Best Back to School Android Apps
Kids are getting antsy and working hard to squeeze the laziness out of these last few precious days of summer.
But no matter how valiantly they fight to ignore the signs of approaching days spent in desks under fluorescent lights, they are inevitable. Stores are starting to line their shelves with crayons, pencils and notebooks and parents are starting to plan lunches and carpool schedules.
No longer will there be mornings free of alarm clocks and mad scrambles out the door. Things are going to get complicated and fast!
Make your family’s launch into the back to school mode a bit less turbulent with a few family apps to simplify those tedious tasks that are essential during the school year.
Top 5 Back to School Apps for Any Family
1. Cozi Family Organizer
This app is the ultimate tool for any family. It provides a shared family calendar, to do lists, photo albums, a family journal and grocery lists. What more does a family need to stay organized? The best part about this app is that you can access all of its functionality on a desktop as well, so you can create, plan and manage from wherever you happen to be.
2. Food on the Table
Does your family have the same thing to eat over and over and over again? So does ours! That’s why we love this app, especially during the school year when a lot of families resort to fast food as a quick fix, it not only provides you with a ton of recipes, but it also finds the best deals on the ingredients you need within your local store. It’s super handy, especially for the family that has Hamburger Helper three nights a week.
I always remember something extremely important at the oddest times, there’s something about doing a task completely unrelated to what I need to be doing that makes me have a revelation. That’s why Evernote is great for families during back to school because there’s always a disconnect between the something a parent should be doing and what they’re doing at that moment. With Evernote you can capture these passing thoughts without having to stop and interrupt what you’re doing.
Running a family budget is no small task and any kind of help is appreciated. Mint is handy in that it allows you to view all of your accounts in one place, see where you’re spending your money and set budgets for your family. On-the-go finance might not be a tool that everyone’s looking for, but for those parents who like to keep an eye on every transaction, all the time, this might be just the app for your family, especially during the back to school season of big purchases.
5. Study Droid
This app is less family-focused as it’s a tool specifically for studying, something the kids are probably the only ones doing. It’s essentially a pack of customizable digital flashcards. This can be great for anything from quizzing kids on science and history facts to studying up on another language. Let the learning begin!