Three apps to nudge your dad towards


Applications, mainly those paid, are a unique way to show that you care about his daily life and wellbeing. Men and fathers, in particular, tend to be overlooked regarding inclusivity in the app world. If you’re looking to get him a unique gift instead of the traditional mug, executive pen, and golf balls, consider getting him something that he’ll use almost every day and that intrinsically add value to his life.


Our fathers can have the best business ideas they formulate off the cuff, but those ideas fade away as the day does for the average dad. Inspiration could be as good as creating a mechanism that helps people deal more comfortably with a car accident, personal injury lawyer, or solving a leaking water pipe. If you think your dad is a creative genius that needs motivation, get him Elevator. This app will help him create and actualize his grand plans. How? The app has a user-friendly way to help a person develop traditional business plans in a format that’s almost perfect for pitching to angel investors and venture capitalists alike. When dealing with ideas, it stores them in one place and allows for input, feedback, and note creation. It also includes multimedia for visuals. Once he’s done, he’ll thank you for helping him bring his ideas to life.



For sports fan fathers, this may be his saving grace. He and his friends will be happy to find out that they no longer have to fight family members for the remote when it’s game night. FanFinder is a sports app with a GPS that helps fan locate their fellow game lovers within the locality. It also has locations for a few thousand bars and where significant sports teams tend to gather. This app will also give your father the fastest way to get to his sports bar with fans just like him waiting. It’s a perfect way to interact with new people, make friends, and have an enjoyable game night, leaving his beloved family on the couch at home.

Withings Health Mate

Health apps are great companions when we want to get into shape, and Withings Health Mate is no different. It is ideal for men who wish to shed a few extra pounds they’ve gained and held on to over the years, and monitor aspects such as blood pressure, among other functions that contribute to optimum health. Withings offers the practical functionality where your dad can share data with the doctor or family for support and accountability. The Smart Scale or Smart BP Monitor would allow him to enter the data manually for monitoring. The graphics are a bonus; they are engaging and well worth it for a health companion.

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