The problem with the iPhone today is that is has become the hub of all decision making. Starting with Urbanspoon and with Yelp, and even OpenTable, we rely on apps to guide us to where we want to go.

None of these apps have any sort of human touch though. Apps like Yelp and Urbanspoon just jumble up all the places in the area and then rank them based on user ratings. You might be looking for a really cool restaurant to kick back at after a long day, but nothing that these apps have will help you narrow down your options. There’s just no differentiation between The Cheesecake Factory and the coolest place in town, and there’s definitely something wrong with that.

To fix this issue, Thrillist has made an app that hand picks the very best in food, drinks, and shopping, all with descriptive editorial, to finally give you what you want… something great.

“Search, sort, share, and save thousands of hand-picked, local favorites — from five-star steaks to two-dollar tacos, rooftop clubs to underground speakeasies, and bespoke shirts to kicks inspired by Jacques Cousteau.”

Next time you are looking for somewhere to go, just do a quick Thrillist search and see what’s awesome right around you. It’s not available in every city yet, so check out the list of cities on the iTunes page before you pick it up.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-06-07 :: Category: Lifestyle

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