Today is officially the first day of summer! For some people this means fun in the sun, however, for most of us it means absolutely nothing. Along with the rest of the working world, I will be hanging out inside my office Monday-Friday waiting for the weekends all summer long! If you are like me, you will need some tools to help you get through the work week. Look no further than your smartphone. While you are sitting on your lunch break, take a look at some of these apps to help you plan your weekends to get the most out of the summer months. Whether or not you are planning to hang out outdoors or take a weekend trip to Disneyland, your phone will have it all.
Disneyland iGuide by MediaLAB, Inc. is the perfect tool to use to plan a weekend trip to the Magic Kingdom. The app helps plan and book your vacation, includes maps, has information on all of the dining in and surrounding the park, estimates line wait times, and has a schedule of park hours. This app also has a customization feature that allows you to find the best and worst times of the day to ride your favorite attractions.
If you plan on spending your summer outdoors hiking and riding bikes, Trimble Outdoors Navigation app by Trimble Navigation Limited will help you along the way. Trimble Outdoors Navigation features five types of maps: streets, hybrid, aerial, topographical and terrain. The maps also contain a digital compass, coordinates and guided trips. You can save trips onto your phone if you wish to go on them again. Trimble Outdoors Navigation contains maps of routes in the United States and Canada.
The beach is another popular hangout during the summer. To find out about the weather and tides at your favorite beaches, download Surf Report by Oakley, Inc. Surf Report features conditions for thousands of beaches. You can also bookmark your favorite beaches so that you don’t have to search for them every time you use the app. This app also helps you find the best beaches nearest you, helps you learn what the best conditions of beaches are and even has surf tutorials if you feel like learning how to hang 10.
Having these helpful apps will surely help anyone get through the work week and looking forward to the weekend!
A little bit about me: I love finding new ways that technology can help make my life easier. Usually this is done by downloading free mobile apps! When I am not researching technology, my hobbies include sports (Go Giants), fashion and stalking celebrities. Thankfully all of these things can be done from my beloved iPhone!