Skip to Content

Homesteading & Farming Apps: To Make Life Easier

Homesteading & Farming Apps: To Make Life Easier

Sharing is caring!

My Homestead Life may earn a commission for purchases made after clicking links on this page. Learn More see Privacy Policy.

Homesteading & Farming Apps: To Make Life Easier

Homesteading & Farming Apps: To Make Life Easier

In the long history of electronic revolution; farming, gardening and homesteading is one thing that has seen very little change over time. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it- right? It comes as no surprise that mobile technology has yet to follow suit the same as it has in other areas of development, but times are changing. Now we have Homesteading & Farming Apps to make life easier.

One daunting task every homesteader loathes, but understands its necessity, is paperwork and record keeping. Busy hands often make forgetful minds and record keeping becomes a game of memory recall. Apps were designed to make life easier by allowing you instant access to programs that will offer you advice in areas that you need and to take records of important details that are often forgotten, saving you valuable time.

Homesteading & Farming Apps To Make Life Easier

Homesteading Today

Apps for your homestead, farm or garden

Cost: Free

Rating 4.1 stars


Homesteading Today a homesteading, agriculture, sustainable, self-sufficient forums mobile application.
Forums and magazine articles for animals, farming, soap making, pigs, chickens, goats, rabbits, dairy, sewing, fiber arts, crafting.

Farming App


Number one professional tractor GPS navigation and precision agriculture app to optimize farm machinery operations.

eFarm Manager

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs

Cost: Free

Rating 4.5 stars


eFarm Manager- Simple program for farmers, which allows you to create an electronic map of fields to keep a history of growing crops in the fields, to take notes on the fields as points of interest, keep the location of objects in your farm, keep a diary of field operations for each field.

● Electronic map fields: measuring the area and perimeter of fields.
● Maintenance history crop on each field. The history of crop rotation.
● Keeping of Farm Journal (fertilizing, planting, harvesting).
● Note anywhere in your field. (Soil
● Storing data in the cloud. Reliable storage of your data. Transferring data to a new device.
● Web access to your data.
● Inventory (Materials calculation in Farm Journal)
● Photo in Farm Journal
● Reports

Homesteading & Farming Cattle App

Cattle Market


Cost: Free

Rating 4.2 Start


Cattle Market Mobile is an app designed to help cattle producers monitor current auction prices across the United States.
This app displays reports produced by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service as well as reports from a variety of other sources.
Where available, users can view prices for feeder steers and bulls, feeder heifers, slaughter cows, and slaughter bulls.


Homesteading & Farming Apps

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.0

• Animal list with current master data and status information
• Documentation of bookings, treatments, group changes and inventory changes
• Display of the history of all actions of the single animal
• Offline fully usable
• Automatic synchronization with the Module Cattle in 365FarmNet
• Safe and password-protected connection of the app to the 365FarmNet account of the respective user


Homesteading & Farming Beekeeping App

Hive Tracks

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs
Cost: Free for 30 day trial then there is a small fee based on how many hives you have
Rating: 3.5 stars (The poor ratings came from customers that wanted the pro app for free not based on the quality of the app itself)


Hive Tracks for Android takes the rich, complex environment of the Hive Tracks web application and simplifies it for easy on-location and offline access to yard, hive, and hive inspections.
Use Android’s native camera and audio capabilities to capture your hive inspection in real-time.
The mobile app can be used with or without cell coverage, and in either case inspection data, photos, and audio are automatically synchronized with your account whenever your mobile device has cell coverage.
If you are a free Hive Tracks user, you will be given the opportunity to subscribe to Hive Tracks Pro through the mobile app. If you are not a Hive Tracks user, please register for an account through


Homesteading and Farming Apps:

Cost: App is free, but requires a paid Beetight Pro subscription to add inspections. See below for details.

Rating: 2 stars  I only found two ratings, one was 5 stars and one was 1 star.


Beetight is the number one record keeping system for beekeepers. Integrated with, Beetight for iPhone and iPad lets you enter details of your hive inspections when in the field.

• Enter hive records, with customisable fields including colony temperament, stores, queen sightings, swarm cells, varroa drop and many more (requires Pro account).
• Take photos of your inspections and upload them to
• Works offline and automatically syncs when you’re back online.
• Scan Beetight hive label barcodes to identify your hives in a snap.
• Supports up to 1000 hives, and more by arrangement.

Homesteading & Farming Livestock App

4-H Livestock Record Keeping

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs
Cost: Free
Rating: 5 stars
Do you agonize over 4-H record keeping?
Now you can organize your market livestock project information on your iPhone or iPad and send customized reports right to your email inbox.
• Track your 4-H’ers and their individual livestock project animals.
• Track participation in events, meetings, shows, contests and more
• Record animal weights, feed, and health and monitor average daily gains
• Enter project income, expenses, and assets to generate financial statements
• Use photos to customize each 4-H’er and animal
• Export reports to analyze in spreadsheets, create graphs, or use in your state or local 4-H record keeping forms
So stop writing animal weights on feed sacks and trying to re-create records from calendars, checkbooks and faded receipts.
There’s a better way!

Homesteading & Farming Chicken App

 Count Your Eggs

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs
Cost: Free
Rating: there is no rating for this yet

Count Your Eggs helps backyard chicken owners track their egg production. Simply enter your egg count each day when you gather eggs. The app graphs your production over time so you can spot changes in laying trends and make better predictions.


