Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Parents
If you’re a parent, carpools, play dates, classroom volunteering, activities, and allowances take up a significant amount of your time and attention. At PureGear, we’re always looking for ways to help you simplify – which is why we’ve found apps to help make organizing your daily schedule much more seamless! Now you can keep a younger child’s schedule updated, make sure your teen made it onto the bus after sports practice, or help your son or daughter manage money, all from your smartphone.
KangaDo: Need help organizing activities with trusted friends, family members, and caregivers? This app can do it. Instantly set up and manage carpools, childcare, playdates, and more – all while on the go and without never-ending email chains clogging up your inbox. Push notifications are available to remind you when it’s your turn to pick up, when a request has been completed, or if there have been any changes or cancellations. Signing up is easy too – just use your Facebook account or email address. Available for iOS. Price: Free
Life360 Family Locator: The Life360 app helps manage the chaos of daily family life by letting you know where your loved ones are, by tracking when they have arrived or left pre-set locations. This is the only tracking application that is also compatible with regular phones, so you can even locate family members who don’t have a smartphone. Unlike other tracking apps, Life360 promises that their basic location services will always be completely free for use on smartphones. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free
iAllowance: Now you can teach your children about saving and spending money, while you use this app to manage their finances. iAllowance features an easy-to-use interface that lets you set up a weekly allowance, pay out special rewards and more. With this app, it’s simple to add chores/jobs and track your child’s progress, so you can reward them with real money for a job well done! Available for iOS. Price: $3.99