5 Free Apps for Work From Home Moms

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The number of people who telecommute has increased by more than 60 percent since 2005, according to Global Workplace Analytics, an independent research firm focused on emerging workplace issues. Another joint study by University of Texas and University of Iowa found that telecommuters are almost twice as likely to work more than 40 hours per week than non-telecommuters—quite a challenge when you’re a work-from-home mom. Fortunately, there are countless apps that can make a busy mom’s life easier. Stay organized (and sane) this 2015 with these five free essential apps:

Remember the Milk

This is the ultimate to-do list. Remember the Milk lets you combine your family-related tasks with your work-related ones in an easy-to-use interface. Aside from organizing tasks by type, you can also set their priority level, due date and duration. Plus, since it’s available for both Android and iOS, you can receive reminders via SMS on your Google Nexus 6 or iPhone, as well as instant messenger and email—so you’ll never forget to take your kids to soccer practice or an important project deadline again. Best of all? The app is completely free.

TaskRabbit

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete every single errand and chore. That’s where TaskRabbit comes in. First, you let TaskRabbit know what you need help with—it can be anything from cleaning your home to taking down the Christmas decorations to assembling your Ikea furniture—and then you hire a Tasker to get the job done. Although the app is completely free, you will, of course, have to pay your helper (which we think is completely worth it, when you think about all the time you’ll save).

Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi calls their application the “must-have app for the modern family.” What makes this app unique from other digital family organizers is its ability to keep track of everyone’s schedules in one place. Work-from-home moms that need a simple way to organize their family’s many activities and appointments will love Cozi’s color-coded calendar, sharing abilities and integrated family journal. This free app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8.1.

Dropbox

Make sharing documents with your coworkers or clients a breeze while you’re on the go with the Dropbox app. Since your files automatically sync to your smartphone from your laptop or desktop you can take your virtual desk with you when picking up the kids from school or going on a quick trip to the grocery store. Adding this type of freedom means you’ll be able to devote your attention to your work-from-home job while effectively managing your family life. The Dropbox app is free and available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Kindle Fire.

GoDaddy Bookkeeping

Organizing your finances is a time-consuming task. Make the process easier for yourself this upcoming year with the GoDaddy Bookkeeping app. Formerly known as Outright, this app is especially useful if you’re a freelancer or own a small home business. GoDaddy Bookkeeping eliminates the tedious chore of data entry by automatically importing your daily data and organizing it in charts and spending summaries. Additionally, it lets you accept payments anywhere, send invoices, create estimates, check all your account balances, add expenses and upload receipts.

Disclosure

Krystle Cook - the creator of Home Jobs by MOM - put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

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  1. Cool post Krystle. Anything that makes life easier in all for!! Downloading Remember the Milk now. 🙂

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