I love my iPhone. As a Mom and business owner, I am able to manage everything from my grocery list to my web design projects. I’ve categorized them accordingly for Moms and another set for business owners.
Moms and Dads
- Shopper by Reach Everywhere. If you are like me, I would write my lists on a piece of paper but when I needed it, it was lying on my kitchen counter and not with me 2 days later when I found the time to do errands. This by far is my most used app. It categorizes your list by aisle; fruit and vegetables, canned items, meats, dairy, etc. If you are really organized, you can add prices to your favorite products then as you fill your cart, a subtotal will show so you can keep within a budget you’ve set for yourself. They’ve upgraded this app as well to allow you to have different locations. So if you shop at more than one grocery store, you create lists for each one with different prices and aisles.
- Task Pro by Alifsoft LLC. This one can help with my web design business too, but I primarily keep it for my own home tasks list. For example, you can have a List group called Home Improvement to help me keep a list of items in my home that need repairing or replacing. I need new blinds for my daughter’s room. So I created a list item with dimensions so the next time I am at Lowe’s or Home Depot, I have my list of items to collect before I leave.
- Pandora. This is a great way to listen to you favorite type of music while waiting at the doctor’s office without purchasing the music or listening to advertisements. It’s even better if you’ve got external speakers that you connect your iPhone to.
Midiomi. (no longer available as of 2015) My daughter loves this one. You sing a song into your iPhone and it will search the archives for that song. Doesn’t matter how badly you sing it, it’ll find it.
- Just Light by Will von Reis. This has come in handy as a flashlight in the evening or if I am in my storage room in the back.
- Wikipedia Mobile. Ever wonder the answer to your 7 year old’s crazy question? Well, just access this app with immediate access to Wikipedia. It’s a bit slow to start up but it’s great when you have that random thought or you heard something on NPR, like who is Langston Hughes?
- Flixster by Jeffrey Grossman. Need to know when the next showing is? Where can we see the latest Pixar movie? Then buy tickets so you don’t have stand in line. It will find your current location and base that on which theaters you might want to go to. Then you pick your favorite theater. On those rare occasions that we have a babysitter, this app has come in handy.