90610 Best Lifestyle Apps Alex Cequea iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-10-05 2011 Buyers Guide 3 6 19 Apps Lifestyle iPad iPhone iPod Touch


Best of the Best

#1 Pimp Your Screen


($.99, app2.me/4020)


imageGet a vast selection of great looking backgrounds, icon skins, app shelves, neon combos, and more. You can also customize both the home screen and lock screen in unique ways. The developers add new eye candy daily.


2. Groupon


(Free, app2.me/2643; iPad version: app2.me/4033)

imageGet amazing daily deals for products and services in over 500 cities around the world. See the best deals near you and purchase them straight from your device.


3. iRewardChart


($3.99, app2.me/3441)


imageReward your children for good behavior with this neat little app. When your child earns stars, they can pick from a list of rewards, or you can customize your own.

Made for iPad

1. Craigslist Pro for iPad


($.99, app2.me/4021)

imageSearch multiple cities and preview the results with thumbnail images and descriptions. The app uses GPS-based location to find and suggest Craigslist areas closest to you.

2. Catalogue by TheFind


(Free, app2.me/4022)


imageBrowse through all your favorite store catalogs from one app. This app includes the latest catalogs from leading fashion, beauty, toys, and home retailers.

3. Speakeasy Cocktails


($9.99, app2.me/4023)


imageA masterful and complete how-to for aspiring mixologists. Features over 90 minutes of HD 
video tutorials, instructional graphics, 
hundreds of interactive recipes, and expert advice from two award-winning bartenders.



Shopping

1. Amazon Mobile


(Free, app2.me/2645)


imageQuickly search, shop, and compare prices on Amazon.com. Existing customers get full access to their watch lists, order history, and shopping cart. Also includes a barcode scanner to search for products.

2. Craigslist Pro


($.99, app2.me/2647; iPad version: $.99, app2.me/4021)


imageThe iPhone version of Craigslist Pro lets you post and manage your Craigslist listings with thumbnail images and descriptions, as well as search via GPS.


3. Zappos Mobile


(Free, app2.me/4024)


imageZappos again delivers their world-famous customer service in this app, with a 24/7 dedicated support team just for app purchases. 365-day return policy and free shipping both ways. Sold!


Drinking Apps


1. Mixology 


(Free, app2.me/4025: Full version: $.99, app2.me/2648)


imageA great bartending guide with almost 8,000 recipes. The paid version is ad-free and gives you the ability to enter your own drink recipes. 


2. iBartender


($.99, app2.me/2771)


imageThis app has recipes for the most popular cocktails and drinks, and it lets you rate and view top rated drinks as determined by other iBartender users. Shake your device to pick a random recipe.



3. Happy Hours 


(Free, app2.me/4026)


imageAvailable for over 100 U.S. cities, this useful little guide shows you the happy hour food and drink specials around your city. You can also read user reviews and see 
community ratings.

Cooking

1. Jamie's Recipes


(Free, app2.me/3648; $1.99 for additional content packs)


imageEach recipe has step-by-step instructions with beautiful photography. It also includes a starter "Taster Pack" with 13 recipes, three videos, and a shopping list. 


2. Big Oven


(Free, app2.me/2639: iPad version: app2.me/4027)


imageThis award-winning app has 170,000+ recipes and a handy grocery list. You can also enter your own ingredients to get ideas for recipes.


3. How to Cook 


Everything


($4.99, app2.me/2969; iPad version: $9.99, app2.me/3650)


imageAdapted from Mark Bittman's bestselling cookbook, this app features over 2,000 recipes and 400 how-to illustrations. It also includes built-in timers and flexible search features.

Locating and Tracking

1. Around Me


(Free, app2.me/155)


imageQuickly find places around you such as banks, bars, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theatres, restaurants, supermarkets, theatres, and taxis. Easy and accurate. 


2. Realtor.com Real 
Estate Search


(Free, app2.me/3043)


image

Updated every 15 minutes, you can find homes for sale in any city around you. Get pricing, property 
details, photos, and more.


3. Family Tracker


(Free, app2.me/4030; $.99 to follow up to 10 people)


imageTrack the location of 
another family's member's iPhone or iPad. Both devices must have the app installed and give permission.

Best Wallpaper


1. Pimp Your Screen

(See "Best of the Best" section)


2. Wallpapers HD


(Free, app2.me/4031)


imageFeatures thousands of 
high-definition backgrounds sorted by popularity or recent uploads. Optimized for the iPhone 4's retina display.

3. All-IN-1 Wallpapers Box


(Free, app2.me/4032)


imageOver 11,000 high definition images with new wallpapers added daily. You can also upload your own wallpaper for other users to use. 


Coupon

1. Groupon

(see "Best of the Best" section)


2. Living Social


(Free, app2.me/4028)


imageSave 50%-90% at restaurants, spas, gyms, and more. Each day you'll see a new deal. To redeem, access purchased deals from your device and show it to the merchant.


3. GeoQpons


(Free, app2.me/4029)


imageGet thousands of deals, discounts, and coupons each day from retailers such as H&M, Kohl's, Ann Taylor, and Sports Authority. Use the "Local" feature to see deals in your neighborhood.



Don't Buy Award


Mirror for iPhone, iPod and iPad


($.99, app2.me/4019)

imageHailed by the developer as the "Best mirror app on the App Store," this app's "mirror" is just your device's front-facing camera. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't pay $.99 for a feature I already own!