Keep your cool during a sweltering summer with these iPhone apps

by Kate Currin

When summer first comes, it teases us with warm days and cool breezes. But by the middle of summer, it is so hot we can barely think straight let alone get to work without sweating through our freshly dry cleaned white work shirt. While clinical-strength deodorant can certainly help, some sweltering summer days we just want to take the day off and find a clever way to cool down. Here are some iPhone apps we suggest to help you assess your own sweaty summer situation.

Cloth

When I was a teenager, I wrote down what I wore every day on my fashion calendar so I would not wear the same outfit twice in a month. Fashion OCD anyone? These days, you can snap a quick photo of your daily fashion choices and save them in the free Cloth app for iPhone. The savvy function of the Cloth app is that you can tag your outfit according to the weather condition. The weather function is an in-app upgrade of 99 cents and it allows you to classify your outfits by hot, warm, chilly, freezing, rain or snow so you are never without choices, no matter what the weather may be. To peruse your outfits for a sweltering summer day, simply select the “Weather” category of your photo wardrobe and peruse your digital closet. The app will tell you what the current weather conditions are like. I felt a little like Cher from Clueless while using this clever and chic app.

Spa Wanderlust

Skip the beach, and head to the spa, silly! I enjoy a good pool day from 72 to 87 degrees. Anything over that and I am headed for the air conditioning. And what better way to cool down and relax on a hot day then with an aromatherapy massage? Use the free Spa Wanderlust iPhone app to locate the perfect spa and type of massage best for you.

Seamless Food Delivery and Takeout

I always wondered why people grill more in the summer than in the winter. Creating a fire to eat with a gas grill seems handier on a freezing winter night than a 100 degree summer day. Am I right? If you are with me, then forget the grill and order-in with the free Seamless app for iPhone the next time the thermometer goes sky high.

Mission: Margarita

Grab your friends and go on a mission to locate the tastiest margarita in town! Document your trip with the free Mission: Margarita app for iPhone. This thirsty app is filled with taster feedback on margaritas around the world, recipes, and how-to videos. You could even use the recipes to throw a margarita tasting in the comfort of your own air-conditioned home.

Beach Finder

And if all you really want to do on a sweltering summer day is jump into the nearest large body of water then download the Beach Finder app for iPhone ($0.99). It will help you locate the closest beach to you and navigate there as quickly as possible. Hope you have AC in your car!

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