Summer is in full swing, and there are plenty of apps to help you survive and thrive in the heat.
We’ve collected the best apps to aid you in your summer adventures rather than take you away from the action.
From apps to help you grill, gaze at the stars, or go to the movies, we’ve got you covered.
The rest is up to your imagination.
There's no better time to go to a concert than summer, and Bandisintown Concerts (iOS | Android; free) lets you discover concerts in your area based on your music tastes.
Dark Sky (iOS; $US3.99) gives you minute-to-minute weather predictions for your specific location up to an hour ahead of time. The weather animations look clean and beautiful, too.
Grilling can be a pain, but it doesn't have to be. GrillTime (iOS; $US1.99) easily keeps track of what you're grilling, sending you push notifications when it's time to flip those burgers.
With an Apple Design Award under its belt, Sky Guide (iOS; $US1.99) is a beautiful app that lets you hold your iPad or iPhone to the sky and discover new constellations. Perfect for starry nights on the beach or rooftop.
Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference (iOS; $US0.99) is your go-to beach app for avoiding sunburn. By telling the app your skin type, location, and sunscreen SPF, it will tell you how long to stay out before you burn.
Camp & RV (Android | iOS; $US9.99) is a must for anyone looking to go camping this summer. This comprehensive app works offline and highlights popular RV resorts, parking lots, gas stations, rest areas, repairs places, and even bridge height.
For those looking to save on gas prices during their summer road trip, GasBuddy (Android | iOS | Windows Phone) is a free app that gives detailed gas prices and even has a $US100 daily contest for those who report gas prices.
For those looking for unfamiliar flavours from their favourite coffee shop, Secret Menu for Starbucks (iOS | Android) gives you 200 'hidden' recipes to try.
Need to catch up on your reading? Pocket (iOS | Android) is a free app for saving articles and stories offline for reading later.
My Recipe Book (iOS; $US0.99) seeks to bring some order to your recipe collection. The app allows you to import recipes online and even includes a handy grocery list so you're ready for your next cookout.
RunKeeper (iOS | Android) is one of the best fitness apps out there, allowing you to track your exercises, weight loss, and personal goals. It's free, too.
Not all summer days are sunny, and what better way to relax than by going to the movies? Fandango Movies (iOS | Android) is the perfect app for browsing nearby showtimes, watching trailers, and buying tickets, all from your phone.
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