Top 7 Apps for Moms

Manage and monitor your family and more with these apps

The days of having a phone simply to stay in touch are long gone. Today's phones are like having your own personal assistant to help make your life as a mom a little easier. 

Use that handy gadget you rely on to update your Facebook status as a powerful tool. Discover the best apps for moms to use for everything from budget and money management to grocery lists, family calendars, to-do lists, and so much more.

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A screenshot of the Cozi App
Cozi is an app that helps you better manage your family's busy schedule. Image Courtesy Cozi

Cozi is one of the best apps for moms on the market. Not only is this powerful app free, it's basically an all-in-one family management tool. With stunning visuals, Cozi is an app moms can use to write shopping lists, journal, see what's ahead in the coming weeks and more. One of the most convenient features of the Cozi app for moms is that each child's name is assigned a colored dot so you can easily spot who needs to be where on your family's hectic schedule.

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A screenshot of the Yowza app
Yowza!! delivers coupons to your phone based on your location. Image Courtesy Yowza!!

Actress and fellow mom Melissa Joan Hart is one of the co-owners of this couponing app for moms. Yowza!! sends coupons and other deals to your phone based on your location. Most coupons come directly from the manufacturer so they often offer big discounts you wouldn't find anywhere else. When you find a coupon or deal you want to take advantage of, the store's cashier simply scans the coupon directly from your phone. Another handy feature of Yowza!! is that you can easily save the coupons you're interested in so you're not having to frantically wade through the coupons in the checkout line.
Download for iOS

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Kids Meal Deals

A screenshot of Kids Meal Deals
Kids Meal Deals rewards your family's taste buds with discounts on food and free meal alerts. Image Courtesy Kids Meal Deals

Sink your teeth into the Kids Meal Deals app that points out all of of the restaurants in your area with kids' meal deals, including the ones where kids eat free. Deals are constantly being added and updated so you always know who's got the most affordable, family-friendly dining in your city. It's also an excellent tool to have on your phone while on vacation in an unfamiliar city. You can easily find family-friendly restaurants with kids' meal deals too yummy to miss.
Download for iOS

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A screenshot of the ShopSavvy app
ShopSavvy searches the stores near you to find the one with the best deal on the items you need. Image Courtesy ShopSavvy

Moms are natural comparison shoppers. What's great about the ShopSavvy app for moms is that you don't have to run all over town trying to find the best deal on that one must-have item. ShopSavvy can pinpoint the lowest cost on everything in your city, from a specific brand of diapers to the lowest price on those high-priced back-to-school items.
Download for iOS

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Remember the Milk

A screenshot of Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk is the ultimate app for the list-making master in you. Image Courtesy Remember the Milk

If you're a list person, Remember the Milk is an app that helps you manage multiple to-do lists. Add your day's list and drop in next week's projects. Remember the Milk lets you organize everything you've got going on into simple lists. It will also alert you when one of your to-do list items is coming up so you'll never forget to go to the bank before 4 p.m. or take your kids to soccer practice at 5 p.m.

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Apps to Find Your Phone

A screenshot of the Find My iPhone app
Download an app that takes control of your phone so you can find it. Image Courtesy Find My iPhone

How many times has your child run off with your phone and it's taken you hours or even days before it shows up again? There are two different apps from two different developers to consider.

Where's My Droid is for Android users. It has the ability to turn your ringer up and make your phone ring so you can find it easily. It can also use GPS to track the coordinates of your phone.
Find My iPhone is for iPhone users. It can also tell you the GPS coordinates of your phone and make your phone beep at full volume for easy locating.
Each app is perfect for moms who no longer want to have to blindly hunt for their phones.

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Sex Offender Tracker

A screenshot of the Sex Offender Tracker app
Sex Offender Tracker shows you how many sex offenders are in the area, whether you're in your own neighborhood or out at the park. Image Courtesy Sex Offender Tracker

Protecting your kids is your number-one goal. While this isn't an app you want to have to use, as a parent it's essential. Sex Offender Tracker shows you how many registered sex offenders are within the area, their distance from you, the charges they were convicted of as well as that person's mugshot. Anytime you hit the playground or drop your children off at a friend's house for a play date, you'll know exactly how many registered sex offenders there are in that particular area. Sex Offender Tracker costs $1.99 but 5% of all proceeds go to the RAINN anti-sexual assault organization.