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.

Cozi Family Organizer

Cozi Family Organizer already has a well-earned reputation as the indispensable organization app for busy families. With its newest release, Cozi ups the ante with improved performance and bug fixes that make it all work even better. Easy-to-use and well-designed, the app serves triple duty as a shared family calendar, digital recipe box, and all-in-one shopping-slash-to-do lists keeper. The free version of the app is ad-supported, but the premium, subscription service ($19.99 annually) offers additional features such as contacts, birthday tracker, mobile app themes, and more.

Free for iOS and Android, with in-app purchases


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—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng