There are a lot of fun and useful apps out there. Maps for when you get lost, food apps to help you find where you’re going to eat tonight, even apps that can remotely control automation tech in your house so that you never have to worry about whether you turned off the lights or set the security system. Smartphones, tablets and their apps have changed our lives for the better in a lot of ways.
There are a ton of entertainment apps that take you beyond the screen. Also, don’t forget that apps make great gifts that are easy to give and fun to receive. Here are a few of the must-have apps to check out:
1. Become an expert botanist
If you’ve ever been on a hike and wondered what kind of tree or what kind of flower you’ve come across, you have to get the Leafsnap app. Simply take a picture of the plant and you can identify it instantly. Leafsnap also can give you more information about it.
2. Start your own radio program
Do you love sharing music with others? With the Mixlr app, you can quickly and easily start your own online radio show and be broadcasting it to real listeners in no time.
3. Go on a treasure hunt
Geocaching is perfect for the adventurous and the outdoorsy. Going geocaching is like going on a treasure hunt, and with the help of a geocaching app, you’ll make great discoveries and see incredible scenery along the way.
4. Get crafty
Instructables, a Web site where users upload easy to follow instructions for just about every DIY project imaginable, and now comes in a convenient smartphone app. Search for inspiration, reuse and recycle things you already have, create something new, and do it all with the help of Instructables.
5. Be a real MMA fighter
Whether you grew up with ultimate wrestling or you still watch matches today, the Jason Lauzon app is perfect for serious fighters and fans. This entertainment app gets you up and active, offering training tips and strategies that can get you in shape and fighting like a real MMA fighter. All you need now is some gear and a space to train.