My iPhone has become my best friend. Siri and I are inseparable these days, and darn it I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live without her. She reminds me of appointments and helps me find coffee shops when I am out of town. Best of all, she can help me entertain my children and grandchildren in a pinch.
If you are a mom with a smart phone you are going to love these five apps.
This is a set of apps that distracts and teaches toddlers with age appropriate games. There are several games in the series, but only the Shapes game is free. The remaining games cost from 99 cents to $2.99.
Parents can customize the game play and level of difficulty to keep their little one busy for a long time. Included in this series is:
There are many more to choose from so that the games are constantly new and interesting to your child.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s late on a weekday afternoon and you are stuck in traffic with a hungry preschooler in the car seat behind you and no drive through in sight. The Netflix app can be a sanity saver. During the next stop, open up Netflix and start a favorite television show, movie, or cartoon.
Be aware that this app will run up your data usage unless you are connected to WIFI.
Shop Savvy is my favorite app, ever Ã¢â‚¬â€œ for now anyway. You can scan in the bar code of something at the store and find the price of it at nearby stores and shops online like Amazon. It saved me a fortune during Christmas because I could compare prices from one place.
The time and money you will save shopping for birthdays and holidays makes this little app one of my top picks.
Texting while driving is stupid but I bet all of us have done it at one time or another. Text-n-Drive is a free app that allows you to listen to your texts or email and reply to them with voice to text technology. The pro version, which costs about $4.99, allows unlimited voice to text conversions.
YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got to love that.
This app is another one that I could not live without. It keeps track of your entire cycle, lets you know which days you are fertile and predicts when your period will start for the next twelve months. If you are scheduling a vacation, you can check to see when the best days to schedule are, after all who wants to be on a beach in Cabo the same week Auntie Flo visits?
You can add notes about symptoms; keep track of the severity of cramps, headaches, weight, and tenderness. You can add the days that you have had a love connection and there are places to individualize your notes as well.
This comes in a free version as well as a pro version.
There are thousands of apps that are helpful and each can make your life a little easier. Take a look at these five and see if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find one you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t live without. Do you have a personal favorite we need to know about?
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