The arrival of summer might mean the end of hectic school and weekday activity schedules, but it doesn’t mean there’s any let up from staying on top of things. For busy parents and kids, daily summertime routines may be anything but business as usual, which is why staying organized can spell the difference between enjoying the summer breeze or spiraling into chaos. Check out our roundup of the best apps to help keep you calm, cool and collected.


It’s time to let go of those stained index cards in that ratty-old recipe box. Savvy home cooks can now store and share family recipes with Cookpad, a nifty app that provides a social and safe environment for foodies around the world to search for and save recipes, publish recipes and food pics, and share recipes or chat with friends and families about their cooking adventures. What started as a global initiative to help make home cooking easier and more fun, Cookpad has grown into a worldwide repository of some of the best home-cooked recipes currently available in seven languages.

Free for iOS and Android, with in-app purchases


What are your favorite apps to help get organized? Share with us in the Comments!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng