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Streamlining Life: Digital Solutions for Busy Singaporean Families

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In the hustle and bustle of Singaporean life, parents often find themselves at the forefront of managing various responsibilities. From work commitments to family obligations and school schedules, the list seems endless. However, amidst this chaos, technology comes to the rescue with a range of free apps designed to simplify the lives of busy parents.

Here are four must-have apps and one platform tailored to the needs of Singaporean families, ensuring smoother daily operations and more quality time together.

LifeSG: The Swiss Army Knife of Parenting Apps

LifeSG emerges as the ultimate multitasking tool for parents juggling myriad roles. Whether registering a child’s birth or managing end-of-life arrangements for elderly parents, this app serves as a one-stop solution. Additionally, it facilitates tasks such as applying for HDB season parking, finding preschools, scheduling medical appointments, and reporting neighbourhood issues. With LifeSG, parents can efficiently tackle diverse responsibilities from a single platform, enhancing productivity and convenience.

MyMoneySense: Empowering Financial Management

Navigating the intricacies of family finances can be daunting, but MyMoneySense simplifies the process. Leveraging SGFinDex, this government-backed service provides a comprehensive view of one’s financial landscape across various institutions.

Users can access information on assets, insurance coverage, and cash flow, empowering them to make informed decisions for financial well-being. Through objective indicators and personalised insights, MyMoneySense guides families in optimising their financial strategies across different life stages.

MyENV: Safeguarding Family Health and Safety

In a city prone to environmental hazards like haze and dengue outbreaks, staying informed is crucial for family safety. MyENV offers real-time updates on air quality, dengue hotspots, water levels, and more, ensuring proactive measures against potential risks. Users can customise alerts for specific locations, including homes, offices, or childcare centres, enhancing preparedness for emergencies. With comprehensive information on environmental factors, MyENV empowers parents to safeguard their family’s well-being effectively.

NLBMobile: Cultivating Family Bonding Through Reading

Promoting literacy and bonding with children becomes effortless with NLBMobile. This user-friendly app enables hassle-free access to library resources, allowing users to borrow books, manage loans, and explore digital materials conveniently.

Families can enjoy quality reading time together, fostering emotional and intellectual connections. Moreover, the app offers access to NewspaperSG, a digital archive spanning nearly two centuries of local newspapers, enriching historical and cultural learning experiences for all ages.

Parents Gateway: Streamlining School Communication and Engagement

Managing school-related updates and activities can overwhelm parents, but Parents Gateway simplifies the process. Serving as a bridge between schools and families, this platform delivers timely announcements, event notifications, and academic progress reports.

Parents can access a consolidated view of their child’s activities, schedule parent-teacher meetings, and access valuable resources for parenting support. With streamlined communication and centralised information, Parents Gateway enhances parental engagement and facilitates smoother transitions between academic stages.

As reported by OpenGov, in the fast-paced landscape of technology, Singapore stands at the forefront of digital innovation, offering couples a plethora of apps to enrich their relationship experiences. From nurturing shared interests to planning for the future, the article elaborated on seven digital services offered by the GovTech team to enhance the journey for couples.

In today’s fast-paced parenting scene, technology emerges as a crucial ally for Singaporeans. With a plethora of multitasking tools at their disposal, each app serves a distinct purpose, simplifying daily tasks and bolstering family well-being. By leveraging the capabilities of these tech tools, couples, parents, and families can navigate their roles more efficiently, paving the way for more meaningful moments and quality time spent with loved ones.


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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.