Life as a parent is busy and chaotic. Thankfully, we live in an age of technology that allows us to turn to apps that will help us keep our lives together.
When we allow our lives to fall into disarray, we waste precious time and, in some cases, money. Organizing doesn’t have to be an arduous affair of completely rehauling your life to create peace.
From grocery shopping to keeping your tasks in order, these free (and easy to use) apps are designed to make your life easier:
Long gone are the days of having to gather every flyer you could get your hands on in order to find the best deals on products and groceries.
Flipp is a free app that combines local flyers so that you can bargain shop and even compare prices before you head to the stores.
The app allows you to peruse flyers and “clip” products to your list in order to compare prices. It will also generate a grocery list as well as allow you to search for deals on specific products.
Pepperplate is an amazing free app that helps you organize your meal planning and grocery lists.
The best part is that you can access your Pepperplate account from multiple devices. This means that you can do your meal planning on your laptop, use your phone while shopping to access your grocery list and take your tablet to the kitchen to bring up recipes and prep meals.
I tend to be a “pen-to-paper” organizer but this app keeps everything in one place and easily accessible.
Another great free app to help keep your life together, Todoist is the ultimate app for creating and keeping track of your to-do lists.
You can quickly add tasks to your list and set up recurring tasks such as paying bills or monthly appointments. The app also allows you to delegate tasks to “project contributors”, but you could easily set up your family members with this app as well.
Set up weekly or daily goals and earn points for completing your tasks on time. Not only does this app help you stay organized, but it helps you stay motivated as well.
4. My Fitness Pal
When it comes to free health and weight loss apps, My Fitness Pal leads the pack. This app is designed to track your caloric intake as well as nutrition and activity level.
The key to successful weight loss is not fad or restrictive diets. It’s a simple matter of being mindful of what is going into your body and how much energy you are expending to burn it off.
The app is simple to use, featuring a database of over 11 million foods to search in addition to a barcode scanner. Tracking the foods you eat is super easy.
You can also connect My Fitness Pal to over 50 other apps, such as Fitbit, Samsung Health and Apple HealthKit.
Dropbox Basic is a free app that allows you to access your files – such as images and documents – from multiple devices. This app is a great way to back up important information, allowing up to 2 GB of free space.
You can also easily share files, making it a great way to share photos with family members or documents with work colleagues.
Overall, Dropbox allows you to keep your files in one place – making them easily accessible and keeping them safe from devastating deletions.
What’s Your Favorite App?
Is there an app you swear by that helps you keep your life organized?
Let us know in the comments below!