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.
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="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/namerick-remember-names/id473146248?mt=8" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)
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="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clear/id493136154?mt=8" 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="http://thankyoupen.com/" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)
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="http://itunes.apple.com/app/gotime/id463305124" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)
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="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/perfect-photo/id322556359?mt=8" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)
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="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/habits-pro-organizer-for-goals/id407892458?mt=8" target="_hplink">iOS</a>.)