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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.