If you’re looking for great apps, read this… one mom shares her best ones

August 29, 2014
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Some of my best apps come from others’ recommendations, so I thought I’d start a series here of top apps, and, more specifically, your top apps. Each submission will receive a R400 iTunes voucher courtesy iStore and iParent, so that you can treat yourself – and your kids – to cool iOS apps and music from iTunes. PS: You can buy your own iTunes vouchers from iStores, or from iStore online


This week’s top apps come from Megan Hardwig, a Port Elizabeth PA who’s mom to Zoe. Megan loves crafting, DIY projects, retail therapy and fashion.


My best app is… definitely Studio Design, which lets you play at designing and also lets you share your ideas with others and get feedback from the community.

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My best utility app is… I’d say Dropbox because I take a lot of pictures with my iphone, and it’s automatically uploaded to my Dropbox account, which then syncs directly to my laptop! It’s amazing. I take one photo, and instantly have a backup on my hard drive, AND on the “cloud”.

My best photo editing app is… A Beautiful Mess, which lets you start with a photo, add a filter and then add text and doodles. The artwork is one of a kind, created by the girls behind the blog A Beautiful Mess.

My best social app is… Instagram. It’s definitely is my personal fave because I love to edit my photos and quickly share them with my network of friends and family. With this app the focus is more on the sharing than the filters, but they do have some basic filters and features to work with.

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My best entertainment app is… YouTube because If you spend most of your time online, this is the world’s largest video repository, and you can view so much on it.

My kid’s best app is… Angry Birds as it’s a classic, and lots of fun .(*I also enjoy playing it)

If I was looking for directions or lost, the app I’d use is… Google Maps as it knows how to get you to your destination. This app offers voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions. It’s amazing!!!

I wish they would develop an app that… would do home inventory, and would auto generate shopping lists based on a device on my fridge. When I use the last of the milk, I hit the milk button, and it goes onto my shopping list.

The one app I couldn’t do without is.. Google as I basically “Google” everything hence the saying “Google obviously is a woman because she knows everything!”

I find out about new apps… through iTunes, friends and reviews done by bloggers.

Would you like to be featured here, chatting about your best apps? If so, please email me.

About iParent

iParent is a site that gives free information about iPads in education, and how to help and support your child. It starts at the basics – from setting up a profile for your child and how to set safety and restriction controls.

iParent also has app recommendations, and links to curriculum-approved textbooks for downloading, as well as matric past exam papers and study guides for revision. For more info, go to www.iparent.co.za

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  • Megs Hartwig

    Thanks for featuring my favourite apps on your blog 🙂

    August 29, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply
  • Moo

    This is a great series, looking forward to hearing about lots of fun apps. I just downloaded studio app and see you search and follow people similar to instagram – but can’t find this blogger megan?

    August 29, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply
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