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THE NEW EAU DE PARFUM BY CHANEL

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Roomer
We say you
might never
stay in a hotel
room ever

again (see Airbnb above),
but with Roomer around that
would be churlish. It’s like eBay
for hotel rooms. Reservations
can rarely be cancelled without
incurring huge charges, so
if you find suddenly yourself
with a room you can’t use, stick
it on Roomer for somebody
to buy off you. Obviously you
can’t book too far in advance,
but for a last-minute jaunt,
Roomer could save you
a packet.
£free / iOS, Android

WineGlass
Tom Parsons

Reviews editor

I love wine,
but I’ve not

got Will Dunn’s encyclopaedic
knowledge of all things grapey
and alcoholic, which is why
I’m finding the witchcraft-like
WineGlass so darned useful.
Use it to take a snap of a wine
menu and it scans the text
for wines it knows before
chucking out tasting notes,
reviews and even suggested
prices. It’s like having a real
sommelier in your presence,
but far more comfortable
for everyone.
£free / iOS, Android

Superb
The rather
presumptuous
name heralds
an app for

discovering places – a cross
between Pocket and Tinder
for locations. Pick a place (or
let it work out where you are)
and it’ll throw up a list of
nearby restaurants, cafes,
bars and general places of
interest from Foursquare that
you might want to check out.
Swipe right to save them to
your offline to-do list, or left if
you’ve been there already. Just
don’t forget to leave a review
for other users.
£free / iOS

Evernote
Food
Grab recipes
off the internet
and neatly

store them in this app for later
use. You can also write in your
own or record places you’ve
had a good feed, be it Mr
McDonald’s House of Meat
or Kolonel Chuck’s Bucket
of Cluck. It also offers a
smorgasbord of recipes from
(mostly American) food blogs,
so there’s never a dearth of
ideas next time you’re feeling
peckish. If you are using this
app, taking pictures of your
food is just about permissible.
£free / iOS, Android

Airbnb
It might have a
fancy new logo
but Airbnb’s
raison d’être

is still the same: finding places
to stay all over the world. Tell
it where you want to go and it’ll
spit out a list of places available
to rent, from an airbed on
somebody’s living-room
floor to penthouse suites via
treehouses, vintage caravans
and everything in between.
You can make bookings within
the app, or even list your
place as somewhere for other
Airbnb-ers to rent. You might
never stay in a hotel again.
£free / iOS, Android

Beer
Buddy
Not sure
whether to
go for The

Village Bike or Tactical Nuclear
Penguin (both actual beer
names, we assure you)? You
could do the irresponsible
thing and buy both, but far
less damaging to your liver
would be to scan the barcodes
and look up the reviews of
each using Beer Buddy. It’s
linked to RateBeer.com and
has millions of reviews of
300,000+ beers. It dribbles
less than your average
drinking buddy too.
£2.49 / iOS

TRAVEL

OpenTable UK
Big date. No idea where to go. Fire up app. Browse
restaurants. Book table. Order wine. Spill wine on
date. Apologise. Spill again. At least booking was
easy, eh? £free / iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Word Lens
Google’s recent acquisition of Word Lens means
it’s now free to translate Russian, Spanish, French,
Italian, German and Portuguese words into English
just by using your phone’s camera. £free / iOS

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