The 10 Best Summer Apps of 2019

Use these 10 apps to make the most of summer

Best Summer Apps

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Everyone wants to make the most of summer. It‘s great to get outside and make the most of the outdoors and the events going on in your community. Sometimes, making plans isn’t all that easy, and finding just the right thing to do takes some work. These apps are perfect for helping to take advantage of all the summer has to offer while eliminating the hassle from making plans.

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Google Maps

Google Maps

 Google

What We Like

  • Maps of everywhere

  • Real time traffic

  • Restaurants and other activities on map

What We Don't Like

  • Can be slow on some devices

Google Maps may not be exactly what you think of when you think “summer,” but it can be invaluable in making sure your summer plans don’t get bogged down in traffic.

With Google Maps, you can plan your summer trips around congested roads or find your way to a new place to explore. Google Maps will help you get to all the exiting places you plan to visit this summer.

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Bandsintown Concerts

Bandsintown Concerts

What We Like

  • Track your favorite artists

  • Easy to use

  • Find local shows

What We Don't Like

  • Can take time to set up

Summer concerts are a favorite for a reason. There’s something about relaxing outdoors and listening to your favorite band that just feels like summer. Bandsintown Concerts is a fantastic app for tracking your favorite bands and finding concerts in your area.

With Bandsintown, you can sign up, build a list of your favorite bands, and start getting automatic updates whenever they’re playing in your area. You can also use it to see all the bands playing at your local bars and clubs. If you’re looking for a summer concert, Bandsintown is your best bet.

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Kindle E-reader

Kindle

Amazon

What We Like

  • Download thousands of books

  • Extremely easy to use and read

What We Don't Like

  • Glare can be a problem

  • Download ahead if you don't have a network connection

If you enjoy reading on the beach, but you don’t like hauling a bunch of books with you, download the Kindle app on your phone or tablet and enjoy as many e-books as you like without straining your back.

While reading on a phone or tablet might not be as good as a dedicated e-reader, it’s still about as convenient as it gets. Plus, you can use the same device that you already have with you on the beach, at the airport, or wherever your summer travels take you.

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AccuWeather

AccuWeather

AccuWeather

What We Like

  • Tons of forecast information

  • Long term forecasts

  • Great maps

What We Don't Like

  • Can be slow to load

  • Might be too much info for a quick glance

There’s nothing that can make or break your summer plans quite like the weather. In order to stay one step ahead, you’re going to need an app to track the weather throughout the day and get accurate details about what you can expect.

AccuWeather is one of the best apps you can find, complete with long term-forecasts and info about other factors that can impact the weather, like humidity and UV index.

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Surfline

Surfline

 Surfline/Wavetrak Inc.

What We Like

  • Detailed surf forecasts

  • Great beach information

  • Streams help you see conditions

What We Don't Like

  • Camera positioning could be better in some spots

Like a lot of outdoor activities, surfing can be seriously dependent on the weather. Most weather apps don’t track factors important to surfers. That’s where Surfline comes in. If you want to know the conditions at the beach and in the waves ahead of time, Surfline can help you find the ideal time and place to get in the water.

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The Pit Pal

The Pit Pal

 BDM Technology Group

What We Like

  • Grilling temperature information is great

  • Tracking information to improve

What We Don't Like

  • Alarm isn't great

  • Could use a visual update

Grilling is yet another summer favorite. You could be in your backyard grilling with the family or holding a massive cookout. Either way, you probably want to get it right. The Pit Pal aims to help you grill everything to perfection, providing valuable information on cooking temperatures and techniques as well as allowing you to track your grilling to improve over time.

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Spotify

Spotify

 Spotify

What We Like

  • Thousands of songs

  • Share playlists

  • Discover new music

What We Don't Like

  • Requires a network connection most of the time

Some summers are built on playlists. Spotify helps you find the perfect soundtrack for your summer and play it wherever you are. Sure, there’s a good chance that you’re already using Spotify, but look into playlists specifically for getting into that summer mood. You can find plenty of them ready-made or make your own. Either way, streaming your favorite songs of the summer can make just about anything better.

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Eventbrite

Eventbrite

What We Like

  • Find tons of events

  • Search by area

  • Easy sort and search

What We Don't Like

  • Some functions require you to sign up

Summer is the perfect time for all sorts of events. Whether you’re looking live music, craft beer, or the best from local food trucks, you can find it on Eventbrite. Eventbrite is an app designed to help you discover lots of different things to do in your area.

Eventbrite lets you search in your area or an area you plan to visit. You can pick by category and get information about the events that are coming up. With Eventbrite, you won’t have any trouble finding something to do.

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ParkAdvisor RV Parks & Campgrounds

RV Parks & Campgrounds

ParkAdvisor

What We Like

  • Detailed maps

  • Full park profiles and info

  • Great resource for finding parks

What We Don't Like

  • Some info is a little outdated

If summer means camping to you, you an use ParkAdvisor’s RV Parks & Campgrounds app to find a new place to stay. It tracks hundreds of campgrounds and RV Parks across the US. You can use your current area to search or look for the places you plan to travel.

RV Parks & Campgrounds is probably the most centralized way to find a place to camp. It's a one-stop destination that’ll get you a great camping spot wherever you travel this summer.

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AllTrails

AllTrails

 AllTrails

What We Like

  • Easily see routes and paths

  • Great maps

  • Locate new trails

What We Don't Like

  • Requires sign-up for some features

Maybe you prefer to spend your summer out in nature. AllTrails will get you out exploring the outdoors on your new favorite hiking or bike trail in no time.

AllTrails provides a gigantic searchable list of trails from around the US. With it, you can locate both hiking and biking trails by area. It traces your route and gives you information about the terrain. AllTrails can quite literally take you to new places.