Fresh Year, Fresh Home, Handy App Helpers
A fresh, New Year signifies resolutions, starting over, re-imagining and implementing change. Whether you want to liven up your living space with a pop of color, get yourself organized, find a local event or you’re simply looking for a new dining hotspot, here are a few apps that are sure to give you a helping hand:
HANDY HOME DÉCOR HELPERS: You have a new home. Now it’s time to let your decorating style shine. Find the perfect affordable original piece of art and get inspired to redecorate, while browsing through décor options or finding the perfect hue for a room refresh with these apps.
ARTtwo50 iPad App helps decorate your home or office by simply taking a picture of the space you want to hang your art. Based on this picture and your personal taste, ARTtwo50 recommends original art for you and enables you to virtually see art hanging on your wall.
Houzz Interior Design Ideas is one of the best home decor apps in the market with the largest database of interior decoration ideas with more than 90,000 HD photos available.
SnapShop Showroom app is exclusively for iPhone users. This app helps you browse and discover furniture from your favorite brands. The app can also help you place the furniture in your photos using the ‘augmented reality’ concept.
Dream Home app lets you browse through numerous decor options for every room in your house. Choose from a large array of colors, styles and room types using the app.
Color911 is an app that provides easy ways to select the perfect colors with help from an experienced color consultant! Cherry-pick hues from photos, paint chips, or built-in themes to customize palettes you can duplicate, share, e-mail, or show to the person at the paint counter.
ORGANIZE AND SOCIALIZE: Keep track of all your paperwork in one place and share information with neighbors easily with these apps.
NeatCloud securely backs up your Digital Filing System, and allows you to add to it – or access it – from anywhere. Scan receipts, paint chips, and contractors’ cards with your phone, then use this app to search those digital files on Neat’s secure cloud.
Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world.
EATS & EVENTS: Explore new places and events, plus discover new local hotspots.
Local Eats is a great app that focuses entirely on small restaurants popular in the local communities in which they reside. In addition to the standard restaurant finder features, Local Eats also has the ability to make reservations and send a cab to a location of your choice.
Urbanspoon can help you decide where to eat, shake your iPhone and the Urbanspoon slot machine will suggest a restaurant. Users can customize the town, genre of food, and price point (or let the machine pick them for you!).
Field Trip runs in the background of your phone as you explore a city and pops up information about landmarks, restaurants, clubs, bars, live music or anything else that you are near, no clicking required. Field Trip pulls information from publications like TimeOut, Thrillist, SongKick and Flavorpill to bring you local events from the publications in the city that curate them best.
If you still haven’t had your full of apps that will help you make the most of the new year, take a look at last year’s 100 Best iPhone Apps from dailytekk.
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