps from the Lifestyle section of the iOS App Store.


Buy RecipePad on the App Store

RecipePad Lets iPad Users Rule the Kitchen, and Organize Recipes

RecipePad - The iPad continues to become a chef's companion with an increasing number of apps dedicated to the culinary arts. Among the latest is RecipePad, which is usable for creating and saving recipes.

Buy Cocktails HD on the App Store

Cocktails HD: Perfect For Fancy People Who Put Booze in a Glass

I’m just going to do this review in full-on geezer mode. (For a female perspective on Cocktails HD, see our previous review of the iPhone version, Pocket Cocktails.) Here’s how you make a martini.

Buy Teach Me Sushi Expert on the App Store

Teach Me Sushi Expert - The Sushi Expert Followup

A follow up to the first sushi instructional app, Teach Me Sushi Expert has the same informative, quality video instruction as the original Teach Me Sushi, but includes a few added features.

Oil Change for iPhone Won't Change Much

Oil Change for iPhone Won't Change Much

If you follow the every three months/3,000 miles rule and have trouble finding a convenient place to get your oil changed, then let your iPhone find one for you with the Oil Change app. Oil Change is a location-based app that pin points nearby oil change franchises on the map and is also designed to sort the facilities by distance or price so you can comparison shop the service.

Buy Teach Me Sushi on the App Store

Teach Me Sushi, For Those Who Dare to Learn

Being somewhat challenged in the art of culinary preparation, I tend to keep an eye out for cooking and recipe apps that I find helpful but not too challenging. I've been through a plethora of free and paid apps in all manners and styles of food, recipes and so on, but would never have dared to seek out help with sushi.

Get and Give Fashion Advice With Love It or Lose It

Get and Give Fashion Advice With Love It or Lose It

Love It or Lose It is a fashion iPhone app that uses social networking concepts to allow users to develop their own network of fashion critics. Users can share photos taken from the store rack, the dressing room, their own closet, or anywhere else and then upload them for feedback from their fashionista friends.

Phone Tracker is a Joke — a Bad Joke

Presselite's Phone Tracker is a joke — but don't take my word for it. Look it up in the App Store, and read Presselite's explanation. Phone Tracker's main purpose — check that, its only purpose — is to display your iPhone's GPS location and pass it off as somebody else's.

Buy Vopium - FREE CALL - Cheap International Calls! on the App Store

Vopium Offers Limited Phone Experience

Vopium is one of a group of apps that uses a Wi-Fi connection to make and receive phone calls and text messages. It is a good concept—the more one can avoid AT&T's spotty network, the better.

Buy 20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver on the App Store

20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver on Your iPhone

If you haven’t witnessed renown British chef Jamie Oliver in action, you’re missing out on an incredible personality with a passion for healthy food. If you love him in The Food Revolution, you’ll love him on your iPhone as he demonstrates some of his recipes designed to be made in 20 minutes or less.

iTOT - The Innovative Time-Out Timer

Designed for parents, iTOT – The Innovative Time-Out Timer is an iPhone application meant to turn your phone into a time-out aid. A fairly decent concept, iTOT features some good ideas in terms of design, but unfortunately the execution is a bit lacking.

Buy Awaken on the App Store

Awaken to More Alarm Clock Choices

If you miss  your old LCD alarm clock then Awaken can cure the nostalgia. Awaken packs a full set of features into your iPhone/iPod touch that may force you to ditch the standard clock app.

Buy 40 Days - Lent Observance Tracker on the App Store

Track and Atone With 40 Days - Lent Observance Tracker

Spring is finally on the way and we know this because Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent is February 17. If you’re a mobile Christian observing Lent this year, check out 40 Days – Lent Observance Tracker for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Buy Doodle Clock on the App Store

Doodle Clock - Clock-a-Doodle-do!

Though there are several different clock apps available for iPhone, it’s actually kind of daunting to browse the app store for a useful alarm clock app. At least that has been my experience.

Buy Embark iBART - San Francisco BART on the App Store

Master SF transit schedule with iBART Live

Riding the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains are an essential part of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you live there or plan to visit, iBART Live can help you get around a bit easier. 

Buy Hello Vino - Wine Assistant on the App Store

Hello Vino Associates Wine with Food

Hello Vino, from Drive Thru Interactive, aims to answer one of life’s greatest mysteries: What wine makes a good match for a pizza with pineapple and ham? Answer: Any wine that will kill the taste of pineapple (Ba-doom!).