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Get App-y: Get organized for the school year

Mobile apps can help keep families organized, safe.
by Lillie-Beth Brinkman Modified: August 11, 2013 at 12:40 am •  Published: August 12, 2013

A related one for adults from Bipper, called bSafe, is also free, with premium services available, such as live GPS tracking of your location. Users can get fake calls, send “I'm here” notifications to predetermined contacts and send out an SOS alarm in two clicks with GPS position to contacts.

“We're on a mission to make you and your loved ones safer,” reads promotional material from Bipper.

dondeEsta Family — Locate your family (free for iPhones and Android devices, from Barcelona, Spain-based Counterpoint SL, with premium services) lets you get notifications when your child leaves school or gets home, alerts you if your child is not where you expect him to be or needs a ride home and other related tasks.


Cozi Family Organizer is free and lets families add to it no matter what device they log into. I wish it integrated with my iPhone calendar, because if it did, I would use it all the time, but it is a handy tool for families who have multiple children's schedules to manage. Children can add their own events to it, too.

And here's one more I want to try: My Job Chart, a tool for organizing your children into chores that offers rewards as they go. If you have a better way to do this, let me know.

Your turn

Go online to and email me your best back-to-school apps.

by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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