Nothing beats the homemade gifts that your child’s loving hands create for Dad, but here are some great gifts that Dad will also love, and find super useful too.
Have a honey-do list and a Do-it-Yourselfer husband? Handy Man DIY is a great resource app for home improvement projects, that assists your man in figuring out how much material is needed for a project, record room measurements, generate shopping lists, watch video tutorials, estimate project costs, and set seasonal reminders of preparing your home. Handy Man DIY is $1.99 for the iPhone.
Is Dad an athlete or working hard to get back in shape? This running app will help him stay motivated, and be a benefical tool for tracking his runs or walks. Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro logs distance and maps his run via GPS, has coaching features that help Dad stay at his target pace, allows him to listen to his favorite music while simultaneously running the app, and provides in-depth stats of his run. Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro is available for the iPhone at $3.99, Blackberry $3.99, and Android $3.99.
Dad the financial brains of the family? Mint.com‘s free app will help him keep track of the finances, bill pay, and setting up budgets. Mint was named one of the top 50 iPhone apps by TIME magazine in 2011. It’s free and available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Android Tablets.
Is Dad’s relaxing getaway an afternoon at the golf course? Then he’ll love Golfshot GPS for iPhone and Android. Golfshot GPS has over 37,000 golf courses mapped and ready to play, provides quick and accurate distance of your Dad’s shot and the distance to the goal at the green, keeps score for up to four golfers, and shares stats on Dad’s performance and progress. Golfshot GPS is available for iPhone and Android for $29.99.
Is Dad a car guy? Does he love Car and Driver magazine? Then you’ll want to download the free Car and Driver app for in-depth reviews, comparison tests, videos, photo galleries, and up-to-date news. Each issue is completely redesigned for use on the iPad.
Download the Car and Driver app, and you’ll be able to select an issue to purchase or subscribe for 50% off the single copy price!
Disclosure: I do not receive compensation for writing this app review. The photos used were taken as screen shots from my iPhone or iPad. Views expressed in this review are purely and only mine. Pricing was accurate at the time of this review.