Thursday, June 10, 2010

MY top 20 iPhone/iTouch app pics for Mom!

1. Cozi See previous post. This app allows you to orgnize to-do lists, calendars and grocery lists not only on your iPod/iTouch, but my favorite aspect of this app, is that you can access all your information online as well.

2. Intuition: Mom's Personal Assistant Simplify your life by quickly capturing your to-do’s, groceries, tasks and wish lists and organizing them the way you live – by location, category or due date. Share your to-do lists, groceries and tips with your friends and family via Twitter, Facebook or email. Save money by finding the best deals and offers near you. Receive money-saving coupons and offers that are relevant to your from the brands you know and trust.

3. Baby Log. Keep track of feedings, naps, baths, and diaper changes. Or create custom categories. Then export the data and get an overall view of the week’s stats.

4. Baby Daily Log Pro lets you keep a log of your baby’s growth and temperature, store photos, record and play back your baby’s first words, and more.

5. WebMD’s iPhone app enables parents to look up symptoms and try to figure out what’s ailing their children. Of course, it shouldn’t take the place of professional medical advice, but for those cases when your child has a minor rash, fever, cough, etc., this is a great resource to try and narrow down what is going on, and prepare for a doctor visit if necessary.

6. Sit Or Squat. When a parent hears "I really gotta go!" finding the nearest bathroom has to happen fast. Using your current location it gives you the nearest options, stats on cleanliness, changing tables and handicap-accessible facilities -- mark your favorite toilets for quick returns.

MyKidInfo – is an iPhone app that’s name says exactly what it is… your kid’s information. A great way to keep all the pertinent information you need when you take your children to the doctor or dentist. Or even when you are signing them up for school or sports, etc., you’ll have their social security number, allergies and blood type information right in one convenient place. MyKidInfo also aims to be an aide in a crisis situation where you may have to quickly recall this information for law enforcement. Sells for $0.99.

8. Food Additives App: Concerned about food additives in your child's diet? This application lets you look up 450+ additives quickly and easily; sorted by name, risk type and symptom type. Great for parents of children with allergies, asthma or gluten intolerance.

9. Dinner Spinner (Free) — If you’re a frequenter of recipe sites like and (and we know you are!) then you’ll be a fan of’s Dinner Spinner. This app helps you find food recipes, cooking tips, and more right from your phone. Instead of hauling your laptop into the kitchen to follow a recipe you found online, you can just read it straight off your iPhone! Browse recipes by Ingredient, Dish Type (appetizers, desserts, etc.), or by “Ready In” Time. If you’re feeling adventurous you can give the phone a shake to come up with something random. If you find something you really like, you can email the link to friends and family. You can also save favorites to access them later. If you like to experiment with new foods, or want to see recipes on your phone while you’re shopping, or just like the convenience of reading the recipe on your phone, then give Dinner Spinner a try!

10. Kindle. One of the most exciting apps for the iPhone, Kindle lets you easily bring along most any book or magazine for you and your kids to enjoy on the go. Create your own family book club or read while stuck in a doctor's office, a book of your choice or read to your child.

11. Kidtivities. Scroll through 40 great activity ideas you can enjoy with kids two to six years old almost anywhere. Search by indoor or outdoor activity or shake to see what random project comes up.

12. BabySitter Nothing is more painful than having to figure out exactly how much you owe the babysitter—overpaying, underpaying…oh the drama! With the BabySitter, you click start as soon as you leave and stop when you arrive home and it will tell you how much you owe.

Events Finder This app locates all events in your designated area. By identifying everything from concerts to festivals to sporting events, Events Finder is a good resource for parents who are looking for something fun to do with the kids on the weekend.

14. Lose It!
Contrary to popular belief, breastfeeding for three weeks after you give birth doesn't always get your body back to its pre-baby shape. You may actually have to eat less and exercise. Download Lose It! to set a weight loss goal and establish a daily calorie budget. Then keep track of your daily calorie intake and record how much you burn through exercise. For help with your workout routine, try IFitness, a comprehensive database that provides images and step-by-step instructions for over 160 exercises. Follow one of the applications' nine routines for weight loss or strength training and you might just fit into your skinny jeans by summer. (LoseIt! FREE/IFitness $1.99)

15. The Weather Channel (Free) — Keep track of the weather on the go. See local radar, forecasts, video, and more right from your phone! I use this more often than I actually watch the Weather Channel on TV, because the iPhone app doesn’t make you sit through an hour of “Storm Stories” before showing you the forecast. This is great for moms on the go who need to find out quickly what the weather is going to be like: “Should we go to t-ball practice today? Nope, we have a thunderstorm warning.” Selected locations even have access to traffic cams! The Weather Channel app is a must-have for weather aficionados or for moms who just want to find out quickly if they should pack an umbrella or not.

16. iStoryTime It’s a library of narrated and illustrated kids books for the iPhone. Great for driving in the car, on the airplane, or at a restaurant waiting for the bill when the kids are going crazy.

17. White Noise ($1.99 or Free) — We know you’re super busy, so most of the apps on this list provide something to help you keep organized or save time and/or money. This app is not for busy time — it’s for relaxing time. In all the hectic noise of life, you need some alone time! White noise provides soothing sounds for relaxation. The selection includes “Thunder”, “Beach”, “Rain Storm”, “Tibetan Singing Bowl”, and tons more. Even if you don’t have time to sit alone in your room and relax, you can spend 5 minutes in line somewhere just letting the soft sounds relax you. Turn a frustrating wait into a blessing of quiet time! If you’d like a little relaxing ambiance in your busy life, check out White Noise or White Noise Lite (less selection).

18. myHomework If you haven't already learned the hard way, kids these days are loaded up with major homework and keeping track of it sometimes falls to the parent. This simple app lets you enter a Title, Class, Type of assignment, Notes, and the all-important Due Date.

19. Bank of Mom Bank of Mom lets you shift your kids’ allowance from a cash operation to a line of credit, teaching simple financial concepts along the way. Create an account for each child, and make cash deposits for chores or allowance. You can also bank activities like sleepovers, or time for TV or video games. If you reward your kid with TV time for unloading the dishwasher, for example, you can shelve those dishes in her account and let her “withdraw” when she wants to bliss out on Nickelodeon.

20. Facebook
Do I really need to list why this app is great?

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