An App A Day (Keeps Mommy Happy And Well-Organized)

October 4, 2011

Nancy’s been checking out apps, you guys. Read on for her take on a few awesome ones. (As it happens, I have the first two of these, and love them, like, a lot.)

Scheduling Nightmare Buster!

I have a very busy life like all my friends do trying to keep all the balls in the air. Between kids, work, finances, taking care of my Mom, just trying to keep everything straight can be a real challenge. Who’s got soccer practice or drum lessons tonight and what time was the dog suppose to go to the vet?  

1586_boxshots_medium_207x121.pngI found a website called Cozi.com that has a free download online calendar and mobile app for busy families. It works on Blackberry, iPhone & Android mobile and was ranked the #1 free app for Mom’s by PC World. Also, if you want to see a great tutorial from Digitwirl on how to use the calendar it’s only 3 minutes long.  

Move over Angry Birds there’s a new app in town!

I have a family trip this weekend in the car which means that my 12 year old will need something to entertain him to make the ride feel shorter. Amber MacArthur has reviewed the game and given it 2 thumbs up at a small price tag of 99 cents. Disney’s ‘Where’s my Water?’ unseats Angry Birds as the No. 1 paid app.

Edu-tainment

Egypt.jpgFor those Grade 6 students in the public school system, my son is learning about the ancient Egyptian world. So on the smarter side of apps, Britannica has launched  the ideal homework helper(only available on Windows 7). Smart learning = smarter kids. Ancient Egypt is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of hieroglyphics, mummification, the Pyramids, Tutankhamen, Cleopatra, and other popular Egyptian topics. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square. It’s $4.99 and can be downloaded to a PC or a Netbook.

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