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What's APPening? Life Hacks

10/31/2014 11:26AM ● By Aimee Cormier

By Gail Suberbielle

Real Simple Checklists®

Fans of Real Simple magazine, with its innovative tips and tricks for home keeping, organizing and more will love the Real Simple Checklists app. This app combines more than 100 of the magazine’s most popular checklists, with everything from party planning to bathroom cleaning. Users can combine checklists or add their own ideas to create personalized, unique checklists as well, add reminders for tasks to be completed and share with friends and family using e-mail or social media sites. Lists are sorted by the following categories: wellness, finance, style, home, food, cleaning, family, entertaining and travel. A $2.99 upgrade gets you additional checklists, like tips for moving and buying new baby supplies. Cost: Free with in-app purchases.

Cozi Family Organizer®

Susie’s got soccer practice tonight at 7, and Billy is supposed to have a playdate at 5, or … wait, is that tomorrow? The Cozi Family Organizer helps busy families stay on top of their hectic lives, with shopping lists, a family journal, to-do lists, a color-code calendar, school/work schedules and more. The whole family can access and edit the shopping list, so if Mom goes to the store, Dad can add milk to the list before she even gets there. Get everyone in on preserving family memories with an easy-to-use journal to jot down events and add photographs. Create a shared to-do list so that the kids can check off what they’ve accomplished. The information on Cozi is easily accessible either by computer or cell phone. Cost: Free, with in-app purchases.