Being a parent and homeowner is not easy. Raising a family takes a lot of work and responsibility and keeping up with regular home maintenance and repairs can quickly take a backseat to child-rearing and daily tasks. Luckily, there are quite a few tools available to help, and they fit perfectly in your palm. Here are five apps every family should be using.
Amp Smart: Home Automation
This quick and efficient app connects all your smart devices to ensure you have maximum control over your home. The world of tech has made huge leaps in progress in just the last ten years. Now, you can use your phone to control the thermostat, lock the doors, and remotely survey your house while away. Never again will you leave the house and wonder, “Did I lock the door?”
Mint: Budget, Bills, Finance
In the Google Play store, this app has been nominated as Editor’s Choice. It’s been downloaded 5 million times, and for good reason. Being financially responsible is crucial for any family. This app will be your digital financial planner, an invaluable tool in such a fast-paced world of expenses and online shopping.
Homey App: Allowance Tracker
Since finance is such an important skill, it’s best to get kids used to it at a young age. Homey is a family-friendly app to help kids manage their money, chores, and helps them set saving goals. It teaches them about savings and gives them a basic understanding of how a budget works. Additionally, this app has a built-in chore chart.
Family Locator – GPS Tracker
Once your kids get to a certain age, they begin to exercise independence away from the home. Sometimes, you’re not completely sure where they are. This app lets you track all your family members through their smart devices so you always know they’re safe.
Family Shared Calendar: FamCal
You probably lead a very busy life. There’s work, school, extracurriculars, hobbies, appointments, and more. This app will prevent you from double-booking a day. Here’s how it works: every member of the family puts the app on their smart devices. It syncs the calendar across all devices, so everyone knows where they’ll be needed and when. Never again will you accidentally schedule a doctor’s appointment during the bake sale. This app has your back, and the backs of all your family members!
Technology is an incredible tool. Apps like these streamline your busy life, simplifying schedules and making difficult tasks manageable. Next time you’re stumped on what to do, remember- there’s an app for that!Tags: apps, budget, Family, finance, kids