With spring in the air, some app upgrades and downloads can definitely make our lives a little easier. Along with the flowers cropping up in our gardens, here are some of our top picks for springtime iPhone apps.
Good Organic Gardening
Free download for the app; subscription needed
Good Organic Gardening is a fresh new magazine focused on delivering the best advice for productive gardening. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app. Subscriptions are available in 6 months and 12 month increments (3 issues and 6 issues) starting at $17.
Spring Is Here
“Spring is Here” (Haru ga kuru) is a story told through the eyes of an insightful young boy soon to be big brother. It is geared towards early readers and touches on new experiences that any older child will confront when welcoming a new younger sibling. There is both an English version and a Japanese version, Haru ga kuru, available. It is written by Yoshimi Terasaki, with illustrations by Miho Sasaki, and music by Sh?hei Yamaki. The translation into English is done by Jake Edge.
cPRO+ craigslist client
This officially licensed Craigslist app features an intuitive interface and essential set of features to browse and post to Craigslist. It also includes Search Agents and notifies you of new matches. Users can do multi-city searchers, look through the photo gallery, use GPS-based auto location and more. All Craigslist cities, states, countries and continents are included, with enhanced search options and easy posting mechanisms. Users can also easily save and bookmark ads, add notes, edit saved searches and view a history of them. Replying and calling it a breeze, along with sharing to social media… and that is just the beginning of what this easy-to-use app can do!
Chore Hero Lite
Chore Hero Lite provides users with a fun way to manage their household chores. It makes it easy to schedule and view chores, assigning various chores to various people, and using a reward system to get the job done. In fact, the more work a specific person does for the app, the more points they get. You can keep track of who is doing the most (and least) work, easily view the day’s chores, and keep track of what is getting done.
Are you a seasonal allergy suffer? If so, Zyrtec has you covered. This Allergycast app will bring you the pollen and weather forecasts to help you stay on track. It gives you the ability to plan ahead with the 4-day pollen forecast and weather report, and see which pollens are highest every day, along with tips on how to deal with them. Users can also save favorite cities for quick forecasts and turn on alerts to get a daily heads-up when your local pollen forecast is high.
When the sun starts to shine and we’re spending more time outside, SPF will help us stay protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun. It calculates the amount of time you should be in the sun based on your skin type and your local UV Index, using your GPS location to dynamically choose your UV Index. There are 5 skin types available in the app, ranging from Type I (pale skin, freckles, blond or red hair, blue or green eyes) to Type V+ (naturally black-brown skin, often has dark brown eyes and hair).