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October 12, 2009

10 Great iPhone Apps for Moms & Dads

Iphone TechMamas.com guest post by Sarah Granger who is my go-to/power user iPhone App mom. 

Other than the obvious apps that come with the iPhone that save us in daily life like SMS, e-mail, Calendar, Maps, Weather, iPhoto, etc., here are ten great iPhone applications to download from the App Store that have good uses for moms (and dads).

1. ICE - In Case of Emergency - important app for emergency contact info including doctors, allergies, medications, etc. for you and your kids.

2. WebMD Mobile - Allows for quick lookup of symptoms and helps to determine when children need to go to the doctor or the emergency room.

3. LocalPicks - Great ideas for restaurants when your kids are about to have a meltdown - you can find out what's close, fast.

4. Light - Turn your iPhone into a light in the dark when kids are scared or if you need to find something, like car keys.  

5. Scribble Lite - A fun program for the preschool and Kinder set, they can paint and draw from your iPhone.

6. Bubbles - For the little ones, this is a great way to pass the time - you or they make bubbles and pop them.

7. Facebook - Stay in touch with mom friends or cyberstalk your kids and their friends; also good for comic relief when you need a break.

8. Pandora - Builds custom radio stations for you based on your preferences: drown out the kids or make them think you're cool.

9. iChalky - Hours of silly fun, stretching a little faux chalk-like hangman type character (and don't forget to try inserting your kids' faces).

10. SitOrSquat - Last, but certainly not least, this helps locate nearby restrooms and identifies whether they are clean, safe, etc.

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Sarah Granger, tech mom of one, has written for the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, Bay Area Parent, Playborhood, techPresident and Digital Landing.

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Good post, thanks for sharing it.

These are fantastic & I can totally see why you would love them. Oh how I WISH there were some cool (free) apps for my blackberry. iPhone envy....

Great list - my fav by far is still the one where you can hold your iphone up to a speaker and it will tell what the song is.

I'm very excited to say my iPhone app Time Smart is currently featured as a "Staff Favorites" in iTunes (Oct 09). Time Smart teaches your toddler how to tell time while reducing tantrums.

Please check it out, I'd love to hear any feedback for it. http://sites.google.com/site/gomugroup/time-smart

Staff Favorites: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewRoom?fcId=328869748&genreIdString=36&mediaTypeString=Mobile+Software+Applications

Time Smart: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=332498900&mt=8

great post..thanks for share... keep your blogging...nice jobs..

I love the GPS technology and use sit and squat and google maps a lot. Its a good way to know where to go when your potty trainer needs to find a bathroom real fast.

Also created Mom Maps to help find parks and indoor play areas when I'm on the go.

There's also a children's book publisher who is now putting out board books on the iphone - PicPocket Books - a real treat for my kids when I'm waiting in line.

Glad to see your top apps for moms and dads. I'm actually a big fan of interactive apps where you can get more than one person involved so its a good app for the whole family.

You should check out the Make it @Home Grocery List app and let me know what you think: http://see.walmart.com/makeitathome/

With this app, someone can create their grocery lists at home and you can upload it to your iphone no matter where you are. Such a great tool!

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