Category: Best Apps

All your personal info, all in one handy place online. Well, this is scary!

As much as we love the Internet, and the helpful information it makes available to us, there are definitely some downsides, like the Family Tree Now site which aggregates all your personal info, including addresses, relatives, possible associates, all in one place. Thankfully, there is a way for you to opt-out of their site, which we suggest doing immediately. While all this info might be readily available on the Internet, having it all in one place for people to access is downright scary....

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These meal planning apps could save you time, stress, and money. Yes!

If you’ve been wanting to try meal planning but feel a little overwhelmed, these 4 meal planning apps could really help take the stress out of getting started. Sure, there are lots of meal planning websites, but we’ve found that using apps makes it a whole lot easier, especially when you’re at the store and forgot your list. Plus, they’ll save you time, and hey, even money when you’re no longer just wandering aimlessly through the grocery store grabbing things that you think might work. Or is that just us?  ...

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Moonlite, the magical device that projects bedtime stories right onto your ceiling.

As much as I love tech that makes my life simpler, easier, and cheaper, sometimes I find a device that just makes life a little more magical. And that’s how I feel about Moonlite, a little gadget gives a modern edge to storytelling. This mini projector use the flash from your phone to project illustrations onto the ceiling, all with a story you can read along from the app. You can even choose optional sound effects for each slide, in case you’re feeling too tired to imitate a clap of thunder or calling bird by the time bedtime rolls around. Related:...

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National Divorce Day: Cool apps that can make life easier for divorced families

As a divorced parent, I’ve definitely found that tech can help make life a whole lot easier. Not only when it comes to communication, but even more, the transition between homes much smoother for your kids. And considering for me, it’s all about happy, well-adjusted kids, I’m all for using apps if that can help. So considering today is National Divorce Day (who knew it was a thing?), we thought it would be helpful to share these cool apps that you might not know about that could make your life as a divorced family less stressful. Apps to help with custody...

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The Snow Fox: A cool, free ebook app with an extra special feature kids will love

I will always be a fan of real books I can turn the pages to read while my kids are in my lap, but there are plenty of times when a sweet, entertaining ebook on my phone is a total lifesaver, like the The Snow Fox, which we discovered this week. It’s a simple, sweet story about a child and a fox that’s beautifully illustrated, and completely free on your phone. Related: A new chat-style app that might just get kids reading more Related: Stella and the Space Bears ebook: Because we can never resist a wonderfully geeky heroine. The app starts out by...

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Hypocam app: A cool camera app for black and white photo lovers

For super cool black and white photos beyond the couple of Instagram filters you get, take a peek at the free Hypocam app (iOS and Android) that we’re loving. Related: 5 terrific pro photography tips beyond selfies Related: The new Camera+ 6: the best iOS photography app This Italian-based company has created rich filters for black-and-white photography that give your photos a professional, journalistic feel. You can shoot directly in the app with their camera tool, with real-time control over exposure, color, shadows, and more, or pull up photos from your library to edit later. The free version comes with seven filters (with...

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5 of the best Santa apps that prove he’s real. Hear that, Virginia?

We’ve tried a lot of Christmas apps over the years (like, lots), and let’s just say a good Santa app is hard to find. We’ve narrowed it down to these 5 fun Santa apps that we think your kids will love. You can track Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve, alert him that you won’t be home for the holidays, and even video chat directly with him. Hey, if nothing else, that sure beats standing on line at the mall. Related: 6 fun Santa apps for kids Hello Santa app Our kids have been calling Santa through the Hello Santa app for a couple years now, and the...

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Preserve old photographs (yes, real ones) with Google’s new PhotoScan app

As much as I love my iPhone camera roll and the thousands of photos it houses, I do have a very soft spot for old photographs. The ones where the color is a little faded, the edges are a little worn and the memories come flooding back. Thanks to a new Google app called PhotoScan, there’s a super easy way to combine old with the new to get the best of both worlds, just in time for holiday gift giving. Related: The quickest and easiest way to share iPhone photos and videos Related: 21 tasteful ideas for showcasing your favorite...

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KidGuard monitors your kids’ online activity so you can keep them safer | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from KidGuard Even the most vigilant parents can have a hard time keeping track of their child’s online activity, which is why so many are looking to KidGuard for help to ensure they’re safe and making good digital choices. The KidGuard subscription service is a secure, easy way to monitor your kids on their smartphones and tablets. Using their dashboard on your own smartphone or computer, you’ll have access to the websites they’ve visited. You’ll also have the ability to locate their phone, provided it has GPS capabilities. If you’re extra worried about a child’s safety, you can even keep...

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Golden’s volunteer app: Our cool free app of the week.

So many families are looking for ways to give back over the holidays — and so many charities and schools are looking for helpers — which is why we love resources like Golden’s volunteer app (iOS and Android). Golden lets you scroll through volunteer opportunities that are near you, read a description of what’s needed (many with a cheeky sense of humor to them), and then tap Down to Volunteer if you, indeed, are. It’s just about the simplest way to find ways to give back that we can think of. And during the busy holiday season, that makes a big difference. Related: Help kids...

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