These iPhone apps will keep you mad for Mad Men

Jul 22, 2010
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Mad Men season 4 is airing this Sunday, and we will finally get to see what will happen with Don and Betty Draper. The fashion, the drama, the office culture—I just can’t get enough!  It’s times like this I turn to my iPhone, with apps that give me a Mad Men fix whenever I need […]

Mad Men season 4 is airing this Sunday, and we will finally get to see what will happen with Don and Betty Draper. The fashion, the drama, the office culture—I just can’t get enough!  It’s times like this I turn to my iPhone, with apps that give me a Mad Men fix whenever I need it.

For show fans

AMC knows how much you love Draper drama, so it’s created Mad Men central with its iPhone app.  Free, you get blog posts, interviews and video clips related to the show. Read recaps, participate in discussions with other fans and follow up on your favorite brands, relived through Mad Men episodes.

DirecTV’s mobile app lets you program your DVR even when you’re not at home. Set Mad Men to record and watch it whenever you want.  Free for existing customers, the app will make sure you never miss an episode. Available on iPhone and Android devices.

TV Show Tracker will help you follow the entire season of Mad Men, providing information on previous and upcoming episodes. For $1.99 you can set alerts, swipe through schedule calendars and view episode details. Information is saved on your phone, so you can view it offline. The app can suggest other shows you may like as well.

For Dons and Betties

GQ’s lifestyle magazine will keep you as dapper as Don himself.  For $4.99 you get all the interviews, articles and tips on how a modern man should live.  The premium app also gives you the GQ archives. If it’s just the fashion sense you’re seeking, try the free GQ Style Picks instead.

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I imagine during Betty’s single days, she’d have an app like Lustr Fashion Finder (if iPhones had been around in the 1960s). Manhattan shoppers can get mobile alerts for upcoming fashion events, with personalized recommendations for real-time offers.

The return of Sterling Cooper

Keep your creative ideas nearby with the Ideate app for the iPad. This digital white board is great for brain-storming or sketching, giving you the visual tools you need to get your idea out of your head and into your portfolio. At $3.99 the app is well worth it for creatives, designers and marketers.

iBlueSky offers a structured brain-mapping tool, with sharing and collaboration features so the whole team to get on board. The intuitive interface makes brain-mapping simple, and at $9.99 this productivity tool is packed with professional features. Android users should check out the free Ideamer app.

Vintage Video Maker is a fun tool for making your videos look like they came from Draper’s time.  For $2.99 you can retro-fy your clips for any era, from the 20s to the 60s.  Add sound effects like a running projector to complete the look.

If Mad Men inspires you to see how ads were really done back then, check out Vintage Video: Classic TV Commercials. The educational app costs $1.99 and features notable clips from the 60s and other past decades.

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