Fourth of July: Let These 5 Apps Help With Fun, Food, Travel Plans

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Happy Fourth of July!

Whether you’re hitting the road, planning an all-American cookout or looking for some fun in the sun, these five apps can help you enjoy the holiday weekend to its fullest.

The Revolution: Interactive Guide

First things first, let’s not forget why we’re celebrating the Fourth of July. This free app for theiPad highlights all of the key moments in American history and makes for some great patriotic beach reading.

GrillTime

Even masters of the grill will love this app, which evaluates your meat on a variety of factors and then recommends the ideal time it should stay on the grill. Think of it as a grilling sidekick, allowing the chef to step away from the grill without a worry.

GrillTime is $1.99 for iOS users.

Musical Fireworks 2

Who says you have to be outside to enjoy the fireworks? Musical Fireworks 2 is a fun, free, festive game perfect for passing the time on a Fourth of July road trip. Tap along to the music and create vibrant digital fireworks displays.

Waze

Waze can help make sure your road trip goes as smooth as possible. The app, which relies on community input, lets users outsmart traffic by providing information about construction, accidents and other hindrances.

Waze is free and available for iOS, Android and Windows devices.

EPA’s SunWise UV Index

Don’t get burned this Independence Day.

This handy free app from the Environmental Protection Agency provides hourly and daily forecasts of the ultraviolet radiation levels in your area to help make sure you aren’t overexposed.

(abcnews.go.com)

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