Hong Kong is not a city for the faint-hearted and most of us are well acquainted with the “work hard, work harder” mantra. And when you’ve got a whole brood to keep track of, things can get a little chaotic. Fortunately for busy Hong Kong parents, there’s an app for just about everything, so you can keep your family in check and spend more quality time with your lovely little ones. Get savvy and get your smartphones to do the thinking, paper weight planners just don’t cut it anymore!
Discover Hong Kong (Free)
This one’s good to have when you’re on the go if Plan A fails and you suddenly need a Plan B. It has all the best activities to do in the ‘Kong with all the latest events!
My Observatory (Free)
The Hong Kong Observatory app helps to keep you on your toes with the unpredictable weather. Kids also rather enjoy the storm tracker function!
Hong Kong Taxi Translator (HKD $8)
For when you’ve got a taxi with multiple shopping bags and your Cantonese fails you, this app will be your lifesaver.
Since launching in Hong Kong, this has became the new favourite taxi app, for those days when it’s pouring rain and there’s not a cab in sight! Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi stand. Uber will have a lift show up on your doorstep faster than you can say “Rain, rain, go away!”
Open Rice Hong Kong (Free)
This one should always be on hand if you need a quick meals fix that will please the masses.
Baby Pack & Go (HKD $8)
Keep organised with these nappy-bag checklists so you don’t get halfway down the road and realise you’ve forgotten the wet wipes!
First Year (HKD $38)
This baby-tracking app helps you log daily activities such as breastfeeding, nursing, milestones, physical growth and other medical information handy at doctor visits. Great for monitoring your baby’s well being while keeping your sanity in check.
Cozi Family Organizer (Free)
There's nothing stationary about your life, so why depend on a family calendar that hangs on a fridge or wall? This app allows you to manage your individual as well as your family everyday life and keep on top of schedules!