Wednesday 3 June 2015

#Lumia apps for the busy mom @MicrosoftSA

Hi Guys,

Being a working mom or even a stay home mom can be quite a challenging job with tasks from running errands, ensuring that the kids’ needs are met, helping with homework etc. Knowing how hectic things get we thought we’d share some apps from the Windows Phone store that all moms will love making use of (even dads!). We hope this list includes something all moms will find useful, no matter her interests from gaming to baking, to the creative or entrepreneur.

The Pick n Pay app is free and lets you manage your account anywhere and everywhere. Keep track of your Smart Shopper points, view shopping history, see current promotions and view or use vouchers. You will really appreciate the convenience the PicknPay apps brings to your Lumia handset with features like getting cash back on your card or getting airtime, in exchange for points. Other services include getting travel rewards with Avios or purchasing Webtickets.

Are you too busy to shop around for deals in store? Download the PriceCheck app and at your convenience, compare the best deals on an extensive range of products before heading out. PriceCheck says it has more than 30 million products listed. You can sift through by category or location. It’s also useful when you are in-store and want to scan a barcode. Results include prices, description, images and user reviews.
For moms who rely on home remedies to keep the family in good health, look no further than the Home Remedies app. It has more than 50 recipes made from herbs, vegetables, spices or fruit, and claims no side effects. There are options for colds, coughs, acne, hair loss, etc. You can also sift through kids, women, obesity, diabetes etc.

Dictate Now!
For the moms who always have their hands full, the Dictate Now! app is a life saver. We all know that typing takes up more time, so why not just speak to your phone? If you are on any app, just hold down the Windows button (WP8) or Search button (WP8.1) and say “dictate now to clipboard”. The Dictate Now! app will then listen to what you say next and copy it to the clipboard, which you can then paste into whatever app you are in. Or, you can run the app on its own. 

Cozi Family Organiser has won the award for Best Family App in the Appy awards and for good reason. It has a colour-coded shared calendar to view schedules of individuals or the family, set reminders, shared shopping lists, see items added by family members, and to do lists. The whole family shares one account but each individual can access it using their own email addresses. Another bonus is the cross platform support. 
Sometimes these mobile apps really makes it very easy for us to order stuff and other times we want to De-stress ourselves via going to the actual stores and have our own say what to buy and what not? Smartphones have taken the market via storm and Windows Phones is also gaining market share from Android and iOS as more and more apps are being developed for this platform also. 


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