From outdoor hikes to patio parties, the summer season is loaded with tons of different activities. In this day and age, there’s lots of different smartphone apps that can make each experience even better. Here’s the top 5 summer apps you need to download to make the most of this summer!
QSun – Sun Safety Advisor (iOS and Android, Free)
With hot, sunny weather comes the dangers of sunburns and skin damage. QSun is the perfect sun safety app to make sure your skin stays protected all summer long. Besides daily UV forecasts, it also lets you know how long you can stay outside before getting a sunburn. The app also comes packed with a lot of other cool sun safety features, like letting you know how much sunscreen to apply based on your size and clothing choice, and highlighting key features of your specific sunscreen via barcode scanning.
Sensio Air, Pollen, and Pollution (iOS and Android, Free)
For those of us with allergies, Sensio is one of the must-have summer apps! The neat little app lets you track local allergens and pollution. You can check the daily pollution report and pollen index for your location and hundreds of other cities across the world. With Sensio, you can also log your daily allergy symptoms, like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and tight chest. The app will then try to work out the cause of your allergies. You can also receive daily advice to reduce your exposure to allergens and pollutants. AllTrails: Hike, Bike, & Run (iOS and Android, Free)
Summertime means lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. AllTrails is a useful app to help you discover new hiking, biking, and running trails throughout the world. There’s a huge collection of hand-curated trail maps crowdsourced from the AllTrails community, as well as reviews and photos. You can also filter for trails that are best suited for you, like dog-friendly, kid-friendly, and wheelchair-friendly. AllTrails can also use your phone’s GPS to record your trail stats and help you follow your trail.
Packpoint Travel Packing List (iOS and Android, Free)
Heading out for a summer trip? Not sure what you need to pack? Packpoint is one of the best summer apps for packing! It takes into account things like your gender, destination, duration of stay, and weather, to give you a customized packing list. You can also select the types of activities you’ll be doing to get an even more personalized list. Once you’ve got your list, you can check off each item from your list and also remove anything you don’t think is necessary. Cocktail Flow (iOS and Android, Free)
Here’s one for the dinner parties! Cocktail Flow is a fun cocktail app that suggests cocktail recipes based on ingredients you already have. After selecting your ingredients, the app will list out all the cocktails you can create along with simple step-by-step instructions. Cocktail Flow features more than 600 cocktail and smoothie recipes. You can also discover new cocktails based on type, country, strength, based spirit and more.