1. Cocktail Flow – Android & Windows Phone
Summer is the perfect time to get out in the sun and enjoy a nice refreshing cocktail or two. If you are struggling for inspiration, or you are unsure exactly which spirits to purchase, Cocktail Flow is the app for you. Even if you have a random assortment of drinks in the cabinet and fridge, enter what you’ve got into Cocktail Flow and it will tell you what you’re able to make from it.
The app also helps you by creating a shopping list for the things you need to buy, and offers lots of downloadable drink recipe packs that you can purchase within Cocktail Flow.
Read more about Cocktail Flow on their website.
2. GrillTime – iOS
Where better to enjoy a cocktail than at a BBQ? And this handy app for all your meat-grilling needs will help you cook the best steaks of your life. Whether you are BBQ’ing burgers, chicken, steaks or everything in between, this app will help you prepare your food exactly how you like it. You can change settings for the thickness, taste preferences, and use the app’s useful timer to notify you when the meat is ready.
Also, according to their website there’s “no need to hang around the grill. GrillTime runs in the background and notifies you when its time to flip or remove your food from the grill.”
Learn more about GrillTime here.
3. Skyscanner – iOS, Android & Windows Phone
It’s beginning to become more appealing to stay in the UK for your summer holidays, and the government are doing all they can to keep people here. Whilst there is plenty to do across Britain, we can’t conjure up the sun when we need it. Consequently, many of us look elsewhere for our Vitamin D.
Skyscanner is a truly brilliant flight comparison website, and their app is second to none when looking for the cheapest flights across the globe. Simply enter your desired destination and rough dates, and Skyscanner will check all available flights and give you the very best price.
Visit the Skyscanner website here.
4. Plane Finder – iOS, Android & Windows Phone
Whilst Skyscanner can find you the best deal on a flight, Plane Finder is altogether much less practical. Ever seen a jet engine trail shooting across the sky and whimsically wondered “Ah, I wonder where they are going?” Well, Plane Finder will give you the answer you desire. Open up the app and point it at the sky, and Plane Finder will tell you the flight number, destination, altitude, and more.
If a family member or friend is jetting off on holiday and happens to be flying over where you live, keep an eye out for them!
Read more about Plane Finder on their website.
5. Big Day Event Countdown – iOS
No doubt, your summer will be packed out with massive days to look forward to. Whether it is a festival, a holiday, a birthday BBQ, or anything else, Big Day Event Countdown will keep the clock ticking down towards your target!
You can customise backgrounds by choosing from many options, or adding your own personal photographs.
Visit the Big Day Event Countdown website.
6. UK Bus Checker – iOS, Windows Phone & Android
UK Bus Checker is a seriously revolutionary mobile app, which has changed the way that people use public transport forever. By using this app, you can see exactly where your bus is when you stand at your local bus stop, due to the app using Open Data. According to data.gov.uk, this is the very first app in the world to do this.
The app shows you when the bus is arriving and where exactly it is going, in real time, in many UK cities. The real time data isn’t active in all towns and cities, but the app still provides extremely helpful information and updated timetables for each of Britain’s 300,000 bus stops.
If you find yourself travelling the country this summer in search of a beach or a top camping spot, this app could prove to be invaluable.
Learn more about UK Bus Checker.
7. Roadtrippers – iOS & Android
Roadtrippers is currently only available in USA and Israel, but is confirmed for UK, Canada, and Australia very soon. That said, if you are planning a summer trip to America, this app is perfect to find all those attractions that might be off the beaten track. According to their App Store page, Roadtrippers is the fastest growing trip planning site in the USA – and we can see why.
Simply put, this app helps you plan your perfect road trip. It encourages you to go off the usual routes to discover some of the less popular and more interesting attractions. It then syncs up to your device to offer the most enthralling SatNav trip of your life.
According to the Mashable review of Roadtrippers, “Husband and wife James and Tatiana Fisher created the app out of frustration with other travel apps, which only showed national chains and obvious tourist traps. The couple thought they could do better — so they created RoadTrippers, hoping to inspire more adventurous travel.”
Visit the Road Trippers website.
8. Word Lens – Android & iOS
If you’re setting off to foreign countries this summer and you’re not entirely au fait with the local lingo, reading signs and public notices can be tricky. Stopping to look up the phrase in a guide or phrasebook can be time consuming and sometimes impossible.
Word Lens solves this problem. By using this app, you can take a photo of what is in front of you, and the app will translate the text immediately to/from all the major European languages.
Read more about Word Lens on the Quest Visual site.
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