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5 Awesome Apps to Download This Week

Looking to download some great new apps for your smartphone? We’ve done our research, so look no further! If you’re doing some smartphone spring cleaning, be sure to make room for these awesome apps!

Soul Cycle

At last! SOUL CYCLE HAS AN APP!  As any avid Soul Cycle rider may know, the wait for an app was a long one. Tap and swipe to search for a nearby studio, favorite instructor, and reserve your favorite bike! Thank you Soul Cycle, we’ll be tappin’ it back with you soon!



With the growing popularity of gluten free menu options, and vegetable “pasta”, Ali Maffucci founded Inspiralized Blog. Her mission? To make creative, delicious and nutritious meals by transforming vegetables into “pasta” using a vegetable spiralizer.  Ms. Maffucci and Inspiralized.com are the definitive resource for cooking with a spiralizer. In addition to her blog and recently published cookbook, Inspiralized has an app! Perfect for anyone looking to make healthy meals at home, and great as a grocery shopping resource!  The app also includes featured recipes with gorgeous photos, and user friendly ingredient searches!

Inspiralized Blog




It was only a matter of time until HBO joined the ranks of Hulu Plus and Netflix to offer a monthly subscription service. With more and more people cutting the cord and opting out of cable subscriptions, this is the perfect way to enjoy the excellent programming HBO has to offer.  Award winning shows like Game of Thrones, VEEP, and endless documentaries like The Jinx at our fingertips for only $14.99 a month? Yes please!




Ever been on a road trip and had to rely on billboards to find the next rest stop to walk your dog or grab a bite to eat — only to find that no pets are not allowed and the Starbucks has been turned into an oil change station? Frustrating. How awesome would it be to never rely on highway and billboard signs again? Look no further than iExit!  iExit uses a smartphone’s location to determine where a user is located on the interstate and then displays upcoming exits and businesses without the press of a button. Its powerful search engine allows users to filter upcoming exits by whatever they’re looking for, whether that’s for a business, an amenity, or a location. The Search experience has been completely rethought in it’s latest update and comes with 25 “preset searches” designed to quickly address common road trip needs.



Sleep Cycle

Mornings can be a drag. Sometimes no matter how much sleep we get, waking up can feel just plain terrible! We’ve tried Sleep Cycle and we love the results! And you don’t have to take our word for it, it’s been featured in CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and many more.  Place your smartphone under your pillow and the app actually monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your phone.  Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time. Amazing! Waking up the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed. Two thumbs up!


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The 5 Beauty Apps (And Sites!) That Make Looking Good Easy.

Beautiq is where beauty comes to you. Get everything from color, waxing and extensions in the comfort of your home. With services starting at $30 and up, it’s an accessible luxury for every beauties’ wallet


With Pretty In My Pocket you can scan barcodes on products and see what people are saying about them. You can also review your faves and get connected with other product-lovers in your network:

Pretty In My Pocket

Modiface, virtual makeover was made for professionals. Just upload your headshot and the app allows you to precisely apply your makeup. After you’re done, choose what looks you like and the app will direct you to where you can find your favorite products.


Byrdie is THE beauty site that goes perfectly with your cup of coffee in the morning. Excellent for inspiration and information on trends and ancient techniques.


Perfect 365 is your beauty go-to when you want  to fake it till you make it. Upload your photo and use Perfect 355 to get rid of dark circles, lengthen your lashes, and adjust color tones.


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Upgrade Your Everything With These Easy Apps

These lifestyle apps are our go-to’s for managing stress, healthy eating, fitness, making reservations, personal stylists and more! Make the rest of the year about you taking care of your mind, body and boosting your confidence. We like to think of these apps as our best friends on our phone. Give them a try and let us know what you think. Also, what apps do you love? We’ll blog them with credit to you.


The Cleveland Clinic Stress Meditation iPhone app has 8 different meditations to help you with everything from building self-confidence to helping you to stop worrying about the future and enjoy living in the present. The app includes eight different relaxation and meditation techniques: Full-Body Scan, Self-Confidence, Guided Imagery, A Calm Mind, Loving Kindness, Letting Go, Mindfulness, and Miracle Around Us.

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal is a free app that you use to track your calories. It’s super user-friendly containing an expansive database of foods and brands. It also calculates how many calories you burned during your specific workout routine. For a free app, this has got everything you pay for from big diet brands!

Open Table

Open Table is now expanding its features to allow you to be able to pay your bill at New York City restaurants. No waiting around for the bill. This year it will be expanding to include 20 more cities, so keep an eye out for it.


If you’re standing in front of your closet bored, not knowing how to make your looks pop, then POSE. Pose is an app that shows you shots of different outfits to inspire you. Just type in the weather and it gives you eye candy options.

Money Whiz

Money Whiz is worth the cash. For $4.99, this is the full-on budgeting app that has it all. With 300 plus features it syncs across all devices. It also allows you to split payments.


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