Category: Fun Apps

Size Me Up app: Pregnancy tracking without all those fruits and veggies.

I’m not sure when it was decided that a growing fetus should be compared in size to fruits and vegetables, but it happened, and suddenly pregnant women are all “My baby is the size of a rutabaga!” and everyone else is going “What the heck is a rutabaga?” That’s why I think Size Me Up is so clever. It’s a free pregnancy tracking app that shows you how big your baby is week-to-week compared an object other than a fruit or vegetable, all with a sense of humor. Try a Lego minifig, a beer bottle or a pigeon, just to name a...

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Apps to help you tackle your New Year’s resolutions

If you’re looking for help tackling your 2016 New Year’s resolutions, we’re here to help. Check out these cool, free apps that our Editor Kristen featured on The Today Show this morning.   Lark: To help you keep your fitness goals Lark (free, iOS + Android) The Lark app is a virtual companion that uses the health data on your phone to give you health and fitness tips, support, and encouragement. Chat with Lark about what you ate, your workout, even your sleep, and it will chat right back. Plus, since it utilizes the technology already in your phone, you don’t necessarily...

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Our favorite Santa apps that make the magic even more magical.

We’re big fans of Santa around here, as you might have guessed. What, us risk making the naughty list? Never!) So if you’re looking for some fun Santa apps to help bring the big guy to life on your phone, tablet, or laptop and make believers out of any kid at all, we have quite a few options for you from some mainstays to some very fun new entries. Related: 8 of the best fun Christmas apps for kids Personalized Call from Santa from Google So far, our favorite app of the year is right on your laptop. Leading up...

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Fun Christmas apps for kids: 8 options that they’ll still want to play in January.

Sometimes I need just a little quiet at home over the holidays, you know? And since my kids are app-crazy anyway, they always think it’s a treat to find cool new Christmas apps for kids that they haven’t tried yet. While we have a few from years past that they still adore, here are some new ones that I think are definitely worth a look. Related: 5 fun Christmas apps that make us feel like kids again   A Charlie Brown Christmas app: 50th Anniversary Edition (iOS and Android) This was one of our top recos for Christmas app for...

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Because nothing says good morning like a sexy man with a French accent. Which is actually bonjour. Whatever.

Is there really anyone who’s happy to hear an alarm go off in the morning? Granted, mine is usually a kid yelling for breakfast or siblings fighting, but still. Whether it’s a loud beep or a screaming baby, that’s just no way to wake up. But a sexy man with the accent of my choice? Oh yes. Yes. Yes. YES. The new Morning Man Alarm Clock app is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. And by funniest I mean brilliant. Just download the free iOS app, set the alarm within the app, and then pick a language (or,...

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Curly-haired emojis: Because why should straight-haired girls have all the emoji fun?

It’s clearly an emoji world out there, which is why we were so glad when the diverse emoji hit our smart phones.  And now, some love for our curly-haired friends from the smart folks at Dove.   Available free on iTunes and Google Play, the Dove Love Your Curls emoji keyboard app has over 27 emoticons and yes, even GIFs, so you can spread the curly hair love. You’ll find a variety of ethnicities and curl types (any other wavy ladies out there?), all ready to load up on your smart phone for use while texting or on your...

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7 Halloween apps for kids from adorably spooky to downright scary

It’s not like my kids need any additional reasons to get excited about Halloween — the costumes and candy and thoughts of staying up extra extra late do that for them — but still, it’s nice that there are so many fun Halloween apps for kids that will satisfy some of their pre-holiday excitement until the big day comes. I’ll be honest though, a lot of Halloween apps for kids that I come across are kind of lame. So I’ve really spent some time looking for some great new ones as well as including a few older apps that we still adore...

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9 of the most stunningly beautiful mobile games add some zen to your apps.

Think for a minute about how far we’ve come in games design from the days of Asteroids and Space Invaders. Now, there are some stunningly beautiful mobile games for both iOS and Android that change the way we think about gaming apps. Hey, I’m all for relaxing by taking a walk, reading a book, or doing some meditative deep breathing. But it’s nice to have one of these 9 beautiful games at the ready for those times when your options for chilling out are limited — like when you’re stuck in the middle seat at 35,000 feet. Monument Valley When most of us here...

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The ABCiné app develops literacy of the pop culture variety.

Yes, it’s an ABC app. But unlike other ABC apps we’ve covered here, I don’t know that the new ABCiné app (as in cinéma) from Spanish design studio Atipo for Meikme is going to help kids with the alphabet as much as it will help adults — and a few precious kids — test their classic movie trivia. Still, I believe that pop culture literacy is an important skill in itself as SPAWNED podcast listeners might know. Maybe even as important as the ABC’s. Eventually. I’d say mostly the ABCiné app is about feeling cool that you recognize B as the Bomb that Slim Pickens rides in Dr Strangelove, M...

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A new fireworks app for kids that is all fun, no fear

If a single BOOM from a nearby fireworks display sends your kids running to bury their heads in your lap, you may need kinder, gentler fireworks this Fourth of July. Like the ones found on this cute new fireworks app, Fireworks Lab, which lets our youngest kids set off fireworks on their own terms, even if that means with the sound turned way down low. Launching today, Fireworks Lab is a simple, fun, totally non-educational but adorable app that lets kids decide which fireworks to include in their display, from big round boomers to long, thin whistlers. With their cartoony faces, these fireworks don’t...

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