  • Count your eggs each day.
  • Forgot to count yesterday? No problem. You can add or change counts for past days.
  • See your weekly average egg production
  • See egg production graphed over time

Homesteading & Farming Goat App

Goat Spot

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.4 stars


Goat forum with articles, classifieds, goat registry, breeder listings, and breed reviews. Topics cover help and questions about goat raising and management, health and wellness, dairy, meat, pack, and fiber goats, breeding, kidding, showing, and selling.

Homesteading & Farming Gardening App

Garden Compass

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs
Cost: Free
Rating: 5 stars
Garden Compass is great for those who need help finding essential data — like what season a plant blooms and how much light it needs.
The coolest part of the app has a plant or pest identifier.
Take a picture of the item you need help with, email it to the Garden Compass team — and an expert will answer your question. Because the app tags your geolocation, the expert will tell you additional details based on where you live.
The app is free at Apple’s App store.

Garden Time Planner by Burpee

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs

Cost: Free

Rating: 3 stars


Garden Time Planner is great if you’re schedule oriented. Just pick a vegetable, herb or flower to add to your garden — the app tells you if you should start growing your seed indoors or directly in the garden. A checklist tells you what actions to take throughout the year. There are a few videos with planting instructions. And there’s even a weather report. The app is free at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Homesteading & Farming Weather App

Weather Channel

Apps for all of your homesteading, farming or gardening needs

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.3 Stars

The Weather Channel app offers the best radar maps, local forecasts, & weather news available. With our app and widgets, you can enjoy the best day possible with the most accurate forecast available. After all, when you see the world through weather, It’s Amazing Out There. Our favorite features include:
• Trusted forecasts include hourly, 36-hour, and 10-day forecast options (Celsius or Fahrenheit)
• Weather Maps: Fast, accurate, and localized radar maps offer past and future radar as well as severe weather alerts for storm tracking and tornado activity.
• Current weather conditions give you the “feels like” temperature, sunrise time, sunset time, wind speed, humidity, UV index, visibility, dew point, and pressure.
• The best weather app is also optimized for Android tablets

Homesteading & Farming Apps

Is there an App you use to make life easier on the Homestead and Farm?
Please share in comments


Want to know more about Homesteading? Check out more of our Homesteading articles here!



Sunday 31st of January 2021

We started using an online app called Farmrexx. After searching around for one that suited small hobby farmers, we decided on this one, It allows us to add any kind of livestock into the system and record treatments, joining, births and anything else that we need to record on the farm. We looked at a lot of others but most were too expensive for us as hobby farmers. The other reason was that we could add any kind of livestock into the software. Also, we could record expenses that were related to the farm.

Amber Bradshaw

Sunday 31st of January 2021

Thanks for sharing, I will have to check it out!

A Homestead Journal | My Casual Homestead

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

[…] not going to go over all the phone apps there are although there’s a nice blog post from My Homestead Life that discusses some of them. But I am going to highlight some of my favorite finds.  This […]


Thursday 5th of April 2018

I use Evernote a lot. I have "notebooks" of main farm categories. Then I start new notes under each notebook topic to keep notes on each thing. You can add audio, links, and photos as well. I know I am barely scratching the surface of usablility. I first learned about it on tutorial videos on YouTube and it was an excellent way to learn. I really like it. I started using it for my kids homeschool and now I have expanded to lots of areas in my life! The best part is I can access it from my phone, tablet, and laptop. My family can get on their device and add notes as they need to or look up info.


Friday 10th of November 2017

Thought you might be interested to know we developed a new app just for homsteaders called SmartSteader! It’s a homestead management app, kinda like a homestead binder for your phone. It’s used for keeping track of expenses, production, and notetaking/journaling. We’re constantly adding new features (like income tracking which will be in the next version in a few weeks).

SmartSteader can be used for any area of production on the homestead such as laying hens, dairy cows, dairy goats, meat chickens, pigs, beef, rabbits, etc… We’ve been keeping a paper based homestead binder for years and this has been a game changer being able to have our “binder” with us wherever we go! (And not to have to do anymore math!) The app is for iOS & Android and instantly syncs between devices (even across platforms). All data is securely stores so no more worrying about losing records! Needless to say, we're pretty excited to have it on our own homesteads and hopefully it will help other folks out too!


Thursday 16th of May 2019

I really like the concept of this app. It’s simplistic as far as adding the data. I think what would make it top notch is if breeding/medical/Photos could be incorperated for homesteader who breed and raise to full term. And opt when the sold, butchered or rebreed.

Ive been doing a lot of research on apps for record keeping and the one thing I cant seem to find is one app that can cover all aspects in which we vernture to. From breeding and hatching Chick and Quail to lamb/cafe mecdical and vaccinations.

Just fruit for though, if there is something I have not explore please point me in that direction.

Amber Bradshaw

Friday 10th of November 2017

Thanks Quinn for sharing. I have heard some whispers of this in my homestead blog community. Is this a free app? You can send me the link and a jpg and I will add it to this article. My email is

Janet Garman

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Thanks for compiling this list! I had no idea there were so many farming apps out there and free too!

Amber Bradshaw

Thursday 17th of August 2017

My pleasure. Yes, in the world of technology- I never thought to look for apps to help us. Thank God, someone thought of it. The topic still seems a bit behind and the choices are few but with the growing popularity, maybe that will change in the near future?