What makes a man is how well he can manage his lifestyle. No successful gentleman ever made it without a little help from his friends, and in our advanced mobile world, there are a number of applications that can help make an ordinary man seem very well put together. So why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? Take the first step right now by exploring these simple, luxury tools on your smartphone.
For every good driver, there needs to be a good navigator, someone who deosn't just know the way but knows the best shortcuts and parking spots. With Parkbud, you’ve got navigator with its easy-to-handle navigation to closest, cheapest parking spots. To boot, the application allows you to pay with your phone and track your time while sending you reminders.
For the hard-to-remember nights, Parkbud is a real pal with directions back to your car, a compass and flashlight so you can’t get lost or receive an unwelcome ticket again. Bet you never had a friend like that before.
Gilt on the Go (free)
They say the clothes make the man, but it’s Gilt that helps get the clothes on the man. Whether it’s a boys’ night on the town, day at the beach or networking evening in polite society, there’s a little bit of everything herein.
Gilt on the Go has suits and sneakers, braces and belts, tanks and ties for every guy, whether the billionaire boy’s club or average Joe. Gilt intertwines great brands like Scotch and Soda, Gucci and Armani all into one easy-to-reach app space. From there you select, size and buy your wardrobe like it never happened. If the clothes make the man, you can do a remake faster than Hollywood can.
For a man about town, timing is everything and so is having the right watch on you. Hublot, known for its quality and worthwhile investment, has created an innovative application to save you the time - quite literally - of having to roam from store to store to find the timepiece that best suits you.
The Hublot app is not only free but offers a great visual representation of the brand’s collection of different styles, from Big Bang to Classic Fusion to King Power, with the color selection of your choice. If you’re on the fence about buying without trying on, check out the 360-degree experience located in the main menu, along with skillfully crafted configurations sketches of each watch. From there, you’re just a few quick clicks away from having a Hublot you can call your own. That’s just good timing on your part.
Tired of having a sore back from carrying around a stack of business cards you never need, and when you finally need one the most, you don’t have your wallet? CardFlick is tops when it comes to creating both a simple yet classy business cards in a few short clicks, of which you can easily share from your phone. With 20 confident themes and innovative customization, your business card can finally be a reflection of you and your work.
Sending and sharing your card is just as easy as pulling a smelly, wrinkled card from the crevice of your pants, only this way you’re guaranteed they’ll have it in their phone or computer, where it belongs, instead of on the nightstand or garbage can.
To live well, a man must eat well and steadily, so it makes perfect sense to have an application for the food truck enthusiast on the go. The free TruxMap lets you know which of the food trucks are closest, along with menus, food photos and reviews. Whatever the craving, there’s always a food truck to satisfy, whether you’re eating well or eating gourmet grilled cheese.
Covering 34 cities and taking location requests, you can map out your favorite food trucks or pick the best one near you, get directions and enjoy something different for lunch everyday. It’s a simple idea for food enthusiasts, keeping things fresh, making it a delicious app.
Arguably the best news anchor in the app world, News360 is your one-stop go-to for the latest in your newest newsworthy interests. Not only is it a magnet for insightful news, but it pulls only the most newsworthy articles from quality sources. And with the application, you can fine-tune the news stream sent to you by plugging in particular interests, anything from photography and art to tech start-ups and stocks.
To save you time, which also costs money, News360 is a direct, personal news source made just for you, and its range varies from broad strokes of the globe to hyper-localized updates. Whatever it is you want to know, News360 will tell you what you want to hear.
Speed traps, police surveillance, red light cameras and DUI checkpoints are all things we can do without, not to mention construction work ahead and traffic alerts, the things road rage are made of. Held-high applications like Trapster keep you out of traps with their trusty maps and color-coded maps, audio alerts and GPS.
Trapster helps get drivers where they need to go quickly, safely and without any trouble. Keep your eyes on the road with the application’s convenient points of interest map, a godsend among heavy travelers to distant, unknown lands while its community-based forum keeps you in the know and off the side of the road, ticket and fancy free. If your driving was questionable before, Trapster can take some of the weight.
VIP Black ($999.99)
For the ultimate in managing an affluent lifestyle, iVIP offers the VIP of the App Store. Originally one of the most expensive apps on the digital market, VIP Black is a highly privileged, high-end invention whose members certify their net worth just before receiving priority treatment and access to anything and everything under the sun, from on-call butlers to private trainers to personal stylists.
Any dream you can put a dollar to, - fashion and football, yachts and wine - VIP Black is there at your beckoned call in an instant with only the finest quality convenience and satisfaction that a dollar can buy all within one premium application. If the good lord could be bought, this is about as close to knocking on Heaven’s door as you get.
Terrible at making decision, wishing somebody was always there to make them for you? Floop is the magic eight ball for your phone, only your inquiries are polled amongst real people in real time, giving you an instant feedback loop on the best course of action. Can’t decide whether to take your girlfriend to a horror film or a darkly lit alley after midnight? The followers of Floop will lead you in the right direction.
And if you don’t believe the first things you hear, look into the graph, group chats and photo sharing until the answer becomes clear as day. With a Hot List of topics, you can immediately meet people who have an interesting take on just about anything. Looks like somebody is finally in the loop.
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How to Cook Everything ($9.99)
Man was put on this planet to hunt and gather food; nobody said anything about having to cook it too. If you’re battling a busy schedule and don’t have time for cooking – not to mention your incredible talent for burning everything you cook – maybe it’s time to let Culinate’s “How to Cook Everything” digital recipe book take over from here.
With nearly 2000 easy-to-follow, how-to recipe illustrations, you can cook everything for just about any event - Super Bowl parties, (Breaking Bad) gatherings or guys’ night – without having to call your mother or the fire department for help.
Having cool cooking features like recipe bookmarks and measurement converters makes screwing up almost impossible, but then again, you once burnt chicken soup with a microwave.