When you need help organizing your busy life, check out Cozi - a free online organizer and mobile app, designed for busy families.
Packed with family-friendly features such as:
~ Family calender - you can add each family member and color code for easy viewing.
~ To-do list
~ Shopping List
~ Reminder messages
~ Meal Planning (creates a shopping list too)
~ Journal - you can also share memories and create your own family website / blog and share privately with family or friends
~ Screen saver - photo collage screen saver with daily schedule at a glance (currently on pc only)
It is accessible from numerous devices: phone, tablet and computer.
I have tried several apps -- some were decent or only did a single function well. I finally found Cozi and have been extremely happy with all the features and ease of use -- and LOVE that is all in one app. It is like having your own virtual assistant.
All you need to get started is a FREE account and because Cozi is shared, you only need one account for the whole family. (They have an upgraded ad-free version, if you are so inclined. But IMHO the free version with ads is quite subtle and not distracting, and a great way to start and see if Cozi works for you).
Voted #1 Productivity App for Moms by Babble, and named #1 iPhone App for Moms by Circle of Moms editors!
Let us know what you think of it.
There is also another option (currently free with future plans for upgrade tiers) to look into: About One.
AboutOne’s online family organizer enhances your existing calendar (coming soon) and contacts tools with online filing and reporting to automatically organize, store, and share family memories and household paperwork. This is the “go to” place to keep your family running smoothly.
About One is more about organizing your household information at your fingertips: possessions, health records, family journal, receipts / paperwork, pet records, home and care maintenance, and more.
Our friends at cooltechmom.com blog succinctly wrote the following informational quote:
About One is more than a calendar site, although we like that aspect too. It's a complete online family management system that let's you organize everything from important phone numbers to your family photos and even your kids' artwork, all with bank-level security. You can get easy access from your mobile device too, so you'll never be at a loss for your insurance number or your kid's SSN which we know you don't have committed to memory.
Whatever you choose, it's time to get your family organized!