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
Grocery Gadget – Shopping List lets you manage shopping lists through the iPhone app or via their website grocerygadgets.com. You can set up a group name and password and then add items onto your list through the website. When you enter the same group name on the app you’ll have instant access to those lists. I really appreciate this feature because it’s easier for me to type and manage a list on a computer screen rather than on my phone. Grocery Gadget lets you name your own categories, specify brand names, add images, mark quantities, note coupons and add general notes. As you shop and check things off the list Grocery Gadget remembers the order you’re shopping in and puts your list in that order next time. You can also see the list in alphabetical order or sorted by categories. Grocery Gadget provides the ability to enter in recipes and import the needed ingredients into your grocery list. It also does a fantastic job helping you keep track of what you’re spending. Before you shop you can select the tax rate that will be applied to your grocery bill. As you shop and enter in item prices the tax is calculated and you’ll see an accurate total of what you’ll be asked to pay at the checkout. Finally, if someone else is signed into your Grocery Gadget group they can see the grocery list on their phone. When you add a new item to the list the other user will be able to receive a push notification letting them know something new has been added.