Wonderful Apps for Busy Moms
Motherhood gives you immense responsibilities to keep you busy forever! Transforming a house into a home and running it on well-oiled wheels is a stressful job. Moms have been doing it for ages. At times, we tend to overlook the effort, time and energy required to do this.
Effective organization is the first step towards successful completion. Would you like a little help to organize? We are lucky to have excellent resources that make it easy. Thanks to technology!
Awesome Apps List
I love making lists. I also love technology that simplifies the process. Here is a list of apps for you to explore.
Cozi is an organizer app for moms. It is a tool to add all activities, schedules, appointments and trips on the calendar for the whole family. By setting reminders you never miss an appointment. My daughter has her foot-ball practice every Tuesday in school. She needs a white uniform for this. I added ‘ white uniform’ every Sunday and used the repeat feature.
In the notes section you can add the relevant information to share with the family.
• Free version available
• One account for the whole family
• Multiple Lists
• Import Google calendar
• Repeat reminders
HomeRoutines is an excellent app for the repetitive tasks. You can create lists of tasks or routines based on their frequency. Chores are broken down by days of the week and time of any day. So you have a list of daily tjasks at specified time, morning/evening.
You get a gold star after completion of any task. The focus zone feature assigns certain days to clean specific areas like bedroom kitchen, etc.
• Built in timer
• Daily messages
OurGroceries Apps helps in synchronizing grocery lists on all smart phones of your family. As you add any item to your list, it gets saved in the app and is used to create a list. Multiple shopping lists in several categories can be generated. Sharing the lists with family members is possible by linking your accounts and comes handy when you are at a store to buy things.The recipe section lists the ingredients of recipes and saves. You have a ready shopping list when required.
• Multiple shopping lists
• Drag and Drop
• Web interface
ChorePad is for mothers and teachers. Available on both iPhone and iPad, it can be used both at home and a classroom. It is a great tool to teach kids to be responsible. Kids are rewarded stars after accomplishing the tasks. A system of rewards can be created based on the number stars accumulated by a child.
• Accessible from Smartphones computers
• A parent mode makes it kid-friendly.
• Magical Chore Charts every week
• Star Awards
Remember the Milk
RemembertheMilk or RTM is an excellent tool to list your tasks. It has a great interface with many repeating options. Email reminders help in getting a priority list for the day.
I use RTM for home, work, and shopping. By checking my mail every morning, I know the routine, urgent and other tasks. At the end of the day, most of the work gets done. Any incomplete task is added to another day. However, the free option allows one sync, per day on an Android phone.
• Smart task additions
• Repeat Tasks
• Email reminders
Before deciding to go for the paid version, download the free version and use it for some time. If you find the app suitable buy it.