back to school appsWhile school aged kids often use their smartphone for games, photos and social activities with friends throughout the summer, back to school time is the best way to put those smart phones to good use!

Here’s a quick run-down of the 5 best back to school apps to help parents and kids stay organized, productive and stress free this school year.

1) Timetable – A personal organizer designed for students (FREE)

(For Android users)

This app is great for Android users who want to manage their school or university life. Timetable syncs across all Android devices and even automatically mutes your phone during classes.

With support for the DashClock Widget, you’ll see events on your lock screen. There are additional widgets for your home screen that give you glimpse at upcoming classes, along with what lessons and tasks are due now.

Effortlessly organize exams, homework, quizzes and assignments for each class with this well designed app that takes all the great things about a paper student organizer and puts them into your Android phone or tablet.

2) myHomework Student Planner – Organize homework and stay on track (FREE)

(For Android, iOS and PC)

No matter what your child’s age, staying on top of homework assignments, class schedules and tests can be overwhelming. With a clean interface and design, this app is great for college, high school, or middle school students. This well laid out, simple to use app helps students stay organized and on track.

One great feature about this app is the ability to see all daily tasks below a simple daily calendar view. A dot on the calendar gives you quick reference to when projects and assignments are due. From the menu, you can view homework notes, classes, teachers and announcements.

3) Brainscape – A modernized version of Flashcard studying (FREE)

(For iOS users)

Put down the pen and paper and pick up your phone to begin the new wave of flashcard studying. While the app itself is free, pre-made sets of flashcards are available for purchase to assist in learning things like world geography or foreign languages.

If you study in groups or teams, you’ll enjoy the sharing capabilities of this app that allow you to study with others, across various devices. In other words, you can pick up on your phone where you left off on your tablet.

4) Cozi Family Organizer – Stress free scheduling (FREE)

(For Android, iOS and PC)

As summer comes to an end, many of us enter the hectic season of carpool, soccer practice and school events. As one of the most popular organizer apps, the family-friendly, interactive interface of this app allows all family members to view the same calendar on their phones and PCs.

At the touch of a button, you’ll always know who has a dentist appointment, who needs to be at soccer practice, what time the school dance recital is and whose turn it is for carpool. This app also includes a recipe box and grocery list so family members can add to your list as needed. The days of coming home with everything but the one thing you needed are over.

5) TeamSnap – Effortlessly, keep track of after-school activities (FREE)

(For Android, iOS and PC)

This award winning mobile app and web service saves parents tons of time and frustration by telling them where they need to be, at what time, what uniforms their kids need to wear and more.

Parents can follow schedules, get team stats, scores and even share photos and files with friends and family. As if that wasn’t cool enough, this app also gives you the ability to create a private website for all of your kid’s teams so everyone can get the latest, up-to-date information on schedule changes, coordinating refreshments and more.

What’s your favorite back to school app? Leave your feedback in the comment section below!

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