Back to school is a hectic time for families, but there are ways to help get the chaos under control. Here are our 5 of our favorite back to school apps to help parents get back in the swing of things.
Voted one of the “Best apps for families” in 2013 by Google Play, the Cabin app is like a private social network for your family. One of our favorite features is the messaging capability that lets you chat with individuals or the whole group and share text, photos, videos, etc. A GPS tracker keeps you up to date on everyone’s location and even lets you can also send alerts letting dad know you’re running late. There’s also a “family compass” that shows where others are in relation to you. Users can create to-do lists, schedule events and set reminders in the app and assign owners, making it a great tool for tracking chores and extracurricular activities.
Tick is a highly customizable, visual to-do list app. Users can create color coded categories for tasks and set reminders and due dates for each item. Additional features include iCloud sync, air drop to other devices, Siri integration and the ability to prioritize items. The app easily syncs with your other devices, making it easy to keep everything on track no matter where you are.
Sending the kids back to school can be expensive, and the LearnVest App makes family budgeting simple. The app helps you get organized and set spending buckets for different categories and even offers a personal financial planner if you’re interested. The app offers help budgeting and makes it easy to see where you’ve spent, how much you have left and ways to maximize your budget. LearnVest also offers tips for planning for your financial future, debt management and retirement planning.
Struggling to find a way to save your kid’s artwork, but can’t find the time? The Artkive app is an easy, clutter-free way to save your kid’s art and easily share with friends and family. Snap a picture of the project and upload it to the Artkive app. From there you can tag it with your child’s name, grade, date and title. You can preserve the art in the app, share with family and friends or create a book of all the art.
With all the chaos that comes with going back to school, every family could use a little help keeping it all straight. The Cozi app is the ultimate family organization app. With things like a family calendar, shopping lists, to-do lists, family journal, meal plans for the week and a photo saver it’s everything you need to keep your busy family organized. And best of all, it’s free.