32 Apps Every Tech-Savvy Mom Needs to Stay on Her Game

Tech-savvy apps for momsMom: a three-letter word that means chauffeur, chef, doctor, event planner, financial planner, housekeeper, janitor, psychologist, referee and teacher all rolled into one woman.

It’s a title you cherish but that doesn’t mean it’s easy, especially if you’re working a 9-5 job simultaneously. Getting the kids dressed, fed and out the door before the bus comes is a feat in itself. Not to mention juggling the rest of the household duties.

Being mom is a tough job. But luckily, as several iPhone commercials have reminded us time and time again, there’s an app for that—actually there are plenty! Below you’ll find 32 handy apps that will help lighten your load a bit.

We organized our list into four categories to make it easy to navigate. Casually peruse through the entire list or click a category below to jump to the group that piques your interest. Either way, we’re confident you’re going to want to bookmark this one!

Organization

1. Chore Monster

What does it do? You know what a chore it is to get your kids to do their chores. This app takes the struggle out of the equation by making it fun and rewarding. Simply make a schedule of tasks for your little ones and they will earn points for completing them. Points can be saved up to earn custom rewards created by you. Rewards can be anything from an ice cream cone to a trip to the movies!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

2. Evernote

What does it do? Wouldn’t it be great if there was one magical tool that stored all of those pesky little things you tend to lose track of? Look no further! This app will keep track of everything from to-do lists and receipts to boarding passes and websites. What’s more is that the app keeps everything in sync between your computer, smartphone or tablet.

How much is it? Free

Where can I download it?

3. HomeRoutines

What does it do? There’s nothing worse than spending your entire day off cleaning the whole house. This app will help ease the pain by assigning “focus zones,” allocating certain rooms of your house to specific days for cleaning. Reminders are set for routine activities so you’ll never miss a piano lesson or forget garbage day again!

How much is it? $4.99

Where can I download it?

4. Isis Wallet

What does it do? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just pay for things with your smartphone instead of fumbling five credit cards? Well this apps allows you do to just that. Simply add your participating credit or debit cards to the app and tap-to-pay with your phone at any contactless payment terminal.

How much is it? Free

Where can I download it?

5. Key Ring

What does it do? If your key ring holds more loyalty and membership cards than actual keys, this app is for you. Scan and store your gym membership, library card, grocery card, even gift cards. You already act like a custodian cleaning up after everyone, there’s no reason your key ring needs to look like one too!

How much is it? Free

Where can I download it?

6. Manilla

What does it do? It’s tough enough remembering who needs to be picked up where at what time, remembering what bills are due when is even more difficult. Manilla securely stores all of the information you need to manage your accounts and pay your bills. You’ll receive a friendly reminder when a bill is almost due or rewards points are about to expire.

How much is it? Free

Where can I download it?

7. MyShopi

What does it do? How many times have you gone to the grocery store for a loaf of bread and left with a cart full of everything but bread? Rather than scribbling down a grocery list that likely will be left behind on the kitchen table, you can load your grocery list straight into this app. It will also help you keep track of product and brands you love!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

8. Sprout

What does it do? This is a must-have for new and expecting moms. Receive health tips, learn about your child’s development and keep track of kicks and movement throughout your pregnancy. Then after your little one’s arrival use the app to log feedings, record growth and track milestones and medical information.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

Money saving

9. Gas Buddy

What does it do? Carting your kids to and from all of their extracurricular activities isn’t cheap. If it feels like you’re filling your gas tank every other day, this app is for you. Fire it up to find the cheapest gas prices in your immediate area—even if you’re out of town!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

10. Groupon

What does it do? Everybody loves a good bargain. Now you don’t have to spend hours scouring the Internet for good deals because they’re delivered straight to your phone. Each day you’ll be served local offers on restaurants, events, services and more!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

11. Hotel Tonight

What does it do? Traveling is expensive. Gas, airfare and food are pricey enough; the least you can do is save some money on accommodations. This app offers the best deals on unsold hotel rooms, hooking you up with discounts as high as 70 percent!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

12. Mint Personal Finance

What does it do? Stay on your budget with this helpful money management app. Sync your credit cards, mortgages and bank accounts to keep track of exactly where you’re spending your money. This tool will help you keep a pulse on your overall financial status.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

13. Poshmark

What does it do? Have some clothes in the back of your closet that you could live without? Turn them into extra cash with this app. Simply snap a picture of the item, upload it to the app, name your price and voila! You can also find some great deals on items from other sellers.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

14. Repair Clinic

What does it do? True or false: All repairs require hiring a professional? False! This app gives you access to hundreds of how-to videos and tutorials that will make it easy and inexpensive to make the fix yourself.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

15. Shopular

What does it do? Your kids grow out of clothes faster than you ever thought possible. Use this app to save some money when buying replacements or even to do a little shopping for yourself! Shopular will notify you of the latest coupons and daily deals from popular stores near you.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

