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As a work from home mom, I have to wear many different hats. Not only am I a freelance writer and blogger, I also have to manage my home; which I’ll admit, is sometimes even harder than working.
Luckily, this is the age of smartphone apps. And who doesn’t love apps? They make our lives easier and help save our sanity (or maybe that’s just me?). When I’m not letting my kids play on my phone so I can have a moment of silence, I like using apps that will help me manage my life.
8 Best Apps For The Work From Home Mom
Here are 8 of the best apps to help crazy busy work from home moms (and dads!) be just a little less crazy.
I looove Dropbox because it makes my life that much easier. I have it on my home desktop computer and my laptop so I can always access whatever document I’m working on. But it’s also an excellent phone app. The app allows me to access my work on phone if I need to. It also lets me sync my phone’s photo gallery with my computer, making saving my pictures super easy! **Free on iTunes and Google Play
If you accept payments through PayPal, you need to install the app. It allows you to easily monitor your balance, transfer funds and even invoice clients. Though I installed it for work purposes, I have used it to buy a thing or two while on the go. **Free on iTunes and Google Play
#3 Awesome Note
Self-described as the “best all-in-one organizer app ever,” Awesome Note allows you to keep track of your schedule, to-do list, special dates, even your thoughts. Organized in separate folders, this app keeps everything you need neat and tidy, and easy to find. The app can also sync and transfer your notes to Google Drive or Evernote. **$3.99 in iTunes
Like the speech recognition software, this app can convert your spoken word into text. Use it to speak your text messages or email messages. You can also use it to dictate status updates while on-the-go, or send yourself reminders. **Free on iTunes
More than just a calendar, Cozi lets you manage your entire family. With color-coded appointments for each family member, the Cozi app syncs with your desktop calendar and lets you access your schedule, shopping lists and to-do lists easily. You can also share notes and shopping lists, and see items that other family members add from their own phones. No matter who signs in to the account, every family member will see the same information. It’s the perfect way for busy families to keep up with each other’s schedules.
If you have some time to kill with the kids and nothing to do, Mom Maps can help. This app will help you find the closest kid-friendly hangouts. Search for local parks, playgrounds, restaurants, museums and indoor play areas. It also features real reviews by parents so you know what to expect. **Free on iTunes and Google Play
#7 Shop Savvy
Okay, so this app isn’t going to help you schedule a meeting or write an email. But it will help you save some money and that’s important for any busy parent. Simply scan the barcode of a product before purchasing and the app will show you the lowest price in your area and online. Genius right? **Free on iTunes and Google Play
Budgeting is a big part of running my household, and this app helps to make it easier. Mint lets you keep track of all your financial accounts in one convenient location, and it automatically categorizes your transactions into graphs to show you exactly where your money is going. **Free on iTunes and Google Play
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Wrapping Up These 8 Apps For Moms
So, there you have it. Eight great apps that can help every work from home mom keep her business and life organized.