Google has put together a selection of great mom-worthy Android apps for Relaxnews in time for Mother’s Day.
Whether your mother is just starting out with her smartphone and needs some tips or she’s a powerhouse Android junkie who doesn’t take her hand off her device, she’s bound to love these helpful apps from the Google Play app store.
For busy moms there’s to-do and personal assistant apps to keep her life organized; for new moms there’s apps that will help her find the perfect baby name and baby monitors that will keep a watchful eye on newborns; and for moms with lots of hungry kids there’s shopping and recipe apps.
Google’s selection of Mother’s Day apps:
Searching for the perfect baby name? This app lists over 50,000 names for little boys and girls, and you can search by meaning, country of origin and popularity. The app is also integrated into email, Facebook and Twitter, so you can keep running lists and share favorites with family and friends.
Astrid is more than just the perfect to-do list — it’s the personal assistant for busy mums on the go. Get your life organized and never miss a deadline with fun reminders, subtasks, lists, and widgets. Then access your tasks anywhere with automatic syncing across your phone, tablet, and Astrid.com.
This innovative app turns your Android smartphone into a high-tech baby monitor. Highlights include: ‘Phone Alert’ calls a preselected number when there is noise in your baby’s room, ‘Mum’s Voice’ plays a recorded audio file when your baby wakes up and becomes noisy, and ‘Sweet Dreams’ plays media from your music library to help your baby get to sleep
Cozi turns your Android smartphone into the ultimate family organizer with a centralized calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and a journal that everyone can share on the go. If you have teenagers with smartphones, Cozi is a great way of ensuring that everyone stays in sync.
Healthy eating is important, for moms, dads and kids alike. MyFitnessPal has the largest nutritional database of any Android calorie counter with over 1,100,000 foods! You can also create custom exercise routines and track your cardio and strength training including sets, reps and weight.
OvuView tracks and predicts your period, ovulation and fertility using sympto-thermal methods (STM). This app can be used both as an advanced birth control tool — or as a simple menstrual calendar — and replaces STM paper charts with a more convenient, digital way of tracking cycles.
Got hungry kids? This app provides a quick and simple way to find recipes for the ingredients you have — or the ones you want. There are over 70,000 recipes in total, including appetizers, main dishes, drinks, side dishes, desserts and ethnic recipes.
Scan faster. RedLaser uses state-of-the-art barcode recognition that can read virtually any product barcode. Shop smarter. RedLaser searches for low online and local prices from hundreds of thousands of retailers. Watch the dollars and cents add up.
Forget about counting sheep — that’s so analogue! The Sleepy Time app is a digital sound machine designed to help you sleep better. Choose from nature sounds, wild things, urban sounds and all sorts of things that whir, hum, chime, tick and tock.