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Best family apps to kick off 2013


Time for those familiar family resolutions-save money, eat healthier and get a little techie! This year, resolve to try a few of these apps, certain to help you and your family reach your New Year’s goals! Most are free-or worth the cost of their few dollar fees.

Use these apps to help your family keep their resolutions and start 2013 off right.

Save money

GasBuddy
(iPhone, Android, Blackberry, free) locates gas stations near you
to compare costs and find the least expense price at the pump.

KidsMeal Deals (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, free) helps
you find local promotions for dining out at your family’s favorite
restaurants.

Apples2Oranges (iPhone, Android, free) helps
you compare price and quantity in the store and is perfect for
figuring out the cost per granola bar during your trip to the big
box store.


Eat healthier

Fooducate
(iPhone, Android, free) uses your phone’s camera to snap a photo of
a food product and give it a grade from A through F, along with
other nutritional notes.

Munch5-a-Day (iPhone, free) is a fun, interactive game that
keeps track of the number of fruits and veggies each family member
eats.


Get active

Eat-And-Move-O-Matic (iPhone, iPad, free)
shows kids how long it takes to burn the calories they eat when
they participate in activities they like.

Kiddy Keep Fit (iPhone, free) encourages little ones
to exercise to music.

Take a family walk together each day and use the MapMyWalk app
(iPhone, iPad, Android, free) to set family goals and keep track of
the miles.


Clear clutter

Cut down on junk mail with the snap of your mobile phone! PaperKarma
(iPhone, Android, free) takes your photos and contacts the mailer
to ask that you be removed from the mailing list.

HomeRoutines
(iPhone, iPad, $3.99) helps you break your home into zones and
manage your time to keep from getting overwhelmed by stuff.


Learn something new

Combine time together with learning and fun.Weird but True (iPhone, iPad, free) offers hundreds of wild,
wacky facts from National Geographic Kids.

Weird Word of the Day (iPhone, iPad, free) introduces families
to less common words and their definitions.

Fat Brain (iPhone, iPad, free) is a fun trivia game with facts
from history, languages, sports and more.


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