There are lots of helpful apps for busy parents out there. Apps can turn your smartphone into a baby monitor, help you manage your family finances, teach your preschooler, monitor your child’s internet browsing and much more! I have checked out the following apps and wanted to share what I learned about them with you.
The apps range in price from FREE to paid (none are over $5 at the moment, though). Be sure to check for compatibility with your device – most are available for both Apple and Android devices.
Download Mint.com Personal Finance App
This is a great app to help you organize your spending. It automatically categorizes the money you spend so you can see where your money goes in easy-to-understand charts. To get started, create your free Mint account and link your other accounts in seconds so you can see all your financial information in one place.
BabyPhone for iPhone ($2.99)
This app will automatically call you on your home phone or any other phone when your baby wakes up – so you no longer have to camp outside your baby’s room while she naps.
BabyPhone Deluxe (99 cents) can turn Android phones into a simple baby monitor.
Another similar phone-to-baby-monitor app for Android is on Google Play: Baby Alarm
Whip the App looks like a fun and cool way to share your favorite photos in an album you create and customize.
Check it out! It’s FREE for the iPad.
iHomeopathy ($1.99 at iTunes) has been featured as a Best App in popular media including Parents Magazine and MSN Lifestyle. A doctor created this natural health and First Aid app that helps you find the medical information you need quickly. Great for travel and home use for solutions to common illnesses and ailments.
SurfBalance Safe Browser For Kids (Available for Apple and Android devices)
Parents can monitor, guide and control their child’s web browsing. SurfBalance provides a catalog of 1000 kid-friendly websites, which parents can add to or modify.
Download on iTunes ($4.99)
Download in the Google Play Store ($4.99)
PBS Parents Play & Learn App (FREE for Android and iOS devices)
My preschooler enjoys playing the learning games with me and I have enjoyed looking at the parent features, which include ideas on how to incorporate learning into everyday situations. Everyday places like the grocery store, at home and on the playground can provide many teaching opportunities. PBS Parents App tells you how!
What are some of your favorite apps for parents? Would you like for me to feature apps for parents and children regularly here on Mom Always Finds Out? Let me know what information you find most helpful. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Helpful Apps for Parents