If you have an iPhone, do you ever wonder how you lived without it? Ever since I got an iPhone 4 this past summer, I’ve been adding some terrific productivity apps for moms to help me keep the family on schedule. There’s even Smartphone free apps for organization of recipes and mobile apps for shopping!
Apps For Moms
My favorite apps for organization and shopping is CardStar. I no longer have to fumble and look for all of those silly store membership and reward cards or keep them on my key chain for all of the national and regional merchants such as CVS, Big Y, Petco, Staples and more.
A favorite if you collect recipes is Paprika, or are a recipe blogger like I am on Frugal New England Kitchen.
Looking for some Smartphone apps? Read on!
Apps For Organization
With so many new gadgets and gizmos entering the market in today’s society, it can be easy to feel a little behind on the times. While young adults and teenagers have grown up with these new technologies and toys, many adults feel less than comfortable with evolving mobile technology. However, there is a reason these applications and tools have become so popular. Mobile technology is no doubt the next big market for the tech industry. With our cell phones acting essentially as our second brain, there are so many useful tools and applications we can find on them to help us with our everyday lives. Busy parents and guardians can use these five mobile apps to more effectively and efficiently organize and manage their lives.
This app is one of the most popular productivity applications on the market. Available for iPhone and other Apple products, Things allows you to effortlessly manage to-dos, due dates, and projects. You can use this application to create lists and schedules for yourself and your family. Keep careful track of your kids’ doctors’ appointments, school assignments, sports competitions, and more. Task managers are something that parents and moms have been using for years and years to help stay on top of things in their busy lives. This app just simplifies your task management system and allows you to keep track of things from the convenience of your phone.
I will put Dropbox on almost any app list I make. That’s how much I value this tool. Dropbox is a wonderful resource for any individual who uses the internet and a computer to get things done. Dropbox allows you to store up to two gigs of information all within the “cloud”. You can store documents, music, and more all within the application itself and then access those files from any device with an internet connection. Moms can use this app to better manage their documents and their kids’ documents. Store any health information, school notes, sports documents, or anything else concerning your kids within your Dropbox account, so that you can access that information at any time. Dropbox is a wonderful organization and productivity tool for any individual.
Like Dropbox, this tool has many different uses and can help many different types of people. Perfect for the busy mom, Evernote lets you save and store notes and pictures at any time. This app is great for keeping track of grocery lists, contacts, appointment dates, and much more. Parents can create an account and use Evernote from their personal computer, phone, or any other device with internet access. This helps people, access their notes, lists, contacts, etc. at any time. Evernote is perfect for moms on the go who are always expected to remember dates and deadlines. Use this tool to more carefully and easily organize your life.
There are numerous grocery shopping applications in the app market today. While many of these shopping apps are no doubt useful, Grocery iQ definitely stands out among the rest. Use Grocery iQ to set up lists for several different stores, organize your shopping route aisle by aisle, and print out coupons for your trip. This application keeps careful track of your list and helps make your trip as simple and stress-free as possible. These app developers really kept their users in mind, allowing you to add things to the list from your personal computer and then sync that list with your phone list. So, if your husband has already left for the store, but you forgot to put something on the list, Grocery iQ has you covered.
This application has been named #1 iPhone app for moms by numerous magazines and editors. Allowing you to effortlessly manage your entire family’s calendar, to do lists, chores, journal, and much more, the Family Organizer app gives you everything in one application. Available for your iPhone and other Apple devices, this app helps you keep track of important dates, appointments, sporting events, and more for your entire family. Create an account with this app and let everyone in your family access your family calendar and to do lists. This is a wonderful way to stay together and organized as an entire family.