5 Apps to Find Your (Next) Favorite Things

Aug 9, 2011

Ah, blissful and breezy browsing. Sometimes you need some inspiration – whether for design, creativity, or some retail therapy. Whether you’re creating or buying, here’s some great apps to find your next muse.


Pinterest.com is a fascinating social network – you can “pin” practically anything to a group, called a “board.” Browsing boards will bring you boatloads of inspirational images, objects and ideas, but the mobile app lets you take this experience on the go. Plus, you can snap photos direct from the app and pin them right then!



Uncrate bills themselves as “the buyers’ guide for men”, and they deliver. They curate some of the best gizmos, gadgets and gear you could want – from the easily affordable to the entirely too expensive to the impossibly unavailable.


Hand-Picked Atlanta by Scoutmob – local deals & events

Scoutmob is another one of the deal-a-day sites, but with a local/indie kind of a twist. Their deals will take you off the beaten path to new places of inspiration, conversation and acquisition.


Thrillist for iPhone

Thrillist curates the uber-cool and uber-discounted from each of their cities. The site gives you a daily email, but the app literally puts their deals on the map, helping you find the nearest of the hippest.



Gilt Groupe has mastered the “flash sale” – completely cool merchandise, discounted to sell, and just enough inventory for a few lucky kids to buy. Grab this app to snap up the latest when it hits the “shelves.”


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