1. Kik Messenger – because you miss BBM
The beauty of BlackBerry Messanger was all in the delivery. Now you can have it back. Toss your BBM pin and grab a Kik username.
Kik Messenger tells you when a message has been sent , delivered, read, and even when someone is typing back, turning regular texting into real-time conversations. Texts are unlimited and also work on iPods and Android platforms.
2. Urbanspoon – the dinner date decision maker
If food is your goal and decision making is not one of your strong points leave yourself in the hands of Urbanspoon’s mobile apps, a kind of restaurant slot machine.
The app is location based and wide spread so it is perfect whether you are traveling or in your own neighborhood.
You can customize your choices based on the neighborhood, cuisine and price you are interested in. Keep spinning until you get a restaurant you want to try. If you don’t like the luck of the draw slot machine, you can search or browse restaurants, or use your current location to identify the nearest restaurants to you.
If all that wasn’t cool enough, Urbanspoon allows for customer reviews and menu previews so you can be sure your selection will be a good one!
3. Real Simple Lists – because you don’t know where to start
As a 20 something you are going to be faced with some new tasks you have not been faced with in your early years… like cleaning your house top to bottom. This app contains more than 30 popular Real Simple checklists, which you can customize, including:
- 10 cleaning and organizing lists
- Home inventory & safety lists
- Moving list
- Get out of debt list
- Vacation packing and planning lists
- Wardrobe basics list
- Beauty care list according to time of year
- Party planning lists
- Baby shower planning list
- Christmas countdown list
- 6 Wedding planning lists
4. To-Do Tomorrow – feel good about procrastinating
This is essentially verbatim from their site… and it’s perfect.
Do you love procrastinating? Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow? That’s the spirit! Planning out your entire week is a bummer – To-Do (Tomorrow) lets you give yourself reminders for today, but makes it really easy to push things off to tomorrow. Party today, do tasks tomorrow!
This app is really simple, sharp looking, and fun to use. You can add items quickly and get the satisfaction of crossing them off or pushing them to the next day.
5. Instagram – everything is beautiful
If you have an iPhone without this app on it, you are behind the times. Instagram is an amazingly fun and simple social photography app.
Instagram’s photo filters will take your lame cell phone photos and transform them into frame-ready works of art.
You can take, change and post as many photos as you want, for free. The social side of the app also allows you to find and follow friends who are using the app. Built in sharing allows for posts to Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Posterous, Facebook and Foursquare.
Here are a few of my own: