Survive the Summer with These Apps

Whether you're planning for a vacation or a staycation, download some technical help to your smartphone. Social media specialist Gretchen Hirt handpicked these apps to help you survive summer.

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PackPoint

PackPoint (free, Android and iOs) helps you pack items based on your trip’s agenda. After putting in details about your destination, length of trip and itinerary, the app generates a full list of items so you don’t forget your essentials. Photo courtesy: itunes.apple.com

 

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Field Trip

Field Trip (free, Android and iOs) is great when exploring a new city or even when planning a staycation in your own city. As you approach a location, the app pops up with interesting information. If you’re looking for something fun to do, this app can help. Photo courtesy: itunes.apple.com

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TripIt

TripIt (Free but offers in-app purchases, Android and iOs) creates a master travel itinerary and puts it all in one place. Gone are the days of going to different websites to keep track of everything. You can access your itinerary anytime from any device. Photo courtesy: itunes.apple.com

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Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App

The Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference App ($.99, iOs) helps make sure you and your loved ones aren’t burning out in the summer heat. The app calcuates how long you can avoid sunburn based on your skin complexion, location, time, and your sunscreen’s SPF. The app uses prompts to let you know when to reapply sunscreen. Photo courtesy: itunes.apple.com

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Project Noah

Project Noah (free, iOs) helps peel kids away from TV’s and video games, and it gets them out of the house. The interactive app keeps kids entertained by exploring outdoors with educational missions. Photo courtesy: tunes.apple.com

 

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Are there other great apps out there? If you would like to let Nola Weekend know about any other apps, feel free to drop us a line.