Nowadays, not only do parents have smart phones but their kids do, too! Which is why it is almost impossible to keep up with knowing about all of the cool apps that are out there that you can use via your smart phone to help keep you organized and also keep track of your calendar (and your kids!).
I’ve told you before about ThisLife, which isn’t really an application for your smart phone but it does function like one. I thought it would be a great time for me to introduce you to some other cool apps that will not only keep you organized, but will also save you time and your sanity.
Glympse is a mobile app that allows parents to follow their childrenâ€™s real-time movements for a set period of time. No longer will you have to constantly be asking your kids â€œwhere are you?!â€ because you will already know!
Once you download the app to your smartphone, you can choose people from your contact list to decide who can view your location, when they can view it, and for how long they can view it. You can also send an email or text message or share with Twitter and Facebook friendsÂ that you want to share “glympses” with.
Glympse users can simply send a one-time â€œGlympseâ€ or set a timer to specify how long they want their ongoing location to be visible, for up to four hours. So if your kids are out and about, you can require them to set the timer so that you can keep track of their movements. It doesn’t require any special software – you only need web access to view the senderâ€™s ongoing location.
Check out this short video to learn more about it. You can purchase the app for your particular smartphone through the Glympse website or through your phone (where you buy your apps). Did I mention it’s free?
Springpad is a digital note-taking app that helps keep you organized and keep track of your childrenâ€™s homework assignments, after-school activities and more. The app allows you to create separate notebooks and save to-dos, set reminders and save things while you are on your computer or even while you are on the go.
This study app is a unique way to prep for classes as an alternative to the widely-used Sparknotes. Itâ€™s an online study guide and resource for literature that provides summaries, analysis, quotes, themes, and follow up questions for lots of popular works.
This widely-popular file storage app can help you keep school papers safe on the cloud and ready to grab and download from anywhere.
Need to keep track of your child’s to-dos and chores? How about an app that’s an online chore chart! You can keep track of all of your kids’ after-school duties and rewards via your phone. What could be easier?
Do you use apps on your cell phone? Which are your favorites?