Manage babysitters and activities with these 3 apps

Apps for Busy Parents

School’s out, but work isn’t. Mom and Dad are still busy, even when their kids’ schedules shift to free-form summer fun.

For busy parents, their best tool is their smartphone. They can make an app for the extended family, used to share photos of the kids, query for free babysitters nearby, and to coordinate recitals and championship games all over at Yapp. Let these apps handle all the other stuff.


It’s hard to find the perfect babysitter. Tonightish sources the sitters of your friends and community on the app to find highly recommended babysitters. It’s an expanded circle of trust between friends and family nearby. Tonightish is available free on the iTunes store.


While you’re away at work, you can still keep tabs on how your kids are doing. With CluckCluck, each child gets a page in the app that parents can use to inform caretakers of needs while also keeping tabs on activities throughout the day. Parents can also pay babysitters through the app. CluckCluck is available for $2.99 on the iTunes store.

Mommy Nearest

Like Yelp specifically for parents, MommyNearest shows you the parent-approved, kid-friendly places nearby. This includes restaurants, sanitary bathrooms, and urgent cares, for any and all needs. CluckCluck is available free on the iTunes store.