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July 27, 2016

Five Apps Families Can Be Thankful For – #ThankfulThursday

With over 1,000 new apps being submitted to Google Play and the App Store every day, finding the right apps to keep your family organized and entertained can be a daunting task. The good news is there are a few apps out there that everyday life a bit easier.

Below is a round up of a few apps that the My Data Manager team is thankful for. The list includes a couple of newer apps, as well as a classic that helps to keeps us in touch with family and friends around the world.

Looking for kid-friendly social activities that are taking place nearby? “RedRover wants to help you give your kids the best day ever. Open RedRover to find a stream of curated event listings called RedRover Picks. Tap on an event’s photo for more details, ticket purchase and smart, relevant suggestions for where to eat, shop, and play before or after.” Available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

This app keeps the whole family organized. “Cozi turns all your devices into ultimate family organizers with a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists, recipe box, and more everyone can access on the go.” The app is free to download but there’s also an option to purchase the premium, ad-free version that includes features such as: a shared address book and birthday tracker. Available on the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and the App Store.

If you often find yourself making typos while texting on your phone, Swiftkey will help you prevent misspellings and cut down typing time. It’s “a smart keyboard that learns from you, replacing your device’s built-in keyboard with one that adapts to the way you type. The app learns your writing style to give you super-accurate autocorrect and intelligent next-word prediction, reducing keystrokes and getting smarter over time.” Swiftkey is free to download and is available on Google Play and the App Store.

Turning a special moment into a shareable video does not have to be complicated or expensive. “Magisto Video Editor automatically turns your photos and video clips into magical music videos that you’ll want to share with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram and more.” It’s free to download and the default features can help you create stunning videos. However, those looking for more functionality can opt for the premium and business packages, which start at $9.99 a month for a one-year subscription. Available on Google Play and the App Store.

We at My Data Manager are all about mobile savings and that’s why WhatsApp is an absolute favorite! It’s a free messaging app that uses your phone’s Internet connection to message and call friends and family. Available on the Microsoft Store, Google Play and the App Store.