Talk Techie To Me: 3 Apps You Should Be Using To Make Life Easier
I love technology. On the technology adoption spectrum, I am an early adopter and will try new things before they are considered “proven.” To test my theory, I polled my circles of moms on the top three apps they use regularly. The responses were varied but typically fall into one of three categories: organization/life management, food/shopping, and entertainment. So I am sharing one app from each category to make your life easier.
Cozi Family Organizer:
Keep everyone in your family on track with Cozi, a free family management app. Manage everything from your calendar to your grocery list, your to-do list, and notes. Need Grandma to pick up the kids from school? Add her to your account and set tasks and reminders specifically for her. Best of all, if you have family members still on AOL or Hotmail (like I do), it works for them too.
I recently posted FaceBook Live Video on how we keep our family grocery budget under $100 per week. With as much as millennial moms have on our plates saving money while increasing efficiency is a must. So while Flipp isn’t a shopping app, like InstaCart, it helps you shop more efficiently by storing all your local store circulars, coupon ads, loyalty cards, and shopping list all in one place. Get notifications when new sales are released to save time and money with Flipp.
YouTube Kids & Amazon Video:
While the main entertainment apps for moms in my survey were overwhelming social media, we don’t want our children entertained that way. Too many opportunities for inappropriate age content (e.g., #bringbackthebush). Enter YouTube Kids and Amazon Video.
A content friendly, smaller version of the original app, YouTube Kids filters content by its rating. Nothing is foolproof, so be sure to spot check, especially if you enable the search function. For original content that is carefully and purposefully designed for kids and tweens, try Amazon Video. Included with your Prime Membership, series like The Stinky & Dirty Show and Just Add Magic, and original films like Melody 1963: An American Girl Story are only available on this streaming service.
By Anitra Durand Allen