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.

Tides Near Me App

The Puget Sound shoreline is brimming with crawly creatures and splendid sea life for your beachcombers to enjoy. Use the Tides Near Me app when planning your next trip to the beach. The app displays the last low tide and high tide, as well as when the sun and moon will rise and set. It also offers tidal charts so you can maximize your beach experience and explore those fascinating tide pools.

Download: iPhone and Android
Cost: Free

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

— Abbey McGee

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