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10 Free Top Rated iPhone Apps for Moms

Updated on March 14, 2013

With over 700,000 apps for moms to choose from in the world of iPhone applications, it’s tough to gauge which ones are worth a download and which ones are worth a no-load. Time is of the essence for busy moms so rummaging through countless iPhone apps may not be the wisest time management decision. And, when we do catch a break and we’re feeling adventurous enough to take that faith leap to try a new app we often end of paying for it, literally.

Well, for active moms out there clipping coupons, watching the Stock Market, or just on a family budget, waste your time and money no more.

Below are 10, top-rated, Mom Apps that are a real bargain because not only are they useful in countless ways for you and your family, they’re absolutely free.

1. Cozi Family Organizer (4.5 stars)

This app allows you to manage your family’s busy life by sharing each other’s calendar. You can also structure shopping lists, to-do lists, leave reminders for yourself and your loved ones, plus make notes in your family journal -- all in one place. With this award-winning download, life will get a lot more organized.


2. Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner (4.5 stars)

Moms on the move can be savvy shoppers using this helpful app that turns your camera into a barcode scanner. It allows you to find the best deals on the Internet or at local brick-and-mortar stores. How many times have you been shopping, waiting patiently for a clerk to give you a price check, or information on a product, only to find no help in sight? With just a single touch of your finger you’ll receive reviews, prices and more on items in the store. Forget about waiting for a live person. By downloading Shop Savvy, your Smartphone will be your personal customer service agent.

3. Life360 Family Locator (4 stars)

Moms, you no longer have to play detective when it comes to tracking your family’s whereabouts. Life360 instantly gives you your family members’ location, what safety points and threats are nearby, and it tells you when your loved ones have arrived or left a pre-set destination. Life360 is the only tracking application that is also compatible with regular cell phones, so you can locate family members who have yet to fully embrace the age of the Smartphone.

4. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal (5 stars)

This app will not only help you lose weight, but it’s the largest food database of any calorie counter, with over 2 million foods. You can even diet with your friends by tracking and supporting each other’s progress. You can customize goals based on your specific diet profile – age, gender, activity level, etc. This diet tracker also has over 350 exercises so you can monitor your cardio and strength training, including sets, reps and weight/rep. If you’re a mom counting calories, or looking to improve your overall health then this fitness application is the perfect fit for you.


5. Stylish Girl (4 stars)

Get ready to step up your mommy style. This is the ultimate style planner and shopping application because it revolves around clothes already in your closet. Stylish Girl allows you to shop online and mix and match your clothes with their fun and easy interface. This app lets you create chic outfits anytime and anywhere. You can even save your entire wardrobe on your phone, or organize your shoe collection. It’s great to know that with this trendy little download, moms’ can be on the cutting edge of fashion by utilizing their own wardrobe.

6. Shopping List Free (Grocery List) (4.5 stars)

Forget about dragging a paper and pen around with you to the grocery store, or misplacing your grocery list. This application brings ease of use and concise lists to your iPhone. List Free makes it easy to organize your grocery lists, by adding and checking off items. The availability of categories also makes this app a time saver because you’ll no longer be running from aisle to aisle trying to find what you’re looking for. Shopping List Free will do the running around for you.


7. WebMD Symptom Checker (4 stars)

WebMD should be called FriendMD. With this valuable application, you can check symptoms your child may be experiencing without having to call the family doctor for every little thing. Just plug in all the ailments you or your child may be experiencing and watch WebMD go to work. Symptom Checker also gives you access to First Aid information without having to be connected wirelessly. And, you can add physician, hospital, and pharmacy details to your contacts list with one simple click.

8. My Cycles (5 stars)

Ladies, this is a must have app. With My Cycles you can track that time of the month, as well as monitor when you’re ovulating, plus much more. This convenient application allows you to learn what signals your body gives off when you’re approaching ovulation. You’ll even know when to use extra protection if you’re not trying to conceive. So, if you’re preparing for a romantic evening with your spouse, or a period-free getaway weekend, or maybe you’re ready to start a family, with My Cycles you’ll know just how to plan.

9. Where (4 stars)

This app tells you all you need to know: where to find the nearest mall; where to go for dinner; where to find gas, or where to find the nearest park. Where also allows you to get access to special offers and deals at local businesses, get personalized recommendations for places and offers you’ll love, plus you can share your favorite hot spots with your friends. With just an easy download you’ll no longer need to ask, “where,” because having Where means you’ll already know.


10. Big Oven - 250,000 + Recipes and Grocery List (4.5 stars)

Chef Mom, get ready. Big Oven is one of the most complete cooking tools for getting inspired and organized in the kitchen. Take 250,000 + recipes (including your own), your grocery list and menu plans anywhere on your iPhone. View recipes easily, without having to search for cookbooks or recipe cards. It also gives great ideas on how to spice up leftovers; just enter ingredients you already have and find out what yummy meals you can make. You can even share and browse recipes with others. With Big Oven, preparing last minute family dinners just got a little easier.

So, when you’re looking to stay organized, better your health, step up your fashion or plan your life, you don’t have to spend a dime. In fact, you don’t have to spend a penny. Moms, with just a click of a button, these top-rated apps will help you stay current and connected, and even make your demanding lives a little less hectic.


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    • Careermommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      anglnwu, I'm glad you found these useful! Thank you for your comments and I always appreciate the votes up!

    • anglnwu profile image


      5 years ago

      Great information. These apps sound useful and I'm going to use some of your suggestions. Thanks and rated up.

    • Careermommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Kristen, thank you for sharing some of your Apps. I will have to check those out. Anything to make grocery shopping easier is worth researching!

    • Kristen Walsh profile image


      5 years ago from US

      Great recommendations. I resisted getting an iPhone for the longest time and now I can't imagine life without it. It makes life so much easier for me. My favorite app is probably Grocery IQ. The newest app on my phone is Key Ring Rewards. Let's you store all of your store rewards cards so that you don't have to carry them around with you. You can also share them, so my husband and I can share cards and get more points.

    • Careermommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      beingwell, thank you for the share. And I know the feeling; I have downloaded so many recommended Apps that sound great also, but they've yet to get some use out of me!

    • beingwell profile image


      5 years ago from Bangkok

      All great apps! I think I have one of MyFitnessPal in my phone. Haven't used it ever, though. It just seems nice to have. haha!! Sharing this one, thanks!!

    • Careermommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thank you Stephanie!

    • stephanieb27 profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      Great list! Looking up the stylish girl app to add to my phone now. Thanks for sharing!


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