There's An App For That: Apartment Living

Friday, December 9, 2011 - 3:29pm

There's An App For That: Apartment LivingDo you want help decorating, cooking, or falling asleep? There’s an app for that! Clever smartphone and tablet apps are available to help you with every aspect of apartment life, all around the clock. Here are some of our favorites:

Decorating

The free iHandy Level makes it a breeze to hang your pictures so that they are nice and straight. Or buy a whole suite of virtual tools including a plumb bob, two levels, a protractor, and a ruler. Also available for Android.

You can get your own personal interior decorator to help you make the most of your space with the Mark on Call app for iPad and iPhone, and find out what will work best with your floorplan.

Cooking

Bring your favorite TV chefs into your kitchen with the Food Network app. Get access to thousands of recipes and helpful shopping tools. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

When you want a great meal but don't want to spend hours cooking, the No Time to Cook app from Real Simple magazine will help you out. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Sleeping

If you need help falling asleep or want a pleasant way to wake up, there are amazing apps for that.

The Relaxing Sounds of Nature app for the iPhone and the Relax and Sleep app for the Android will gently lull you to sleep with soothing nature sounds.

The Sleep Cycle for the iPhone is far more than an ordinary alarm clock. It actually analyzes your sleeping patterns and wakes you when you are in a light-sleep phase. For Android users, the Sleep as Android will also wake you up at the most optimal time, and it uses gentle nature sounds to ease you into the day.