As a work-from-home mom with two kids living as an expat the second year, I have to be pretty organized to not overwhelm myself with all the things I need to do and still have a marriage and well-fed kids. 🙂
Here is a list of my favorite magical apps that make my life easier and hopefully will help you too:
Create shareable shopping lists with photo (you know that yogurt with blue birdy, but your husband will take the first closest one). You can create as many lists as you’d like to organize by store or occasion and items are automatically grouped into categories like Dairy, Grains etc. to make your trip through the store easier. Record item quantities and add notes to an item like the brand or availability of a coupon.
Customized feed of recipes; great cooking inspiration. I like the search by ingredient, diet, allergy, taste, cuisine, time, course etc. Don’t open when you starving 🙂
An easy way to annotate images or any digital documents (again that bottle of milk if the photo in Anylist didn’t help). “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times” is exactly about this app.
Save articles to read them later offline. But it’s more than just snatching up the occasional long read. It’s a place to store amazing things to read for later when you actually have the time.
Here are a few of the features: tagging system to organize articles; quick direct sharing with other Pocket users; a built-in social network for publicly sharing articles; a thumbnail image of each article, and the colorful, magazine-like layout.
For those who want a lot of control. You can share an assess between family members and between your devices to see the same information.
Mega-productivity/planning app! It’s amazing and feature-rich life management suite. Go on official site to see what the app offers: https://www.pocketinformant.com/products/pocket-informant-v5/
Project management web-based tool (plus app) to plan work, delegate, and collaborate. Work projects, family chores, travel plans, house renovation, moving overseas, homeschooling educational plans – you can put in Trello any project and manage it! I’ll write a separate post about Trello, it’s worth it.
Yoga daily 🙂 More than 100 yoga and meditation classes for all levels.
Cloud-based password managers. LastPass has an automatic form-fill feature, which instantly populates website form fields with your name, address, credit-card number and other details, and which we found to be quite handy. I like the convenient password-sharing abilities, unlimited password storage and intuitive interface for both computers and mobile devices. It has a free version and an affordable premium subscription.
Here you can find your organizational nirvana. It’s a cloud-based note taking system. Here
you can keep everything in sync: all of your notes, files, images are available on any device you are using.
As it has shareable access, in Evernote we keep scanned family and travel documents, confirmations, plans, school reports. Evernote provides a powerful search that makes everything you have keep there so easy to find. Anytime, on any device.
Dropbox – save and share images, files, documents in one place.
Waze – my favorite navigation app, especially useful in cities with lots of traffic.
Peerby – borrow and lend stuff. Yes, the sharing economy is booming! App for the NL only.
Do you use any of the above-mentioned apps? Please, share your favorite apps for mommies in comments!