In today’s society we are glued to our phones. Our phones have replaced our alarm clock, T.V., computer, well you get the gist… With this obsession with our phones we have become dependent on apps. I am not saying it is wrong because apps help me on a daily basis… if I did not have them I would go completely crazy! These are my Top 5 Apps that I believe every military spouse needs now!
I know weird name but a life safer! Long gone is the time where we put all our activities on a calendar in the kitchen ( Forgive me but I still do this every day only because I like to see it everywhere). We are often away from home and need to know when we can schedule this appointment so we can still take baby 1 to her appointment and baby 2 to his sports event. Cozi allows your family to have a central calendar where you can input your events and everyone will be able to see that event when they schedule theirs. This app actually helps with my husband and I. I am his full time caregiver and I attend a lot of meetings with him. He knows when he can schedule an appointment without it affecting what I still have to do in my personal life as well. This app is free but has an upgraded feature for $30 a year ( which I did upgrade so my husband can have a month view instead of just weekly view.)
No this is not just for gum anymore! Mint is a fantastic app that allows you to input your financial information and get your finances on track! Nothing like seeing where all your money goes and learning how to fix it. I have it on my phone, tablet and computer. You can get bill alerts to help remind you to keep your payments on time. The app also shows you in pie graphs where all money goes. If you need an eye opener for your financial present and future… this app is a must for you!
I know this one you are probably thinking… groovebook? I am not looking to make a book or get my groove on. No let me explain.. It is an app that you download and it is $2.99 a month. You upload 100 pictures from your cell phone and they will send you a book of 4×6 pictures in a little neat book! No additional shipping no additional charges. Every month you upload your 100 pictures and get memories in the mail! We constantly take pictures each month and forget about these precious memories. Now you can have them sent to you, your parents back home, grandma who love pictures or anyone! What a great way to help keep memories tangible and spread the love! If you are a picture junkie like me… this app is for you!
Oh… My… Goodness! What an amazing little app to help you pretty much do anything! You download this app and you will be able to pick a mood for your music! If it is a Monday Morning for example you can choose to listen to the Monday Morning music mix. You are then able to choose what genre of music you want to listen to ie Country, jazz, rock, pop, etc. If you are on the road and need to have a pick me up like I frequently do this app is totally for you!
I know this app may seem a little weird just from the name. It is actually an app from the DOD. It is an app that helps military members and their families learn different techniques and tips on how to deal with different topics that people in the military lifestyle see on a frequent basis. There are tips for alcohol & drugs, anxiety, families and friendships, TBI, PTSD, and so much more. This is a free app and it really does have a wealth of knowledge! I hope that this app helps you as much as it has helped me!
What are some of your favorite apps? Seriously I love to learn more about apps so please share and I will add them to the list!
Until next time,