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Back To School

Helpful Back to School Apps for Students and Parents

When it is time to head back to school, make sure your device, or your child’s, is ready for the bell. This app collection helps with organizing classes and homework, shopping for school supplies, and making sure everyone is safe at the end of the school day.

Organize Schedules, Classes and Homework

Plan your schedule and keep track of homework, assignments, tests, and more. These school planners help to organize your classes, stay on top of what’s due, and keep an eye on your grades. So, start the school year off right with handy apps that will keep you organized from beginning to end.

iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner

Organizing school and the little bit of life you have left outside of it is manageable.

iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner

Keep track of every assignment

For anyone wanting an all-in-one solution for getting their life together while in school.

Being a student just might be the most hectic part of your life. With so many things to worry about all the time, not to mention happenings in whatever small fragment of a life you have left outside of school, you're going to need a lot of apps. A to-do list, a calendar, a grade calculator, a scheduling app, an agenda, a contacts app ... the list goes on and on. That's where iStudiez comes in to save the semester with an all-in-one solution that can do all of the above and more. By inputting information about your semester including courses you're taking, when class components are scheduled, assignments and their weights, grades, professor contact information, and more, the app will magically combine all of this information together to always give you an overview of what's going on today and in the future. Plus, it all syncs across iOS devices and with your Mac, which makes managing your life that much easier.

Why we love it

The iStudiez Pro app greatly reduces the number of apps you need to manage college life, and is very versatile in considering different schedule types and grading schemes. It can handle virtually anything you throw at it.

myHomework Student Planner

myHomework Student Planner

Rodrigo Neri

myHomework Student Planner

For students looking for a homework helper.

The clean interface and design make this app great for college, high school, or middle school. This homework helper contains additional features that make it easy to use for high school students with a block class schedule. Keeping track of assignments has never been better! The myHomework student agenda is today's students favorite way to focus and reduce anxiety. With this school tracker, the information normally hidden in the academic planner is now available everywhere. Using myHomework as a school organizer makes keeping track of what assignments to do easier than ever before.

Pocket Schedule Planner

Stay organized throughout your school life with an easy-to-use app.

Pocket Schedule Planner

Pocket Schedule Planner

For those looking for an intuitive scheduler and planner for school.

Pocket Schedule is a powerful tool for helping you manage your academic life. Add your classes and see them in a week view, organize your assignments by date, course, or priority, and configure notifications so that you never miss a class or assignment. The app offers an intuitive interface that keeps things simple and allows for quick updates to all of your school items.

Why we love it

For staying on top of all your classes, assignments, and exams, Pocket Schedule is an uncomplicated and handy app.

The Homework App

The Homework App

Kerman Kohli

The Homework App

For those interested in a school planner and scheduler.

The Homework App is a terrific tool for getting you through the school year smoothly. Organize projects with tasks and subtasks, color-code your subjects, view tasks on a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar view, and see your class schedule with the timetable.

Why we love it

Organize, plan, and keep track of your schedule easily with The Homework App.

Plan Lunches Ahead of Time

If you have a child in elementary or middle school, planning lunches can be a chore. But, with the right app, you can make it both easy and fun for you and your child. Plan lunches ahead of time and eliminate last-minute arguments each morning when it is time to pack up the food.

Fill the lunchbox
LaLa Lunchbox: meal planning for kids

LaLa Lunchbox

LaLa Lunchbox, LLC

This app provides you and your hungry little monsters with a fun way to plan and pack lunches.

Let LaLa Lunchbox help you plan lunches for your children ahead of time. The app has a large library of food items, a handy shopping list, and syncs with other iOS devices.

Save on Supplies with Discounts and Deals

Why spend more than you have to on school supplies and other essentials? These apps can provide you with great local deals and super online discounts while saving you time and hassle searching for sales.

Shop for the Textbooks You Need

College textbooks can be extremely expensive. So, before you or your parents shell out the cash at the campus bookstore, take a look at these apps. They can save you a ton of money on those books you need.

LiberWave HD

LiberWave HD

Xolero LLC

The completely FREE app to buy and sell USED TEXTBOOKS and class notes directly from your classmates. Simply set your own price and then meet up for the exchange, NEVER carry cash. All payments are electronic and LiberWave takes ZERO COMMISSION. 



So take advantage of YOUR USED TEXTBOOKS AND CLASS NOTES, start networking and making money at the touch of a button.



Download the FREE LiberWave app now and start spreading the word at your university!

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KEEP IN TOUCH
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Prepare for Safety with Family Locators

Are at work when your child gets out of school? If they walk home from the school or a bus stop, then these apps are for you. You can feel secure knowing when your little student arrives home with alerts, notifications, and maps of their location.

Find My Family, Friends, Phone

Find My Family, Friends, Phone

Life360

For those looking to coordinate with friends and family.

