Best Apps for a ‘Muddy’ Lifestyle

Friday, September 21st, 2012

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The new Muddy Matches app is in the last stages of development and we’ll soon be announcing its launch! In the meantime, here is an eclectic list of apps that fit the bill for a muddy boots lifestyle:

WeatherKnowing what the forces of nature have to offer is essential for anyone who works or plays outdoors and of course for fans of small-talk. The Weather Channel app is available for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices and is the best rated weather forecast app on the market.

Another useful weather app (if you’re a fan of golf or shooting) is a wind meter, such as Wind Meter anemometer. Although it’s not the most accurate piece of kit, it is certainly more technical than holding a wet finger in the air.

Food – If you have a passion for food or have an allotment full of produce, then a food app could help you to find new and interesting recipes. Recipe Search allows you to search by ingredients, time and country.

Time planning GTasks: To Do List is a great way to keep on top of everything as you can set one-off tasks, plan social events and set regular to-do lists.

Measuring – If you need to measure a piece of land for work, or just settle an argument about which local woods are the largest, try Distance and area measurement, which uses GPS to record the data.

Geocaching For those who are already converts the Geocaching app provides a simpler alternative to printing out your instructions or scrawling them down on a piece of paper. If you don’t know what geocaching is; it’s a form of treasure hunting (and it might just explain why you’ve seen walkers diving into bushes clutching a GPS or a compass).

B&Bs If you’re off exploring and need a bed for the night, the Trip Advisor app could come in handy. It has a wide range of accommodation, complete with user reviews. Just remember to take everything that you read with a pinch of salt, as some of the complaints about rooms are just bizarre.

Horses The All About Horses app does what it says on the tin (well screen), it provides information about looking after horses, showing them and learning how to ride horses.

Play – If you love FarmVille on Facebook, you could try the Farm Story app, which allows you to play at running your own farm.  If however, you already work on a farm this may be viewed as a bus man’s holiday.

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