Women, 10 IPHONE APPS that will help you manage your home


budget1Balancing the demands of a successful career, a busy family and your household needs is rarely a simple task.

While Apple’s ubiquitous and impressive iPhone device users know that they can use their phone and the valuable applications in the App Store to streamline many of their professional and daily tasks in a manner that boosts productivity and efficiency, you may be surprised to learn that your iPhone can also help you manage household tasks.

These ten apps are among the most useful when it comes to keeping your home running smoothly.

  1. Household Budget Manual – Whether you’re trying to save for a family vacation or just to make ends meet, the $0.99 Household Budget Manual app will not only help you organize and maintain your household budget, but also to access real-life, practical information and advice about managing your family finances.
  2. EasyTask Manager – Running a household, much like running a business, requires you to keep up with a series of tasks that need to be completed at varying times. This free app will help you keep up with all of the things that need to be done in your home, so that you’re never unpleasantly surprised by a time-sensitive task that doesn’t get done.
  3. Shopper – Pro – Part of managing your household is making sure that there’s food in the house, a task that’s made simple with this $0.99 app. Make your grocery list quickly and easily, even sync with a family member to delegate shopping duties. Access coupons and FDA/USDA Alerts and Recalls, obtain nutritional ratings and manage multiple shopping lists with Shopper – Pro.
  4. ADT Pulse (SM) Interactive Solutions – Homeowners with ADT Home Security systems and ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions subscriptions can manage almost every aspect of their systems with this free iPhone app. Arming and disarming the system remotely, viewing live video feeds of your home and even controlling your lights and thermostats are all tasks you can manage from anywhere, thanks to the ADT Pulse app.
  5. HomeZada Mobile – Documenting the contents of your home and maintaining an inventory for insurance purposes is generally a time-consuming task. This free app will not only help you to manage the process much more quickly and easily, but also to store the information online so that it isn’t lost, should the unthinkable happen.
  6. Chore Hero – Getting kids in on the action is easy with this $2.99 app, which strives to make completing chores fun, rather than a laborious task. Managing your kids’ household responsibilities is easy and entertaining with Chore Hero, which helps your kids better grasp the concepts of responsibilities and the value of hard work.
  7. Manilla – Set up automatic bill pay reminders, managing all of your bills and accounts with one free, dedicated accounts management app. Manilla monitors your travel rewards and subscriptions as well as your finances and outstanding bills, organizes your documents for statement and bill storage, and supports more than 3,000 account providers.
  8. HomeRoutines – Create checklists for your recurring household task routines, then complete them on the days that you choose. This $3.99 app will send reminder notifications to help you combat procrastination, even getting a gold star for each completed task. Detailed cleaning lists, timers and other fun tools manage to make keeping up with your chores and tasks a bit less dull.
  9. Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner – Family dinner is an important part of keeping your household tightly knit and maintaining familial bonds. This free app makes preparing that meal easier and less stressful by suggesting recipes based on what your family likes, or those built around a particular ingredient. When you’ve chosen a recipe, send the ingredients to your mobile shopping list!
  10. GE Nucleus – If you have a GE Nucleus energy manager operating on your home network and Brillion-enabled appliances, you can track and monitor your home’s energy consumption and costs. This free app provides real-time feedback so that you can better understand how to conserve it, as well as seeing first-hand just how much money and energy is saved with high-efficiency appliances.

dont_text_driveThese ten apps can help you keep up with what to make for dinner, the groceries you’ll need to purchase on the way home and a host of other household to-dos, but they can’t keep you safe if you’re using them while you’re driving.

Speeding down the highway while browsing recipes or balancing the budget is both reckless and dangerous; unless you’re using mass transit or are part of a carpool arrangement, you should never use your iPhone to manage your household during your commute.


Thanks to Maria Wells



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