The good news is that like others who hold “C” class titles, we moms can use our Androids and a few of its nifty little apps to make our homes more organized, time better managed and when it’s all said and done, our lives easier!
Here are 10 totally free and totally cool Android apps that are perfect for Mom:
Is the husband always forgetting to pick up the milk on his way home from work and everything else on that grocery list you stuffed into his lunchbox which he accidently threw away after eating? No more with the OurGroceries app.
Create multiple lists for different stores and send them directly to your husband’s Android. My favorite feature of this free Android app? Enter in a new recipe and OurGroceries will build a list for you based off the ingredients you’ll need.
Frugal moms rejoice! Snap a picture of an item’s barcode and then Shopsavvy identifies the item and searches every crevice of the web for price comparisons. How awesome is that?!
This is a fantastic app to take outlet mall shopping ““ think the outlet offers a rock bottom price for that Vera Bradley bag you’ve been eyeing? Well it happens to be on sale with free shipping somewhere else and now you know that thanks to Shopsavvy. It’s consumer empowerment at its best ““ this is truly one app I can no longer live without.
Jorte is yet another personal organizer app for the Android. Jorte is getting rave reviews from tech bloggers and others in the Droid community, but even still there are plenty of solid personal organizer apps, so what’s so special about Jorte?
Put plainly and simply, it’s cute! For personal organizers it has an unexpectedly attractive interface with a pink, red and lavender-ish color scheme. Lets face it, organizing is just more fun when it’s pretty. Combined with the fact that Jorte offers top-notch functionality, this is a win-win app.
Mom 2 Be
Expecting a bundle of joy? Then you’re going to love this app! Mom 2 Be will send you daily growth statistics and weekly tips, and will allow you to create journal entries that you can share with friends and family.
Now that you’re expecting, you’re probably starting to wonder what you’re going to call your baby when he or she arrives. Naming a baby is a big job ““ and can feel like an overwhelming task at times.
This naming app stands out above other Android naming apps that simply provide a laundry list of the 5,000 most popular girls and boys names. Name Culture provides name meanings and origins and allows users to search for names by these criteria. However, like some of the less helpful naming apps, Name Culture is free.
White Noise Lite
Do you have a baby? Do you sometimes leave the vacuum cleaner running by their crib to get them to sleep – then you know that trick often works! Well you don’t have to do it anymore, since White Noise, a popular iPhone app is now available for the Android.
This awesome and free app lets you choose from 10 different sounds; Airplane, Beach Waves, Chimes, Clock, Crickets, Fan, Rain, Thunder, Train, and White Noise. Just place your Android somewhere near the baby and play one of these 10 perfectly looped ambient sounds and your baby will be sleeping peacefully in no time!
Do you have young children? Are there times when you just need 5 minutes of silence to make a phone call without your toddler wailing in the background or to focus on replying to an important email without your terrific two year old banging on the keyboard as you type? Then Shapes is sure to be a lifesaver!
Shapes is designed to entertain, interact with and most importantly teach young children their shapes and animals. Simple and free, moms report this basic app keeps most little ones engaged for quite a while. My two year old played (and learned!) with Shapes for almost 9 minutes ““ 9 minutes!!! That’s a record for someone who normally can’t even stand still for all of 30 seconds.
Another awesome app for kids ““ Doodle Kids will bring out your little one’s creative side. Kids can draw with their fingertip on a black screen or on a photo ““ they can also choose from many different colors, backgrounds and brush sizes. You can also easily save and print your child’s creation.
This app is great entertainment for all ages (even some of us adults like to fiddle with this app now and then) and is an excellent addition to any lengthy car ride.
This is one free Android app truly just for women. My Days lets women record the dates of their menstrual cycle and then estimates when a woman’s upcoming fertile days will be and when their next period will occur. This is extremely useful information for both women trying to conceive and women trying to avoid pregnancy.
Women in the Droid community love this app ““ although many of us wish that it auto synced with Google Calendar. Still, for the free price tag and easy to use interface with a full month calendar view, it’s one app you’ll most definitely want on your Droid at all times.
This mobile mom community is growing and well liked by many moms. It’s a great place to ask questions and get opinions about how to deal with just about any parenting issue under the sun.
It’s also just a fun place to chitchat and make friends while waiting for soccer practice to finish or after a hard long day of mommying.
If you are a busy mom, what free Android apps do you rely on to make your job a little bit easier? Let us know about them in the comments.