Advertising
Advertising

Best Summer Apps for Your iPhone

Best Summer Apps for Your iPhone

Summer is in full swing and, whatever your interests and preferences are, it is time to have fun. Whether you tend to spend time on a beach, hiking, or curled up in an air-conditioned haven, these 6 apps will help you make the most of your time!

1. Surfline

The most summery image of summer is, indisputably, that of going to a beach and surfing – and Surfline can help you with this. After you activate your location services, the app will automatically find the best surfing spots in your vicinity and provide you with all the crucial information about current conditions at these locations: tide level, wind direction, speed, and even the best suit for the current weather. Choose your favorite spots and subscribe to receive updates when conditions meet your specifications.

Advertising

2. Sworkit Lite

Sworkit is a popular app for people who work out on their own without going to the gym. If you didn’t have time to lose enough weight before the summer, now is your last chance to do so – and Sworkit can help you with this. Endorsed by a number of app aggregators like thebestforios.com, it has a great number of users and fans – so why not become one of them and go through at least a part of this summer in top shape?

3. Rego

Rego is an ideal app for collecting your favorite locations, as well as locations you are yet to visit. Using it, you will be able to create collections of locations separated into groups according to your preferences – and these are completely private unless you consciously decide to share your favorite locations. It’s an excellent app to keep track of the places you’ve been and intend to go, helping you to plan your travels and share them with your friends.

Advertising

4. Timer

Summer is not all about travelling and going to beaches – what about grilling and cooking? Here, Contrast.co’s Timer has your back – it allows you to keep up to 15 customizable timers you can activate with a single tap. This is an ideal choice for these long, complicated grilling procedures that involve many intermediate steps to keep track of. Timer allows you to easily organize everything and never spend more than a couple of seconds turning on the next timer.

5. D Minder

Even if you love sun, you are probably not so hot on sunburns – and if you want to avoid them, D Minder can help you out. The idea is that you input information about how much time you usually spend in the sun, how easily you tan and get sunburnt, and then start the timer on D Minder when you head out into the sun. Taking into account your personal characteristics, it is supposed to notify you when it is time to move into the shade.

Advertising

6. Walter

Walter – Your Smart Travel Compass is like a normal compass, except it doesn’t point towards the north. Instead, it navigates you towards bars, restaurants, sights worth seeing, shops, and the such. It doesn’t show you the actual names of the locations it points to, allowing for a great degree of spontaneity and adventure when you explore unfamiliar surroundings, still making sure you find what you are looking for in the end. It’s an excellent choice for travelers who are more interested in random discoveries than in constant planning and following a strictly laid-out itinerary.

Summer is the time to have fun – and with the help of these apps, having a time of your life will be easier than ever before. Whatever your interests are, they will help you find what you are looking for and do what you love!

Advertising

Hope you liked this article and found some useful apps!

Featured photo credit: Ed Gregory/stokpic.com via stokpic.com

More by this author

What do you know about Internet of Things (IoT)? Omega 3 food Eat Your Way To Perfect Skin! Include These 10+ High Omega 3 Foods In Your Meal! divorce 6 Important Divorce Guidelines: Getting Out With Your Skin Intact 7 Helpful Tools to Choose the Perfect Christmas Vacation Destination 5 Solutions to Lower Back Pain Using Our Grannies’ Experience

Trending in App

1 Introducing 13 Useful Free Apps For you To Install Today 2 7 Essential Tools Every Serious Startup Needs 3 Four Things to do with Google that most People Don’t Know 4 13 Secret Google Functions That Can Instantly Make Your Life Happier And Easier 5 Appraisal of the iPhone Family Tracker app

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising
Advertising

Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

Advertising

     

    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

      Advertising

      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

        Advertising

          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

            Advertising

            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

            Read Next