Android offers a vibrant collection of applications, each of which is geared towards accomplishing a specific set of tasks. From entertainment to religion and office work, you’ll almost always find an app that meets your most particular needs. One category of apps that a lot of Android buffs forget about are apps that enhance the overall experience of parents, in their parenting roles. In this article, we look at the top 5 Android apps parents might not want to ignore.

Safe Browser                                   

This is a free browser app that’s otherwise known as ‘The Web Filter’. Considered that your children are often within reach of your Android smartphone, it helps that you install a browser app that makes it safe for them to roam the web. In this regard, there are multiple options in the Play Store, but Safe Browser happens to be at the top of its game. This app will filter adult websites, gambling, porn and any other content that might not be ideal for kids. More so, you can set it up to block specific social media and gaming endeavors.

Skype

You might not have expected this in our list, but Skype is one handy app no parent wants to ignore. A leading video calls and instant messaging tool, Skype – which can be enhanced to include international numbers – lets you know whether your kid is online and gives you instant reach to them.

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Flayvr MyRoll Smart Photo Gallery

Kids grow up fast, and in today’s digital globe, parents tend to take hundreds of photos and record multiple videos of their progeny as they grow up. In order to better organize and store these valuable memories, Flayvr’s MyRoll Smart Photo Gallery identifies your best snaps and collates them into ‘moments’, bringing together both videos and photos in the process. You also get to organize your multimedia moments in more traditional styles. Not to forget, this app is completely free on the Play Store.

The Story of the Drip Drops

Sounds like folklore? Well, this is another Android app that parents might want to keep close-by. This app is a leading storytelling tool that can be used to get children between the ages of 3 to 6 to sleep. Even if you don’t get them to sleep, you can keep them occupied while you go about your daily chores. Unless you were a literary genius in high school, you’d definitely need this. It sells for just about one buck on the Play Store.

Mint

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard of this one. Mint is a personal finance app that brings order and sanity to your financial life – which can be challenging with children around. Effective budgeting can have a positive effect on parenting, and this app lets you put together your earnings, budgets and expenditures. As well, you can set savings targets! You get it for free from the Mint.com website.

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