Modern-day conveniences are a parent’s best friend. Can you even remember the last time you had to go buy diapers at the store instead of having them delivered via Amazon? Smartphones and apps are also a necessity for busy parents, saving you both time and money, and even helping you discover new and fun things to do with your family. Click through the gallery for 10 must-have apps every Seattle parent should have at their fingertips.

Seattle Freeways App

Oh Seattle, we love to hate your unpredictable traffic. Take the guesswork out of local traffic with the Seattle Freeways app, offering real-time traffic maps and cameras for the Puget Sound---from Olympia to Everett. You can get daily notifications when you leave home and work for your freeway route (which may or may not be a good thing depending on the estimated transit time) and updates when accidents, roadwork, and special events may affect road conditions.

Bonus: You can receive mountain pass reports and Canadian border delays for all Western Washington crossings.

Download: iPhone
Cost: $2.99 (Lite version available for free)

What is your favorite go-to Seattle app? Tell us about it in the Comments below.

— Abbey McGee

all photos courtesy of iTunes Preview