20 Best iPhone Apps | Working Mother

20 Best iPhone Apps

On the hunt for bargain pumps or a kid-friendly diner? Need to organize business cards? There’s an app for that—and so much more. Here, top picks for working moms.

*Apps free unless noted. All available in the iTunes App Store at apple.com.

AllRecipes.com

AllRecipes.com

What It Does
Dinner Spinner Suggests recipes based on the type of meal, ingredients, nutritional information and even prep time.

Working-Mom Perk
You need a quick supper idea in the middle of the supermarket (forget packaged mac ’n’ cheese), and this app’s got it.

Baby Connect

Baby Connect

What It Does
Manages your child’s schedule and records information, like the last time the baby was fed or how long he slept. ($4.99)*

Working-Mom Perk
Easily communicate with your day-care center, caregiver or spouse about all your baby’s needs and activities.

CardStar

CardStar

What It Does
Lets you store and quickly retrieve loyalty, reward and club-membership cards and library cards right from your screen.

Working-Mom Perk
No more plastic baggage weighing down your wallet and key chain.

Computer Rx YogaMD

Computer Rx YogaMD

What It Does
Shows yoga moves to help with body aches from long hours at the desk and reminds you to take a break. ($0.99)*

Working-Mom Perk
You learn to give yourself a time-out to reenergize, and you’ve even got the right moves for it.

Evernote

Evernote

What It Does
Offers ways to keep all kinds of notes, including text, voice, photos and even Web-finds, on hand. Easily accessible from any desktop.

Working-Mom Perk
Look up important to-dos, locations, phone numbers or just about anything you might need to reference at any time.

Family Organizer

Family Organizer

What It Does

Helps you simplify and manage your family with a shared calendar, lists, text and email reminders, family journal and more. (FREE)

Working-Mom Perk
You’ll never miss a your flight, an after-school pick up or forget your grocery list for that quick stop at the store after work. It’s also an easy way to keep your nanny or extended family members who help with child care up-to-date on schedules and lists!

This free iPhone app (which is also available for Android phones) synchs with your desktop Working Mother Family Control Center including email updates to your inner circle. It lets you keep track of your family calendar and lists—all while you’re on the go.

To download, first register for the Working Mother Family Control Center powered by Cozi here, then visit the iTunes store and search for Cozi to download the application.

Giiv

Giiv

What It Does
Sends a gift via text message to a recipient, who will receive a gift code to redeem in-store or online at vendors like Macy’s and Sephora.

Working-Mom Perk
Busy as you are, you’ll never have to miss your sister’s birthday or skip a holiday or thank-you gift for someone you care about.

Goby

Goby

What It Does
Helps you find fun things to do, whether you’re traveling across the country or in your hometown. Choose from 350 categories.

Working-Mom Perk
No time to map out a “me day” or a family vacay? Use this on the spot to fill your time with all kinds of fun.

Holdr

Holdr

What It Does
When you’re put on hold (customer service, IRS), the app will have your phone ring you when the rep comes back on the line. ($1.99)*

Working-Mom Perk
Go about your life and get stuff done without being chained to the phone for 20 or 30 minutes or more

Mom Maps

Mom Maps

What It Does
Finds kid-friendly playgrounds, parks, restaurants and indoor play areas anywhere you are and shows parents’ favorites.
**
Working-Mom Perk**
Three words: cabin fever relief!

NameCatcher

NameCatcher

What It Does
Records the name and contact info of someone you’ve just met plus a hint, like the location of your meeting. ($0.99)*

Working-Mom Perk
Never forget the name of the business connection you just made or the new mom you met at the playground last Saturday.

Peekaboo

Peekaboo

What It Does
Mobile Finds coupons and promotions wherever you are (within 50 miles of your location) that are redeemable from the phone.
**
Working-Mom Perk**
Save on services like haircuts and restaurant meals instantly. No more printing or clipping cumbersome coupons.

Sale Saver

Sale Saver

What It Does
LT Gives you the final price of an item after the sale price, clearance discount, coupons, additional markdowns and sales tax.

Working-Mom Perk
When you’re too tired to do the math in your head, you’ll have the correct price in the palm of your hand.

ScanBizCards

ScanBizCards

What It Does
Scans business cards and adds all the info to your address book, with notes for social-media sharing and contact keeping. ($6.99)*

Working-Mom Perk
Gone are the days of rummaging through your mile-high pile of cards to find that one contact.

Shoeboxed

Shoeboxed

What It Does
Tracks all your on-the-go expenses by processing scanned receipts and uploading them to an online account.
**
Working-Mom Perk**
Monitor your spending habit the easy way and trash all those messy receipts for good.

SnapTell

SnapTell

What It Does
Retrieves prices and reviews of books, DVDs, CDs and video games when you snap a photo of the item—and lets you buy online.
**
Working-Mom Perk**
Get the best bang for your buck on kids’ and adults’ media must-haves, and purchase in no time.

Tango Card

Tango Card

What It Does
Saves all information from your gift cards and automatically updates balances. Also sends reminders to use cards you’ve forgotten.

Working-Mom Perk
Some cards expire, but now you’ll always use yours before they do. Hey, it’s like cash.

WebMD

WebMD

What It Does
Mobile Quickly helps you understand symptoms of illness or injury and access treatment information for medical emergencies.

Working-Mom Perk
Have first-aid care for your family at your fingertips—plus, ease your own hypochondria.

WHERE

WHERE

What It Does
Helps you search for and find what’s nearby, with recommendations for everything from restaurants and movies to cheap gas.

**
Working-Mom Perk**
When you’re running low on gas, you can 
quickly find the nearest station without rolling down your window to ask.

ZipList

ZipList

What It Does
Creates both personal and shared family shopping lists. Lets you organize items by category as well as by the store that carries them.

Working-Mom Perk
Enter a needed item the minute you think of it—never forget the milk again.

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