Father’s Day is the time to pay those fabulous guys out there who brighten their children’s day with attention and gifts. Whatever Apple device your dad has, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, AppTudes has put together a list of five great apps for him to enjoy. There is an app here for every type of dad and granddad and all are up to date for 2012.. So fill up dad’s new iOS device before giving it to him or gift the apps themselves and help celebrate the day. Of course, if we missed your favorites, please help others by leaving a note in the comments!
London 2012: Official Join In App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games
By The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited
iPhone Only – Free
For the sporting man on Father’s Day, the pick this year is London 2012: Official Join In App For The Olympic And Paralympic Games. This free app allows users to feel like they are a part of the Olympic in London. Users visiting the UK during the Olympics will get the most out of this app, but anyone interested in it will enjoy all of the features. People living or visiting London can view event listings for all types of Olympic related activities and cultural events near them. Users can also watch video highlights and photos of the Olympic Torch Relay. The augmented reality feature allows users to see overlay information while using their camera at key venues throughout the city.
by Conde Nast Digital
Free – subscription available in-app on online
If your dad’s a hipster (or trying to be) no magazine better captures all that’s hot for men than GQ. This app is free to download and you can get dad the gift of a single issue or extended subscription, or go all out and get the print magazine with full access to the digital version. Dad’s not a GQ kind of guy, look for everything from WIRED and PC Magazine to Popular Mechanics and Sports Illustrated or get any number of news or special interest periodicals.
Money iQ HD
By Sperasoft, Inc.
iPad Only – $6.99
The ultimate financial app for iPad. Users can manage their personal or business finances using Money iQ HD. Reporting, budgeting, currency conversion and much more is included in this app. It handles multiple accounts, shows combined financial balances. Users can also view their net worth, liabilities and assets.
Fish Boat Nav
By iApps Pty Ltd
iPhone Only – $18.99
Many men enjoy fishing. Why not combine their love of tech with their love of fishing? Fish Boat Nav allows them to record all the details of their big catch in this handy iPhone app. This app has three sections that work together; fish, boat, and nav. In the fish section, users can take a picture of their fish, record location, how it was caught, location, and species. In the boat section, users can save boating obstacles and save moorings and boat ramp locations. The nav section allows fishermen to navigate to specific GPS coordinates and save locations for future reference. Fish Boat Nav is a must have for any fisherman with an iPhone.
iPad Only – $9.99
Media loving dads will fal in love with vjay. This app accesses the media libraries on the iPad and allows users to create mixes and combine songs. Users can also use their own videos or record videos using the camera to mash them with songs in their library. Using Apple TV, users can display their final product on television. Vjay also comes with audio and video effects and looping tools so users can let their creativity soar.
†Prices accurate at time of posting but are subject to change without prior warning on the App Store.