apps

This Playlist App Might Be The Cure For The Common Party Douche

You know that moment in college when you’d be hosting a great party, and just as you were starting to feel smug about planning such a great night, some douchebag with a guitar…

Claire Hannum | March 12, 2015 - 1:31 pm

The Paid Version Of Tinder Is Rumored To Launch Today

It’s been rumored for months now that Tinder would transition to a freemium model, with its basic app still being free to anyone with a smartphone, and TechCrunch is now reporting…

Beejoli Shah | March 2, 2015 - 2:40 pm

This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

If you’re a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to…

Claire Hannum | February 20, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Of Course There’s An App Based On Those “Fall In Love With Anyone” Questions

Remember those 36 questions that had a brief stranglehold on the internet about a month ago because of their alleged power to make anyone fall in love? The questions grow more…

Claire Hannum | February 18, 2015 - 9:45 am

Introducing Thirstie, The App That Delivers Booze To Your Doorstep Within The Hour

Having a group of friends over in 10 minutes and forgot to pick up the Bacardi? Enjoying your pity party at home, and it’s way too freakin’ cold to trek…

Katie Oldenburg | December 9, 2014 - 9:30 am

Is The Selfie App The Answer To Social Media’s Human Connection Problem?

Selfie, an app that launched a few weeks ago, wraps up the tried-and-true methods of Vine, Instagram and Tumblr all in one. That may sound exhausting, but the experience encourages…

Claire Hannum | October 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Please, Please, Please Do Not Get A Weight Loss App For Your Kids

Oh, great, there’s a new weight loss app for kids. That’s awesome. I know I would’ve loved that when I was a kid.
You know what was the best…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Dream Or Nightmare: App Encourages Partisan Grocery Purchases

It’s no secret that major corporations don’t operate in a vacuum, and that a hefty chunk of their money could easily be funding your favorite (or least favorite) politicians. Companies behind…

Claire Hannum | August 16, 2014 - 10:00 am

The Best Places To Report On SketchFactor

I’m not going to lie. I won’t pretend that I’m not a white woman from an upper-middle-class family from a relatively affluent suburb of Chicago, that the word “sketchy” has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 15, 2014 - 10:00 am

I Never Thought I’d Say This, But This Period Tracking App Is Actually Fun

This is a little weird to say, but I’ve come across an app that makes tracking your period kind of, um, fun! It’s called Clue, and I’m convinced its pretty…

Claire Hannum | August 1, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Pop Virtual Pimples With This Super Zitty Game App

Now that I’ve reached the A-list in “Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood” — though I am still working my balls off and have a few more levels to go — I’m looking…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

This App Will Send Beauty And Fitness Pros Right To Your Door

If you live in Manhattan, a new app called PRIV will send beauty, fitness, or wellness pros right to your apartment within an hour. Through PRIV, you can request a personal…

Claire Hannum | July 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

10 Bitter Life Truths Apparent In “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”

I’m a late adopter so I didn’t download the Kim Kardashian game app, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” until this weekend, a move I quickly began to sort of regret, as it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2014 - 9:00 am

This Bracelet Will Give You An Electric Shock For Indulging In Bad Habits

An upcoming bracelet and app called the Pavlok will help you change your habits by giving you an electric shock when you fail at them. You get to choose the…

Claire Hannum | July 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Meet Pikinis, A New Creepily Voyeuristic App!

It’s a special day. Pikinis, an app that syncs with your Facebook friends list and allows you to search exclusively for bikini pics, is now available for download.
According…

Jana Pollack | July 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Soon You Will Be Able To Preorder Your Starbucks Via An App

[Said in the voice of a petulant teenager:] “Thanks, Starbucks, for taking over my life EVEN MORE.”

The ‘bux announced last week that it’s making your fast food coffee…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

This App Analyzes Your Dreams To Tell You More About Yourself

You know that moment when you’re telling your friend about the dream you had last night and her eyes start to glaze over? There’s an app for that. Enter DreamSphere,…

Claire Hannum | July 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

Cool Or Creepy: New App Lets You Embed Yourself In The Life Of A Stranger

We all got stern warnings about stranger danger when we were kids, but according to a research group at MIT, we could all use more contact with strangers, not less.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 21, 2014 - 9:30 am

This Timelapse Video Of Flowers Blooming Is Amazing

Nature, you sexy beast. This timelapse video of various flowers blooming — including my beloved PEONY, which is in season right now, YIPPPPPEEEEE — is downright sensual and I NEVER use that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Attention, Cat Ladies: Kittyo App Lets You Hang Out With Your Cat Long-Distance

Does the thought of missing Mr. Bojangles’ adorably pawing at shadows on the wall give you social anxiety?  Kittyo, an intriguing/obnoxious new app, will allow you to hang out with…

Claire Hannum | April 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm