Everyone agrees that eating healthy is important. Problem is, it can be really hard to do, especially if you have a busy life. One of the secrets to making healthy eating work for you is to have a solid plan in place. That way, when you’re driving home from work and the McDonald’s drive-thru is calling your name, you can avoid the temptation. Whether you’re an accomplished cook or a restaurant regular, these eight iOS apps can help you make a plan and stick with it through the cravings.
Your iPhone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many health and fitness apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself, your Mac and iOS device can be sources of support and inspiration — and all the nerdy statistics you’d ever want. No matter what your initial fitness level or your own goals (maybe you just want to sleep better, feel less stressed, or find a new trail to walk your dog), we hope something here speaks to you.
True foodies love to document each chapter of their culinary journies to enjoy later, which makes a service like Evernote a match made in heaven. The developer also recognized the potential for just such a marriage and the result is the slick, if occasionally inefficient, Evernote Food. It's a customized mobile solution for organizing recipes, saving favorite restaurants, and keeping a mealtime journal, all powered by the company’s popular cloud-based “second brain” service. And now it runs natively on iPad, in addition to iPhone and iPod touch.
IFTTT is not only a programming acronym for “If this then that,” it is also an online service that allows you to create "recipes" that automate your various social networks to perform functions like sending your posted Instagram photos immediately to your Dropbox, or blogging the latest link you favorited on Tumblr. Read on to find out how to create your own automated "recipes" and get the most out of this free service.
If you've held out on the Angry Birds phenomenon but were curious as to what it was all about, here's your chance to find out for no investment but your time. That's right, the Seasons version of one of the top selling App Store games of all time, the cultural touchstone of the iPhone age, is free whether you go big or you go little. But don't let the hype around that blind you to these other fantastic free and price cut apps.
Cooking is a science that I don't seem to be catching on to, which is a bit of a bummer. I can make your basic dish of pasta and vegetables and things of that nature, but when it comes to the more complicated stuff -- like making pie crust from scratch or a Vegan dish that isn't bland -- I really need help. Recipe apps like Epicurious are fantastic when you know what you want to make for dinner, but they don't work if you're feeling uninspired.
Sometimes there's an iOS app that comes out that reflects a great, unique idea. And sometimes that great, unique idea gets thoroughly trashed in the implementation by whatever consulting company was assigned to create the iOS app and make sure it found its way to the App Store. We can't say for certain that's exactly how it went, but this seems to be the case with Cooktorial, a cooking utility for the iOS.
The Mac App Store certainly has made buying Mac software a convenient affair -- just a click and a password, and boom, there it is. But like the iOS App Store, it's starting to fill up fast. That's good news for you -- lots of choice -- but it also means that when you type in a keyword or open up a category, you're faced with multiple options.
We're here to help.
We put dozens of Mac App Store offerings through our ringer of a reviews process and settled on 20 diverse applications that all scored well and come with our recommendation. Even better? They're less than $20 a pop.
Budding chefs all over the world already know how magical the iPad can be in the kitchen, but they'd be hard-pressed to find a resource that brings it all together better than Appetites, a new instructional app that does everything but turn your iPad into a cutting board (which we're pretty sure they don't recommend).
We treat cooking like a religion and recipes like scripture. But we can’t turn to any hotel nightstand to pull out our bible, so what happens to those recipes when we’re traveling around the world or just moseying to the kitchen? Yum 4 stores and organizes recipes on your Mac, even copying them to a free, companion iOS app. That means you can easily reference a MacBook or iPhone to make impromptu wasabi-and-edamame mashed potatoes while at a cousin’s for the holidays.