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Keep Your Family on Track and Stay Connected

Keep Your Family on Track and Stay Connected

Here are the best apps for families that will help every family manage their day-to-day lives. From tracking, to chores, to medical safety, we have you covered.

Get the Groceries

Families need meals, and meals need groceries. These apps are the best to help you make grocery shopping more efficient.

MealPlan Meal and Grocery Planner

A simple planning app that lets you go from recipe to shopping to the table.

MealPlan Meal and Grocery Planner

MealPlan Meal and Grocery Planner

For those who want a no-frills, simple, useful grocery list with a focus on recipes.

MealPlan lets you organize your trips to the store with recipes and meal planning. If you plan your meals ahead of time each week, this app will make sure you're never out of crucial ingredients. The interface is easy to use and lets you re-use recent meals again and again while still letting you create plans from scratch. On the iPad version of MealPlan, there's even a magic wand that will look at your plans for a few weeks and make suggestions as you go along. What a great idea!

Why we love it

Being able to plan meals is super important for busy parents and professionals. Adding recipes and meal plans to a simple interface makes it easy to look like you've got it all together when it comes time for meals for yourself, your date, or the whole family.

AnyList – Grocery Shopping List & Recipe Manager

Manage your grocery list and even recipes with this great app

AnyList – Grocery Shopping List & Recipe Manager

AnyList

For those who want a powerful grocery shopping list with some decent recipe management functionality

There are a ton of recipe apps that also have shopping list functionality. AnyList Grocery List is a shopping list app that has a decent recipe function too. Simply find a recipe from any site and you can dump the ingredients into your list. The really awesome part of this app is its integration with Siri. AnyList can be associated with a list in Reminders. So, you could simply tell Siri, "Add circus peanuts to the shopping list." The next time you open AnyList, those Siri-added items will be added to your list, with or without a prompt. For Siri-enabled devices, this app offers a new way to do shopping lists. AnyList also makes it super easy to share lists with your family, spouse, or roommates, so that nothing is missed when preparing your dinner. On top of the basic free features (which are a lot), there are premium features that add more value to the app. With premium, you can get meal planning functionality, photos for lists and meals, web recipe import, and more. All accounts with AnyLists are free, though, so your lists will be accessible from any device and easily shared with others when needed. Overall, AnyLists is a must have for those times where you need to manage a grocery list for dinner or just stocking up the pantry.

Why we love it

AnyList has a simple interface that is easy to use and very functional. Even with a free account, there are tons of useful features and your data goes with you as long as you make a free account.

Favado Grocery Sales

Eat for less

Favado Grocery Sales

Save on the stuff you already buy

For folks looking for extra savings at grocery stores.

Favado has more sales and more stores listed than any other service. They have over 65,000 stores nationwide, including Target, Walmart, CVS, and Whole Foods.

Why we love it

This is a great way to save some money on items that we're already buying.

Collaborative Task Management

Sometimes you need to work together as a family to get things done around the house, or for an upcoming special occasion. Make it easy with these apps.

MeisterTask (task management)
MeisterTask (task management)

MeisterTask (task management)

MeisterLabs

Named one of the best apps of 2015 by the AppStore, MeisterTask is a beautiful and intuitive task manager for teams. Access tasks from your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, or work directly in your web browser.

NOTE: requires a free account registration

MeisterTask lets you create visual, Kanban-style project boards, invite your team members and collaborate with them in real-time. The dashboard offers a quick overview of all your active projects, open tasks and notifications from your team members. MeisterTask’s project boards are completely customizable, so you can adapt them to perfectly fit your team’s needs. Section actions let you automate your workflow to ensure you work consistently and get more done together. MeisterTask for iOS is the free companion app to MeisterTask’s online version and ensures you stay on top of your to-dos no matter where you are!


FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:
- Create an unlimited number of projects and invite others to collaborate with you
- Dashboard with quick access to all your tasks
- Notifications keep you up to date on what’s happening in your team
- Real-time communication across all devices
- Customizable project boards that support agile workflows (software sprints, Kanban boards etc.)
- Automate your workflow with Section Actions
- Activity stream in projects and tasks
- Commenting and liking on tasks
- Upload attachments directly from Dropbox, Camera, Photo Library or iCloud
- Add checklists, descriptions, due dates and tags to your tasks
- ‘Watch’ tasks to follow your team members’ progress
- Time tracking with editable time slips

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Quire: Task Manager for Teams
Quire: Task Manager for Teams

Quire: Task Manager for Teams

Potix

Quire is a new-generation task management and collaboration tool.

