You’re at the circus and you’re juggling a basketball, rubber duck, and three ping pong balls while riding a lopsided rhino. Not too far-fetched, aye?
The circus is your average day, the basketball is your work schedule, the rubber duck is still a rubber duck, and the ping-pong balls represent dirty diapers, shopping lists, and memory keeping responsibilities. The rhino- military life- at it’s finest.
On second thought, let’s drive back to the circus and add a few marbles to the mix. You get the picture. Our lives, in essence, are heaps of beautiful, meaningful, and honorable piles of chaos. Here are a few of the best apps for military spouses that can help us all juggle those balls while simultaneously riding that rhino.
Have you ever gone the commissary with intentions to grab chili powder and come home with $150 worth of everything but chili powder? Well fret no more! This app not only creates the perfect shopping lest but IT REMEMBERS previous shopping lists. Who wants to face pay day grocery shopping TWICE? Get it here!
I take a million pictures. I also don’t have 2TB of storage available on my iphone. I don’t know about the rest of you but my soul burns a little every time I try to take a photo and instead I am greeted with the “you don’t have even the slightest bit of storage left…” Dropbox let’s me store all my photos in the cloud without taking up room on my device. Get it here!
Oh you need a copy of your orders three minutes ago? Done! CamScanner replaced my home scanner after the first “scan.” Get it here!
A must have for deployment communication. Send and receive texts as well as phone calls (as long as both the sender and receiver have wifi). Get it here!
Thank National Military Family Association for this one! This app is the ultimate oracle in conjunction with military life. It offers personalized information based on your branch of service, duty station/current location (I’m looking at YOU fellow RESERVE and NATIONAL GUARD SPOUSES), and current situations. If you have a general question about military life it mostly will have an answer. Get it here!
This app identifies places within your area that offer military discounts on their products and services including entertainment, products, retailers, and restaurants! Get it here!
If you hate having a million apps to check your credit card statements, phone bill, personal accounts, and track your various other bills look no more! This app will serve as your personal organizer for all of the above and then some all with the luxury of using one password. Get it here!
This is a safe texting app for kids. The app allows your children to text an approved list of recipients (think texting your spouses’ email while he/she is deployed.) Get it here!
I know, I know-you are a loyal listener of Pandora and Spotify but let me sway you to my side. I’ve tried them all! I love iHeartRadio! Not only do they play host to the “Show Your Stripes Movement,” (a call for employers to hire veterans) but their playlists are simply the best. Get it here!
The name speaks for itself and it really is full proof! Did you lose your phone on silent mode? Don’t worry! This app has the option to “play sound,” even when your phone is on silent or vibrate. The app also serves as a GPS tracking device. Get it here!
There you have it fellow spouses, a list of the apps that I hope will enable you to breath a little easier. I am well aware there are millions of lists (like this one, from Jo My Gosh!) floating around cyber space so please share your life-saver apps in the comments!