You probably already have a variety of apps that do a number of amazing things. From your bank app that allows you to pay your bills to a grocery store app that lets you order what you need and pick it up right in the parking lot, apps have made many a mom’s life way easier.
While you might consider yourself an aficionado of apps, there are still some things that you might not realize about these handy smartphone tools — both in the ones you already have and those you do not. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the really cool things apps can do that you might not already realize.
Control your smart home features
From adjusting your thermostat to monitoring your security camera system, there are a number of ways you can run your home from your phone, whether you’re sitting on the couch or waiting in line during school pick up. Ever leave the house wondering if you left the garage door open? Thanks to the MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener, you don’t have to turn the car around to double check anymore. Just open the app and shut the door, if needed.
Hang onto all of that adorable artwork and more
Kids bring home a ton of paperwork from school. While some of it might be easy enough to admire and then put into the recycle bin, other works of art can be hard to part with. Even if you keep a minimum amount of holiday drawings, A-plus spelling tests and report cards for each child, by the time your son or daughter graduates from high school, you will have boxes filled with their school work. This is where the Keepy app can come in handy; it creates digital records of your child’s artwork and more. It allows you to upload photos of those adorable handprint turkeys at Thanksgiving and first attempts at writing the alphabet and then share them with grandparents and friends. You can also use the Keepy app to upload images of your children’s immunization records; this way they will be easy to find when you go to the doctor’s office for a checkup.
Shake shake shake … shake your smartphone
If you have ever started a lengthy text to your BFF only to notice that you are accidentally about to send it to your Mom, you know what a hassle it can be to hold onto the back/delete button until the unwanted message is gone. As USA Today says, the built-in typing application in your smartphone will allow you to shake the device to undo your typing. A confirmation message will pop up asking you if you really want to undo your typing — just tap to confirm or cancel.
Check if something is level
If you are hanging new photos in the living room or re-doing your kid’s room, it can be time-consuming to hunt through the garage trying to find your leveler. Instead, you can use a little-known feature in your built-in compass app: the bubble leveler. Launch your compass app and then swipe to the left and you’ll find a bubble leveler just waiting to help you make sure your photos and posters are being hung evenly.
Apps give you even more power than you thought
You already knew apps were cool, but now you know just how amazing they can be. By helping you to keep tabs on the smart home features of your abode and keeping school clutter to a minimum, to saving you time when texting and/or redecorating, apps really are designed to make a busy mom’s life a lot easier.