May 11, 2012
She cooks for you, cleans for you, buys you candy, buys you clothes, takes care of you when you’re sick, and takes care of you period—she’s the #1 woman in your life. And what does she want the most? An iPad of course! Seriously, 91% of moms want an iPad for Mother’s Day–but if you can’t afford, don’t forget the simple gestures, like a nice meal out, some flowers, a thoughtful card. We’ve got a list of apps that will help you make Mom feel special–and if you DID get her that iPad, some great apps that Mom will love!
1800Flowers – FREE
What says “I love you” more than a beautiful bouquet of flowers? (Trust me, I’m a girl.) You can order last minute roses through the 1-800-Flowers app to be delivered on the same day directly from your mobile device. Download the app on iTunes Store and place your order NOW!
Sincerely Ink Cards – FREE
Send more love to your mom on Mother’s Day with a custom made card on the Sincerely Ink app. Use your best photos of you and mom and put them on pre-made templates, or customize your card with personalized notes. Your card will be printed on thick, glossy 5X7 inch photo postcards at 300 DPI resolution. And you can bet that your card will be delivered on time, backed by the Sincerely.com Guarantee—they take full responsibility of your card from when you click order to when your recipient receives it. Get designing now with the FREE app available in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.
Photobucket – FREE
Make sure Mom has all her best memories in one convenient location with the Photobucket app! She can easily upload photos and videos to Photobucket so her family and friends are right there at her fingertips. She can share photos and videos with her favorite people through Facebook and Twitter integration as well as find other media through the ‘Find Stuff’ category. Managing and organizing photos has never been easier with this app, available for FREE in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Cozi Family Organizer – FREE
If your Mom is ringleader of the family circus, then she needs the Cozi Family Organizer app to help her run the show. This app has a shared calendar that is color-coded for each family member, so everyone is on top of the family’s schedule. There is also a to-do list, shopping list and even a family journal that has text and photos. The best part? It runs on all platforms so every family member can access it! Whip the family into shape with this FREE app, available in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
iLullaby for FREE – FREE
With a new baby in the house, things can definitely get a little hectic for mom. Sometimes all she needs is a little peace and quiet, and with the iLullaby for FREE app, the baby can be easily put to sleep so Mom can catch up on some “me” time. Simply set the duration of the song to play and then place the device at the bedside for a soothing song–Twinkle Twinkle, Rock-a-Bye-Baby, or just simple nature-inspired songs. Give Mom a break and get her the app for FREE in the iTunes Store.
Pinger – FREE
Forget the family plan, connect with your family with the Pinger app. Text and talk for FREE with your family—meaning no excuses for family members going over their minutes and missing your call! The picture-based interface also lets Mom quickly contact you. The app includes HD quality calls, free voicemail and lets you know when the messages are opened. Streamline your family communication for FREE with the Pinger app—available in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List – FREE
There’s nothing like a warm, home-cooked meal from Mom. We don’t want her to change any of her tried and true dishes, but with the Epicurious app, she can broaden her recipe vault and adopt some classics! There are over 30,000 recipes from food magazines, renowned chefs, and cookbooks. Mom can search through recipes by category or by ingredient and save her favorites so she’ll never lose them. And since it’s Mother’s Day, help mom out in the kitchen with this FREE app on the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Life360 Family Locator – FREE
It’s 10:00 PM, do you know where your daughter is? With the Life360 Family Locator app, Mom will never have to worry! The ultimate safety device lets you know where family members are located, what safety points and threats are nearby, when someone is safe or needs help, and offers a free cross-platform group messaging feature. This app is also compatible with regular phones so you can locate members without a smartphone. Keep your family safe for FREE with this app in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store!