As part of technology week here at Ohdeedoh, we've been poking around the Apple Store for iPhone apps that we think might make life for parents a little more organized, more fun, and less messy. We couldn't find any that will wash dishes or change diapers, but we were intrigued by these nonetheless. Feel free to add to our list in the comments below!
• 20 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver ($4.99)
Jamie Oliver is leading the charge to get kids to eat healthy, flavorful meals. He's on a personal mission to improve the quality of public school cafeteria food, so we're excited to see what he can do for us at dinnertime.
• Weet Woo ($3.99)
Weet Woo is a collection of thousands of you-tube videos, all filtered to be kid-friendly. According to the developer, the navigation is easy for kids so they can find anything from nursery rhymes to zoo webcams to Bill Nye the Science Guy. We'll put this in our "road trip relief" category.
• SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder (free)
Find public restrooms anywhere in the world? The newest version has a built-in filter for baby changing tables?This one goes in the "road trip relief" category without a doubt.
• The List: Text and Chat Acronyms (.99)
So far we're still a step ahead of our kids on this one, but we know that can't last forever. If you have teenagers, you might need this one sooner rather than later.
• Postino (free, $1.99 per card)
Need to send a vacation postcard to the grandparents? This app lets you shoot a photo and upload it into one of their postcard templates. No, it's not an e-card. They'll mail an actual, tangible postcard anywhere in the world!
- Katie Steuernagle
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