Wallpaper* City Guides, best new iPhone app
It’s not as if the brightly colored, compact Wallpaper* City Guides are a lot to carry around when traveling, but now the tightly edited little package is more discreet and convenient than ever, thanks to the latest iPhone app. While I’m not an advocate for the ongoing move from print to screen, the advantages of having the City Guide on your phone as opposed to in your bag make the transition to digital worth it, if just for this one time. You still get the curatorial sensibility you’ve come to expect from Wallpaper, “the best restaurants, bars and hotels (and which rooms to request) to the most extraordinary stores and sites, and the most enticing architecture and design,” now with continually updated information. No more buying new editions each time you travel; for $3.99 you can visit Rome this year and the next and never be out of touch or out of date.
Try it with a free download for Berlin. Other available cities are Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.