16. SnipSnap

What does it do? There’s nothing more annoying than getting to the checkout at a store and realizing that you forgot or misplaced your coupon. This app will store all of your coupons directly on your phone so you always have access to them. Just snap a picture of the coupon, save it and the cashier can scan it straight from your smartphone!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

Time saving

17. Big Oven

What does it do? Save some time and energy in planning your meals with this app. Browse through hundreds of recipes and save them to your phone. It’ll even make a grocery list for you! Don’t have time to run to the store? Enter the ingredients you have already and Big Oven will tell you what you can make.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

18. Chronos

What does it do? The first step in being more productive is to pinpoint how you’re spending your time. This app runs in the background of your smartphone to determine where you are and what you’re doing. Once you realize how much time you’re spending on Pinterest or watching TV, you might reevaluate your tendencies.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

19. Due

What does it do? Rather than cluttering your calendar with all of your mundane tasks, this app will help you stay on top of them. Just jot down a task—like send a birthday card or deposit a check—and you’ll be reminded when it needs to be done.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

20. Kicksend

What does it do? The days of dropping your film roll into an envelope at the store to get your photos developed are long gone. This app allows you to send photos straight from the gallery on your phone to your nearest one-hour photo center to be printed. You can even send them to a photo center across the country for a friend or relative to pick up and enjoy!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

21. LucyPhone

What does it do? You’re already lacking hours in a day. The last thing you need is to spend time waiting on hold listening to elevator music. Next time you need to schedule a dentist appointment or call customer service, LucyPhone will wait on hold for you and give you a ring when a real human picks up.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

22. ShopSavvy

What does it do? This app eliminates the need to waste time shopping around for the best deal on a particular product. Use your phone to scan the barcode of the desired item and ShopSavvy will do the searching for you. You’ll be presented with a list of retailers and prices, allowing you to find the most savings in the least amount of time.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

23. Trusper

What does it do? How do you get rid of a wasps nest, remove a splinter or make homemade cleaning supplies? This app has your answer! It collects lifestyle tips from users so you can quickly search for simple solutions to life’s everyday issues.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

24. Sleep Cycle

What does it do? Waking up during your lightest sleep phase will leave you feeling rested and relaxed while also adding some extra time to your morning! Simply enter the latest possible time you’d like to be awake and the app will monitor your sleep patterns to wake you at the optimal time.

How much is it? $0.99

Where can I download it?

Just for fun

25. 23snaps

What does it do? Don’t you wish you could share special photos and videos with loved ones without posting them on Facebook for the whole world to see? Now you can! Just upload your photos in real time and the app will securely send them to your friends and family so they can stay in the loop on your child’s milestones and development.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

26. Chatwala

What does it do? This is a new video messaging application that enables meaningful, personal conversation between friends and family. The app records the recipient as they watch your video, capturing their authentic reaction before allowing them to respond with their own clip.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

27. Flipboard

What does it do? Flipboard is essentially a virtual magazine customized for you. It’s a quick, convenient way to keep tabs on all of your favorite websites in one app. Just add your favorite blogs, publications and social networks to stay up-to-date on the topics and people you care about.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

28. Instapaper

What does it do? It’s funny how you never seem to have Internet access when you need it most. Instapaper allows you to save any videos, articles or recipes that interest you so you have access to them anywhere and anytime—even offline! Now you can catch up on your favorite publications or blogs while in the waiting room or on a park bench while the kids are on the playground.

How much is it? $3.99

Where can I download it?

29. Mommy Nearest

What does it do? This is a comprehensive resource for all things child-related. Whether you’re looking for the nearest restroom with a changing table, a kid-friendly restaurant or local activities to get the kids out of the house, Mommy Nearest brings options straight to your fingertips. 

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

30. Nike training club

What does it do? Finding time to get to the gym is tough, not to mention justifying the spendy membership costs. This app turns your smartphone into a personal trainer. With more than 100 full body workouts inspired by top Nike athletes, you can get a quality workout in at home when the kids go to bed.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

31. Popcornflix

What does it do? With this app you can watch hundreds of full-length movies on your computer, smartphone or tablet free of charge. Also check out PopcornflixKids for kid-friendly movies to keep your child entertained in the car or at the grocery store!

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

32. Shazam

What does it do? You know when you hear a really catchy song on the radio but you don’t know what it’s called or who sings it? This app has your answer! Just hold your phone up to the radio or TV and Shazam will make a digital fingerprint of the audio. It then scans it’s database of millions of tracks and provides you the information about the song.

How much is it? Free!

Where can I download it?

 

Know a tech-savvy mom who might benefit from some of these handy apps? Share this list with her! Did we miss your favorite app? Share it with us in the comments below!

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