Five fantastic iPhone apps for a frugal Father’s Day

Jun 6, 2011
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Whether your dad is car-loving freak or a camping fanatic, the iTunes App Store has plenty of apps to spice up your Father’s Day weekend activities. From planning to honor him with a grill out, to sending memories from afar, your iPhone is the key to making a splash with your dad this Father’s Day. […]

Whether your dad is car-loving freak or a camping fanatic, the iTunes App Store has plenty of apps to spice up your Father’s Day weekend activities. From planning to honor him with a grill out, to sending memories from afar, your iPhone is the key to making a splash with your dad this Father’s Day.

Weber’s On The Grill ($4.99)

Nothing says “I love you Dad” like a nice Father’s Day grill out in his honor. Make sure you impress him with your grilling skills by using the recipes and tips from the Weber’s On The Grill app ($4.99). This most excellent grilling app was recently upgraded with more recipes and enhancements bringing the grand total to more than 300 finger-licking good grilling recipes. The app also features a built-in timer and so you won’t burn dad’s ribeye.

eBay Motors for iPhone (Free)

Is your dad a hot-rod fanatic? Well I bet you can find the perfect gift for your car-loving dad with the free eBay Motors for iPhone app. It is the ultimate automotive marketplace on the go, making it easy to locate hard-to-find car parts and accessories while on break at work or while sitting on the pot. To make shopping for your dad’s gift really easy, make sure to get the VIN from his beloved automobile and enter it into the app for an instant shopping list — it’s that easy! It’s up to you whether you share with dad how you found the gem he has been searching for forever, using this handy iPhone app.

What Knot To Do (Free)

Trying to impress your handy dad with new-found expertise? Check out the cool and free What Knot To Do app by the Columbia Sportswear Company. With more than 70 knots in  six categories, this app illustrates examples of creating the perfect knot whether you and your dad like to fish, hike, sail, backpack or even for tying up your llama (I’m not kidding). This app is from a series of free Columbia apps provided to get the most out of your outdoor adventures with pops. Make this clever app part of a Father’s Day camping extravaganza!

US Army APFT–Body Fat Calculator (Free)

If your dad is an extremely active man or former soldier, challenge him to a physical fitness test of the highest rigor with the free US Army APFT–Body Fat Calculator app. You will take turns recording your sit-ups, push-ups and runs, and then take measurements to see if your body fat percentage passes or fails the Army’s standards. It would be fun to make this an annual tradition and get a healthy bet going with your dad to see who can pass the Army test each year with a better score.

Tracks (Free)

If you have a sentimental dad who may even have an iPhone of his own, create a Father’s Day track with the free Tracks app. This is ideal for children who can’t be near their beloved dad on Father’s Day weekend and for those with family spread out across the world. Simply start a Father’s Day track and send to additional family members and friends to add photos and memories of dad. Then once every one contributes, send to your dad for him to enjoy. The track is saved to a secure website for non-iPhone users to enjoy as well.

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