Working parents have so many facets in their lives that they need to keep in balance, such as work and home life. There are a variety of mobile apps that working parents can utilize each day to help with keeping their life in balance. This article will discuss five apps that are perfect for working parents.
1. Net Nanny
Net Nanny is perfect for working parents who want to ensure that the content their children are viewing online is suitable. This mobile app basically works as a web browser that is an Internet filter on your mobile devices and tablets. The app has 18 filtering categories that enable parents to block some of the following unsuitable sites: porn, gambling and hate speech. Users can safely surf the Internet while the mobile app prevents other browsers from launching. Additionally, parents can remotely block, view and uninstall apps that they feel are unsuitable for their children to view on the devices. Parents can also utilize the App Manager to block in-app purchases. The app is available on iOS and Android devices.
ArtKive is an awesome mobile app that every parent should use if they are looking for a way to reduce the clutter of collecting their children’s artwork at home. When your child comes home with artwork from school, you can take an image of their work. That image can then be tagged and stored. You can save all of the artwork through the app and even turn your child’s creations into a creative keepsake art book. Additionally, parents can use the artwork on printed calendars or coffee mugs. The mobile app is available on iOS and Android devices.
SnipSnap is another mobile app that busy working parents can use to scan, save and redeem printed coupons through their mobile phone. The premise behind the app is simple. Basically, users snap a photo of the printed coupon and they can later show the coupon to redeem it while checking out at the store. Busy parents can snap photos of the coupons they want to redeem and forget about having to bring those coupons to the store. Additionally, the mobile app has a database of over 10,000 coupons for stores like Kohl’s, Target and Toys “R” Us. The mobile app is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Ringya is an app that is perfect for working parents who are looking for a way to organize and classify all of their contacts. Parents can use the app like a virtual filing cabinet where various contacts can be categorized such as parents of children’s friends, work contacts, personal contacts, and members of the PTA, etc. All contacts can be imported, organized and shared in a digital ring. The contacts are easily accessible, and each person can be saved by role, name or title. Additionally, the app features a contextual caller ID for all incoming calls as well as a group messaging feature. This mobile app is available on iOS and Android devices.
5. Snap Secure
Snap Secure is an app that can be downloaded to your child’s mobile device so that you will know where he or she is at all times. Parents can set up to six member accounts. Anyone using the app can use the Emergency Manager to basically trigger an SOS alert if they are in a dangerous or emergency situation. This feature can definitely put parents’ minds at ease if they are away from their children. Additionally, there is a Social Safe feature that helps users monitor their social media profiles to check for unsuitable content, malware or malicious connections. For parents of teen drivers, there is a Driver Safety feature where they will know if their teenagers are texting, calling or browsing the web while driving. Safety Zones can be designated so that parents will know if their children enter or leave those zones.
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If you are a working parent and have used any of these mobile apps, we’d love to hear your experiences with them. Have you used any other mobile apps that haven’t been mentioned?