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 DIRECTV on the App Store

DirecTV App a Dream for DVR Lovers

Sometimes you are not always in front of your television when you think of a show that you want to record on your DVR. If you are a DirecTV subscriber, the new DirecTV iPhone app gives you the freedom to program shows or series right from your iPhone/iPod touch.

Analyze HandWriting Does Anything but That

Analyze HandWriting Does Anything but That

I truly believe handwriting can tell you a bit about someone’s personality, which explains why I was so keen to review Analyze Handwriting. After putting Aesthetic Systems’ app through the iPhone-o-meter, I have to conclude that I’m either giving the art and science of handwriting analysis, otherwise known as graphology, or Analyze Handwriting too much credit.

Buy Locavore on the App Store

Locavore: Paring Down The Miles To Fresh Produce

Locavore - We live at a time that allows us to purchase most fruits and vegetables all year long. Through the use of mass-transportation, chemicals, and warehouses, produce grown half way around the world is often picked green, shipped and ripened in warehouses under questionable conditions.

Buy iZen Garden 2 - Portable Zen Garden on the App Store

iZen Garden Relaxes Just Like its Japanese Namesake

If the economy or bad weather has you singing the blues, we may have found a welcome distraction in the App Store. iZen Garden is a portable Zen Garden. From a real world art form to your handset, you’ll be able to create your own personal relaxation garden and take it with you everywhere.

Buy Wine Enthusiast Guide on the App Store

Wine Enthusiast Guide for Wine Neophytes

If you like to drink wine, which I bet you do, you will appreciate the Wine Enthusiast Guide app from MobileAge. With over 68,000 wine reviews and at least another 1000 added monthly, theoretically there is a good chance that you will find a description and rating for the wine you desire.

Buy Gumbo on the App Store

Gumbo: Dashboard-like App Needs More Preparation

I like Gumbo, Trimeego's new app, but not as much as I like the spicy Cajun stew. Gumbo (the app) cleverly puts bite-sized chunks of info, or snippets, into a buffet where you can pick and choose whatever feeds your head.

Buy VeganXpress - Menu & Shopping Assistance on the App Store

VeganXpress: No More Guessing

For a vegan or those that are trying to eat a vegan meal, dining out can often be confusing and difficult. The VeganXpress iPhone app by Brandon Berger seeks to alleviate some of those concerns.

Buy iAmHappy on the App Store

iAmHappy Has 500 Reasons to Feel Good About Yourself

If you believe in the power of positive thinking, your daily inspiration may now be more than just a small pocket book of quotes. iAmHappy is a new lifestyle app that aims to keep you in high spirits. iAmHappy has over 500 positive affirmations along with more than 100 relaxing images and backgrounds for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Buy The Betty Crocker Cookbook – Kitchen-Tested Recipes on the App Store

Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook Heats it up

Do you feel like chicken tonight? Are you at the grocery store and don’t have a recipe? Well, life just got a little bit easier. The folks over at General Mills introduced The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook to make finding recipes to make breakfast, lunch and dinner a little bit easier.

iCraig Simplifies Browsing Craigslist's Online Classifieds

Craiglist, the vast classified ads Web site, is part marketplace for buyers and sellers and part entertainment for window shoppers. SplashData, gives you both parts with iCraig, an app that lets you see what's  going on in the world of Craigslist ads in your area.

Buy iGossip on the App Store

iGossip Delivers the Dish on Celebrity News, but Needs an Extreme Makeover

Gossip junkies around the globe are getting their fill more often and much faster from some fun new apps. iGossip gives you the dish on all of your favorite celebrity happenings from the some of the most popular celebrity gossip websites like TMZ, Perez Hilton, Gossip Girls, US Weekly, E!

Buy GoodFood by GoodRec on the App Store

Want to Know Where to Eat? GoodFood Might Help

GoodFood - Good food is something anyone can appreciate and knowing where to go to find it is always a help. If you’re not afraid to try some place new on the recommendation of total strangers or you have a reputation for knowing the best places to eat and are willing to share with others, then GoodFood by Goodrec is a handy little app you can download for free to find recommended restaurants near you.

Buy Tie Knots on the App Store

All Tied Up and Ready for Your Next Interview

Tie Knots, from egerev lab, is the right tool for the difficult economic climate we all find ourselves in. Finding a job — any job — is getting to be as challenging as leading a herd of elephants across the Alps in the middle of winter.

Buy GrubHub Food Delivery & Takeout on the App Store

For Days When There are Only Two Things to Eat: Pickup or Delivery.

Developers GrubHub and CityMint have introduced apps of the same names that make it possible for you to order meals from nearby restaurants and have your food ready for you to pick up or for delivery, when that service is available.

TrueFlirt: Sexy, Romantic, Playful — Interactive Texting for iPhone

My first TrueFlirt message read: This is how techies flirt. ^_^ With a wink, a smile and an interactive "love scene," my first flirt flew through the ether striking the recipient like cupid's bow.