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.


As task manager apps go, Wunderlist is still at the top of the heap. Beyond creating and sharing basic “Honey do” lists (groceries, vacation planning, summer schedules), the beauty of Wunderlist is the power behind its apparent simplicity. Lists can be shared with multiple people (or be private), sorted in folders, and organized by topic. Assignments, due dates, and comments can be added to specific tasks or to entire lists, and real-time, instant syncing between smartphone, tablet, and computer means you can access to-dos from anywhere. With its new Wunderlist Pro upgrades ($4.99 monthly or $49.99 annually), subscribers get unlimited access to files, assigning and subtasks.

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