Zoomer Apps: Lifestyle
By Carly Bumstead
Paprika (iPhone/iPad) $4.99
Consider it a personalized cookbook of all your favourite dishes. Enter recipes manually or use the handy “import” function to add from nearly 100 major cooking sites. Tap “save recipe” button and Paprika duplicates name, photo, ingredients and prep instructions from the in-app browser. Includes a built-in cooking timer. Automatically scales ingredients for big parties. The wrinkle: iPhone and iPad apps are separate purchases.
Yelp (iPhone/iPad/Android/WP7) Free
This review site hosts more than 20 million reviews and ratings of local businesses. The “nearby” function fires off a list of local eateries. Reviews cover everything from dentist offices to gas stations. Build your own reviewer credits and other Yelpers can tag your reviews as “useful,” “funny” or “cool.”