Today, over 4 million people work remotely in the United States, and that number is only likely to increase. Not to mention, most telecommuters work longer hours and well over 40 hours a week when compared to non-remote workers—quite a challenge when you’re a work-from-home dad. Fortunately, there are countless apps that can make a busy dad’s life easier.
Stay organized (and sane) this upcoming 2021 with these five free essential apps:
Remember the Milk
This is the ultimate to-do list. Remember the Milk lets you combine your family-related tasks with your work-related ones in an easy-to-use interface.
Besides organizing tasks by type, you can also set their priority level, due date, and duration. Plus, since it’s available for both Android and iOS, you can receive reminders via SMS on your Android or iPhone, as well as instant messenger and email.
So you’ll never forget to take your kids to soccer practice or an important project deadline again.
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Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete every single errand and chore. That’s where TaskRabbit comes in.
First, you let TaskRabbit know what you need help with—it can be anything from cleaning your home to taking down the Christmas decorations to assembling your Ikea furniture—and then you hire a Tasker to get the job done.
Although the app is free, you will, of course, have to pay your helper (which we think is completely worth it when you think about all the time you’ll save).
Cozi Family Organizer
Cozi calls their application the “must-have app for the modern family.” What makes this app unique from other digital family organizers is its ability to keep track of everyone’s schedules in one place.
Work-from-home moms that need a simple way to organize their family’s many activities and appointments will love Cozi’s color-coded calendar, sharing abilities, and integrated family journal.
This free app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows.
Make sharing documents with your coworkers or clients a breeze while you’re on the go with the Dropbox app.
Since your files automatically sync to your smartphone from your laptop or desktop, you can take your virtual desk with you when picking up the kids from school or going on a quick trip to the grocery store.
Adding this type of freedom means you’ll be able to devote your attention to your work-from-home job while effectively managing your family life.
The Dropbox app is free and available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire.
Organizing your finances is a time-consuming task. Make the process easier for yourself this upcoming year with the GoDaddy Bookkeeping app.
Formerly known as Outright, this app is especially useful if you’re a freelancer or own a small home business. GoDaddy Bookkeeping eliminates the tedious chore of data entry. It does this by automatically importing your daily data and organizing it in charts and spending summaries.
Additionally, it lets you accept payments anywhere, sends invoices, create estimates, check all your account balances, add expenses, and upload receipts.