Today is Mother’s Day, the day each year that we dedicate to honoring our mothers, without whom none of us would exist. As many of our mothers join the smartphone revolution and less ‘dumb’ phones are available as upgrade options, we power users should get used to setting up smartphones and tablets for our parents. And since summertime is when US carriers tend to offer the best upgrade deals, now might be a good time to go over some of the most crucial apps for the busy moms in our lives.
This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive since everyone has different needs, but after some light market research these apps stood out as mom-friendly. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Moms everywhere should be using Evernote. With the ability to make quick ordered lists, check lists, to-do lists, and notes-to-self; Evernote is an organizational tool that everyone can take advantage of. The concept is no doubt familiar by now; upload and edit notes on your device, those notes are synced and shared across all the platforms and devices you have. Moms can take advantage of Evernote for things like task lists, grocery lists, gift lists, ingredient lists for recipes, and a host of other uses. Those functions are enhanced by Evernote’s ability to add pictures, web page clippings, video, and sound to notes—making Evernote one of the most versatile note-taking apps available, and a must have for any on-the-go mom.
Mint.com is an organizer for all things finance. It allows you to connect all of your bank accounts, online finance accounts, and recurring bills to one smooth, easy to use interface. Monitor spending, track bill payments, and even transfer money between accounts, all for free. It automatically reports how much money is spent in each of many possible categories, including groceries, entertainment, and gasoline. Any mom who brings home the bread and bakes it too needs something like Mint.com, if only for the sake of convenience. A few easy steps to set it up, and users are ready to manage money like Donald Trump—well, hopefully with fewer bankruptcies.