These days a phone is more than just a phone. It can also be a tool kit, recipe book and personal trainer all in one.
More than 1.5 million apps are available for download in the popular app stores, but not every app is created equal. There are many you’ve never heard of and probably never will, but listed below are several apps that may prove to be useful in a man’s everyday life. All apps offer an easy-to-use interface that anyone, from the technological novice to the seasoned smartphone veteran, can navigate.
Cocktails Made Easy by Fizz Software Ltd.
If you’ve ever wondered how to properly make a Tom Collins or Moscow Mule, then this is the perfect app for you. Cocktails Made Easy contains hundreds of cocktail recipes using your favorite liquors and spirits so you can impress guests or increase your general cocktail knowledge. Available on iOS for $0.99 and Android for $1.61.
How To Cook Everything by Culinate Inc.
There comes a time when every man must learn to cook. For some, it’s at age 12. For others, age 50. Designed after New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s cookbook, this app boasts an incredible 2,000 recipes and 400 how-to illustrations on how to cook, well, everything. Available on iOS and Windows phones for $9.99.
Untappd – Discover Beer by Untappd LLC
Untappd (no e) assists users in keeping track of and discovering their favorite beers. The app allows you to add new beers to your repertoire, share new favorites with friends and discover more beers to try in your area. Available for free on iOS, Android and Windows.
iHandy by iHandy Inc.
This handy carpenter app has five tools in its tool kit: a plumb bob, surface level, bubble level bar, steel protractor and ruler. iHandy will help you hang that beloved family portrait without having to ask your neighbor for his level. Available for $1.99 on iOS and Android.
7 Minute Workout with High Intensity Interval Training by Perigee
Sometimes motivation to hit the gym is lacking, so why not get in your morning or evening pump right at home? To complete a workout, you only need your body and, you guessed it, seven minutes. The goal is to work out seven minutes, seven days a week, for seven months. Available for free on iOS and similar apps exist for Android.
Our Shared Lists by Side Four
Forgetting to pick up a carton of milk or what time your child needs to be at soccer practice can be a thing of the past with Our Shared Lists. This nifty app syncs up to-do lists where two or more people can coordinate anything: shopping lists, projects, events, pick up times and more. The app can also send alerts to those connected on the list when an event or appointment is near. Available for free on iOS.