Win the summer with these 7 awesome apps


Sun Screen

Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20th, but let’s face it – you’re already dreaming of the beach.

We’ve got 7 great apps to help you make the most of those glorious 93 days.


Roots Rated

We all know there’s a lot to binge watch in the age of peak TV, but sometimes it’s good to get out of the house. RootsRated recommends the best hiking, climbing, cycling, and paddling destinations in more than 30 cities.


The two happiest days in the life of boat owners, it’s said, are the day they buy a boat and the day they sell that boat. You can avoid such first-world problems with GetMyBoat, which offers boat rentals and charters worldwide.

Wolfram Alpha Sun Exposure

Wolfram Sunburn

Whether you want to avoid unsightly sunburns or the risk of skin cancer, the Wolfram Alpha Sun Exposure app will recommend SPF levels and more.

Wild Edibles

Wild Edibles

For the daring, or the cash-strapped, foraging for food in the wild can be a fun, albeit risky, pursuit. The Wild Edibles app from “Wildman” Steve Brill identifies more than 250 edible goodies in your backyard.



Maybe you travel light, or perhaps you require a small caravan for a simple weekend getaway. Either way, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got every eventuality covered. PackPoint builds a custom packing list based on destination, activities, and more.



Don’t want to trek to the beach only to discover the swells are less-than-swell? The Surfline app offers live HD surf cams, storm warnings, and more for the surfing crowd.


Don’t embarrass yourself at the barbecue. GrillTime offers everything from a grilling guide to a flip reminder to “help you achieve barbecue perfection”.