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 Gratitude Journal ~ the original! on the App Store

Gratitude Journal Gives Back

Most people are generally too busy to stop and smell the roses. Well why make time when you have that help you smell them so to speak? Gratitude Journal is a convenient way to remind ourselves about what we should be thankful for each day. Users merely tap several things they are thankful for directly into the application, listing each thought as a different entry.

Buy Allrecipes Dinner Spinner on the App Store

Allrecipes Is For People Who Like to Play With Their Food

My wife uses the Allrecipes Web site as her go-to source when she's looking for something new to cook. Me, I just keep everything in my head and prepare meals using whatever is available in the kitchen.

CraigSearch Lacks, But Gets The Job Done

CraigSearch by PheedYou, Inc. is another app with the sole purpose of searching the popular online market place craigslist.com. I recently reviewed the app CraigsMobileList which basically performs the same task of searching craigslist.

Wired Product Reviews: Does Just That

Wired Product Reviews by CondeNet (the company behind Wired Magazine) is a simple and creatively designed app for the iPhone and iPod touch. If you are a fan of gadgets and gizmos and like to keep up with the latest products this is a must have app.

CraigsMobileList Searches Craigslist with Style

CraigsMobileList by Mobile Simplicity lets you search craigslist with ease. If you haven’t heard of craigslist.com, then go check it out. It’s a great resource for finding & selling just about anything.

Buy iSki on the App Store

i-Ski: Find The Best Times To Ski

It's always important to find out what the conditions are like at the mountain where you plan on skiing or snowboarding. There is no easier way to do that than on your iPhone. At anytime and in any place iSki makes that happen for you.

Buy MyChristmas on the App Store

MyChristmas Will Fill You With Holiday Cheer — and a Buffet of Mini Games

MyChristmas is an all in one holiday app by Talee Talee and it has everything that you need to make your holiday bright. This app is jam packed with whatever you are going to need to take you through Christmas right into the New Year.

Buy Dog Whistle on the App Store

You Can't Teach Any Dog New Tricks with Wawa's Dog Whistle

Here I am, putting Wawa Mobile's Dog Whistle app to the test. I was tapped for the job because the boss knows I have three dogs.
According to Wawa, I can use Dog Whistle to train my dogs to do as I command and even condition them Pavlovian-like not to bark when someone comes to my front door.

Buy Amazon App on the App Store

Amazon Mobile Remembers So You Don't Have To

Amazon.com is one of the first places I check whenever I'm intent on buying something (forget about the part that I often buy stuff I don't need).
I go to Amazon to research products, read personalized recommendations and the always-interesting customer reviews.

Zagat To Go '09 Is No Go for Gourments and Gourmands

Zagat is one of the top reviewers of places "to eat, drink, stay and play," as the rating service likes to say. To get a high rating from Zagat is like getting the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

Buy OpenTable on the App Store

Step This Way, Your OpenTable is Ready

OpenTable claims to be the world's most popular instant restaurant reservation system, and with 8,500 participating restaurants and growing, it would be difficult to prove otherwise.
The company's Web site, which is free to register and use, enables diners to locate restaurants, find out whether the restaurant has seating available, book a table and manage their upcoming reservations.

Buy Christmas List on the App Store

Christmas List: Manage Your Holiday Shopping List With Ease

Even with its joyful holiday feelings and cheer, Christmas can also be a pretty stressful time of year. For those of us for which this is true Christmas List by Better Day Wireless may be just the thing to help calm the holiday shopping storm this season.

Buy Menorah - Chanukah - חנוכה on the App Store

Menorah Makes the iPhone Miraculous

Menorah - In the second century BCE (Before the Common Era), the Maccabees, a band of Jewish rebels in Judea rescued the Holy Temple in Jerusalem from the Greeks. The rebels wanted to rededicate the Temple by lighting the eternal lamp but found they had only enough oil to last for one night.

Buy Pocket Cocktails on the App Store

Pocket Cocktails is a Class-Act Drinking Companion

I love Cocktail Hour with its fully stocked bar and polite conversation. Happy Hour — Cocktail Hour’s trashy little sister — can be a lot of fun too. Any tradition that encourages Sex on the Beach and offers a choice between Death by Chocolate or Killer Kool-Aid has too be good times, right?

Say Cheers With weDrink, Your Personalized Drink Guide

Unless you have worked as a bartender you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to mixing a variety of drinks, but thanks to weDrink by Indivigital those days are long gone. weDrink is an all-in-one drink guide with tons of recipes, games, and even a ride home for the end of the night.