Being a man can be a tough challenge, but thankfully the developers of iPhone apps have remembered that masculinity can use a helping hand. They’ve come up with a few apps to help men be the manliest they can be, which makes our lives a little easier.
Men, here are a few iPhone apps you may not be able to live without.
1. Tie-A-Tie Deluxe
It sounds silly, but how many men know how to tie a Half-Windsor or Four-in-Hand, much less a Full Windsor knot? And a bow tie? Fugeddaboutit.
It can be hard to remember all the twists and turns required to tie these complex knots, but thankfully, Tie-a-Tie Deluxe walks you through the process. It’s still not easy, but the app will help you learn to do it the right way.
2. 500 Cocktails
Men, are you stuck behind the bar with no clue how to make a Mojito, Long Island Iced Tea, or Daiquiri? Don’t sweat it: 500 Cocktails has got your back!
Turn on your phone, scroll through the list of drinks, and find the recipe you need in seconds. You’ll be able to whip up those drinks in a hurry, as well as a few new ones no one has heard of. Impress your woman and her BFFs, thanks to this app!
3. Weber’s On the Grill
No man wants to let anyone know he’s less than 100% confident when standing in front of the grill, but the truth is that it can take years to learn how to grill steaks, burgers, sausages, lamb chops, and chicken legs properly over an open flame.
This app — which costs just $4.99 — will be the grill tender’s best friend. It gives you an exact cooking time according to the thickness and cut of meat. Could it get any easier to grill the perfect steak?
4. SAS Survival Guide
So you’re planning a weekend of camping but you lack the skills to survive in style? Don’t worry; the SAS Survival Guide app will come to your rescue.
This app comes with survival tips to help you get out of any situation alive, and it has information on anything you could possibly need out in the wild. It may not turn you into Daniel Boone, but close enough!
5. How to Cook Everything
Want to impress a date with your culinary skills? Break out this app, and search through more than 2,000 recipes to find something that will showcase your limited cooking skills in a way that’ll blow her away — in a good way, of course!
This app will help you to generate a shopping list, tell you how long to cook the food, and it even comes with a cooking timer to make sure you don’t forget.
Now it’s time to break out the razor and shaving bowl to give yourself a close shave because those whiskers are growing inordinately scratchy. Before you do, check out this app to see how you’d look with a moustache.
You’ve got dozens of beard, moustache, and facial hair styles to choose from, and you can test them out on your face to see which looks best. Talk about a shaving man’s best friend!
7. Men’s Health Workouts
Tired of your old weight lifting routine at the gym? Rather than scrabble around the Internet to find a new one, download this app from Men’s Health magazine and get the latest and greatest workouts sent directly to your phone.
The $1.99 app has 20 great workouts preloaded, along with easy, step-by-step guides on how to perform each exercise properly. It definitely makes working out a whole lot easier!