Do you have a busy summer already planned or are you trying to just go with the flow? It always seems that no matter how much we try not to plan anything out, our weekends end up busy busy busy. I guess tis’ the season, right? With all that hustle and bustle, there are times we need to be able to organize in a pinch, or find out the weather to know what to pack for an impromptu trip.

Today’s mobile devices can be loaded with apps that can help plan a trip, organize a busy calendar and keep you up to the minute on summer thunderstorms. Whether you are staying local this summer or planning a trip somewhere, U.S. Cellular’s national coverage can keep you connected wherever you are.

U.S. Celluar also has loads of devices that can help simplify and enhance summer so we can spend more time doing the things we love, like spending time with family and friends or relaxing at the pool.

Apps to enhance your summer

Hipmunk can help find the best flight and hotel deals and book them immediately. The app searches hundreds of travel sites to help ensure you find the most convenient arrangements and the best price for you. 

Hipmunk has closed it’s doors, but you can find these great alternatives to Hipmunk.

Google Calendar helps organize busy summer schedules in one convenient place. This app allows users to sync calendars across multiple devices, and push notifications will help ensure your family makes it to every practice, family party and appointment on time.

google calendar

Don’t get caught off-guard by a summer shower or severe weather with the Yahoo Weather app. It offers detailed information on wind, precipitation, sunrise and sunset times and provides twice daily notifications to prepare you for changing conditions.

yahoo weather

For those looking to edit and share their favorite summer memories, Snapseed offers pro-level photo editing capabilities in an intuitive, user-friendly interface that is great for perfecting photos taken on your phone. Snapseed also allows users to share their photos via email, Facebook and Twitter.


People can also keep track of their favorite sports teams and players wherever they are this summer with The Score app, which provides news and scores from a multitude of leagues and events and provides live updates on teams so users will never be caught out of the loop. My husband just got the iPhone6 and I know he is going to love this app!


With the strength of U.S. Cellular’s high-quality network and national coverage, U.S.Cellular smartphone and tablet users can access these helpful apps whether at home or on vacation this summer.

Don’t forget your free parent child-agreement! Free to print and customize how you want.
Have the kids sign it to keep them accountable!

parent child agreement

So tell us…

What apps are on your must-have list?
Do you have any major summer plans or will you be more go-with-the-flow?

I am part of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade and have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.