If you have an iPhone, then, like me, you probably wonder how you ever managed without it! However, if you’re also a working mum searching for apps that enhance your life, you’ve probably found that the sheer number of apps available can make it quite difficult to find the right ones for your life.
Other manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the popularity of the iPhone and much of its dominance appears to be associated with the sheer number of applications that we can enjoy.
An iPhone can become a working mum’s virtual Girl Friday with so many ways to support our busy lives and increase our efficiency! These are the apps that no working mum with an iPhone should miss out on.
If you’re about to become a mum, or you’ve just given birth, check out Baby Brain. This iPhone app allows you to log and track breast-feeding, diaper changes, sleeping patterns. It’s rather easy to set up and you can just tap the screen when an event starts and ends, as you record according to configured parameters. When you are breast-feeding, you can easily look and see which side baby fed from last! The app even has a timer which will alert you when you are breast-feeding; if for example you are working on a project at the same time.This one is ideal if you are working to a budget – ShoppingPal prompts you to take a picture of an item that you might have your eye on, type in a few details – maybe the price, the size or other important details, and save for future use. When you are comparing prices at different shops, you no longer have to remember which store offered which deal. You know how stressful this can all be if you have kids in tow or have little time to spend anyway as you balance family issues with your work.
Creative minds abound in the world of iPhone application development. Put your iPhone next to your baby when he is sleeping. You can set a sound sensitivity level and if the noise from your sleeping baby dips below this, your iPhone will call you on a number you have defined. Baby Phone Deluxe works great as a baby monitor.
How about Scribble Lite if you are on a road trip? This iPhone application allows the kids to paint, sketch or draw in different colours and, just like the Etch-a-Sketch games of the 60s, all you do is shake the phone to erase the masterful creation and start again.Kindle for iPhone allows you to download full-length books and read when you have time. You don’t have to worry about lugging around textbooks, or those books that you have to “absorb” yourself in for a work project. These apps allow you to pick the work up and put it down whenever you need to, inserting a virtual place-holder wherever you pause.
Isn’t it great how technology can help to make the life of a working mum easier? You might also investigate professional coaching for women. If you have never considered online life coaching before, you will be amazed how it can make you even more productive.