Not every mom has an iPhone! Here are some apps that might help you get through your day if you own a Droid, or another smartphone running Google’s open-source Android operating system.
Pink Pad Free
Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Pink Pad’s period tracker is meant to help you become pregnant, letting you track both your cycles and your emotional and physical well-being over time. It’s also a “female hub” that connects you to other women who are trying to conceive, and features “custom discreet notifications” to remind you of upcoming periods.
Also Try: Pink Pad Pro, the paid version.
BabyBump Pregnancy Free
BabyBump Pregnancy lets you “Create a slideshow of your growing baby bump,” plus each week it shows you new info about your baby’s development. It also has forums where you can chat with other moms or moms-to-be, and it comes in both free and “pro” versions.
Also Try: BabyCenter My Pregnancy Today, which is a different take on the concept.
Mom’s Shopping List
“The easiest and fastest application to create your shopping list” has a friendly interface, that lets you quickly throw together a list by tapping the icons for things that you need. The app is free, but the developer sells a pack of extra icons for fish and baby products.
Also Try: Out Of Milk, which also has a to-do list and lets you scan barcodes to add things to your shopping list.
Cozi Family Organizer
Voted “#1 Productivity App For Moms,” Cozi Family Organizer lets you manage your family’s calendar from your Android smartphone, and it sends them texts or email reminders of upcoming events. It also has to-do list and grocery list features, plus a “Family Journal” that you can save pictures to instantly.
Active Moms Mobile
This free Android app helps moms find activities in their communities, that are close by and appropriate to their kids’ ages. Each activity comes with a phone number, and you can see upcoming events for the whole month in order to plan out your schedule. It only works in a handful of cities right now, but the app developers promise more soon.
Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner
You knew there was going to be one of these on the list! Allrecipes.com’s Android app lets you easily figure out what to make for dinner, by flipping through “spinners” of possible choices. It even lets you filter out certain recipes, if you’re on (for instance) a low-sodium or vegan diet.
Do you know what to do if one of your kids (or your husband or wife) gets injured? First Aid shows you step-by-step instructions for a number of lifesaving procedures.
Also Try: Other first aid apps on the Market. Look around to find one you can work with, and try it out before something actually happens.