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Jun 12

7 great apps for Dad

Dads like gadgets. That being said, there’s a pretty good chance the dad in your life already has his favorite mobile phone or top rated tablet. Well, with Father’s Day around the corner, why not give him an extra treat and put one of these great apps on his mobile device?

iHandy Carpenter

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Cut down on Dad’s tool belt with this five-in-one utility app. It comes fully loaded with helpful tools: bubble level bar, plumb bob, surface level, protractor, and ruler. At only two dollars, this app provides dad with five professional tools at only a fraction of the cost of a single tool. Plus, he’ll no longer have to keep track of all those excess contraptions.

Gas Cubby

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Dad in charge of the car? Then get him the Gas Cubby app. With capabilities to track gas milage and vehicle maintenance, it’ll help dad keep the car running at peak performance. He can set reminders so he’ll never forgot to change the oil. It even syncs online. This way, Dad can keep track of all of the family vehicles. It comes at a reasonable price too, only $4.99.


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Mastering the road is easy with the Trapster app. This nifty program alerts to speed traps, traffic cameras, accidents, and other roadside problems. It feeds information to the enabled mobile device in real time, constantly updating itself. With this free app, Dad will be a roadway guru.

Grill Guide

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Let’s face it: Dad isn’t as skilled at the BBQ as he thinks he is. It doesn’t have to be that way. No, not with the help of the Grill Guide app, the all inclusive ‘how-to’ for grilling. There are step by step instructions for seven different food groups: red meat, poultry, pork, lamb, fish, vegetables, and fruit. It’ll even tell him the different times and temperatures for varied sizes of food. Crown Dad as king of the grill with this great app.


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If Dad’s a sports fan, then get him the FanFinder app. Using the GPS of the mobile device, it’ll locate all the sports bars in the area. Better yet, it organizes sports bar by the teams they’re supporting. This way, Dad won’t end up watching the game with the rival team’s fans. Better still, if Dad finds a great spot, he can use the app to send an alert to all his friends. Wherever he may be, Dad will always find the right sports bar with FanFinder.

US Golf Courses

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What Dad doesn’t like to golf? With the US Gold Courses app, Dad has quick and easy access to the relevant info of more than 13,500 golf courses. He can browse by city and state and find out everything he needs to know about the different ranges in the area. It’ll even provide driving directions at the press of a button. Mark some courses at home as his favorites, and, when he travels, the app will look for clubs that match his preferences.


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Give Dad his own handheld telescope with the GoSkyWatch app. There’s no need to calibrate. GoSkyWatch does all the work. Dad just points it at the sky, and he’s in on the action. With this fun tool, he’ll be able to identify all the stars, planets, and constellations with ease. Take the guesswork out of viewing the night sky this Father’s Day with this free app.

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