Five free iPhone apps for indulging your guilty pleasures

by Kate Currin

Have you ever made the mistake of befriending your trainer on Foursquare and then checking-in to a cupcake boutique? Oh yeah, I will never do that again. We all are entitled to our guilty pleasures once in a while as long as they don’t run amok. A week-long cupcake bender wouldn’t be good for me, my thighs or my heart, but one delicious cupcake a month keeps the blues away, right?

Whatever your guilty pleasure, your iPhone is the perfect place to escape to every now and then. Here are some stellar apps to get your gluttony on!

Foodspotting

Do you like to see food before you eat it? If so, you will love the free foodie heaven app that is Foodspotting. Instead of looking at people’s ranting reviews of local restaurants, you get to view what counts the most, the actual food. Users take photos of what they are about to devour and share with their network on Foodspotting. If you love food, this is a must-have app for guilty pleasure time.

See My Drink

If you’re not a teetotaler, the free See My Drink app gives you the opportunity to share your favorite cocktails around town with this drink-loving community. Snap a picture of your current obsession and make some new friends with this boozy app. It comes loaded with about 1,000 drink recipes and photos to get you started. Throw a cocktail party for your new friends and bask in the glow of your guilty pleasure.

Pose – Discover Fashion, Beauty & Style

A Facebook friend posted on their wall the other day that there are two kinds of people: those who take photos of themselves in mirrors and those who don’t. If you are one of those people and are really into fashion, you will fall in love with the free Pose app for iPhone. Take photos and share your favorite outfits and shopping finds with other fashion lovers with this stylish app. Pose also makes it really easy to share photos across your other social networks as well. You can definitely indulge your inner fashionista and mirror posing self with Pose.

Pinterest

If pinning is wrong, I don’t want to be right. The free Pinterest app is a way to pin all your favorite images whether you absolutely love interior design, have a passion for fashion, or are a foodie in training. Pinterest basically takes Pose to the next level and says anything goes! Just watch out for the more mature content some members may post. Whenever I get a free minute, you will find me pinning and ultimately, procrastinating.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Oh boy, what says gluttony more than a Kardashian with an American Express card? Well downloading the Keeping Up With the Kardashians app on your iPhone is a good start. Do we really need sexy Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney at our fingertips? Apparently somebody thinks so. If you can’t get enough of the gossip about this over-the-top family, you’ve found your 15-minute guilty pleasure (that lasts way too long right) in the palm of your hand.