• Bandsintown (Android/iOS; free): This app will scan your music collection to make sure you never again miss out when your favorite band rolls into town.
  • GrillTime (iOS; $1.99) / Weber’s On the Grill (Android; $4.99): Banish those blackened, rock-hard burgers of the past. These apps will help you create the juiciest meats at your next cookout.
  • Mixology (Android/iOS; free): Beat the heat and impress your friends with Mixology’s collection of delectable concoctions. Be sure and enter the ingredients you already have on-hand to generate a more tailored list of recipes.
  • Google Sky Map (Android; free) or Sky Guide (iOS; $1.99): Add another dimension to the biggest light show in the universe! Simply point your phone at the sky and watch the constellations come alive.
  • SunSmart (Android; free) or Ultraviolet (iOS; free): Don’t let a sunburn take the fun out of your summer. Based on your skin type, these apps offer personalized recommendations for safe sun exposure.
  • Fandango Movies (Android/iOS; free): Get hyped with upcoming movie trailers and reserve your seats for the biggest blockbusters.
  • RunKeeper (Android/iOS; free) With GPS tracking and real-time updates, it’s even easier to crush your goals. Bonus app: Stay motivated with Spotify’s newest feature, bpm curated playlists! Out now for iOS and coming soon to Android, Spotify can detect the speed of your run to create a seamless mix of your selected genre, giving you that much needed second wind.
  • GetMyBoat (Android/iOS; free): Think Airbnb but for boats. With the ability to search over 135 countries, from kayaks to yachts, there’s something for everybody.
  • Word Lens (Android/iOS; free): If you’re travelling abroad this summer, Word Lens may literally save your life. Simply point your phone’s camera at any sign and watch the text magically translate into your native tongue, saving you from the nude beach, deadly jellyfish, or both.
  • Roadtrippers (Android/iOS; free): If you live by the phrase, “it’s not the destination, but the journey,” then this app is for you! Roadtrippers alerts you of small detours to cool attractions on the way to your destination.
  • Field Trip (free; Android/iOS): Developed by tech powerhouse Google with an indie vibe, Field Trip gives location-based fun facts and suggests cool hangouts as you stroll by.
  • TripAdvisor (free; Android/iOS): The standard in travel guides, with standout feature being a huge community of reviewers for each popular attraction.
  • Storehouse (iOS; free): Virtually scrapbook and share with friends. Or if you want to bestow upon your friends a physical memento of the fun, try GrooveBook (Android/iOS; free): a service for printing up to 100 bound and perforated photos for only $2.99 a month (free shipping included)!
  • Water Your Body (Android; free/iOS; $.99): Keep yourself well-hydrated this summer with hydration tracking.
  • PackPoint (Android / iOS; free): Even the most organized of us seem to throw our composure out the window and become a frenzied mess when it comes to packing. That’s where PackPoint comes in, helping you remember what to pack based on the duration of your stay, itinerary of activities and forecasted weather.
  • Songwaiter (Android/iOS; free): Create an epically amazing party playlist with this virtual jukebox. Now everyone at your party with the app can add songs to your Spotify-connected queue.
  • Hulu (Android/iOS; free): Seinfeld is now on Hulu. I repeat, Seinfeld is now on Hulu. This is not a drill people!