If you haven't been scrupulous about staying in shape using any of the apps above, had some accident or illness, or just contemplating a butt-lift, ZocDoc can hook you up with the right physician. It not only finds you an appropriate doctor or specialist, but makes appointments a snap and lets you see other users' ratings of the doctors you're considering.
The app knows which doctors take your insurance, recommends checkup types, and keeps track of your medical visits, even if you didn't make the appointments through ZocDoc.
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Before the Internet, if you wanted to buy a used item or strange service not available in a local store, you crossed your fingers and hoped it was in your newspaper's classified ads. Now, 5miles adds a twist to Craigslist, letting you specify how far you want your search to reach. It's a wonderful, if occasionally seedy, digital marketplace that resembles Pinterest in its card-like presentation.
Enter a bustling bazaar of goods, services, housing, and job offers right on your iPhone. Dubsmash lets you create and share short videos of you lip syncing to an audio clip. It's silly, pointless, and a lot of fun. Sometimes that's what you need.
The app is more than a goofy idea, though. The huge catalog of user-submitted sound files includes everything from questionable political quotes to famous movie one-liners to animal noises. If it's good enough for Hugh Jackman, it's good enough for you. ESPN's free app lets you check the game quickly, and discreetly when necessary that is, with your phone under the dinner table , for your favorite teams in more sports than most other apps.
Get scores, news, and a live Twitter-like feed from top analysts. It covers baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, cricket, racing, rugby, WWE, and more. Flipboard is an app that curates content from your social networks and Web partners think periodicals and blogs based on your interests and turns it into stunning magazine-like digital pages.
The app is free to download and requires a free user account. Flipboard absolutely shines on the iPad, taking advantage of swiping gestures with both visual and interactive grace, but it's still elegant on the iPhone despite the smaller screen. Who can resist a deal? Groupon finds nearby deals for you, sometimes at massive savings. Find discounts on goods, things to do, spas, restaurants, and getaways.
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