In my last MP2 post, I wrote about why every parent should have an iPhone. I talked about a lot of great features, but I didn't even really scratch the surface of all the apps that are available for the phone. Of course, there are more than 10 great apps for parents, but this round-up will get you started with some fun, useful and just silly iPhone apps, particularly for parents. (By the way, most of these work with the iPod Touch also)
Scribble (FREE) —Lets kids (or parents) draw with their finger right on the screen and then shake to erase, like an etch-a-sketch. Great for little kids.
Bubbles (FREE) — Make and play with bubbles. Perfect for distracting toddlers.
Super Monkey Ball ($9.99)— Of course there are a gazillion DS style games for the iPhone, but this is my family's favorite, kids and adults included.
Jott (FREE)— Record and send yourself transcribed messages via email. The ultimate mommy brain aide.
Flashmath ($0.99)— Quick math problems with multiple difficulty settings from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. A math tutor in your pocket to make up for that "new math" they teach our kids.
Things ($9.99) — A smart organization tool that helps you manage your to-do list, notes, projects and more.
Food Additives ($3.99) —Find information about 450+ food additives that might be unsafe to you or your child's health, ranked by risk factors.
Apps for pregnant and new moms:
Expecting ($4.99) — This app not only tracks your due date and OB appointments, but gives you tips and helpful facts relevant to each week of your pregnancy, plus a checklist and contraction timer for the big day.
Baby Names ($4.99) — Let's you search, research and share potential baby names and then create, edit and reorder your favorites list.
Baby Log ($4.99) Records diaper changes, feedings, naps, and bathing and can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet for those truly alpha moms.
What are your favorite apps? Leave them in the comments below.