You can pick up dad’s phone and purchase an app for him for Father’s Day or you can buy him a Google Play or Apple gift card so that he may purchase his own. Parenting.com published a list of some of the coolest (and most dad-like) apps out there. If he’s not too sure which apps he would use, here are 10 cool (and relatively inexpensive) apps you can suggest:
- GreenFinder: If your dad is a golfer, he may enjoy GreenFinder. The app uses your phone’s GPS and determines where the closest golf course is. This app costs $34.99.
- iXpenseIt: A lot of dads are finance-focused. If your dad is big on budgeting, he can track the entire family’s budget form his phone. iXpenseIt costs $4.99.
- GolfCard: Another golf-related app is GolfCard. The app, like Greenfinder, determines your distance from the course. This app is priced at $19.99.
- Gas Cubby MPG & Car Maintenance: You can use Gas Cubby to track your gas mileage and other vehicle maintenance. Buy this app for only $3.99.
- iPitching Guide: Golf-lovers will also enjoy the iPitching Guide app. iPitching Guide determines how far you are from the hole and helps you land it in front of the hole each time. The only downside is that it may not work so well with golf-simulators. You can get iPitching Guide for $5.99.
- iFitness: If dad is trying to become more physically fit or has a passion for fitness, suggest (or buy) this app. It provides instructions for different exercises to try out for the low price of $1.99.
- FitnessBuilder: Another fitness-based app you can buy for dad is FitnessBuilder. It has a full workout plan with detailed instructions for each user. You can purchase FitnessBuilder for $19.99.
- MLB.com At Bat: For $9.99, dad can receive real-time baseball scores, speed and pitch data. He can also receive video highlights from each game.
- Heart Monitor: If your dad is trying to take better care of his health, suggest a purchase of Heart Monitor for iPhone. It listens to your heart and measures your heart rate to ensure you have a healthy heart. You can purchase Heart Monitor for $3.99.
- BP Buddy – Blood Pressure Helper: If dad is trying to get better control over his blood pressure, buy him BP Buddy. The app only costs $4.99 and helps people track and control their BP.
You can present these apps in a few different ways. Some people purchase gift cards for Google Play or the App Store and leave dad a list of suggestions for the use of the card. You can also grab dad’s phone and purchase a few for him. Additionally, if you have budgeted for it, you can purchase dad a tablet or new phone for Father’s Day and download the apps to the phone that you think he’d enjoy.
Do you have any Father’s Day gift ideas that you’d like to share?
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