iPhone Life magazine

Best Apps: Lifestyle

lifestyleThese apps help you improve and enrich your way of life. In this section, you'll find apps that help you organize your shopping lists, remember important birthdays, find cheap gas, buy your first car, explore your religion, or inspire you with thoughtful quotes. You really have to look through this section to appreciate the wide variety of apps that are available.

Best of the Best

Around Me (Free; app2.me/155) Identify your position and choose the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, supermarket, theatre and taxi.

Craigslist Pro ($0.99, app2.me/2647) Post to and manage your Craigslist account, simultaneously search in multiple cities, and preview results with thumbnail photos and descriptions.

Groupon (Free, app2.me/2643) features one unbeatable deal each day on the best stuff to do in cities across the U.S. Buy the daily deal, access your purchased Groupons, find the ones that are nearby, and redeem them electronically.

Mixologist: Drink Recipes ($0.99, free version available, app2.me/2648) Over 7,900 recipes for Cocktails, Martinis, Shooters, Jello Shots, hot drinks, and punches using more than1,300 ingredients.

YPmobile_AT&T Real Yellow Pages (Free; app2.me/3011) allows you to view comprehensive business details such as phone numbers, addresses, service hours, ratings, reviews, and more.

Shopping

Amazon Mobile (Free, app2.me/2645) Quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on Amazon.com.

BNB ($1.99, app2.me/2644) helps you make an informed decision about cruelty-free purchasing.

eBay Mobile (Free, app2.me/2646) lets you search, bid, and check your eBay activity on the go.

Grocery IQ (Free; app2.me/227) A powerful shopping list application, it allows you to build new shopping lists quickly by simply scanning the barcode for any product or using the predictive search feature.

iGarageSale ($1.99, free version available, app2.me/158) uses Craigslist to let you quickly locate garage sales near you on a map.

Groupon (see "Best of the Best")

Cocktail Apps

Cocktails Made Easy ($2.99, app2.me/2769) Step-by-step guide to 500 great, simple to make cocktails using 14 readily available ingredients.

iBartender ($0.99, app2.me/2771) is a good database of many of the most popular mixed drinks and cocktails.

PLBartender (Free, app2.me/2770) is a customizable database of over 100 drinks. Create your own drink and add it to your collection. 

Top Shelf Drinks ($1.99, app2.me/2768) is great for professional bartenders and amateur mixologists, or if you just want to order something more interesting than a gin and tonic.

Mixologist: Drink Recipes (see "Best of the Best")

Cooking

170,000 Recipes and Grocery – BigOven (Free, app2.me/2639) Find virtually any recipe and build a grocery list that you can access on your iPhone and the web.

20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver ($7.99, app2.me/2549) lets you explore 60 delicious recipes with beautiful full-screen photography and a unique step-through mode that takes you effortlessly through each recipe.

Dietician ($7.99, app2.me/2638) is a great standalone diet and meal plan generator for the iOS platform.

Epicurious (free, app2.me/2637) includes over 28,000 delicious, professionally tested recipes from renowned magazines such as Bon Appétit and Gourmet, popular cookbooks, top chefs, and leading restaurants.

Locavore ($2.99, app2.me/2334) informs you about the food in season near you and helps you find them at your local farmers markets.