Friday, October 3, 2014
Smart Apps For Kids Staff pick their Top 50 FREE Apps for adults and kids!
Our fantastic staff have put their heads together to create a list of our current favorite apps so you can check out what we use on our devices on a daily basis.
There are apps for both kids and adults to use and are listed in no particular order. You will find games, educational apps, music apps, organization apps, a great brain training app and more!
Pandora Radio (iPad/iPhone)
Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and we will do the rest. It’s easy to create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love.
MarcoPolo Weather (iPad/iPhone)
Explore the fascinating world of weather! Create rainbows, thunderstorms, blizzards, and more as you learn about 9 major weather types.
Have fun while learning – our “digital sandbox” design seamlessly blends education with engaging play.
Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan things you want to do. When you find something that looks interesting, just Pin it! Pins are visual bookmarks that you organize and share the way you want.
My PlayHome Lite (iPad/iPhone)
My PlayHome is a doll house for the iGeneration. Imagine a doll house where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower. Where you can fry an egg and feed the family pizza. Where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights. Imagine a doll house where the pieces are impossible to lose and never break.
Remember The Milk (iPad/iPhone)
Take your to-do list anywhere with this feature-packed app; never forget the milk (or anything else) again. Remember The Milk (RTM) for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad connects with the popular online service of the same name. With millions of users worldwide, Remember The Milk is everywhere you are: from mobile to the web to apps including Outlook, iCal, Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and more.
Barbie® Fashion Design Maker™ (iPad only)
Barbie ® Fashion Design Maker™ allows you to be a real fashion designer. Choose from different photo realistic fabric swatches and patterns to create real outfits that you can put on Barbie®. Use your own photographs as design elements for your fashions. Level up your designer ranking by completing challenges and winning awards!
Why play against one person in a turn when you can play against thousands at once? Wordament® is a real-time continuous word tournament. Players compete on the same board with everyone at once. Rounds offer challenges such as two- and three-letter tiles, themed words, speed rounds and more.
Mini Motor Racing LITE (iPad/iPhone)
Mini Motor Racing plays like a favorite remote-controlled car showdown, combined with modern tech to nitro-boost your engines! Play multiplayer against your friends or rivals! Race in campaign competitions for big rewards! Upgrade your skills and cars to win more! It’s all here in Mini Motor Racing.
A palette of beautiful colors needs your help to get organized. This quick color matching puzzle game is easy to learn and difficult to put down. Ready to get Compulsive?
□ Addictive color matching puzzle game
□ Multiple Game Modes: Arcade, Strategy, Zen
□ Multiplayer: Play friends on the same board
Subway Surfers (iPad/iPhone)
DASH as fast as you can! DODGE the oncoming trains!
Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog.
- Grind trains with your cool crew!
- Colorful and vivid HD graphics!
- Hoverboard Surfing!
Shadow Puppet (iPad/iPhone)
Create custom videos that are easy to share! Combine photos and video clips with your voice and favorite song. Draw on screen, add emoji stickers, zoom and pan. Create videos to tell a story, explain an idea, or send a personalized message.
Shadow Puppet Edu (iPad/iPhone)
Easily create videos in the classroom! Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started in your classroom!
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (iPad/iPhone)
Experience the brand-new Despicable Me: Minion Rush! Gru’s loyal, yellow, mischievous Minions are ready for their tastiest challenge yet: Collecting exotic fruits to make yummy jelly! Jump, roll, dodge and scramble against others in fun, fast-paced missions.
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.
BUSH’S® Bean Dash (iPad/iPhone)
As Jay Bush, the protector of BUSH’S® Secret Family Recipe, our running game will have you dashing through the Bush’s family farm collecting beans and ingredients to make all of your favorite BUSH’S® Baked Bean flavors. Power-ups will help you through our run and jump platform game as you do your best to avoid Big Bumbling Bees, Crazy Clucking Chickens and Pesky Gophers..
ABC iview (Australia only, rated 12+ years, iPad/iPhone)
Never miss a moment of your favourite TV. ABC iview is simple, ad-free and free to use. Download the app now to watch ABC TV and exclusive iview programs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, on demand, over wifi or 3G/4G. Catch up on prime-time drama and trusted news and current affairs.
Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner (iPad/iPhone)
Pepperplate is the only app for serious cooks - it has all the tools you need to cook weeknight dinners or host a dinner party for 12. Manage your recipes, create menus, shop with ease and cook like a pro. Seamlessly manage your recipes, menus and shopping lists on the web, iPad and iPhone. Take your iPad into the kitchen and cook your whole menu with multiple cooking timers.
Stack the Countries™ Lite (iPad/iPhone)
Stack the Countries™ Lite makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.
Cozi Family Organizer (iPad/iPhone)
Manage everyday life and keep the whole family in the loop with Cozi, Appy Award Winner for Best Family App, BMA Gold Winner for Best Mobile Calendar and named a "must-have app for a better life" by The TODAY Show.
To see the entire list of 50, please CLICK HERE to visit Smart Apps For Kids!
** Please note ** Pricing is correct at the time of publishing. Some apps may contain in-app purchases and/or advertising. Only the app's developer can control when an app is free.**
Lisa M is excited about the addition of a microphone on Facebook Messenger, especially because it limits the number of stickers used by the Smart Apps staff.