6 Apps to Maximize the Man Cave Experience
Dec 17, 2015 3:31 PM –
A man cave is the must-have of the moment and there is no shortage of digital adornments that will help you make the most of it. It goes without saying there is an ever-growing list of must-have apps for organizing your professional life, but at the end of the working day every a chap needs a place to call his own; somewhere to chill, unwind and put all his troubles to the side. In order to make sure you are able to make the most of that deep-seated need for idle stimulation moments, here are our top six must-have man-cave apps.
There are times when anyone craves a little liquid refreshment. Always recognizing the relevant health warnings and bearing in mind your schedule for the next morning, Thirstie is a neat little app that is designed to answer your thirst, to provide something piquant for your palate and to thoroughly quench your thirst. Sometimes keeping things simple is the closest thing to genius, and that’s where Thirstie scores. Available on Apple and Android, Thirstie simply finds the closest supplier on their network who will deliver something to your door that you can pour. Beer, wine or the spirits of Christmas yet to be toasted, Thirstie is simply there for when your cellar runs dry.
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Who doesn’t love a little poker now and then? But if your friends are out of town and you’re left in on your own, help is never far away. Poker Stars has been the go-to brand for about as long as anyone can remember and their app is as sharp and sweet as anything you could ever wish for. Not only that, they’ve fleshed out their gaming range so you’re no longer just restricted to poker. A whole host of casino style games, including blackjack and roulette, means you can settle down to a thoroughly rewarding night in whenever the fancy takes you.
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Survival of the fittest is a nice idea but it is one that is best tested from the comfort of a big soft chair in front of the TV rather than out there in the big, wide world. It can be dangerous out here after all! For survival fantasists everywhere there is surely no better bit of kit than the SAS Survival Guide. Who wouldn’t want the famous British military specialists, the SAS, at their shoulder when times get tough? Packed with the sort of survival tips that separate the men from the boy scouts, the SAS survival guide will have you happily dreaming of lighting fires and trapping wild game whilst you wait for the microwave to go ping or the pizza to arrive. But if you do venture outdoors at any point, the app will ensure you have enough survival knowledge to make you the envy of your camp mates. And it is a whole lot easier to carry around than the book the app is based on.
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If, rather than roughing it amidst the great outdoors you’d prefer to refine the quality of your man cave – maybe setting up a trophy shelf, or getting the pool table balanced – then the iHandy carpenter may be a better bet. Spirit levels, plumb bobs, a protractor and even a ruler are incorporated within the app so you can cut down on the DIY and get straight down to business. And if DIY is your business of choice, at least you’ll be sure to get it straight. Is there anything worse than an uneven pool table? The iHandy is the perfect app to keep you on an even keel at all times.
Weber’s On the Grill
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Now, without being too chauvinistic about it, there is something about meat that speaks to the red-blooded male that lurks within us all. Barbecues are for the boys – it’s been one of the rules since we were all running around dressed in animal skins. This app will turn you overnight into a red meat maestro. With 280 different recipes as well as a fulsome helping of rubs and marinades and a complete breakdown of cooking times for different cuts of meat, you will be able to make the absolute most of the meaty treats that come your way. No one is suggesting you have to go out and do the hunting and killing to get the most out of this, but if you think the SAS cookery advice is a bit heavy handed for your delicate taste buds, Weber’s on the Grill is there to take you from survivor to culinary superstar.
The thing with spontaneous one-liners is that they can take a certain amount of preparation. Even Oscar Wilde was known to write his best bon mots well in advance of ever actually rolling them out. And if it was good enough for Oscar, it really ought to be okay for the rest of us. There are hundreds of joke apps out there but when you’re sitting in your cave searching for something to brighten your day and lighten your mood, as often as not a neat one-liner can be all that’s needed to put a smile on your face. And if you can roll it out as your own sometime down the track, so much the better.
Everyone loves a good joke. Our pick goes to Funny Jokes, courtesy of Swiss Code Monkeys Entertainment. Not only does it offer up lists of jokes in just about every category you can think of, it also offers you the means to post them via Facebook or Twitter.
We’ve left out all the usual fitness and tracking apps, just as we’ve given the swerve to all those advisory or self-improvement, learn a language, play a musical instrument and train your brain apps that are out there. When you are deeply settled in your man cave, rigorously pursuing the path of maximal leisure, there is no call for such effortful forms of entertainment.
Making life comfortable and enjoyable whilst making you look good have been the inspiration for this list. Now that we’ve got to the end of it we are in the perfect position to start putting all that theoretical application into practice.
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