Need help staying on top of everything? We’re here to help with our pick of fab family apps to help organise family time!
Running a household can get hectic. It’s not easy when everyone’s so dependent on Mums to stay on top of everything. School and extra-curricular activities, groceries and cleaning, family outings and date nights – when does it ever stop? If you need some help in organising family time, read on! We’ve got some fab family apps that’ll help relieve some of your burden.
For families, Epic! offers unlimited access to 25,000 of the best children’s books and learning videos – anywhere, anytime. If you’ve been thinking about making bedtime more fun, you’ll never run out of fun stories to tell with their collection of ebooks! Kids can also explore their interests and learn from high-quality ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and even quizzes. Their collection includes leading publishers such as Scholastic, National Geographic, and Macmillan; so you know your child is getting the best content possible. After a 30-day free trial, Epic! costs US$7.99/month and includes up to 4 individual child profiles. That means keeping track of each child’s reading and learning logs individually!
Have you tried chore charts, a rewards system, or even bribing to no avail? Then it’s time to give Chore Monster a try. Designed to make chores fun for kids, Chore Monster helps to engage and reward them for every chore completed. This easy-to-use tool for four to 12-year-olds works like this: by completing chores, kids earn points that can be used towards rewards. The best part? You get to manage your children’s chores and the rewards they can earn! This means less negotiating, threatening, and stress to get your little ones to pick up after themselves. Win-win!
3. Cozi Family Organiser
If you can’t seem to keep track of where everyone in the family is at once – Cozi is the answer. It’s the surprisingly simple way to manage your everyday family life. With a shared calendar, reminders, and grocery list, you’ll always know what has to be done. The family calendar allows you to keep track of everyone’s schedules, and you can even set reminders for important events so no one forgets! The synced grocery list also allows everyone to know what’s needed from the grocery store. Say bye-bye to ever running out of bread again. Cooks will also love the recipe box element, where you can organise all of your family’s favourite recipes in one place! Never lose track of your family members again with Cozi.
4. Bring! Shopping List
Looking for an app that’s solely a shopping list? Bring! has a great, minimalist interface that makes grocery shopping even easier. Simply create and share your shopping lists with your family – where everyone can add what they need or remove items that’ve been bought. Your app is automatically synced and updated with your family’s changes. You can even add photos to your lists so they buy the right brand! Bring! even allows you to manage your recipes directly in the app, with a simple drag and drop function straight from your iPad.
5. Buddy – Easy Budgeting
Need help tracking your finances? Buddy – Easy Budgeting helps you take control by making budgeting for your family (relatively) painless. As you record your expenses, you’ll be able to see a breakdown showing your day’s spending. You can even set a monthly or weekly budget for your family, and you’ll get a gentle reminder when you’re close to the limit. Our favourite part? Buddy helps manage recurring transactions such as bills and that Netflix subscription. It even calculates your budget according to your income and unavoidable outgoings, such as rent and electricity. With its cheerful interface greeting you, it also minimises the anxiety that comes with dealing with finances!
We get it – travelling around Singapore with kids can be hard. It’s even difficult getting them ready and out the door! Why not make your commute more fun with Waze? You’ll always know what’s happening on the road with Waze. Even if you’re familiar with where you’re going, it informs you of traffic, roadworks, and accidents. If traffic is heavy, it automatically changes your route to save you time. The best part? You can change the voice of the GPS to be a Boy Band, or even record your kids’ voices! Who says commuting can’t be fun?
Are you obsessed with scrolling through the Tasty feed on Instagram? Us too! Thankfully, there’s now an app with their entire collection of recipes and videos. If you can’t seem to figure out what to make every night, meet your new cooking coach! With over 3000 Tasty recipes now at your fingertips, you’ll never run out of ideas. There’s even an all-new Step-By-Step instruction mode for absolute beginners. We also adore their search function – making it extra easy to search for cuisines or dishes we’re craving. You can even search by social plans, ingredients, or dietary needs! And don’t worry about measurements, they’ve metric values for every recipe.
8. TGC Today Got Class
Is your little one always running out of things to do? Try TCG! Founded in 2016 by two Singaporean mothers, TGC simplifies parenthood by offering a multitude of enrichment classes for your child. Choose from various categories that cater to your little one’s unique interests. You’ll be able to search, book, and pay instantly directly from the app. TCG provides parents with the peace of mind that their children will pick up new skills while having fun. All enrichment classes and educators are specially curated (and screened) by the team, ensuring that your child gets the best learning opportunities available!
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Mums who have no time to stick to a workout routine? We know exactly how that feels. With KFit, you don’t have to commit to working out the same day or time each week. The KFit platform connects you to a wide variety of fitness and wellness activities all over Singapore. You’ll be able to discover and book classes according to your schedule, allowing you to work around all your obligations. Make your fitness routine more fun with a mix of yoga, pilates, or even boxing! If you’re a fitness enthusiast, give the KFit Fitness Pass a try. This monthly subscription gives you access to 10 classes per month at your own convenience. No more wasting time while waiting for Junior to complete his enrichment class – it’s time to work out!
10. Discovery Kids
Keeping your child safe on the Internet can be an intimidating challenge. Even YouTube or Netflix can be tricky sometimes. With Discovery Kids, your little ones can explore a safe, enriching world of good fun. With hundreds of shows, videos, games, and music, your kids can discover their inner scientists, astronauts, or artists! Plus, there’s something new every week. That means no more hearing “I’m bored, Mum!” from the Kiddos. We also like that you’ll be able to download Discovery Kids content to watch, play, and explore anytime and anywhere. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your kids are accessing carefully curated content that’s age appropriate!
11. Doctor Anywhere
Kids fall sick often – and as parents, we’re often very worried when they do. Doctor Anywhere connects you with Singapore-registered doctors for online medical consultations through live video on their app. You’ll be able to receive diagnoses, treatments, and referral services so that doctors can offer an optimal consultation for your little one. If necessary, your doctor can also issue medical certificates, and prescribe medications that can be delivered to your doorstep or collected at a clinic. Breastfeeding Mums will also like that Doctor Anywhere offers lactation consultant services! Their certified lactation consultants are experts on breastfeeding, and can support you on your breastfeeding journey.
12. Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker
Tracking your cycle can be tricky! Flo is a period tracker, ovulation and fertility calendar all rolled into one. Track your cycle to monitor your period or use the ovulation and fertility calendar if you’re trying for a child. We love how the app uses AI to change its predictions based on when you log during your period (and the symptoms) each month! It also clearly states favourable dates for conception, making it easy to track your fertility. If you’re pregnant, Flo also has a built-in pregnancy calendar for you! See a countdown to the birth of your little one, and track each week of your pregnancy. Flo even suggests helpful articles based on the symptoms you’ve logged in the app.
13. Date Out
When was the last time you and your spouse headed out for a romantic date? Too long ago to remember? Date Out is here to help! With a host of curated activities, Date Out makes it easy for you to rediscover fun and unique experiences with your spouse. Sign up for a Bollywood Fitness Class, or join a Basic Calligraphy Workshop for an artsy experience. If you want to let your special someone know you’re thinking about them, they even offer gifts and flowers at your fingertips. Your days of searching for that perfect date are over; spontaneity has never been this rewarding!
With these fab family apps, you’ll never have to worry about managing your household again! From getting the kids to do their chores, to picking out a spectacular date with your spouse – there’s an app for everything. The Kiddos will also be entertained with new books, videos, and even enrichment classes. We hope that this list of apps make your life easier, leaving more time for the people and experiences you love!