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Online dating is not the only thing that Tinder has made popular. It has also started a craze for apps that turn decision making into a simple yes-or-no affair rather than a stressful one riddled with maybes How to Be More Decisive and Get More Done How to Be More Decisive and Get More Done Decision making is stressful. It is also a skill which allows you to get better with practice. You should find it easier to make the right decisions with some of the tips outlined here. Read More .

Today we’ll take a look at eight such apps that have capitalized on Tinder’s successful swipe left/right approach. Unlike Tinder, these have nothing to with dating though. Also, it’s still early days for a few of them, so don’t dismiss those outright if you find a flaw or two.

Morning Mail for Email

Morning Mail serves up unread messages from your inbox one by one. You can swipe them left to delete them or swipe them right to archive them. What about emails that you don’t want to delete or archive? Just swipe down to mark them as read.

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If you want a full-featured email app, you’d better look elsewhere. Morning Mail does give you a regular inbox view and allow you to compose mails, but its functionality pretty much ends there. That’s because with its card-swiping approach, the app’s focus is on helping you reach and maintain Inbox Zero 5 iPhone Apps to Help You Reach Inbox Zero 5 iPhone Apps to Help You Reach Inbox Zero Struggling to reach Inbox Zero like the rest of us? These five iPhone apps can help you get there. Read More  — and it does what it says on the box.

Switch for Jobs

With Switch you browse profiles just like you do on Tinder, except that you’re doing so with the intention of hiring someone or getting hired. If you swipe right on a job profile and the recruiter for that job has swiped right on your profile, congratulations — it’s a match. Switch will put you and the recruiter in contact with each other.

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Worried that your current employer will find out about your ongoing job search? Don’t be! Switch allows you to go incognito if you wish to. Note that the jobs on Switch are US-based, and there’s Switch for Android as well.

You might also want to check out Jobr. It’s a nice alternative to Switch.

Tender for Food

Choosing what to have for dinner would be so much easier if you could point at food heaped on a plate and say “I want to eat that” — and that’s exactly what you can do with Tender. It serves up all kinds of delicious-looking food Heard Of Food Porn? Get Addicted With These 10 Instagram Accounts Heard Of Food Porn? Get Addicted With These 10 Instagram Accounts Don't worry, it's nothing to be ashamed of. If you're careful, you can even do it while at work. Just don't get caught, or you might make some people very, very hungry. Read More , from appetizers to entrées to desserts.

The bad news is that you’ll still have to get off the couch to cook dinner, but Tender helps you there too by sharing recipes for the dishes you like. You can also search for recipes based on core ingredients and swipe to save recipes.

If eating is your thing, but cooking isn’t, you could still look up food on Tender and then order it from elsewhere online. Keep in mind though that ordering food from your phone can ruin your health How Ordering Food with Your Phone Can Ruin Your Health How Ordering Food with Your Phone Can Ruin Your Health Smartphones have made our access to unhealthy food extremely easy -- here's how. Read More .

MightyTV for Video

After Tinder for email and jobs and food, there’s a Tinder for movies and TV. That had to happen, right? MightyTV helps you pick stuff to watch How To Find the Perfect Movie to Watch Right Now How To Find the Perfect Movie to Watch Right Now Hollywood churns out so many movies that it's very difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. Luckily, we're here to help you find the perfect movie to watch right now. Read More by showing you what you’re most likely to watch.

You’ll have to go through a session of serious swiping in the beginning to help MightyTV learn more about your video likes and dislikes. As usual, swiping left equals a thumbs down and swiping right equals a thumbs up. Swipe up to skip recommendations for now, and if you love a video, swipe right and hold to mark it as such.

MightyTV also bases its recommendations on data from your subscriptions across Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and so on, but swiping left and right is the most effective way to get the best recommendations.

I did have trouble signing up for MightyTV. For every email I used, I got an error message that said the email has already been registered, but while trying to log in with that email, I’d get this: No account found for this email. I hope you have better luck with the sign-up process.

Choosic for Music

Tired of listening to the same old tracks over and over? Discover new ones Tinder style with Choosic. Songs get recommended by a mix of human and algorithmic curators.

Any track you like — by swiping right, of course — goes into your playlist, and also becomes the basis for future recommendations. If you’re an artist, you can even submit your tracks to Choosic to reach a wider audience. What’s more, Choosic is free to download and ad-free, the catch is that you can sign up for it only by using a Facebook account.

Next is another (ad-free) music discovery app worth checking out. You get to listen to 30-second clips before you vote/swipe yay or nay. You can even follow artists you like to get updates when they release new videos.

Spotlst also allows you to curate playlists 6 Awesome Ways to Find and Share Music Playlists 6 Awesome Ways to Find and Share Music Playlists Streaming music services are growing ever more popular, and this means the ability to create and share playlists with family and friends have got easier than ever. Here's how to do it. Read More by searching for artists and swiping through tracks left or right. It gives you 30-second previews to help you vote. Unfortunately, Spotlst doesn’t have a mobile app.

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Twindr for Twitter

If you think an app created just to clean up the list of people you’re following on Twitter is a joke, you’re right. Twindr was meant to be a joke, but people have ended up taking it seriously and making it quite popular along the way.

The profiles of the Twitter users you’re following show up as individual cards. Swipe cards left to unfollow people, swipe cards right to continue keeping people on your list. You might have to do quite a bit of right swiping to begin with because the most recent profiles you followed show up first and chances are that you don’t want to get rid of them just yet.

Flic for Photos

This one’s Tinder for your iPhone’s camera roll. It’s hard to tell which photos you’d like to delete and which ones you’d like to keep from a bunch of thumbnails alone. Flic is here to solve that problem. It allows you to sift through your photos one by one and swipe them left or right to trash or keep them.

What’s annoying about Flic is that every time you’re done processing photos from one month, you have to tap a button that says Continue to next month, and occasionally a few photos that you have deleted appear in the sorting queue again. We’d recommend installing the app to figure out for yourself if these are deal-breakers for you.

Doorsteps for Real Estate

Whether you’re buying or renting, you can find your next home from your iPhone with Doorsteps. The app brings together apartment and home listings from across US cities in a simple interface that you can swipe through. If you accidentally swipe left instead of right on a listing that you like, you have the option to undo it.

Each listing starts with a photo card of the property, but Doorsteps doesn’t ask you to approve or pass on a listing based only on a photo. When you tap on the photo, the app displays everything you need to know about the corresponding property — address, square footage, price, everything. You can add specific criteria as filters to narrow down your search.

Think you have found “the one” ? You can ask for the opinion of your family and friends by sharing the listing via email, SMS, or Facebook right from the app.

More “Tinder for This” and “Tinder for That”

Here are a few more apps that you’ll want to know about:

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  • Mush for meeting local mums with kids the same age as yours
  • Tinder for Tinders Tinder for Tinder-for-X ideas (wow, that’s a mouthful) in case you’re dreaming of creating your own app
  • Rumblr stay away from this “Tinder for street fighting” app. It’s a hoax.

Swipe Away

It looks like the Tinder way of doing things is here to stay, if the number of swipe-based apps that have cropped up are anything to go by. Which of them have come up on your radar that are worth mentioning?

Do you like the concept of Tinder-style apps? Swipe right to vote yes! Uh… we mean please leave a comment.

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