5 of the best useful apps for families

MFM's pick of the best apps for families - from supermarkets to fun days out

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  • Asda (Free)

    Supermarket shopping just got easier. This app is so super easy-to-use, it almost makes food shopping enjoyable. The minimum order value of £30 is the only limitation we’ve found. Although we couldn’t initially work out how to make something a ‘favourite’, products aren’t difficult to find within the categories. You can set up a delivery time from your device (which can be changed) and you can price-check your receipt too. There’s a barcode scanner for use when in store for price checking or at home to add products to your next order. Opening times/store locator are also available using data connection.

    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Currently not available on Android Market.

  • AA Parking (£1.99)

    Like having your very own personal assistant, this app lets you know where you can park, how long for and how much it’ll cost. It even lets you know if a car park is full, making day trips (almost) a breeze! Requires data connection for real time updates.


    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Requires Android: 1.5 and up.

  • Kitchen Calculator (£1.99)

    If you love cooking, you’ll love this app. Recipe instructions are so often laden with unrecognisable measurements, but this takes all the worry away with easy-to-use converters. Never again will you add a cup instead of a teaspoon of salt (or is that just us?!).


    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Currently not available on Android Market.

  • NCT BabyChange (Free)

    Nowhere to change your tot's nappy except the side of the road? This clever app will help you locate baby change facilities nearest to you, with the help of data connection. Hygiene stars enable you to make an informed choice, and you can even add extra ones you find as you go.


    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Currently not available on Android Market.

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  • AroundMe (Free)

    Find local amenities in an instant with AroundMe. From nearby hospitals and petrol stations, to restaurants and museums, you’ll find everything you need, er, around you! Uses date connection to give you real time info.


    Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Requires data connection. Requires Android: 1.6 and up.

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