Whether we’re using our smartphone to organize play dates or handing over the iPad to keep the kids entertained, we can’t live without our mobile gadgets. But with more than a million apps available in Apple’s iTunes Store and Android’s Google Play market, our smartphones and tablets are useful for a lot more than calls and games.
From baby monitors to vacation planners to virtual assistants for mom, our annual guide to the 50 best apps for parents has everything you need to get the most from your iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone. Best of all, most of these apps are free or available with free equivalents, so you can give them a whirl without having to put a dent in the family budget.
We hope you have as much fun checking out these apps as we did testing them. Be sure to tell us about your favorite apps, too — we can’t wait to see what you find! — Aaron Burgess
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Intuition: Mom’s Assistant
- #1 Organization
True to its name, Intuition: Mom’s Assistant is the next-best thing to a personal assistant for harried parents. You quickly capture your to-dos, grocery lists, appointments, and even random ideas (New Year’s resolutions, for instance), and use the app to manage your information from one simple, colorful home screen. Intuition sends you reminders before tasks are due; organizes information by location, people, and other categories you create; and even provides templates created by other parents that can help you get and stay organized. It also syncs with your Google Calendar or iCal, so you don’t need to re-enter details that already exist.
Get it for iPhone + iPad, Free