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'Appy House: 10 Apps That Every Household Needs

By Rizwan Ahmad - 08 March 2013 No Comments
10 Apps That Every Household Needs
Is your home in disarray? Can’t seem to find the time to get everything done and entertain the kids all at the same time? Never fear, you've got the power all in the palm of your hand (in your smartphone or tablet to be precise).  These apps will save you time, get your organised and keep your home in perfect harmony.

Finance makes your head ache?
Get saving with this great app for only $1. Household Budget Manual gives you practical info about managing your finances, as well as helping you keep track of your weekly spending. This’ll help you stick to the budget.
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Supermarket trolleys? No thank you!
Whizz through the shopping thanks to Shopper Pro, worth $1. Not only can you make your shopping list on the go, as you think of items, you can sync it up with your teenage daughter’s, or with hubby’s so they can do the hard yards for you! There are even coupons and nutritional ratings.

For your little princess…
There’s a $3 Cinderella: Storybook Deluxe app. A favourite for little girls everywhere, this is a chance to share the audiobooks of generations past with the iGeneration. It’s a book app based on Disney’s animated film, plus puzzles, music and painting.

Speaking of painting
Why not fork out $4.50 to have your kids learning art history in the most fun way possible? Play with Leonardo da Vinci gets kids to look at the famous artist’s paintings and read text about it. There’s loads of ways to interact with this one, including a few cheeky jokes.

Some ‘me’ time
GoodReads is a way to keep track of what you’ve read, and what you need to read. Share with friends and you can steal there top picks form them, thanks to a great review section. Star the books you love with the people you love – and all for free.

I’m hungry… Dinner Spinner makes getting meals together so much easier. The recipes suggested are based off things you’ve tried before, off the things your family loves already, or even around an ingredient. It can even send the ingredients to your shopping list. Handy, huh?

No more cleaning please
To keep track try this $1.99 app, Cleaning Checklist. Customise your lists to suit your needs, back ‘em up to the cloud, and share it with the rest of the house. It’s a list of what needs to happen and when, and the easiest way to keep on top of household duties.

Go forth and be ‘appy! Stay open to the possibility that you’re missing one. Whether it’s about sights to see near your way or a way to collate books to read, there are loads of new apps to try.

Sarah Jones is open to trying loads of new apps. She just loves being organised and have something new to use!
Rizwan Ahmad
About the Author:
This article is contributed by Sarah Jones and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,

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