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10 Awesome Android and iPhone Apps for Busy Moms

Sandy Writtenhouse Updated 17-04-2020

Being a mom is a tough job—whether your child is three months, three years, or 13 years old, they keep you on your toes. To go along with the job of parenting is the task of keeping your household moving smoothly too. So there’s nothing wrong with getting a little help to keep your family and home in check.

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Thanks to technology, we moms can get a helping hand when we need it. From keeping the family organized to assigning chores and handling the shopping, here are 10 apps any mom would love.

1. Family Organizer by Picniic

Family organizers are terrific tools for keeping everything in order. And the Family Organizer by Picniic app is a great choice thanks to these features:

  • Use the real-time family locator with notifications for leaving and arriving.
  • Share your family calendar with import options and reminders.
  • Create shareable lists for to-dos and shopping.
  • Store recipes and use the meal planner with a handy search feature.
  • Use the Info Locker for important items like insurance papers, medical records, and emergency contacts.

Family Organizer by Picniic doesn’t stop there. You can check out integrations with other apps, media reviews, parental controls, and more.

Download: Family Organizer by Picniic for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

2. Our Groceries Shopping List

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Our Groceries is a definite favorite when it comes to shopping list apps. For groceries, household goods, or gifts, the app offers the features you need to stay on top of your shopping. These include:

  • Share lists so anyone in the house can pick up what you need.
  • Create multiple lists for various types of shopping.
  • Organize items by category or aisle for simpler shopping.
  • Add photos and scan bar codes to make sure you get the exact items you want.
  • Pop the ingredients for a recipe right onto your shopping list with a tap.

You can easily mark items off your list as you pick them up, then unmark them to put them back for next time. Our Groceries also works with Apple Watch for a hands-free option.

Download: Our Groceries for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

3. ShopSavvy

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With ShopSavvy, you can make sure you’re getting the best price for the products you buy. From food to futons, you can search for tons of products, compare prices The 5 Best Price Comparison Apps: How to Find Deals and Save Money Here are the best price comparison apps for mobile devices to help you make sure you get the best price across multiple stores. Read More , and more, including:

  • Scan a barcode or QR code, or enter a keyword, for instant details and retailers to compare prices.
  • Receive alerts on price drops and discounts from major stores like Walmart, Amazon, Target, and Walgreens.
  • Tap to head to the retailer’s online store right from the app.

ShopSavvy can not only help you find the best prices on the products you want or need, but gives you a quick way to catch a great deal.

Download: ShopSavvy for Android | iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

4. S’moresUp

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No one enjoys doing chores, especially kids. Thus, using an app that helps you create recurring chores, assign them, and keep track of everything is essential for many households. This is why you should take a peek at S’moresUp:

  • Set up chores or select built-in chores to do once or on a daily or weekly schedule.
  • Assign chores and create reminders so nobody forgets.
  • Track all chores from assigned to unassigned in one handy spot.
  • Manage rewards, awards, and progress for your child’s allowance.

S’moresUp offers extra features you might like, such as a family calendar, separate profile pages for each family member, and a S’moresUp Community to connect with other parents.

Download: S’moresUp for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

5. TaskRabbit

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Sometimes that helping hand has to come from someone outside your home; that’s when you need TaskRabbit. The app connects you with “Taskers” who help you get work done, from repairs to errands to shopping. With the app:

  • Enjoy a simple process: select a task, see a list of Taskers, choose someone, and you’re done.
  • Choose from popular tasks like no-contact errands, shopping, cleaning, moving, furniture assembly, home repair, or yard work.
  • Chat with Taskers regarding your task and get same-day help in many cases.

TaskRabbit offers a trusted list of Taskers, clear pricing, and support options via email, chat, and phone.

Download: TaskRabbit for Android | iOS (Free)

6. CareZone

If you have a health condition or care for a loved one who has one, take a look at CareZone. This app helps simplify managing medications for all types of conditions with these features:

  • Take photos of medications and have the details automatically populate.
  • Receive reminders to take medications or order refills for prescriptions.
  • Record health information for sleep, weight, or blood glucose.
  • Use the journal for tracking symptoms and sharing updates with family.
  • Keep up with appointments and print or share them with the built-in calendar.

CareZone also provides a community for connecting with others, a to-do list for assigning tasks, and a section for contacts like family members, physicians, and pharmacies.

Download: CareZone for Android | iOS (Free)

7. Common Sense Media

If you want to get quick details on whether an app, book, movie, or game is appropriate for your child, get the Common Sense Media app. With it, you can:

  • Get ratings and reviews for all types of media, from apps to games to websites, based on age.
  • Search by media type or item title.
  • Read the guides or check the comments for other parents’ opinions.
  • Check out the lists created by the Common Sense Media experts.

