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Our Favorite NYC Mobile Apps

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Living in NYC — there’s an app for that. In fact, there are thousands. Though we have yet to find one that eliminates rats and cab snatchers, we’ve found ten we can’t get on without.

Instagram (iPhone)
We’re pretty good with words, but as they say, a picture is worth 1,000. Follow us (@dailycandynyc) for insider shots of our HQ, food, editors, outfits, pets, and the occasional article preview.

East Village Radio (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)
In the world of music apps, only one comes at you live from the EV. Stream in real time, browse shows, and check out photos, news, and videos. Slices from Lil’ Frankie’s not included.

Immaculate Infatuation (iPhone)
Where do you want to eat? The boys at Immaculate made answering that eternal question easy with the launch of their restaurant review and locator app last month.

Central Park (iPhone)
Wandering around the park is fun; getting lost is not. Navigate the trails, find bathrooms, look up events, and learn some history with an app that’s almost as pretty as the park itself.

Eat St. (iPhone, Android)
We prefer to track our favorite food trucks on Twitter, but Eat St.’s map of quick bites in your vicinity works wonders when indecisive cravings hit.

iTrans (iPhone)
After testing just about every NYC subway app, we’re sticking with iTrans. What it lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for with easy-to-use directions and accurate train times.

MoMA (iPhone, Android)
A modern way to consume modern art. Search the museum’s collection, check out current and upcoming exhibits, and take guided tours.

Etsy (iPhone)
The Brooklyn-based website recently launched an in-house app allowing you to securely browse, sell, and buy knickknacks, clothing, decor, and koozies made by local designers and artists.

SpotCheck (iPhone)
Send photos of questionable moles to local dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka and his team of certified skin docs, and within 24 hours, they’ll let you know if everything looks normal or if you should book it to an MD.

Netrobe (iPhone)
You live in New York and have a tiny closet. So do we — but we also take virtual inventory of all the sweaters and shoes buried in the back so they’re not forgotten. Plus, it makes us feel like Cher Horowitz.

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