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Tech Team's Top 10 for Spring
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It’s spring and the Tech Team has some free, popular apps to help you make the most of your time outdoors and in. Whether your spring plans include camping, gardening or cleaning the house, these apps will help you get it done. Many others are available – and most have related websites – just search your app store or the Web for similar options. Enjoy your spring!
Garden Answers is the revolutionary plant identification app that instantly identifies over 20,000 plants and gives you accurate and detailed information about it.
If you've ever wanted to identify a flower or plant... or find out if a plant in your garden is harmful to your pets or small children, now you can with my Garden Answers Plant Identification app. Just snap a picture, tap submit and instantly you will get the accurate identity of the plant and detailed information about it by garden and horticulture experts! Our advanced image recognition technology can instantly identify over 20,000 plants.
And if you're concerned about a plant disease or insect infestation, you can use the keyword search feature within Garden Answers. It contains answers to over 200,000 commonly asked plant questions.
Instantly identify plants of all kinds, anywhere in the world! Flowers, trees, succulents, mushrooms and more can be quickly recognized with PlantSnap by Earth.com, the mobile app built to help you identify flowers, plants & trees in a snap.
PlantSnap is free to use but requires an email registration. Your email login is used to store your anonymous photos and plant details in your own secure PlantSnap account, allow you to access your account on any device including your laptop or computer, and to secure the PlantSnap servers from hackers.
PlantSnap’s huge database covers everywhere on earth so you can identify plants instantly, wherever you are! Explore nature & find plants nearby or worldwide on a map.
Are you a farmer or hobby gardener and grow vegetables, fruit or arable crops? Are your plants sick; did you have losses in the last harvest? Then it's time to make a change! We are Plantix and offer you fast and free help. Whether you grow tomatoes, bananas or rice - Plantix is your interactive plant doctor. The only thing you need is an internet-enabled smartphone with a built-in camera. Wherever the problem lies, a smartphone picture is enough and in seconds you will receive a diagnosis and the appropriate treatment tips, especially for the 15 most important crops worldwide.
How does it work? Every disease, pest and deficiency leaves behind a specific pattern. Plantix recognizes these patterns. One photo is enough and you know what your plant is missing. In our social network you can exchange experiences and information with like-minded people in the immediate area as well as with international experts. This way you will quickly get helpful answers and practical solutions for diseases, pests and deficiency symptoms. The best part is that Plantix gets better with each new user. So join the Plantix Community! Every picture, every comment helps people all over the world to make their plants healthier and their harvests more productive. Start growing smart!
Explore the outdoors with AllTrails! Discover nature with hiking, biking, backpacking and running trails around the world. Log your hike, walk, run or mountain bike ride with our GPS activity tracker. Looking for a good spot for camping or backpacking? The AllTrails community is a great place to get inspired.
View trail maps to find that kid friendly or dog friendly trails that you’ve been searching for. Take the mountain biking, horseback riding, or backpacking trip you’ve always wanted to do. Explore national parks or discover new running maps, biking and hiking trails in your area. Download offline maps, get to the trailhead and start your outdoor adventure.
Whether it’s a hike or a cycling ride you’re after, AllTrails inspires you with trail maps for your next outdoor adventure.
RV Parks and Campgrounds
This app was developed to help people find great RV Parks in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico). Completely FREE with NO ADS. Commercial RV parks are sorted by rating and can be viewed in list mode. If you zoom in far enough, you will see gas station, rest areas, stores, etc. Compared to similar applications, this app uses local database, so it works much faster and less dependent on internet, however internet is required to view reviews, maps and pictures.
Merlin Bird ID
What's that bird? Merlin Bird ID helps you solve the mystery in 5 questions, or with a photo of a bird.
First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, it reveals the list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird!
If you have a photo, Merlin can help there as well. Take a photo, choose from your camera roll, or snap the viewfinder of your zoom camera, and Merlin's powerful AI will suggest an identification almost instantly.
Merlin is fun and easy to use—whether you’re curious about a bird you’ve seen once, trying to identify every bird that comes to your feeder, or planning a birding trip to a new country. The answers are waiting for you with this free field guide app from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Skyview Free (Android) Skyview Lite (Apple)
You don't need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® Free and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView Free is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find popular constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate planets in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.
Tide Alert (NOAA) stands out from all other tide apps by presenting you the tide forecast data from NOAA along with a moon phase calendar within a delightful user interface that is both beautiful and intuitive to use. One of the best feature is it allows you to setup alerts for high tide and low tide events every day. Best of all, the app works great offline even when you are not connected to the internet.
Includes Apple Watch support and comes with a moon calendar view. Also provides a today widget that can be displayed in the notification screen.
Who is it for?
From people who like to walk their dogs in the beach frequently, to adventure seekers who enjoy photography, fishing, kayaking, boating, surfing, sailing, birding, tide pools etc. Tide Alert is sure to appeal to a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts.
Clean My House
Manage your house cleaning schedule with our schedule maker! Clean My House is the number 1 app to organize and schedule errands and all housekeeping related daily tasks. No more worrying of what to do every morning. You will get a reminder of things to do for that day. This app will make your life so much easier and your house so much cleaner!
Whether you live alone or with a family, managing a house can be challenging. Many times we are not sure what to do when we wake up each morning and may miss our daily tasks completely. If you've ever thought, I need an app that can help me plan my house cleaning schedules and remind me every day of the daily tasks and things to do, this app is for you. Rather than using a generic daily planner or organizer, it’s a much easier way to create a schedule that focuses on housekeeping chores and errands.
The house is tidy. The pets are fed. The kids are studying quietly. All this without even being asked! Whether it’s housework or homework, OurHome’s gamified tasks system keeps your family humming.
OurHome is a new and simple way to organize your family. Kids will be motivated to do chores and take responsibility while parents can reward them for their effort. There’s a shared grocery list and a family calendar to keep everyone coordinated. And it’s free to use with no ads and no hidden costs.