Do you have a bucket-load of apps on your smart phone? I try not to, but it looks like I might be adding some.

Here's my list of the top 10 apps women should check out:

1. How to Cook Everything

This one follows the culinary teachings from the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman. It has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of other features. Not only will you get how-to illustrations, but you will also get ingredient information; and meal-planning ideas. This is one app I'm going to have to try. The reviews say it has a very easy search function and that will be very important for any cook. I'll keep you posted on how it works for me.

2. Evernote

Evernote will turn your iPhone into a tool for remembering anything that's going on in your life. You can keep notes, lists, recordings and anything that's important.  You can sync everything from Evernote from your phone to your desktop or laptop.

3. Grocery Gadget

You won't ever have to worry about making a handwritten grocery list again. In fact this little app can keep track or more than groceries. You can separate items into different categories from home improvement, recipes, or chores. You can also scan the barcodes of items you need to replace and the app will add that item to your list.

4. iBody

iBody turns your iPhone into your own personal health and fitness advisor. You can use it to keep a fitness journal for your workouts, walks and bike rides. It keeps track of your target weight and how many calories you're burning, in addition to your cholesterol and blood pressure. You can also register up to three additional users so you can partner with friends to help motivate each other.

5. Instagram

This has to be my favorite. It's a massive photo sharing site, but you can now make short Instagram videos.  You can also share your photo via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and/or Tumblr. I love how you can change the photos with a variety of lighting options and so much more.

6. Giiv

This is going to be quite useful. You forgot about a baby shower or a wedding shower and you just have to send a gift, but there's no time to stop at the store and pick out something. With this app, you you can send a redeemable in-store or online code for stores like Macy and Sephora as a gift via text message. How cool is this?

7. Period Tracker

We just forget when our monthly visitor is how about an app that will remind you?  The period tracker app will tell you when your period is coming, how much longer you have and what moods you may be feeling on what day. It's also an easy way to recognize when you're late and when you're most fertile.

8. Shop Savvy

Don't you hate it when you find something really cool, only to see it cheaper somewhere else? This app can help you avoid that. With Shop Savvy, all you do is input the item you want and it compares prices online versus in stores, tells you the cheapest option and where you can get it.

9. WebMB Symptom Checker

If you have a headache or cramps, you might wonder what's causing it. With this app, you can input your symptoms and get an idea of what's going on with your body. It can ease your mind (although you should always consult a physician if symptoms persist). The app also offers First Aid information and listings for local healthcare providers, and it allows you to save the names of prescriptions you're taking and bookmark articles you'd like to revisit.

10. Textalyzer

Has to be my favorite!! Sometimes you have one too many cocktails. Sometimes you text your ex. And if that happens, we usually regret it. Textalyzer creates a "Don't Text" forbidden list that prevents you from texting anyone on the list unless you complete a series of puzzles and mind tests. If you fail, the app saves your text for 12 hours before you can hit send. The best friend you always wanted.