Lovely - Best iOS, Android apps of November 2012




(Developed by Lovely Inc.)
Available for: iOS
Price: Free

The Employee Relocation Council reports that moving is the third most stressful life event, trailing only the death of a loved one and divorce. Lovely helps take the edge off: This beautifully designed search tool identifies thousands of homes and apartments for rent, complete with a series of complementary features designed to further simplify the hunt for habitation.

Lovely's selling points include maps with numbered, colored dots that illustrate how many listings are in each area of town and how long each rental has been on the market. Each listing is accompanied by a comprehensive profile with photos, descriptions and landlord contact information. Users also can create lists of their favorite rentals (with automatic updates once spots are no longer available) and create alerts for the newest listings hitting the market. Moving into your dream home is still an enormous headache, but Lovely makes the process a whole lot less nightmarish.