For an unknown reason, the app is not available on iOS at the time of writing. Until it’s available again, iPhone and iPad users can visit the Common Sense Media website for the same information.

Download: Common Sense Media for Android (Free)

8. Keepy

Holding onto those amazing drawings and artwork that your child creates can become difficult since these items are easily lost. Keepy is an app that helps parents keep those memories in one safe spot. With Keepy, you can:

  • Organize artwork, report cards, and schoolwork and then share privately with other family members.
  • Upload photos, videos, and notes for each child.
  • Print memories as special gifts for family or friends.
  • Invite others to comment and share their love via email, web, or phone.
  • View a timeline with your child’s memories that you can enjoy together.

Keepy syncs with Dropbox, offers a private Keepy website for your family, and helps ensure you’ll never lose or forget those physical items.

Download: Keepy for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

9. FitMama

Staying healthy and fit is important, but unfortunately we all don’t have the time for extensive workouts or the money for gym equipment. FitMama is a terrific way to exercise with home workouts Stay Fit at Home With These 5 Free Workout Apps & Exercise Tips Want to exercise when stuck indoors? These stay-at-home workouts keep you healthy without any fancy equipment. Read More you can do in a few minutes:

  • Try the five or 10-minute Superset exercises when you have a few minutes of free time.
  • Zoom in on what needs the most work from your lower, middle, or upper body.
  • Choose the pace that’s best for you from slow, medium, or fast.
  • Track your progress and share your achievements on social media.

FitMama gives you audio and video guides with instructions and prompts to help you do the workouts correctly. You can tone, tighten, and shape up your body with just a few minutes each day.

Download: FitMama for Android | iOS (Free, subscription available)

10. Sprout Pregnancy

If you have another bundle of joy on the way, keep track of your health and your growing baby with Sprout Pregnancy:

  • Read and view daily and weekly information about your baby’s development.
  • Enjoy using the personalized pregnancy timeline.
  • Use tools to track your weight, count your baby’s kicks, and time your contractions when the day arrives.
  • Hold onto all the details with an iCloud backup.

When you’re expecting a little one, keeping track of your baby’s development is not only helpful but exciting. And Sprout Pregnancy gives you an easy way to do that and more.

Download: Sprout Pregnancy for Android | iOS (Free, premium version available)

Mom’s Little Helpers

Each app on this list is useful for any busy mom. Whether you just need help tracking chores or could use a full family organizer, there’s a helper here for you.

For other ways technology can help in your life, check out this list of tech hacks for busy moms 7 Tech Hacks for Busy Moms: Get More Done With Less Effort No matter how busy you are or how hectic things become, simple tech hacks like these can ease the load for stressed moms. Read More or some positivity apps to manage your mental health.

Related topics: Android Apps, iOS Apps, Mother's Day, Parental Control, Parenting and Technology, To-Do List.

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  1. dragonmouth
    April 20, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    "Mom’s Little Helpers"
    I prefer little yellow pills. :-)

  2. Phil
    April 18, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Sshh, no one tell the author, but as a dad I have some of these apps and will probably get some more.

    Dads don't exist, they are a lie.

    I await the list of apps for dads and dads only.

    • dragonmouth
      April 20, 2020 at 3:20 pm

      "I await the list of apps for dads and dads only."
      Don't hold your breath!

  3. Phil
    April 18, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Sshhh, no one tell the author, but I'm a dad, not a mum, so I shouldn't even be here, but I have some of these apps and will get some of the others too.

    Looking forward to the publication of a list of apps for busy dads - car maintenance, cigar smoking, DIY, accounts, an app to remember the children's names, etc that mums have no interest in and only a busy manly man from the 1800s should have.

    Sexist shit.

  4. Teresa
    December 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Cozi!!!! Hands down, great app! You can use this cross platform, so great if hubby has iPhone and you android, or vice versa. You can also collaborate grocery lists, to do lists, you can create schedules, add each family member in, then have texts or reminders sent to them. You can also put all of your contacts in Cozi, birthdays, and if you pay a yearly fee, you can also have a place to journal your family adventures, that you can all enjoy!!!!

  5. Torikul
    March 8, 2015 at 5:54 am

    This list would not be completed without the app. I have been using nearly 2 years to control my kids app. It provides comprehensive parental controls for your kids' Android phones and tablets with web filtering, device monitoring and application control. Also would like to recommend anyone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=funamo.funamo

  6. anon
    July 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Sexist shit.
    Why would not these be good for dads too?
    Even the "My Days" app and "Mom 2 be" app.
    Please replace "woman" or "mom" with "parent".

  7. David
    July 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    My daugther (she's 2) loves the funny animals in Smart Mini Kids:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  8. Jlsnyder27
    June 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the GREAT list! It was very helpful!