3 apps you need to stay on track this school year

School is back in session and you know what that means? Life is about to get really crazy again. Long gone are the lazy days of summer because not only are you going to juggle drop-offs and homework assignments, but all those team activities, too. Before you start hyperventilating, take a deep breath and download these three apps to help maintain your sanity.


Picniic is one of the newest family productivity companion apps that officially launched this summer and it is life changing. It’s visually appealing and intuitive to use. Call it stress relief for your family with 100 percent less sticky notes and 95 percent less redundant questions. 

With the app, you can create to-do lists, events with reminders and alerts, and record family news. Consider signing up for the free family assistant that helps you stay more productive and connected via their site on your desktop, or download for iPhone and Android. There is also a premium package with features including a meal planner, encrypted info locker, family locator and more. The annual subscription for the whole family at $49.99 or you can pay as you go for a monthly fee of $14.99. 

Team Snap

Are afterschool activities running your life? Not sure what days are practice, which kid belongs to which parent, what day the tuition fees are due and what game day you’re responsible for nut-free, dairy-free snacks? Yeah, with all that I don’t think we could keep it straight either. 

Soccer moms, rejoice! Ease your mind with this communication app that will keep all of that and more in line. Free and paid plans are available and sync with your desktop, iPhone and Android. Improving your kid’s game day performance not included. Awwww, snap!


This is an app I wished I would have known about sooner. It can help declutter your fridge, save your mini Picasso’s masterpieces, and organize and celebrate those precious handprints that somehow are transformed into a turkey, flag or flower forever. 

Want to share the memories with family and friends? You can access your images from any device (desktop, iPhone or Android). Then go ahead and create a high-quality hardcover book or have Artkive do the work for you using their concierge service. Choose from a variety of packages (with or without the concierge service) that best suits your family.  

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