Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. If you are stumped on what to get your dad for his special day, I found some fine choices for his mobile device. Hopefully, these will help you decide on what to get your dad or at least get you looking in the right direction.
The first suggestion is Weber’s On The Grill. This clever barbeque app delivers grilling advice, over 250 recipes, techniques and tips for the master or future master of outdoor cooking. The app is available for iPhone and a brilliantly high-def iPad edition complete with big videos, eye-catching pictures and trouble-free navigation. The app also includes grilling timers, references and tips.
If you want to watch your pocket book, there are a couple of decent grill helper apps out there. Grill-It! is pretty decent for just 99 cents. There is even a Grill it! app for Androids.
Baseball app is not a bad idea either. Konami MLB Power Pros Touch for iPhone is $7.99. Sure, it’s not Angry Birds. But fans of America’s pastime will find this to be one of the more pleasant mobile baseball games. The app includes all the physics, pitches and clever little touches to keep your dad content.
Some reviews report some shortcomings such as the annoying announcer voiceovers. Still, when you set up your dad with an officially-licensed MLB lineup, it’s worth the fun. Another cool added feature is one-on-one competition between two mobile devices, so you and your dad can challenge each other from different geographical locations. It’s a cool way to stay in touch.
If your dad hits links, he might enjoy teeing off with GolfCard app. The $9.99 app maintains all scores and analyzes trends in a player’s game as it compares previous rounds. Dad can even locate nearby greens with its GPS range finder. It can track ball distance, too. When he hits the 19th Hole, he can email his tally to his friends or upload the scores to the golf social networking site, Oobgolf.com.
GasCubby is an app that you may want to download for yourself as well. It helps track gas mileage and vehicle upkeep. Your dad can enter in the price per gallon, total gallons used and overall cost. And then, the $4.99 app analyzes the trip’s MPGs and overall efficiency. It will even chart the data over time to see where money is being spent the most. He’ll be able to determine how to save more money on his vehicle. All the data can be sent via email to his desktop computer to input reminders for regular maintenance appointments.
Finally, when all the celebration is over on Sunday and your father returns to the real world on Monday. He will appreciate Things application. His never-ending list of things to do just got organized. The $9.99 app will help him get organized by recording tasks, keeping track of due dates and personal notes (Honey-Do List). He can even prioritize tasks that must get done today, tomorrow or “someday,” and wirelessly sync the data with the desktop application. Things app has stellar reviews from Mac World, Mac Life and 100 Essential Phone Apps.