Five Ways to Stay Connected on Your Beach Vacation

Keeping in touch while enjoying your time away from the office.

By on June 19, 2012

It’s the first day of summer and the perfect time for a quick getaway to the beach. While enjoying the sand and watching the surf, there’s a good chance you’ll still have one eye on your smartphone or tablet, checking your email or posting pictures to your social media accounts.

So, if you’re one of the many multitaskers soaking up the sun, here a few apps to help you stay connected. And, with superfast 4G LTE available in so many vacation spots, you’ll have speed you need for quick downloads and video viewing whether you’re in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Daytona Beach, Florida or Los Angeles, California.

If you need to keep in touch with work, Quickoffice Pro lets you create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents. No one wants to spend time on a spreadsheet and presentation on the beach so best to do it quickly and from your beach chair.

Viewdini is a whole other reason to bring your tablet or smartphone to the beach. This app pulls movies, television shows and video content from multiple sources like Hulu and Netflix to one location to make your search for content and viewing even easier.

Maybe you just want to listen to music while relaxing. Slacker Radio offers access to more than 100 unique radio stations and lets customers create their own personalized stations.

If you can’t find the ball game you want on the radio, the only thing holding you back from a sun-warmed nap may be this one question: what’s the score?

There’s an easy way to find the answer. The ESPN ScoreCenter app has up-to-date news and scores on everything from Major League Baseball to Indycar Racing to the Premier Soccer League.

So wherever you go this summer, remember to relax and prep your smartphone or tablet before you go to be the beach. No one likes sun tan lotion on the screen.