5 Apps to Help Make Starting School a Breeze

Sep 12, 2011
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You’re making lunch, packing bags, and getting the kids out the door at the crack of dawn – yep, it’s time for school again. Everything’s about to get a lot more hectic, so you’re going to need all the help you can get from your digital brain. Here’s a few apps that can make some of the chaos a little easier to handle.

Siri Assistant

Sometimes you don’t have time or hands free to dial or bunch buttons on a keyboard, so your voice is all you’ve got. Siri can interpret voice commands of all sorts, from putting something in your calendar to finding you the nearest dry cleaners open before 9am.

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iFood Assistant by KRAFT

“What’s for dinner?” is the question you’ll be hearing a lot from the kiddos, so take a look at this app for finding your next recipe and organizing your shopping list.

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Free-Time

This app gives you a unique view on your calendar, telling you when you have open blocks of free time. You can quickly get a view of when you’ve got lunchtime available, or how many hours you have open tomorrow. Great for sorting out your schedule.

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GroupMe

Imagine all your family in one group, instantly available as a group via text or conference call – that’s what GroupMe gives you. While this has long been a darling of the internet scene, it can work fantastically for families on the go.

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Evernote – capture notes and sync across all devices. Stay organized.

It’s not just for geeks anymore. Write down anything, take a picture of anything, send it all those useless attachments you need for need for those random events – everything stays there, at your fingertips, and always searchable. Talk about an external brain!

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