Whether it's for developing a cool app, launching a new product, or making a masterpiece film, Quire is there to help boost productivity for you and your team.

Capture Your Ideas in Seconds
Whenever something inspires you, or the lightbulb goes off in your head, you can snap it as words or photos at the right moment and place.

Turn Your Plan into Step-by-Step Actions
No matter how big or challenging your goal is, you can break it down into as many and as small a step as you need to complete them without losing the big picture.

Collaborate with Your Team in Real Time
Share your projects, assign tasks to colleagues or partners, add comments in the app and more, while getting notified of any changes made instantly.

Manage Your Tasks, Anytime and Anywhere
Add, complete, move or schedule your tasks from your phone and desktop with a 24/7 sync across all of your devices so you'll never lose track of what's important to you.

That's it in a nutshell. You can learn more about Quire at https://quire.io/. Or, simply download it for free!

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Jolt: Employee Task Management & Checklists
Jolt: Employee Task Management & Checklists

Jolt: Employee Task Management & Checklists

Intuiplan, LLC

If you’re already managing your organization with the industry leading Jolt software, you know that it is designed to make managing any business automated and effortless. You know that it automatically creates a system of accountability and relieves employees of frustrating job contradictions. You also understand that now you can manage your entire organization from anywhere, with the confidence that comes from knowing that your systems are being executed exactly the way you intended! But, did you know that you can now access features from Jolt on your iOS device!

Features:

Communication Hub
No more posting memos all over your business! Simply allow Jolt to inform all of your employees about changes to your operations or procedures. You can rest assured that ALL your employees will stay up-to-date with the latest information you have for them.

Task Management
There is a lot more to your business than what a sheet of paper and a pencil can handle. Jolt's flexible task management system takes over where paper has failed. Jolt allows you to setup tasks and receive notifications if tasks are not completed on schedule.

Audits & Inspections
The Jolt Management System includes the ability to perform location audits and inspections. This gives management the tools they need to document deficiencies in operations and track their resolution. Jolt provides a customizable platform for you to accomplish each of your Audits and Inspections in a more efficient way--allowing you to get better results. Jolt gives you the ability to ensure that your employees are addressing critical elements of your business.

Employee Scheduling
The Jolt Scheduling system is an extremely powerful scheduling tool for managers and employees alike. With Jolt Scheduling, you no longer need to pay for other scheduling programs that require separate logins and don’t integrate directly into your operations.

Time & Attendance
The Jolt Time Clock system is an extremely powerful time and attendance tool for managers and employees alike. With Jolt Time Clock, you can eliminate the headaches you experience with your current time and attendance system, and you get the additional benefits that come with an all-in-one, integrated, single sign on system.

Employee Announcements
The Jolt Management System includes a fast and easy way to distribute information and policy changes to all your employees. Jolt’s Announcements are better than other forms of employee notices because they are displayed as an employee is clocking in for work. This eliminates the possibility of your important information being overlooked or not understood. With Jolt, you simply create an announcement and select which roles you would like to receive the information. Then, once an employee in that role clocks in, he or she will automatically be presented with that information. You will see a report indicating which of your employees have seen the information, when they completed the associated quiz, and how many attempts they required.

Date Code Labeling
The Jolt Management Platform transforms a standard label printer into an automated date code labeling system. Jolt date code labeling is one of the most cost effective labeling systems on the market. Labels are easily created and centrally managed using a cloud based management portal that allows you to add new date code items to all of your locations with a single click of a button. Labels are automatically printed with: Product Name, Preparer’s Name, Preparation Date, Expiration Phrase, Expiration Date, QR Code for Scanning.

Managerial Reports
Jolt organizes all of the information you need in one place. When third-party organizations such as the health department, government regulators, franchisors, etc. require documentation, you can be confident that you will have the required information available for them. Document retention functionality is standard! Now you can focus more on running your business and less on how you'll keep track of it.

