If you’re still stuck on what to get for Mother’s Day, instead of a bouquet of flowers, how about a bouquet of inexpensive mobile apps?
Think about your mum’s interests, find out which apps she already has, and then list those you want to add.
The following are a few suggested apps. From one that helps mum with her virtual garden, to one that helps her expand her recipe book. There are thousands of others you may not know about, and that are so helpful you may even want to buy them for yourself. Here are some that we recommend:
by Snappy Touch
What mum doesn’t love flowers? Flower Garden Free – Grow Flowers and Send Bouquets is a universal app that mums who appreciate the beauty of flowers will enjoy. No need to worry about finding that perfect bouquet at your local florist or paying a ridiculous amount for it, because with this app, you can now grow your own e-flowers right on your iDevice.
It is a relaxing process to plant seeds and watch them grow into a gorgeous garden that includes peaceful sounds. No need to strain your back or get dirty in the process, which any mother would appreciate. There are even ladybugs that come out. You are also able to send bouquets that you have created via email.
by Allrecipes inc.
One of the biggest concerns of every mum, recipes. Most mums take cooking to the next level because they care for their kids’ health and, of course, appetite. Allrecipes.com is a powerful source for almost every kind of a recipe your mum is looking for. Its app, Dinner Spinner, is one of the finest recipe apps you’ll ever get to give to your mother. In app purchases like ‘five slow cooker recipes’ or ‘eight delicious healthy dinners’ are available for her to take her cooking a notch higher.
By Headspace meditation limited
For the mum that needs to chill out because everyone needs a breather now and then. The Headspace app provides guided meditation sessions and reminders throughout the day to help mum stay calm and focused. Using proven meditation and mindfulness techniques, the app shows how to train their mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life. Starting with a free Take10 program, Headspace teaches you the basics of meditation in just 10 minutes a day. If you enjoy Take10 and want to learn more, then you can choose to continue and buy hundreds of hours of original meditations, including guided and unguided, and ranging from two to 60 minutes.
by ShopSavvy, Inc
Mums the world over are pretty intent on saving up on every purchase. That’s where Shop Savvy comes in. Shop Savvy is a simple QR (quick response) or Barcode scanner. What it does is more than just scanning: it scans and gives you price information at various other locations. At its core, Shop Savvy will let your mum save on every one of her purchases by telling her where the cheapest prices are. The best part? This app is free.
The Moves app helps keep mum healthy. Track your walking, cycling or running, and set fitness goals based on your own personal activity level.
The app features automatic activity tracking, recognising places in your daily life, visualising your day in an easy-to-read timeline. There are also other apps that can use your Moves data.
Seeing your everyday exercise can help you think about making small improvements in your life – the small changes that can lead to a fitter lifestyle and healthier habits.