If you’re looking for an easy way out of a Father’s Day present or it completely slipped your mind, here are a few apps that you might consider gifting, especially if your dad’s a new owner of an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Don’t forget that you can actually gift the apps in iTunes, all you need is his iTunes Account’s email address.
Chances are your dad is a fan of at least one sport so what better gift than ESPN’s ScoreCenter app for the iPhone (free), iPod Touch (free), or iPad ($4.99). ScoreCenter supports in-game stats, scoring summaries, and live game details of nearly every sport you could follow. If ESPN Radio is more up his alley, there’s an app for $2.99 that streams live internet broadcasts and recorded podcasts directly to his iDevice.
If you’re looking to make vehicle maintenance just a tad bit easier, consider gifting Gas Cubby. Gas Cubby is one of the best car companion apps that helps track gas mileage and vehicle maintenance that can be viewed on easy to reach charts and graphs and uploaded to the web for easy browsing. Gas Cubby comes in an ad-supported free version or an ad free version for $4.99.
Weber’s On the Grill
If your dad does his share of grilling, he might get some use out of Weber’s On the Grill, which is home to over 250 Weber recipes, rubs, marinades, and sauces. He can store ingredients on an itemized grocery list, get some tips on expert grilling, and watch instructional videos by celebrity chef Jamie Purviance. There’s an app for both the iPhone and iPad, both priced at $4.99.
A bit pricier, GolfCard is an app for your golfing dad that handles scoring, range finding based on satellites of over 40,000 courses, and graphs and stats based on past rounds. It comes with a free desktop companion where he can upload his scores and side games based on gross score, net score, or handicap. If your dad is the golfing type, gift him GolfCard for $9.99.
You know the cliché: dads never stop to ask directions. With one of the many navigation apps in the app store, he won’t even have to think about facing his fear. Navigon, for example, provides turn-by-turn directions, live traffic updates, and more in their voice guided personal navigation app. With iOS 4.0, Navigon will be among the first to support multitasking so be sure to pick this one up if your dad not quite so savvy with directions.