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 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!).

Find the Cheapest Fuel With iGasUp

iGasUp - Though the fluctuation in gas prices is a baffling part of economics as far as I'm concerned, it stands to reason that it could be beneficial to know the prices at the local pumps at all times.

Buy Whole Foods Market Recipes on the App Store

Whole Foods Market Recipes is a "Tasteful" Recipe App

Whole Foods Market Recipes - As awareness in food preparation, such as gluten-free foods or diabetic-friendly dishes, and an appreciation for natural and organic foods grows, it’s not surprising to see so many companies responding in kind.

Buy Open Cellar, The Ultimate Wine Cellar Solution on the App Store

Open Cellar Could be Your Personal Sommelier, but Only if You Read French

Open Cellar – You decide to pick up a nice Cabernet on your way home for that special meal your significant other is preparing to celebrate your anniversary.
What kind of red wine do you choose?

OS 3.0 Puts More Automation into the Smart House with Universal Remote Controls

Ever steadily, the iPhone and iPod touch are transforming into universal remote controls for home automation gear such as home theater PCs, lighting, security and other hardware systems.

CHRONIC-les Compiles Pot Possession Regs State-by-State, and Finds NORML too

CHRONIC-les is a compilation of pot laws state-by-state, with a quickie function to send an email to the White House to advocate the legalization of marijuana. You can also use CHRONIC-les to pull up a map to find the whereabouts of your local NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) chapter.

That Beach Channel: When You Need To Get Away

That beach Channel - The weather is warming up, summer is upon us, and you constantly hear that commercial replaying in your head; wanna get away? Don’t rush out and buy a $50 ticket for a thirty-minute flight to somewhere as equally stifling as where you’re currently sitting. 

Buy Bible Shaker on the App Store

Bible Shaker: Spiritual Guidence At Hand

Every day millions of people throughout the world tap into some form of daily inspiration. Many are searching for spiritual guidance. Some the surprise and randomness of inspiration acquired from sources like a daily horoscope. For many Christians that spiritual guidance is often found in the verses of the Bible.