The Android apps for spring18. February 2019 Published by Raphael Doerr
The days are slowly getting longer and we can feel the warm sun on our face. Time for a bit of spring cleaning on your smartphone – out with the old apps that are useless anyhow, and in with the new. We show you what spring delights the Google Play Store holds for you – all free, of course.
A smartphone like the GS280 is our constant companion. It has a powerful display and large battery, making it ideal for apps and small aids. We present the best free apps for spring here …
Pollen count forecast
One issue that unfortunately plagues many of us in the spring is pollen. To make sure you always know exactly what is in the air when and where, we recommend the pollen count forecast from Hexal. The Android app impresses with up-to-date forecasts for 15 plants that cause allergies for your specific location, a 7-day forecast, an annual pollen calendar and customized push messages.
Komoot tour planner
Of course, that main thing we want to do in the spring is get outdoors. Whether on your racer, mountain bike or hiking: Komoot helps you find the perfect tour. You can either filter results from the collection of tours based on your own wishes, let yourself be inspired by other users, or plan your own tour. Details like the trail conditions, degree of difficulty, distance and elevation profile make that very simple. What’s best of all: The app’s gentle on your data volume, since you can load the planned tours and topographic maps on your smartphone. Voice navigation is an additional aid to let you keep your eyes on the countryside around you.
Nature is also the theme of our next recommendation – and what would spring be without the preparations that await us in the garden or on the balcony? Our recommendation lets you set various alarms so you don’t forget to water your plants and allows you to record all the important information on them. That way you never lose track. The practical photo log function is a great means of following the growing progress of your plants over several years.
100 tips for cleaning
What would spring be without the ever-popular spring cleaning? What mainly irritates most of us is that we simply don’t know the right tips and tricks to get the cleaning done faster and more efficiently. If you don’t feel like searching at length on the web, then how about trying out this app? You can display the household tips either in alphabetical order or sort them by rooms and application areas. An extremely practical feature: You can simply add the ingredients you need to the shopping list with just one click. So there are no more excuses!
It’s still early in the year and you can’t completely rely on the weather in spring – so what could be better than lying snuggly on the sofa and enjoying a good read? We recommend Wattpad, an app for social storytelling. More than 70 million readers and authors already belong to this community. You can use the app for reading, but also to write your own stories – and who knows: Perhaps you’ll be discovered and publish your own book soon?