This post is sponsored by Hapimomi. All opinions are 100% mine.
Running a family is a full-time job within itself. From coordinating schedules for each family member to making sure you get what everyone needs at the grocery store, it’s exhausting just thinking about it. Hapimomi aims to make it easier for us to coordinate and communicate with our spouses and make our houses run smoother.
A key selling point for me is Hapimomi allows you to choose who has access to your information. Many apps lack private sharing, and generic sites can be too public and accessible to others.
Hapimomi has six main components:
- Wall: Easily share personal message with your family privately. No texting.
- To Do List: Share important family tasks with each other instantly.
- Contacts: Share a single family phone book everyone can access, anytime.
- Calendar: Keep organized. Plan together. Easily share events with your family.
- Shopping List: Instantly share your shopping lists with each other and track who bought what and when.
- Diary: Keep your family’s important moments in a safe place.
I’m most excited for the shared shopping lists. Often my husband needs something from the store but either forgets to tell me when he sees me or I forget to put it on the list. Now he can add directly to the shopping list. So much easier!
I also like that I can put in a friendly to-do reminder for my husband and vice versa. I’m organized but even I forget things sometimes!
The app is free with small ads that run at the bottom of the screen, so trying it out won’t cost you a penny.
I also received a free MP3 tune from Amazon when I signed up. It makes me wonder what other kinds of rewards might be hidden as I continue to use the app.
One thing I do wish for is the choice of integrating with my iCalendar. Privacy is important but I also work a lot on my laptop and would like to be able to pull up a full calendar on my computer. Currently, Hapimomi does not sync with iCloud Calendar, Google Calendar, etc. Update 10/24/13: The developers have informed me they are currently working on iCal integration, which will make this app an absolutely hit in my book.