Download These Helpful Apps and Stay Connected with Boca Raton
New to the Area? Check out these recommended apps to help you stay ‘in the know’ for what’s happening in Boca Raton and South Florida. This comprehensive list includes both Apple and Android apps for you to download and many of them are free.
Know Your Neighborhood with Nextdoor
Nextdoor is an app that allows you to learn what’s happening in your neighborhood. Information like roadblocks lost cats or dogs, and requests for local info is what you’ll find on this app. There’s only one catch to this FREE app. For you to add the app, a zip code is required, and you must be an actual resident. If you have friends or neighbors who use the app, they may send you a request as well, and you’ll have easy access to some of the most valuable information. For instance, one of the reports may be on where to go to learn about hurricane preparedness or resources in your direct community. Check it out and let us know what you like?
Smart Home Monitoring in the Palm of Your Hand
Many of you who have ‘smart homes’ may already have devices used for home security, but those who don’t may find what they’re looking for on the app store. There are dozens of home security apps created to help you monitor what’s happening at your house or luxury condominium. Some people utilize these nifty pieces of software for watching a baby sleep or keeping an eye on the children. However, you may want to ensure you have the proper set-ups with additional equipment such as an actual monitor.
In some cases, you can use old cell phone can be used but things like battery burn out may incur. We find its much more comfortable and more efficient to buy an actual monitoring system for the home rather than going through the apps but you can let us know which apps you prefer for this type of activity.
Get Your Daily Weather Updates with Accuweather
Next App to hit the list is the weather apps. Boca Ratonians like to keep a close eye on the weather as we do tend to get storms and tornadoes throughout the year. Also, the hurricane season is right around the corner, and you’ll want to ensure you’ve got the technology necessary to keep you abreast of the storm. Accuweather is an excellent app for seeing what’s blowing through town. It’s one of the most accurate of the weather apps and will keep you safe in the event there’s more than a raindrop heading our way. Another useful app for weather bugs is Wunderground. Many military members have made this recommendation as it’s chock full of helpful information. Don’t forget to download the news apps such as WPEC to get breaking news at a moment’s notice.
The City of Boca Raton Keeps You Informed
MyBocaLink is yet another app that will help you stay informed and easily downloadable in Google Play. The app was developed by the city of Boca Raton and will share with your news and updates for our community such as beach conditions and local events. If you’re looking to find activities, this app is ideal for both residents and visitors.
Florida Power and Light App is a Must
Also, we can’t forget to mention your utility company. Florida Power and Light have an app as well making it ultra-convenient to access your bill and see how much you’re conserving on energy. There’s also valuable information when it comes to power outages in the area. Like most increment weather states, power does fail from time to time, and this app will send you an alert right to the cell phone in the event there are any issues.
Check with Your Country Club
If you've recently purchased an estate or belong to a country club most of them will offer an app to keep you on schedule with classes and more. These apps are exclusive to homeowners and members so be sure to ask your concierge which app they recommend. Communities such as The Oaks and the Polo Club all download this useful software to help with daily activities and more.
School Apps are Helpful and Smart
If you have school-aged kids, you may want to ask the academy if there are apps available for info such as school closings. These types of apps can be useful when looking for a fast reference on the school’s address or telephone number to reach them. Also, students who attend Florida Atlantic University are encouraged to download the university’s app. There’s a world of info with this cool app too, such as a virtual tour so your college kids can become familiar with campus even before their freshman years.
Boca Design is Stunning to Swipe Through
If you’re into architecture and interior design, we’ve got a treat for you! The magazine style application features gorgeous content giving you beautiful visuals and ideas. From furniture to interviews with local architects, the app includes award-winning design and is stunning on any Apple device. Sorry Droid users maybe they’ll develop one for you next?
Florida Parks and Recreation Get You in Shape with their App
Since there are many of you interested in staying in shape, we thought it would only be appropriate to mention Outdoor Florida. This app helps you find local recreational space that’s good for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to bike some trails or go for a run, you’ll have all the data in the palm of your hand for picking the best spot. There are also tons of detail for camping and fishing, and the best part is you’ll be supporting Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection! Suitable for both Droid and Apple devices.
We hope these apps come in handy for you if you’re looking to buy a home or if you’re currently a resident. Even for our snowbirds, the app world can be useful with keeping you informed. Let us know which ones you use by leaving a comment.