Describe a typical British summer and I’m guessing endless sunshine, constructively occupied kids and hassle-free flights isn’t going to make your list. No fear, ‘Appy Talk has got it covered with apps that can help make the living easy in summertime.
Flight Track 5
I want to like airports but I just don’t so if you’re like me the Flight Track 5 app is a boon for any traveller. Real-time status for gates, delays and cancellations, it can also find alternate flights at a tap and share trip info easily amongst a group.
If a spot of culture is your thing the English Heritage app will find you a castle, historic house, English garden or magical ruin near you. Great for when you’re stuck for ideas, it includes description, pictures, direction, opening times and more.
You need to be light on your feet to outsmart the British weather. AccuWeather provides a minute-by-minute weather and precipitation forecast so you can plan ahead to grab the sunshine before it goes for that well-deserved beach stroll.
Yes, we all know The Plough but do you know your Perseus from your Cassiopeia? Star Chart is a neat astronomy app that beautifully overlays the name of stars and constellations as you point your phone skywards. Great for balmy nights camping and when enjoying the night sky abroad.
I salute you if you have perfected the art of packing the capsule wardrobe but if your next trip takes you off the beaten track then Packpoint can figure out exactly what you should bring based on the weather during your trip and your activities, right down to how many pairs of undies.