Some people call it ‘autumn’, while others say ‘fall’ – either way, it’s MY favorite time of the year, for so many reasons. Mainly, it’s when the weather in Texas cools off finally, and all the leaves start changing colors. You also typically get that great ‘fall’ smell in the air. Fall is also a great time to add some new apps to your phone that are especially useful this time of year. Here’s my Top 5 Apps for Fall, in no particular order:
ESPN Fantasy Football
Fall = Football for sports nuts across the country, and you’re going to want to keep up with your Fantasy team as much as possible. The ESPN Fantasy Football app is great for this, so you can always know the latest stats for your team, and how the season is going.
As fall comes, so does the big eating season, from Thanksgiving to Kwanzaa to Hannukah and more. It seems like for the last 3 months of the year, there’s ALWAYS a reason to have a feast with friends and family, and you’re going to want to store all the recipes that you get in one easy place. Evernote is perfect for keeping tabs on things, and can also help you organize your holiday shopping lists, too. Best of all, it syncs across platforms, so you can create your lists on your computer, and then pull them up on your phone or tablet in the store, if you wanted.
Ok, ok, so Spotify is awesome all year round, but it still deserves a spot on our list. For $10/month, you get UNLIMITED access to their massive library of music, which you can organize into playlists or share with your friends. The offline mode is also great to be able to listen to your music when you don’t have a data connection, like sitting in the hunting blind realizing that you’re probably going home empty-handed anyways.
In Texas, grilling season actually starts later in the year, when it begins cooling off. It makes sense – the grill is already hot enough, who wants to sweat while you’re cooking, too? As you start thinking up more meats to throw on the coals, the Grill-It app can help you put together an actual plan, instead of, you know, just throwing meat on the coals.
As the temperature outside drops, you’re more likely to want to go outside and enjoy it. With Fitocracy, you get an extra little bit of motivation to do some exercise, with access to a knowledge base of coaches and experts, along with tracking and a fun badge system so you can compete against your friends (or just random strangers on the Internet….)