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Apps for Parents

Apps for busy parents, from budget and chore trackers to meal-time planners to apps that keep kids entertained on long drives.


App Info Price: Overview Three Good Things is a journaling app that prompts users to write down three positive sentences each day using notifications and messages. The goal is to build a habit of thinking in a positive manner each day to improve mental health. Features include: Simple user interface Game-like atmosphere Optional social media …

MessagePet is a cute app that will entertain and amuse pet lovers by allowing owners to send and receive messages as their pet. Imagine putting your pet’s words, wants and wishes out for the entire world to see (or at least your connections through the app). It’s social media for pets!

Taskmenizer is a stream-lined task management app that is attractive because of its simplicity. It covers the basics of setting up, assigning, and reminding about tasks, and it can attach files to those tasks for sharing.

DEDOC Chat is a privacy and security app that allows users to send and receive coded messages with varying degrees of complexity and privacy. It’s perfect for users who wish to send any sort of private or sensitive information over chat and want to make sure the information does not go beyond the intended recipient.

EZVid is a great free option for a host of video-editing options that will please most amateur enthusiasts. Use it to add a personal touch to video clips before you share them on social media or send them to friends.

My Postcards: The Postcard & Greeting Cards App is a handy way to send personalized, physical postcards, greeting cards, or photographs to anyone in the world in one simple, easy-to-use system. Send right from your device, and avoid searching, filling out, and mailing your greetings.

Free tracking app lets you track the location of your phone and others (with their consent) through cellular tower and wifi router data.

Show off your savvy parenting skills with any of the following super-nifty gadgets. They function as parenting “hacks” of sorts and otherwise make life a new mom or dad a little easier. See if any of the following products appeal to you: La La Lunch Get creative with your kids’ lunches using this helpful app. …

Family Orbit is a parental monitoring app that allows parents to keep track of their children’s activities related to the child’s smart phone, including location, apps downloaded, speed, and check-ins to confirm safe arrivals. It also has a system for chatting among family members, arranging pick-ups, and includes a panic button for emergencies.

KazuTime will help young children gain a better understanding of the passage of time, and may assist them with developing the self-control required to wait for anticipated events. It is also useful for timing activities that parents wish to have continued for a specific amount of time, such as brushing teeth or cleaning a room.

Kids tend to make life a wee bit chaotic. This is part of the fun of having them, however if you feel like your life is increasingly out of control, take advantage of technological innovations to get a handle the chaos. Use the following ideas to enjoy a more organized home life: Make Checklists–With The …

ScreenGuide is a great app for parents and teachers that allows them to monitor and control kids’ screen time. Perfect for use at home and in the classroom.

Inclusion Bridges is a simple game that requires players to raise a tower that will fall across a gap to bridge it. The app is intended to raise awareness of social injustices and potential solutions, but it does not do much toward that end.

The last few weeks of summer are upon us, meaning it will soon be time to see the kids off to school. The school year is hectic for most families, as there’s schoolwork, activities, and sports, as well as your own to-do list. Rather than feeling like you’re insane every day, keep the following hacks …

ABA Preferences is a great tool to help teachers, parents, caregivers, and others who work with special needs individuals to understand their students’ and clients’ preferences. This information can be very useful in designing effective learning and behavior management interventions.

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 Google Calendar makes easy work of keeping you …

Smart Spark-Ignite Your Child’s Learning Potential will help most families and even some teachers to analyze their child’s and their own learning style and to better understand how to best take advantage of everyone’s strengths to achieve more academic success.