7 Free and Useful Apps for Busy Parents
Stay organized, be prepared and keep your hectic schedules in order throughout the new school year with these helpful mobile apps!
Reduce the clutter in your home by saving your little artists’ artwork digitally in one place. Use this app to organize your kids’ art, share their projects with others, and even turn their masterpieces into a keepsake book!
- Cozi Family Organizer
Cozi lets you manage your family calendar by adding appointments, setting reminders, and uploading to-do lists that all family members can see. You can also send emails confirming appointments to any family member's inbox or text them directly. Also, keep track of memories and photos in the Cozi family journal!
TeamSnap is an app that manages your child’s team roster and schedule. It maps the route to your next game, sends out messages to the team, and even organizes photos you take during games!
- LaLa Lunchbox
This app makes lunch duties easier for busy parents and allows your child to get involved in the packing of their school lunch. LaLa Lunchbox lets kids select foods for their meals with fun monsters, colors and sounds, and there is a customizable “Food Library” that turns into a grocery list for parents.
Mint is a useful budget app that allows you to manage your money and track your credit score. It can help parents schedule payments for things like ballet class or piano lessons, and it even allows you to set a monthly budget. Mint automatically updates and categorizes your transactions, which gives you a visual of your spending in real time.
- Retail Me Not
Use this app before you go “back to school” shopping to make sure you get the latest deals from your favorite stores. Simply type the store name into the search box and all relevant offers and deals will pop up. The app even has a “back to school” section and will notify you of sales at your favorite stores.
This app provides recipe recommendations personalized to the individual's tastes, a semantic recipe search, digital recipe box, shopping list and one-hour grocery delivery. Perfect for planning dinners during your busy school nights!