Apply yourselves

Whether you’re in a foreign land, trying to find an herbivore-friendly restaurant, want to know whether a certain product has been tested on animals or if your beer has been filtered through fish bits, there’s an app for all of that—and more. Veggie Passport, Cruelty-Free and Is Your Beer Vegan? are three of the techno tools that Brooke Still listed for the venerable vegetarian monthly VegNews. The compilation includes handy applications for the iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre, BlackBerry and Android and range in cost from zilch to $14.99. Look up “Vegan Smartphone Apps” at for the rest.