Life360 is a realtime, location-sharing app, and is the best way to coordinate with family and friends. Get automatic notifications when your family comes and goes from home, work and school, and when they complete drives. You can also share photos and text messages with their secure, private chat. Life360 allows you to see past location history for your Circle. It's also a reliable Cell Phone Tracker.

Why we love it

It's an easy to use app that connects your inner Circle.

Zenly - your social map

Find your friends and family in realtime

Zenly - your social map

For anyone who wants to know where their friends and families are at any given moment.

Zenly is a fantastic location sharing app for both friends and family. With Zenly, just invite the contacts you want, and then you'll be able to see where everyone is in realtime. This is different from Find My Friends because Zenly works on both iOS and Android, and makes it easy to contact your friends and family directly from within the app. You can also send them emojis, send messages to arrange a time to meet up, and even see their mobile device battery level. If you're picky about your own location, you can choose what your friends and family see. Plus, Zenly can generate a temporary link that shares your location with those who you don't have on the app, so it's easy to give them an ETA of your arrival.

Why we love it

Zenly is beautiful with bright and vivid graphics, inspirational quotes, and the location-tracking is fairly accurate. Plus it's great to see the other person's battery level and their location, since you can get an idea before their device runs out of juice.

Family In Safe: location tracking, chat and tasks

This app provides location, messenger, and a family checklist

Family In Safe: location tracking, chat and tasks

Get locations of family

For anyone who wants to keep tabs on their family and make sure that they're okay at all times.

For anyone who has their own family or wants a better way to communicate with their existing families. FamilyInSafe is an app that lets you check on where your family members are so that you can confirm if they're okay when they're not home yet, or you can even contact family members to check up on them directly. There is even a checklist functionality that lets you collaborate with family on what to do or get, which is great when you're planning an event or even just grocery shopping. This is a great app for keeping tabs on family members and get some peace of mind.

Why we love it

It has a sleek interface design and it is super easy to use. Plus it lets you keep track of your family's whereabouts easily and you can check in with them or make sure that certain things get done.

Share Events, Calendars and Lists

When school starts up, so do extracurricular activities. Sports practice and games, dance lessons and plays, music lessons and recitals – it can get very chaotic during the school year. But, with apps that let you share events, calendars, and even chore lists, you can keep the whole family on track.

Cozi - Shared calendar & lists

For a tool to keep your family on track, this one is the complete package.

Cozi - Shared calendar & lists

Easily add appointments and events

For those who need to keep the family organized from appointments to to-do lists.

When it comes to a family calendar, shopping lists, to-dos, a recipe box, and even a family journal, Cozi Family Organizer has got you covered. You can color-code each person’s calendar, set reminders, share shopping and to-do lists, and keep track of special moments with photos. It is not only easy to use, but fun at the same time.

Why we love it

Cozi Family Organizer provides the total package to keep you and your family on track. It also has Apple Watch support and is available on the Web making it even more convenient.

Picniic - Family Organizer

The name might sound cutesy, but this is a robust, mature way to keep your family on task

Picniic - Family Organizer

Your daily update, as presented by Pia

Designed to provide real solutions to real problems for families

Picniic has covered all of the bases of family organization, from calendars and to-do lists to that treasured recipe box. You can set up group events, individual tasks, and shopping lists with ease. The recipe box allows you to store your own creations as well as search for new culinary inspirations. The latest update to Picniic brings you Pia, a virtual assistant to help you make the most of the app's features. You can ask Pia to help you check your daily to-do list, schedule events, add reminders, and much more. Pia learns your habits and will anticipate your needs over time. For example, Pia will search your calendar for your family’s next free weekend and offer recommendations on activities.

Why we love it

The best thing about Pia is that she has a sense of humor. She proactively prompts family members to keep Picniic updated throughout the day in a witty, conversational, manner. If you’re on the go, talk to Pia using voice commands, and she will make updates or give you a snapshot of the day ahead. Whether you’re interacting with Pia through intuitive quick reply buttons or voice, she makes sure the experience is engaging and entertaining from start to finish by responding with fun and friendly encouragement (“You’re on fire! Keep it up!”) and funny GIFs and emojis each time you make an update.

FamCal: Shared Family Calendar

If you're looking for better organization, you'll find it with Family Calendar

FamCal: Shared Family Calendar

Add an upcoming event with ease

For families who want a simple and easy way to get better organized

FamCal, as it's called, has a great Today screen, where all the important calendar items, memos, shopping lists, and to-do sheets come together. You can create multiple to-do lists, and add memos when you want to share important information with your loved ones. The possibilities are almost endless, but this particular family planner does lack a recipe box.

Why we love it

If you're looking for a combined shopping list, to-do list, calendar, and memo organizational tool, this is a good choice.

Send Back to School Stickers

Get your child pumped up for the beginning of another school year with iMessage stickers. Send something fun or silly, just to put a smile on their face, with these cool back to school sticker packs.