Enjoy a Smartphone Family Summer

Not everyone has a Smartphone, but for those that do, they are proving to be a great resource. Here are some helpful applications geared toward families.

TextArrest
This app was created to for parents to download on their child’s phone. It will lock certain features while driving such as texting and talking and notify parents of unsafe driving such as exceeding speed limits. Coming soon to Android and Blackberry.

Cozi
This free mobile application includes a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists, meal planning and even a family journal that all can access. Available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Glympse
This tool allows you to see where family members are. This free app will even map it out for you if you need to pick your child up and aren’t sure of the location. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and WinPhone7.

Brightkite
This free group chat solution allows your entire family to have a digital conversation. It even supports image sharing, making it a lifesaver when sharing important family events. Available for iPhone and Android.