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.


Who has time to read when the backyard BBQ or community pool beckons? Stay on top of your summer reading with Pocket, a surprisingly useful app that lets users discover, save, and organize web articles and videos for later viewing. The premise of the app is simple enough: you see something online but you don’t have time to read or view it right away. Saving links to Pocket allows you to quickly and easily collect web content, which also can be viewed offline. New premium subscriptions ($4.99 monthly or $44.99 annually) lets you save articles to a permanent library as well as offers full-text searching.

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