Parents rejoice! YouTube has listened and created a kid friendly app that your kids will love. It offers a safe environment to watch popular shows such Sesame Street and Thomas the Train and online channels such as TuTiTu and Mother Goose Club and we love that you can set a timer to control how long your children can watch for.
Download YouTube Kids Free for Android
Download YouTube Free for Apple
Ever wanted to see what inner workings of your brain looks like? This interactive allows you to rotate and zoom a 3D image of a brain, see how each brain region functions, even what happens when it is injured. Contains lots of information and links to modern research.
Download 3D Brain Free for Android
Download 3D Brain Free for Apple
Ready to file your taxes? Turbo Tax makes it a breeze with their tax preparation app!
You can securely switch between your tablet, phone and computer and even upload your W-2 by just snapping a pic!
Download TurboTax Free for Android
Download TurboTax Free for Apple
Are you a Cinderella fan or have a daughter who is? This will be a must have app!
Inspired by the new live action Cinderella film, the creators of Disney’s Frozen Free Fall and Maleficent Free Fall creators have released a new puzzle matching game set in the enchanting world of Cinderella.
Download Cinderella Free Fall for Android
Download Cinderells Free Fall for Apple
Tired of the free app flashlights that promise a bright light and instead produces a dim glow that would’t even be able to help you find the keyhole? This app by far has the brightest light of any flashlight app we have used.
We even tested it out in our rather creepy attic and surprised how well we could see (though some things are better left unseen!) Just for sake the handiness factor of always having a flashlight on hand give this app a try.
Download Brightest Flashlight Free for Android
Download Brightest Flashlight Free for Apple
Ok we are late in the game, we have been using Skype on our desktop/laptop forever but have now finally tried out the Skype app. We must admit we have a love/hate relationship with it.
On our Apple devices we love, love, love the video quality and the app rarely crashes. However on our Android devices we cannot seem to make a call that lasts more than 3 minutes that doesn’t crash on us and do not get us started on the video quality!
Our recommendation? If you have an Apple device there are not many apps that can provide the video quality Skype does for free but if you are an Android device skip it until it has been fixed (unless your a fan of frustration lol)
Download Skype App for Android
Download Skype App for Apple
Cute characters + simple but fun racing game = great way to waste a little time. The Fun Run App allows you to play this multi-player racing game with your friends or random players from around the world.
You are able to earn coins to be able to customize your character although slowly.(You can take the shortcut and just pay for the customizations although we didn’t find it was worth it) We found the load times to be a bit lengthy on some Android devices but seemed to load with no problems on our Apple devices.
Download Free version of Fun Run for Android
Download Free Version of Fun Run for Apple
We are hooked on this fast paced word game! The brain workout it gives trying to find the connecting words as fast as possible is great. Our only complaint is that when playing a random player it does not have a time limit for the other player to play their round.
Currently we have been waiting for 42 hours for our opponent to play their round! Unfortunately this problem also seems to exist on the paid version too. While it’s a ton of fun to play it definitely requires some patience
Download Ruzzle Free Version for Android
Download Ruzzle Free Version for Apple
Would you like a personal trainer without the cost? The RunKeeper App can do just that! Just plug in your weight and goal and it will give you a personalized fitness plan, no gym membership required.
A coach will encourage you to stick to a pace as you workout (running, walking, biking) and when you finish a workout it will give you a complete breakdown of your stats, distance speed, even calories burned. You can even sync this app with your Facebook page and challenge your friends to some virtual competition! This free app is a winner in our book for sure.
Download Free RunKeeper App for Android
Download Free RunKeeper App for Apple
This year we all made the resolution that we are going to lose weight and eat healthier (past February!) So we got to work finding the best apps to make it easier. This app is Sarah’s favorite pick because it makes it so easy to track both food and fitness.
Just use the easy to navigate database to log your meals and the app automatically updates your target calorie count according to how many calories you have burned through exercise. It even features a bar code scanner that lets you scan the bar code on food packages and records the calorie information!
Download the free Lose It! App for Android
Download the free Lose It! App for Apple