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Track Family Location

It's important to keep tabs on where your family members are for safety reasons, and it makes it easier to meet up. These apps help you do just that.

Life360 - Find My Family, Friends & iPhone Locator

Life360 - Find My Family, Friends & iPhone Locator

Life360

Life360 - Find My Family, Friends & iPhone Locator

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.

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.

Make Chores Fun for Kids

Kids hate doing their chores, but what if it was a fun game for them? This app helps you out.

Cozi Family Organizer

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

Cozi Family Organizer

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.

ChoreMonster: make chores fun for kids!

Give your kids an incentive for doing chores

ChoreMonster: make chores fun for kids!

A reason to do the chores

For those who have children but want to make chores fun again.

With ChoreMonster, kids will look forward to doing their chores daily. This is because ChoreMonster is set up by parents, and you can even choose what kinds of rewards the kids will receive upon completing their chores. These rewards can be anything from ice cream, an hour of video games or television, or even a trip over the weekend. With such great incentives, kids should feel motivated to do their chores and reap the benefits. To make it even more fun, kids can win monsters at the Monster Carnival in the app with the points that they receive from completing tasks, so if they want them all, they'll have to work for it. ChoreMonster is cute, fun, and makes chores something that kids can look forward to when they see the great rewards that await them.

Why we love it

The app looks great, has cute graphics, and makes chores fun. It's a must if you have children who don't see a reason to do chores.

When You Need to Find a Babysitter or Nanny

While kids can be great, sometimes you're just too busy and need the help of a babysitter or even a nanny to help you out. These apps make it easy to find someone to watch your kids.

Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More

Get the family care you need with this app

Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More

Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More

For anyone who needs a babysitter, nanny, dog sitter, or even a caregiver for the elderly.

Care.com's official app lets users easily browse through the profiles of many different types of caretakers, from babysitters, nannies, dog walkers and sitters, and even a caretaker for disabled or elderly folk. You can also put up a job posting and get notified of caretakers who apply for your job. Contact them, set up an interview process to find the right person for the job, and then pay them through the easy payments system of Care.com. No matter who you are — either looking for a caretaking job or need a caregiver — Care.com has you covered.

Why we love it

The Care.com app has a nice interface that is easy to use and it provides users with a large database of caretaker profiles and job postings. It's never been easier to find a job or get a trusty caretaker for your family.

UrbanSitter – Find Babysitters & Nannies

Find babysitters or babysitting gigs

UrbanSitter – Find Babysitters & Nannies

UrbanSitter – Find Babysitters & Nannies

For parents or sitters looking to connect.

You need to find a reliable, safe sitter, and sitters need to find regular sitting jobs. What better way than an app to connect the two? UrbanSitter has lists of locally recommended sitters so you know that other people in your area have tried them out and found them to be good. Babysitters can rest easy knowing that the families they're working for aren't going to stiff them a fee or make their lives uncomfortable.

Why we love it

UrbanSitter offers an easy way to connect parents and babysitters.

Track Everyone's Medications

When you have to manage an entire family, things can be hectic, especially when it comes to tracking everyone's medications and pills. This app simplifies it all for you.

Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker

Track your families prescriptions and pills

Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker

Adding medications is easy

For families who take several medications or pills at once and need a way to stay organized.

Medisafe is a simple little app that every family needs to be using. This minimalistic app helps you keep track of your own prescriptions and pills that you take daily, complete with reminders so you don't forget taking them. The app is also capable of having multiple users in one app, so you not only track your own medications, but the rest of your family's as well. This is great when you're a parent and you have a child with health issues who needs to take medications, or when they're sick and need to get better. With Medisafe, you and your family will never miss a dosage again.

Why we love it

The app is super simple to use and having all of your medications organized with reminders is a great way to stay on track.

Round Health - Medicine reminder and pill tracker

Round Health - Medicine reminder and pill tracker

Circadian Design

Round Health - Medicine reminder and pill tracker

For anyone looking for a medicine reminder and tracker.

Round Health organizes all of your medications and vitamins in one place. Use their simple and intuitive interface to view all of your medications and vitamins. Set up complex scheduling of various doses and schedules. Round Health allows you to track your medications and set up refill reminders. Supports Apple Watch and Complications.

Why we love it

It removes the stress of staying healthy and keeps you organized.