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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Beer Brands has a Vast Selection, but Fizzles Out
Beer Brands iPhone App by Webworks and Applications is loaded with information of more than 7,800 brands of beer. I suppose the app is designed to give you on the spot information for a beer, as you stand in the cooler isle of your local store amazed by the vast selection of brew. While confused and steadily becoming depressed as you struggle to make a decision, you whip out your ever so trusty iPhone and quickly start looking up the mysterious brands using the Beer Brands app.
You-Me-It Compatibility Quiz Gets Lost in the Details
Games, puzzles and utility apps must now share space with horoscope, gossip and personality apps. You-Me-It is a full-featured lifestyle app that dubs itself the "relationship assistant." You won’t have to call anyone or make a video of any sort but you will have to answer a few questions.
Craigsphone is Almost All You Need to Use Craigslist with iPhone
Craigsphone by Next Mobile Web is so close to being the best and most full-featured Craigslist app for the iPhone. I've previously reviewed two other Craigslist iPhone apps. Both CraigsMobileList and CraigSearch lacked certain much-needed features and neither had the ability to post sales.
2009 Presidential Inauguration App Guides You Through D.C.
Planning on having your iPhone with you at the inauguration? If so, a new app from PointAbout is a worthy companion for your journey. The app aims to live up to its name - 2009 Presidential Inauguration Guide. It is designed as an all-in-one resource on your iPhone that will do everything from providing mass transit information to finding the nearest Starbucks.
Check Your Sources for Your Next Read
If you're an avid reader and you buy most of your books from Amazon.com, you'll like Next Read from Square Wheel Software.
What Next Read aims to do is make it easy for you to keep track of books you might like to read, whether recommended to you by a friend or discovered while browsing a book store.
Even Real Smoking Would Be Better than Electric Smoking
Do you enjoy smoking cigarettes but are bothered by the whole lung cancer thing?
Nico Becherer's Electric Smoke app is a realistic-looking cigarette or cigar that you can "smoke" by inhaling through the iPhone's microphone.
HappyHour Tastes Great, More Filling
With more than 9,000 drink recipes, HappyHour has to be the largest database of drink recipes available in one iPhone app. Of course quantity isn't everything, there's more to making a good cocktail app than stuffing it full of recipes.
Blow Your Mind with Brain Waves
Your mind is a terrible thing to waste. Your money is a terrible thing to waste. When you waste both at the same time, you're really a loser. I know this from experience.
The App Store features several apps that pump binaural audio waves into your head that supposedly will help you self hypnotize, feel weightless, get high, meditate, sleep and go crazy (seriously).