Top 50 iPhone Apps for Moms
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.
— Heather Leister
I received my Betty Crocker cookbook when I got married almost 15 years ago, and I still turn to it frequently for tried-and-true recipes. The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook is free and gives you more than 9000 recipes. This makes the app take up a bit of space), but you can search the recipes by keywords or by ingredient-terrific if you have something that you need to use but have no idea how. My favorite part of the original version of this app was a “Surprise Me” button. You’d tap the button and it would pull up a random recipe. It was a great way to discover something new without endless browsing. The most recent update has gotten rid of this button, but I’m really hoping it finds its way back into the app. But even without the surprises, Betty Crocker Mobile is a terrific free resource for anyone feeding a family.