- August 19, 2014

Free Apps for Summer: Finding Your Own


I’ve enjoyed sharing some of my favorite apps for kids with Free Fun in Austin this summer. Now that I’m getting my kids off to school and returning to a normal, busy schedule, we won’t have as many road trips to fill with screen time or as many lazy mornings to explore apps. We can all use some new content for our devices every now and then, though, and free is always nice. I’ll leave you with a few recommendations for finding apps yourselves.

Amazon AppStore (Android)
The Amazon AppStore features at least one free app daily. You can put the app on your device and check it daily to see the free app. Other apps are featured or discounted, as well.

AppsGoneFree (iOS)
AppsGoneFree compiles a daily list of 5 to 10 apps, normally paid, that are offered for free for a short period. You can set your device to receive a push notification when each day’s list goes live.

Common Sense Media (iOSAndroid)
Common Sense Media’s app is a must-have for parents. You can do a quick search to get recommended movies, books, television shows, video games, or apps for each child’s age. You can also read reviews evaluating the appropriateness of the media, breaking down consumerism, sex, violence, language, etc.

Amanda Bindel is an Austin mom of two girls and reviews apps for Common Sense Media. Follow her on Twitter to read about more apps she recommends.