Best Apps for Working Moms


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The roles of motherhood has been redefined throughout the course of history but one thing has remained constant: moms are busy people. If you have a career outside of the job of raising your family, these are our best-rated apps for keeping it all together.

Google Calendar icon Google Calendar

Google Calendar makes easy work of keeping you and your family organized. Calendars are shareable and sync automatically with multiple devices so everyone in the family can add their own entries at will, and you always have an overview over what’s going on through the day, week, month and year.

Google Calendar is available at no charge for iOS (iPhone and iPad), and it also works online through your web browser.

Mint.com icon Mint

Managing the family finances is a cinch with Mint, a free app that does budget managing, bill reminders, spending tracking and more.

Mint is available for iOS and as a free web app.

 

My Fitness Pal icon My Fitness Pal

This freebie keeps tabs on your health and your waistline. You can track calories consumed with an intuitive scanner that reads food labels for you via your iPhone camera, inputting the data into your personal account. My Fitness Pal also tracks exercise calories burned, weight and body measurement changes, and they have a supportive online forum for those who get motivated by group support.

My Fitness is a free iOS download, and you can also access and log data on their website.

 

Pinterest icon Pinterest

Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board of sorts where you can collect “pins” (websites, images, recipes, etc.) to save for later viewing. It’s a superb place to find and collect recipes, workout routines, craft project ideas, titles of books to read, homework help, birthday party ideas, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

The Pinterest app is free, as is access to your boards from Pinterest.com.

 

RedLaser app logo RedLaser

Getting the best bang for your buck has never been simpler. RedLaser is a barcode scanner that does the busy work of comparison shopping for you. Results returned show where you can get an item cheaper, both online and off.

Redlaser is available in the App Store at no charge.

 

Yard Sale Treasure Map icon Yard Sale Treasure Map

Frugal moms swear by this app. Find yard sales in and around your neighborhood without needing to follow confusing signs or monitor local newspapers and Craigslist postings. Yard Sale Treasure Map not only tells you where the sales are, but also what is for sale at each destination. Priceless!