Essential iPhone Apps for Summer

Summer is almost here! Are you ready? You’ve put away your winter clothes, shopped for a new bathing suit, and opened the pool. As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, you’ll enjoy every minute of it. If you want to truly get the most out of your summer this year, don’t forget to download these essential apps to your iPhone.

Mixologist Drink Recipes; $0.99

During the summer, you’ll have plenty of chances to relax and imbibe. Your friend’s backyard barbecue, lounging by the pool, eating dinner on the deck – all of these occasions and many more are always a lot more fun with a drink in your hand. The Mixologist Drink Recipes app will give you ideas for the most refreshing summer drinks. With almost 8,000 drink recipes, there’s something for everyone. And when you’re on vacation, use the bar and liquor locator to find the nearest hot spots.
Beach Finder; $0.99

Every beach bum knows that no two beaches are the same. Every beach has its own character and local flair, and different activities are common in different places. If you want to go surfing, you won’t go to the same beach as the sunbathers. When you want to find a new beach near you, whether you’re at home or on a vacation to the shore, Beach Finder will let you know the nearest options. You can read beachgoer comments, and more than 5,000 beaches are included in the database.
Coppertone MyUVAlert; Free

When the weather heats up and you’re spending a lot more time in the sun, you know how important it is protect yourself against the sun’s harmful rays. If you want to prevent skin cancer and wrinkles, you have to be smart about applying sunscreen. This app from Coppertone will let you know the weather and UV index for your current location or anywhere you want to know about, such as your vacation destination. You can set sunscreen application reminders so you’ll remember when it’s time to reapply, and you can get personalized sunscreen recommendations based on your skin type.
Grill-It!; $0.99

In the summer, you might attend or host a different barbecue every week. Barbecues are so popular because the food is so good, not to mention it’s a great time to socialize and enjoy the nice weather. For your next barbecue, download the Grill-It! app and you’ll have access to hundreds of really great-tasting recipes. You can access recipes for beef, poultry, vegetables, seafood, burgers and more, and each recipe comes with easy-to-follow instructions, notes, and photographs.
Nike Training Club; Free

If you don’t have your ideal beach body yet, it’s never too late to start. And if you’re already a fitness buff, you know there’s nothing like working out in the nice, warm weather. One awesome fitness app to download is Nike Training Club. You can customize a workout based on your goals and preferences, and there are more than 85 workouts and 130 drills. You can view videos that demonstrate techniques and drills, and keep track of your workout progress.

Vanessa Jones is a cell phone and technology enthusiast.  She is also an avid writer and enjoys giving advice to others on how to get the best technology and gadgets for the best prices.

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