About a week after I began using my iPhone, I was in love. I had a calendar with me at all times, and I was able to stay on top of my family's schedule - even though there are six of us! I had email access while I was out, so I wasn't constantly playing catch up with PTO business in the evening. And then I discovered apps! With these programs, I could track my baby's feeding schedule, my family's illnesses, and my attempts at exercise. And there were apps that could help keep my children entertained and educated! My iPhone was quickly becoming a vital tool that made my busy mom life more manageable.
In January 2009 I began a website, The iPhone Mom, dedicated to helping moms find apps that could do the same for them. Since beginning the site, I've seen both the quantity and quality of useful apps for moms grow.
Babble.com asked me to put together a list of my Top 50 iPhone Apps for Moms. Here, in descending order, are my favorites and the ones I think you'll find most useful.
Serving Sizer Pro Recipe Converter lets you store recipes and then convert their serving sizes so you can easily feed a larger or smaller group. It’s a great app if you’re cooking for one or thirty. The app has you enter in the entire recipe and then convert everything all at once. It’ll take some free time to enter in the recipes, but once you’ve added them, it’s extremely easy to convert back and forth. You can enter in a custom conversion number or use the app’s halve, original, double or triple buttons. Serving Sizer Recipe Converter also converts recipe amounts, but it doesn’t allow you to store recipes. In this version, you enter in your original serving size and then tap the halve, double, triple or custom buttons. I’m not always comfortable with fractions, so I’m all for apps that do the math for me.