Apps to keep moms organized in the New Year
Vow to stay organized in 2013 with a little help from these apps. These iPhone and Android apps allow moms to manage everything from family schedules to simple to-do lists to complex ongoing family projects.
Keeping your contact lists up-to-date and always at your fingertips has never been easier. Now with the Ringya app, moms can simply snap photos of class lists, sports rosters, parent association contacts and other important lists with their smartphones to create organized, sharable digital files. You can get rid of all the paper and the lists will be transformed into digital "Rings" that you can access anytime. You can find contacts easier, filtering by role, name or title. Also, you can call, text or email the entire group (or just an individual). You'll know who’s calling you and easily see how they fit into your world with Ringya’s contextual caller ID. You can share the lists and whenever anyone changes their info, the whole group will get the update. Ringya is a free app that is available now for iPhone and it will be available in February 2013 for Android.
Designed just for busy moms, the all-new and improved Intuition+ app is a must-have. Create and manage to-do lists, appointment calendars, shopping lists and other organizing essentials. The app also features "Mom's Toolkit" with advice from mom bloggers and other experts that include tips and activities for kids, self-care for moms and much more. Plus, you get Intuition's "Personal Assistant" with advice, tips and motivational messages. What we love is the Smart Grocery List with hundreds of items in the database and the ability to easily add your own. You can also sync the Intuition app with your Google calendar or other calendaring program so you'll always be on top of all your appointments and tasks.
This all-in-one app will cost you a few bucks ($4, in fact) but it's worth every penny. Awesome Note combines note-taking and to-do lists in one easy to use, comprehensive iPhone/iPad app. It also features event lists, checklists, a diary or travel journal, alarm task alerts and much more. You can attach photos, drawings and maps to your notes. Display to-dos, notes and events in the calendar. You can also sync and transfer your info to Google Docs or Evernote. Plus, you can easily share or email notes directly from the app. Users love the brilliant interface, the drag-and-drop function and the fact that no internet connection is required to add your notes.
If you want to spend a little money on a fantastic app to stay organized, the 2Do app is definitely worth the $10 price tag. This app is available for iOS (iPhone and iPad), as well as Mac OS and Android. Whether you prefer simple checklists or complex project management programs, you can customize this task manager to fit your need. Create projects, checklists or simple tasks. You can drag and drop tasks from and to the lists, as well as sync tasks across all your devices by using Dropbox, Toodledo, iCloud Reminders and other methods. You can share tasks via email, SMS or Twitter. You can create smart lists, add keyword tags, attach contacts to tasks, add voice notes and use numerous other cool functions.