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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- #6 Organization
Does your family have a disaster list? An escape route? A regular fire drill? Whether you’re concerned about earthquakes, hurricanes, severe temperatures, or general home safety, Your Plan has all the organizational tools you need to be prepared. The app comes pre-loaded with checklists to get you started, but you can add to these and create your own lists to prepare for whatever disasters have you concerned. You can also share checklists with family members who have the app, helping to ensure that everyone will be ready if the unexpected happens.
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