10.10.2012Personal Tech

Tailgate Like a Pro With These Tailgating Apps

It’s that time of year again - football season is in full swing. Whether you’re a fanatic fan or you just love the game, everyone enjoys the pre-game ritual of tailgating. Get more out of this football season with these tailgating apps to get you and your crew fired up for the big game!

Planning for Game Day: Make sure your tailgate is a success by planning ahead with this free tailgating checklist app, available on iPhone and iPad. Create a checklist of everything you'll need for game day by selecting items from two master lists, tailgate gear and tailgate food; each of which includes a comprehensive list of typical tailgate items. You can even share your list with friends by emailing it to them or transferring it to their devices via Bluetooth.

Food: Time to show off your master grilling skills with Weber's On the Grill app ($4.99) available on Android, iPhone and iPad. Search from more than 300 classic Weber recipes, including recipes for rubs, marinades and sauces. Once you choose a recipe, the app will automatically create a grocery list that you can share with your friends and family. You also have access to more than 100 grilling tips and a timer to ensure your grub is grilled to perfection.

Tunes: No tailgate is complete without some tunes. Spotify gives you instant access to millions of songs straight from your mobile device. Users can listen to an unlimited number of radio stations for free and even save their favorite songs to create a customized listening experience. If you're looking for a VIP experience, purchase Spotify Premium to stream any song you want from the millions of songs available in Spotify's library. You can even sync your favorite playlists to your device. Spotify is available on Android, iPhone and iPad.

Game Time: Are you one of those people who have the uncanny ability to accurately predict the outcome of games? Then you'll love ESPN's Streak for the Cash app, available on Android, iPhone and iPad. In this free app, ESPN challenges you to build the longest streak of correct picks for the chance to win $1.2 million in yearly prizes. You can track your performance and even challenge friends and family within public or private groups.

What other apps do you use to get fired up for the big game?

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