Apps That Can Compliment Your Long Weekend Plans

Whether you plan on staying home or taking a road trip, there are a number of apps available that can enhance your long weekend activities.

Out of Milk

Out of Milk can help you prepare for your long weekend plans with customized grocery lists and to-do lists. To learn more, check out my review of this app.

Cost: Free
Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

Whether you’re BBQ’ing at home this weekend or planning snacks for the road, Allrecipes Dinner Spinner is an excellent choice to help with food prep. If you have ingredients on hand but aren’t sure what to make, the Dinner Spinner will make suggestions that fit your criteria for dish type, ingredients and prep time. You can also search through their full recipe database or your saved recipes for a specific dish you have in mind.

Cost: Free
Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

Garden Time Planner

If planting your garden is on your long weekend to do list, Garden Time Planner will give you helpful information on when to plant or transplant vegetables or herbs based on your growing region. A checklist will keep you on task throughout the year.

Cost: Free
Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

Flipp – Flyers & Weekly Ads

For anyone planning on some shopping during their stay-cation long weekend, Flipp will help bring all of your favorite sale flyers straight to your mobile phone. You can create a list of clippings for anything that catches your eye. And you can also search through all of your flyers for something specific.

Cost: Free
Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

BBQ Apps

These free BBQ apps will help you perfect your grilling skills. Both apps provide steak recipes as well as timers that allow you to keep track of multiple steaks independently.

GasBuddy – Find Cheap Gas

If you’re heading out of town this weekend, GasBuddy can help you find the cheapest gas prices near you or somewhere specific in your travels.

Cost: Free
Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

Road Trip Games

Here are some fun games that can help to make your road trip fly by!

  • Heads Up
    Guess the word shown on the screen as it’s being described to you before your time runs out.
    Cost: $0.99-$1.24
    Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play
  • Mad Libs
    Create hilarious stories by filling in the blanks with substitute words.
    Cost: Free
    Download: Apple App Store
  • Road Trip Fun
    A list of games you can play in the car with your family along with the rules for each game.
    Cost: iOS: $1.19 / Android: Free
    Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

Star Chart

Getting away from the city for the weekend? Try out this star gazing app! Just point your device at the sky and it will show you where each star and planet is and what they’re called.

Cost: Free
Downloads: Apple App Store / Google Play

Have a lovely long weekend!

Coralie Wheler is a Project Manager at Push Interactions. In her time spent in the software and web development industry, she has worn many hats ranging from programming, design and client-facing roles. Her favorite things about working in this industry are: the constant evolution in technology and the resulting opportunity to learn new things; as well as the satisfaction that comes from of being a part of a project's creation.

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