9 Apps Every Parent Wishes Were Real

Mar 30, 2016

There are thousands of apps out there that help make parents’ lives easier—in fact, we just shared 7 kinds of apps that can actually help parents stay organized, share memories and save money. But sometimes, the limits of technology mean that the apps parents really want just can’t exist.

9 imaginary apps we think parents would love:

1. Snack Translator

For the parent who wants a cheese board but will settle for a cheese string, and solutions to other common parent snack dilemmas.

2. Dr. Hypochondriac

Detects when the user is obsessively searching obscure health symptoms related to a child’s illness and blocks all internet access except contact information for qualified health professionals.

Illustration: a woman holds a mobile phone, a sick child stands next to her.

3. Bathroom Safe Room

Make the most of your bathroom moments. This app acts as a remote control for things that will keep children occupied while you take five minutes for yourself: turn the television on to kids’ favourite shows or release their favourite snacks. Completely customizable.

4. Whine Time

Transforms children’s whining into a beautiful song that can be instantly shared with family and friends.

5. Wine Time

Integrates locations where liquor is sold into your favourite map app.

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6. Hide And Seek Your Stuff

It’s Siri for your stuff.

Simply ask the app where to find clothes, toys, bills, permission slips, keys, missing socks or a clean shirt. Items will be located in three seconds or less.


7. Chore Motivator

Tired of reminding kids to do their chores?

After a parent asks their kids to do chores once, this app takes over. It motivates kids to do their chores using a variety of highly-personalized techniques, including tracking, rewards, song and dance.

So seamless, children won’t even know they’re doing chores until they’re done. 

8. Time Out Timer

A beautifully-designed time out timer. Automatically adds 30 seconds for each time your child asks how much longer they are in time out.

9. One Day At A Time

The daily positive affirmations app that reminds parents they’re doing great—no matter what any other moms or dads are doing.

Illustration of a mom holding a tablet.


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