Can’t remember what items your family needs from the grocery store or what days the kids’ dental appointments fall on? These apps can help you keep everyone in your life on the same page.
Whether you’re a couple or married with children, managing the intricacies of a household–keeping up-to-date with everyone’s schedules, tracking chores, making grocery lists, and formulating travel plans–can be a handful. To help out, we’ve collected six great mobile apps (many with complementary websites) that can help you stay on top of these challenges.
Cozi Calendar lets you see your family’s
schedule while you’re out and about on the road.
A free online family organizer and mobile app available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry, Cozi provides a simple way to put everyone’s schedule on the same page. Most impressive is its calendar, which is easy to navigate and color-coded for each member of the family. That level of scheduling assistance can help ensure that Joanne gets to basketball practice on time and Jimmy doesn’t miss out on his turn to mop the kitchen floor.
Activities for the week are easy to input, and you can set them to recur regularly. You can also choose to have Cozi notify you of an event via email or text. All members of your Cozi circle–which can include grandparents, and friends–can see your calendar, so all of the key players are in the loop if you’d like to ask grandma to watch the kids for an evening, or if you want to invite your best friend to attend your daughter’s ballet recital.
If you use a calendar application other than Cozi, you can import individual Cozi circle member’s Cozi schedules into it. Conversely, you can export your Google, Apple iCal, or Outlook calendar into Cozi. In either situation, the imported calendar will be accessible as a view-only file. To enable full editing, you must download