Mothers Day Apps

Mother's Day in the U.S. is this Sunday, and it's when we all take a minute to show appreciation to our mums.

In the event the day has completely slipped your mind, there are a few Windows 10 apps available that can help you avoid the doghouse. These Windows 10 apps can help find a five-star restaurant to treat your mother to dinner and locate that last-minute gift. There's even a Windows 10 Mobile app that can inspire the perfect note for the card you get your mom.

These are the best Windows 10 apps for Mother's Day.

Yelp

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Yelp is the official Windows 10 app for the Yelp online service, and it can help you survive Mother's Day by finding a restaurant nearby to treat your mom to lunch, or find a coffee house to pick up your mother a fresh cup of Joe. Worried about running out of gasoline as you race home to celebrate Mother's Day? Yelp has you covered there, too, and can find nearby gas stations.

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The free Windows 10 Mobile app delivers a host of information on the business listings it provides, including contact information, driving directions, links to websites, hours of operation, smoking preferences, outdoor seating, and customer reviews. It also includes OpenTable integration to allow you to make dinner reservations without leaving the app, and it searches for deals in your area that can save you a few bucks.

Should you choose to create a Yelp membership account, options to leave reviews of businesses, photographs of your experiences, and participate in Yelp's social network become available. If you prefer, the core features of the app are available without the need for membership.

Whether it's Mother's Day, your anniversary, a birthday or any other occasion, Yelp is a handy Windows 10 app to help you find what you need.

Download Yelp from the Windows Store

Mom

Mom

Struggling for a note to add to your Mother's Day card, or simply want to send your mother a message reminding her how special she is to you? Mom is a Windows 10 Mobile app that can help.

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The free app has dozens of short messages of appreciation for your mother. You can scroll through the passages to find the perfect phrase or tap the Spin Button at the bottom of the display to randomly select a message. Once you have discovered the perfect message, you can scribble it down in your Mother's Day card or tap the send button to email it to your mom. My vote is to jot it down on a card for greater impact, but in some cases, email is the only option available.

Mom is not complicated and has plenty of thoughtful messages to help make Mother's Day special.

Download Mom from the Windows Store

Amazon

Amazon

While the Windows 10 Amazon app has seen its fair share of changes over the years (some good, some bad), the app remains a convenient option when you need to order a gift while on the go. Add overnight shipping (in some locations same day shipping), and the Amazon app could get you out of a jam this Mother's Day.

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The Windows 10 app provides you access to your Amazon account, the entire Amazon inventory, your shopping lists and the ability to order merchandise directly from the app. You can search for items, view them by category and pull up the current deals. The free Windows 10 app is a convenient way to compare prices or hunt down those hard-to-find gifts. Even when time isn't on your side this Mother's Day, you can always have an Amazon Gift Card electronically delivered.

Download Amazon from the Windows Store

OpenTable

OpenTable

OpenTable is another official app for Windows 10 that delivers all the features of the OpenTable website to your Windows 10 PC or mobile device. The app comes in handy for making dining reservations to celebrate Mother's Day, birthdays, a night out with your significant other or any other occasion.

The OpenTable app has a database of thousands of restaurants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. You choose the date, time and party size, and OpenTable locates all the available tables in your area in real time. Upcoming reservations can be added to your Windows phone calendar and you can even make out of town reservations for when you are traveling.

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You can narrow the results by cuisine, price or neighborhood and browse the menus, diner ratings and review of the restaurants. Membership is required (it's a freebie) and allows you to manage your reservations, access your dining history, bookmark favorite restaurants and earn dining points that can be cashed in to use at OpenTable restaurants. This is one Windows 10 app that can help you never forget an important dining reservation.

Download OpenTable from the Windows Store (PC version)

Download OpenTable from the Windows Store (Mobile version)

1-800-Flowers

1800 Flowers

It's hard to go wrong with flowers on Mother's Day, and 1-800-Flowers is a Windows 10 app designed to make flower delivery as painless as possible. If flowers aren't your mom's cup of tea, 1-800-Flowers also has a decent selection of gourmet cookies, chocolates, fruit bouquets and other gift items.

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The free app is available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile and includes a nice selection of same-day delivery gifts as well as menu selections that sort gifts by occasion (Mother's Day, birthdays and funerals, for example). The app has support for account management and integration with your contact information for delivery addresses. Once an order has been placed, you can track it from within the Windows 10 app to avoid any surprises.

1-800-Flowers is an opportune app to have around when you need the kind of help flowers can offer. Whether it's for Mother's Day, anniversaries or getting out of the doghouse with your wife or girlfriend.

Download 1-800-Flowers from the Windows Store

Your thoughts

If you've tried any of these Windows 10 apps, let us know what you think in the comments. Also, if you have a recommendation for a Windows 10 app that can help you make the most of Mother's Day, toss out your suggestion as well.