Most of the time, my phone makes me rude. I’ll break eye contact to send a text, leave conversations to snap a photo, or look down from dinner to check my email. Awful stuff. It’s about time my gadgets made me less of a jerk, not more of one. Presenting six apps that would make Emily Post proud.

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  • Namerick

    Never scramble for a name -- or offend a "Mary" you called "Martha" -- again. This app makes you a name memorizing master, no herbs required. ($0.99 on <a href="" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)

  • Clear

    Nothing says "jerk" like missing a birthday or forgetting the dry cleaning. This gorgeous app will actually make you eager to add things to your to-do list. ($2.99 on <a href="" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)

  • Thank You Pen

    Be grateful: For $1.99, they'll send a personalized card for you written in real pen. Glitchier than Apple's Cards app, but cheaper and more charming, too. (Free on <a href="" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)

  • Gotime

    Stop being that late friend with this app that uses traffic info, your location and calendar events to tell you when to quit dawdling and get a move on. ($0.99 on <a href="" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)

  • Perfect Photo

    No more tagging such unflattering photos of your friends. Perfect Photo puts an airbrush in your pocket for all your skin-smoothing, teethwhitening needs. ($0.99 for <a href="" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)

  • Habits Pro

    You should floss more. And when was the last time you told your mom you loved her? There's no denying bad habits with this chart-rich app to get the goal-oriented in gear. ($6.99 for <a href="" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)